Regents to Consider Conceptual Design, Budget for Broadway Parking Project

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 2, 2009 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving a conceptual design and budget for the first phase of converting properties near the intersections of Broadway and Henderson, and Broadway and Pacific to parking when it meets at 2 p.m. April 3 in the University Center Ballroom.

The Regents also will consider approving a schedule of major capital projects and maintenance and repair items for fiscal 2010, awarding a contract for University and branch banking services and awarding a contract for auditing and tax services.

The Board also will consider title changes for the master of science in industrial management to a master of science in technology management with several new options; the master of science in community counseling to a master of science in mental health counseling; a new academic program option title change from a bachelor of science in human environmental studies: housing and interior design to a bachelor of science in human environmental studies: interior design; and a new marine biology option on the bachelor of science in biology degree.

The Regents will consider reappointing Michael Dambach to the Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors, Faculty Senate Bill 08-A-11 outlining the summer 2009 class schedule and resolutions of honor for University retirees.

The Regents will be given a budget update and student fee issues report and will hear a briefing on an educational needs analysis of the Cape Girardeau area. The Board also will hear several other reports, including from Leni Fluegge, student representative to the Board of Regents; Sarah Snyder, president of Student Government; and Dr. Mary Ambery, Faculty Senate chair. The Board will hear a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects and the President’s Report, which will include a report from Provost Jane Stephens on an applied behavior analysis certificate program, and on the Emergency Operations Committee’s recent crisis simulation exercise. The Regents also will receive informational items, including the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s approval of academic program changes.

The Board will consider a motion to go into a closed session. When the open session reconvenes, the final item on the agenda will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.