March 23-24, 2000

ITEM 106-2703-R0300 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 Student Computer Lab and Library ($120,500); 2) purchase PCs, printers, servers, and multimedia hardware and software for the College of Business, College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and Disability Support Services ($170,796); 3) equipment installation, repair, and maintenance costs ($35,000). Total $326,296.

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.