Regents to Consider FY11 Operating, Auxiliary Budgets

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

June 21, 2010 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving proposed fiscal 2011 operating budgets for the University and its auxiliary units when it meets at 8:30 a.m. June 22 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 Regents are expected to announce any actions taken during the closed session. The next item of business will be consideration of the proposed fiscal 2011 University operating and auxiliary budgets. The Regents also will consider a biennium capital budget request for fiscal 2012-2013 to be submitted to the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

The Board will consider two resolutions that would lay the groundwork for a future bond issue to help fund renovation of Southeast’s science facilities, Academic Hall infrastructure upgrades, and major deferred maintenance and repair projects on the campus.  Since appropriations for these critical projects do not seem possible in the near term, the Regents will consider resolutions declaring the University’s intent to reimburse project costs with bond proceeds and authorize certain actions in connection with a proposed bond issuance. The resolutions would provide the University with the flexibility, but not the requirement, to be reimbursed for project costs from future bond proceeds and to investigate arrangements for structuring and issuing bonds.

The Regents also will consider a slate of consent items, including several academic program changes – a new minor in fine arts entrepreneurship; addition and deletion of options for the bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in chemistry program; addition of an option for the master of science in criminal justice; and deletion of the master of music education degree. Other consent items include consideration of a Faculty Senate bill concerning the College Level Professional Development Policy and a policy in the Business Policy and Procedures Manual for protecting Health Information.

The Regents will hear the President’s Report, which will include an update on the program review process and balancing of the fiscal 2011 and 2012 budgets; an enrollment management report for fall 2010; a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects; an update on power plant savings; an AQIP Systems Portfolio Status Report; a report on the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education; and an overview of the 2010-2011 season at Southeast’s River Campus.

The Board 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.