July 8-9, 1999

ITEM 104-2705-R0799 Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation; Montana State University-Billings

THAT: Consistent with 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 Student Computer Lab ($40,000);

2) purchase PCs, printer, scanner, software for the Library, College of Business, and Disability Support Services ($25,000); and

3) fund software licenses for recurring costs at the Student Computer Lab and Library ($29,220).

The total expenditures will not exceed $95,000.

EXPLANATION: Board of Regents 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.