Stephen F. Austin State University’s regents voted in a 8-1 decision on Tuesday to accept the system’s offer for affiliation. The board member who opposed expressed worries that the system would eventually change the university name.
The East Texas university in Nacogdoches had also been courted by the Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Texas State systems. SFA officials tasked with reviewing offers found that joining any of the four systems would help the university grow.
Officials told KXAN that the system wouldn’t require changes to the university’s name, mascot and colors. Additional school funding drove the regents’ decision.