Texas Education Code
Sec. § 103.09
Control and Management of Real Property


The board has the sole and exclusive control and management of university lands and other real property.


The board may acquire by purchase, donation, exchange, condemnation, or otherwise real property that is necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the university. The boards purchase of property under this section is subject to action of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under Section 61.0572 (Construction Funds and Development of Physical Plants)(b)(5).


Except as provided by Subsection (d), the board may sell, exchange, lease, or otherwise dispose of any interest in real property owned by the university. Money received in consideration for the sale or lease of an interest in real property constitutes institutional funds of the university. Property received in an exchange of real property of the university may be used for any purpose of the university the board considers appropriate.


The board may not lease the surface rights of land under its control and management for a term of more than 99 years.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3234, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 22, Sec. 1, eff. May 1, 1997.
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