- SAU Board approves bond for new residence hall
The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees approved on Tuesday a bond proposal in the amount of $7.9 million through the Alumni Association for the construction of a new student residence hall that will help the University meet continued enrollment growth projections.
The Board also approved a separate bond proposal in the amount of $6.2 million for growth areas and deferred maintenance. Dr. Trey Berry, president, said the bond issuance would cover improvements around campus and pay for an expansion of facilities to support the College of Education and the SAU Band.
Edgar O. Lee was appointed chairman of the board, replacing W. Steve Keith, whose term has expired. David Nelson was voted vice-chair and Lawrence Bearden was appointed secretary. Keith was also honored for his service to SAU during what Berry called “some of the most rapid and significant changes in the history of this institution.” (more…)