Regents to Consider Annual Audits at Dec. 16 Meeting

regents-vargas-knudtsonThe Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider accepting the annual audits from Rubin Brown, LLP, when it meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall.

Among the items to be considered will be the annual financial report, A-133 single Audit Report on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, the Systems Facilities Financial Report and the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures.

The meeting will open with a swearing-in ceremony for Bradley Jones, the new student representative to the Board of Regents.

In other action, the Regents will consider authorizing an application to the Missouri Energy Loan Program for FY18 funding to supplement state funding for renovations — HVAC replacement, window replacement, tuck pointing and other energy related projects — to Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing.

In addition, the Regents will consider three Faculty Senate bills that call for revisions to the Faculty Handbook’s College Dean policy, the Examination and Grade policy, and the Research Involving Human Subjects Policy. The proposed changes are to ensure the Faculty Handbook conforms to current Board policies and directives.

The Board also will consider approving updated policy statements on nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity as part of the University’s Business Policy and Procedures Manual, and appointments and reappointments to the River Campus Boards of Managers and a reappointment to the Show Me Center Board of Managers. The Regents also will consider realigning five preapproved biology special course fees from their current course numbers to their newly renamed and renumbered counterparts.

The Board will hear reports from several University departments, including contracts and Facilities Management project updates; a presentation from Southeast student Jose Alpizar of Collierville, Tennessee; presentations from Peyton Mogley, Student Government president, and Dr. Willie Redmond, Faculty Senate chair; and an update on academic programs under development.

The Regents will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations pertaining to litigation; hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of personnel; personnel records and performance ratings; and records protected from disclosure by law.

When the open session reconvenes, the Board will announce actions taken in the closed session before considering a motion to adjourn.

The Board agenda in its entirety can be reviewed at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.html.