"As we admit freshman and sophomores, we'll can become a residential university rather than just a commuter university, so that we can reach out to students who are outside our immediate area."
The school is about 100 miles southwest of Houston and has more than 3-thousand students. As long as Governor Rick Perry signs off on the plan — which he's expected to do —Î¾the university could start adding underclassmen by next year.
"Our plan calls for them to start in fall of 2010, so we really are in high gear to get that accomplished."
But first, they're planning to do a little celebrating.
Bill Stamps KUHF Houston Public Radio News.