May 23-24, 2002


ITEM 115-2702-R0502                Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation; Montana State University-Billings


THAT:                                       Consistent with the provisions of Board of Regents 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)  purchase PCs to replace old equipment in the Academic Support Center, College of Business, and College of Education and Human Services ($87,250);


                                                      2) purchase PCs, printers, hardware peripherals and software for the College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Arts and Sciences, and Disability Support Services ($145,000);


                                                      3) equipment installation, repair, and maintenance costs ($35,000). 


                                                      Total = $267,250.


EXPLANATION:                        Board of Regents Policy 940.23 requires Board approval of all purchases over $25,000.  The Montana State University-Billings Student Computer Fee Committee, whose membership includes 50 percent students as required by Board policy, endorses this proposal.