Degree Terminations, Facility Progress Approved by Regents
Four degree programs and two construction projects were addressed at the Board of Regents (BOR) meeting at Georgia State University on Jan. 6.
The phased-out masters degree programs of the School of Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering, which folded into Materials Science and Engineering in 2010, were terminated. Students are no longer matriculating through these programs, so there is no effect on current students or faculty.
Mark Braunstein, professor of the practice in the School of Interactive Computing and associate director of the Health Systems Institute, was named to the 2015 University System of Georgia (USG) Total Rewards Steering Committee, which advises the USG on health care plan design and strategy.
President G. P. “Bud” Peterson presented on the development of the High Performance Computing Center, which will soon begin the process of selecting a developer. The BOR also authorized Tech’s West Campus Dining Commons project, which will enter the next phase of design and construction. The target date for completion is August 2017. This facility will provide seating for around 610, as well as a lounge and study space.