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ITEM 112-2702-R0701†††††† Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation;† Montana State University-Billings


THAT:                                    Consistent with the provisions of Board of Regentsí policy 940.23, the Board of Regents authorizes Montana State University-Billings to expend Student Computer Fee funds for the following projects that exceed the local approval threshold:† 1)† annual replacement of computing resources in existing student labs ($87,000); 2) purchase PCs, printers, servers, and multimedia hardware and software for the College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Arts and Sciences, and student support areas ($198,500); 3) ongoing equipment installation, repair, and maintenance costs ($35,000).† Total = $320,500.


EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††† Board of Regentsí policy 940.23 requires Board approval of all purchases over $25,000.† The Student Computer Fee Committee, whose membership includes 50 percent students as required by Board policy, endorses this proposal.