TAMIU Public Hearings Today, Monday

TAMIU Public Hearings Offered on Proposed
Athletics and Recreational Fee Increases

Texas A&M International University students will have an opportunity to vote on proposed athletics fee and recreational sports fee increases on Dec. 4, 5, and 6.

In advance of the vote, the University is hosting public hearings on the proposed fee increases in designated tuition on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

The proposed athletics fee increase will assist the University in its move from the NAIA Athletic Conference to NCAA Division II (no football). The move to NCAA requires additional funding levels for student scholarships and the athletics program to meet NCAA, Division II requirements. Additionally, another sport, women’s softball, is being added to the TAMIU program.

The proposed athletics fee increase will be $2 per semester credit hour.

The proposed recreational sports fee increase will help support augmented programming and student fitness options that accompany the University’s new Kinesiology and Wellness Recreation Center that was dedicated this Fall.

The opening of the new Center has brought three new sports and the extension of service hours.  The addition of lights to the University’s soccer field will also bring expanded services and hours.

Both fees cannot be imposed unless approved by a majority vote of the students participating in a general student referendum.

Students will be able to cast their votes online on the University’s Web site at tamiu.edu/vote

If approved, the new fees will take effect Fall 2008.

For additional information on the proposed fees or public hearings, please contact Joe GarcĂ­a, TAMIU vice president for finance and administration, at 326.2380.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu