Regents to Consider New Major in Athletic Training

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Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving a new major when it meets on Dec. 15.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 14, 2006 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving a new major, a bachelor of science in athletic training, when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall.

Currently, the athletic training education program is an option within the bachelor of science in health management degree. The proposal to implement a degree in athletic training is a result of  recommendations from the athletic training profession.

In other business, the Board will consider accepting the annual financial report, the annual financial report for system facilities, and the A-133 single audit report on the schedule of expenditures of federal awards, all for the year ending June 30, from BKD LLP.

The Regents will consider reappointing Dr. Beth Easter as a University representative to the Show Me Center Board of Managers and Dr. Gary Miller as a University representative to the River Campus Board of Managers.

The Board will consider approving resolutions of honor for the women’s gymnastics team that was ranked fifth nationally by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches this year; the women’s outdoor track and field team that won the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Track and Field Championship; and the men’s outdoor track and field team that won the 2006 OVC Conference Track and Field Championship.

The Regents also will consider conferring degrees for the 2006 summer session and for fall 2006 commencement.

The Board will hear the President’s Report, which will include reports from Christopher Davis, the student representative to the Board of Regents; Adam Hanna, president of Student Government; and Dr. Michael Cobb, chairperson of Faculty Senate; and reports on the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures; Contracts and Facilities Management Projects; and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events. Board members also will receive informational materials, including the new schematic design for the second floor of the former First Baptist Church Building; the fall edition of On Campus, a University magazine for college-bound students; and the fall edition of UPLIFT, the newsletter of the Lift for Life Academy.

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