Texas Governor to sign legislation at SFA 8-21-09/SFA Office of Public Affairs
Gov. Rick Perry will visit the Stephen F. Austin State University campus at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to sign legislation ensuring the name of the university will not change. The governor will be joined by Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Wayne Christian for the signing.
The signing will be held in the Austin Building, Room 307, and is open to the public.
For info, contact the SFA Office of Public Affairs at 936-468-2605.
From SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo:
"Senate Bill 596, authored by Senator Robert Nichols during the Texas Legislature’s 81st session, preserves the contributions made by Stephen Fuller Austin to the state and permanently links the “Father of Texas” to the university. This legislation was especially timely, as it was authored during the year we celebrated SFA’s 85th anniversary. I appreciate the efforts of our legislators and the governor to ensure that SFA’s rich heritage will be protected and preserved."