Stephen F. Austin
Minutes of the
Board of Regents
Stephen F. Austin State University
Board of Regents
March 29, 2005
05-27 UNIVERSITY CENTER CONSTRUCTION 3
Minutes of the Phone Meeting of the
Board of Regents of Stephen F. Austin State University
The Meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday March
29, 2005 by Chairman Fred Wulf.
PRESENT (in Nacogdoches):
Board Members: Mike Wilhite
Joe Max Green
Vice-President: Roland Smith
General Counsel: Yvette Clark
SFA administrators, staff, and visitors
PRESENT (on the phone):
Board Members: Margarita de la Garza Grahm
President: Dr. Tito Guerrero
Board Members: Kenneth James
Vice Presidents: Mary Cullinan
UNIVERSITY CENTER CONSTRUCTION
Jim Kingham president and CEO of Kingham Construction and construction manager-at-risk
for the project, spoke about the high price of construction in the past two years. He
summarized the various price proposals over the past year:
• On June 15, 2004 when drawings were 35% complete, the cost was estimated at
• On September 29, 2004, when drawings were 65% complete, cost was estimated
• On November 20, 2004 when drawings were 90% complete, the cost of
$27,749,122.00 was validated.
• The bids that came in the week of March 21, 2005 came in at $27,156,130.00.
• There were over a 100 bids and at least 3-4 for every discipline of work.
After his presentation, the motion below was taken up by the Board.
Upon motion of Regent Pond seconded by Regent Ertz, with all members voting aye, it
was ordered that:
The Administration recommends that the University be authorized to proceed with
the project at a total cost of $31,259,130 and that the President be authorized to sign
all contracts and to request Coordinating Board approval if required.
Upon motion of Regent Green seconded by Regent Ertz the meeting was adjourned at
10:12 a.m. by Chair Fred Wulf.
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