Regents to Consider Conceptual Design for Student Aquatic Center

Regents to hold joint meeting with Missouri Research Corporation Board

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 31, 2005 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider a proposed conceptual design and budget for a student aquatic center along with a plan to proceed with construction of the facility using the construction management concept when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 in the University Center Ballroom.

 In related action, the Board also will consider approving a resolution that would allow certain project costs associated with the aquatic center to be reimbursed with bond proceeds. The Regents will consider a second resolution that would allow the University to make arrangements for structuring and issuing the bonds.

The Regents also will consider a fiscal 2007 operating budget request to be submitted to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and a Faculty Senate bill that would revise interim grade reporting from the sixth to the eighth week of the semester.

The Board will consider several resolutions of honor, including for: Sandra Moore for her service as a member of the Board of Regents; Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) 2005 Medal of Honor recipients; the women’s outdoor track team for its 2005 OVC track and field championship; the men’s outdoor track team for its 2005 OVC track and field championship; Joey Haines, who was named the OVC men’s and women’s outdoor track coach of the year, in addition to being named the OVC women’s indoor track coach of the year; and Miles Smith, who was a gold medal winner at the 2005 IAAF World Championship.

The Regents will hear the President’s Report, which will include reports on tuition stabilization; American Association of State Colleges and Universities summer events; Southern Growth Policies Conference Innovation awards; Southeast’s area higher education centers; the Student Transitions Initiative; first day enrollment for the fall 2005 semester; a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management Projects; the Department of Public Safety’s 2004 Annual Report; the Southeast Explorer, the University’s mobile museum; and federally-funded programs.

The Board also will receive several informational items, including a report on Show Me Center Director David Ross being elected president of the International Association of Assembly Managers; the final report on 2005-2006

University and auxiliary operating budgets; the final capital budget request for fiscal 2007; recruitment information titled “Southeast is …” from the Office of Admissions; the 2004-2005 Southeast Business Review; and faculty and staff convocation handouts.

The Regents will then consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations. When the open session reconvenes, the Board will consider a motion to recess and join the Missouri Research Corporation Board.

A joint meeting is then expected to convene of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents and the Missouri Research Corporation Board. The two boards will hear a report on initiatives of the Missouri Research Corporation.

The Board of Regents will consider a motion to reconvene in closed session with members of the Missouri Research Corporation. Following the closed session, the Board of Regents and the Missouri Research Corporation will reconvene in open session. The final item on the agenda will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.