Regents to Consider FY 2009 University, Auxiliary Budgets; Design, Location of Autism Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 3, 2008 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving proposed fiscal 2009 operating budgets for the University and its auxiliary units, and a conceptual design and location of an Autism Center when it meets July 8.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall. The first item of business will be consideration of a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations. When the open session reconvenes, the Board will tour the construction site of the Scully-Rhodes Plaza on the north campus, a project designed and being built by students this summer. A closed executive session is planned for noon.

When the open session reconvenes at 1:30 p.m., the first item on the agenda will be consideration of approval of proposed fiscal 2009 University and Auxiliary operating budgets. The Regents also will consider a contract with Southeast Missouri Hospital for delivery of health care services on campus for faculty, staff and students, as well as contracts to outsource printing and duplicating services.

The Board also will consider approving a conceptual design and location for an Autism Center at Southeast that would be funded by a capital appropriation authorized by the General Assembly in 2007 as part of Governor Matt Blunt’s Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative.

The Regents will consider several consent items, including a smoking policy; the reappointment of Frank Stokes to the Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors; and the appointment of Dr. Jane Stephens, University provost, as a University representative to the River Campus Board of Managers.

The President’s Report will include a report on the 50th anniversary celebration of Southeast’s Nursing Program, an update on co-generation at the University Power Plant and a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects.

The Board will receive several informational materials, including the Department of Public Safety and Transit’s 2007 Annual Report and the Missouri Department of Higher Education Approval of Academic Program Changes. The Regents also will receive information about Southeast’s Innovation Center being honored as the Small Business Advocate of the Year by Southeastern Illinois College.

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