Regents to Consider Branding Study, Changes to Nondiscrimination Policies Dec. 18-19

BoardofRegentsMeetingCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Dec. 17, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider a presentation from a firm hired to conduct a University branding study along with changes to business policies concerning nondiscrimination, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment, and a new Title IX Compliance Policy when it holds a two-day session Dec. 18-19.

The meeting on Dec. 18 will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of Regents Room of Academic Hall. Action items on the morning open agenda will include consideration of the conferral of degrees, acceptance of the annual audits from Rubin Brown for the year ending June 30, 2014, and approval of a fee for credit card payments.

At 10:30 a.m., the Board will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations regarding real estate items; legal actions, causes of action or 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 at 1:30 p.m., the Board will announce actions taken in the closed session. The Board also will consider a Campus Space Utilization Report, a conceptual and funding schedule for future capital projects, and future architectural and engineering feasibility studies. In addition, the Regents will consider a lease for Cape College Center, and changes to business policies concerning nondiscrimination, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment, and a new Title IX Compliance Policy.

The Regents will consider a motion to recess the open session until 9 a.m. on Dec. 19. When the open session reconvenes Dec. 19, the Board will hear a strategy and creative development presentation from Ologie, a branding firm from Columbus, Ohio, hired to assist with a University branding project; a revision to the Missouri Innovation Corporation bylaws; the appointment of Missouri Innovation Corporation board members; Faculty Senate bills; and a draft strategic plan.

After the Board recesses for lunch, the open session will reconvene at 1 p.m. when it will consider several report items and hear the President’s Report. At 4 p.m., the Board will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations related to litigation; hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of personnel; personnel records and performance ratings; and records protected from disclosure by law.

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