Regents to Consider Construction of New Residence Hall

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving plans for a new residence hall when it meets Dec. 14.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 11, 2007 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving plans to proceed with architectural, engineering and construction management services for a new residence hall at Henderson and Broadway when it meets at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the north meeting room of the Show Me Center.

The Board also will consider discontinuing the co-generation of electricity at the campus power plant, proceeding with the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston and approving a Missouri Research Corporation bylaw change.

The Regents will consider approving a grievance policy recommended by Faculty Senate and accepting the annual audits for the year ending June 30, 2007, from BKD LLP. Those audits will include the annual financial report, the A-133 Single Audit Report on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and the System Facilities Financial Report.

The Board will consider approving the conferring of degrees for the summer 2007 session and fall 2007 commencement. In addition, the Regents will consider approving three academic program changes – a new option in entrepreneurship on the bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in management, off-site delivery of the bachelor of science in criminal justice program, and a new option in mechanical application on the bachelor of science in engineering physics program.

In other business, the Board will consider approving: resolutions of honor for the 2006-2007 women’s basketball team, the 2007 women’s soccer team and the 2007 women’s volleyball team; and the Ohio Valley Conference Governing Board Certification Form for the 2007-2008 academic year.

The Regents also will consider approving the reappointment of Kathy Mangels as a Southeast representative to serve on the Show Me Center Board of Managers and Thomas Swayne Byrd as a Southeast representative to serve on the River Campus Board of Managers.

The Board will hear a report on the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Award presented to Dr. John Kraemer, associate professor of biology and environmental science. Kraemer, in turn, will present a report on the Center for Environmental Analysis. The Board also will hear reports from Leni Fluegge, the student representative to the Board of Regents; George Gasser, Student Government president; and Dr. Martha Zlokovich, chair of Faculty Senate.

The Regents will hear the President’s Report, which will include a status report on information technology, a report on the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures, an update on the Lift for Life Academy and a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects.

The Board will receive several informational items, including on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events planned for January on campus, academic program changes approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the men’s cross country team receiving the NCAA Public Recognition Award, and the final 2008-2009 budget request submitted to the Department of Higher Education.

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