Regents to Consider Process for Balancing University Operating Budget

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 16, 2009 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider recommending a process for balancing the University’s operating budgets for fiscal 2011 and 2012 when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus.

In addition, the Regents will consider a Cape Girardeau County partnership agreement between Southeast and Three Rivers Community College, Mineral Area College, Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center and Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences for delivering community college-type services in Cape Girardeau County.

The Regents will consider the scope and project budget for installation of an automatic diesel generator and infrastructure for campus back-up power and a revised fee schedule for professional development variable topics graduate coursework effective with the fall 2010 semester. The Board will consider accepting the annual audits for the year ending June 30, 2009, from Rubin Brown, including 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 Regents also will consider approving an appointment to the Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors.

The Regents will consider several consent items, including conferring of degrees for the 2009 summer and fall sessions, a new minor in substance abuse prevention and a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Board will consider changing the title of the bachelor of science degree in technology management, while adding a sustainable energy systems option to the degree and removing the Facilities Management option, and canceling the bachelor of science in education: speech and theatre program.

The Board also will consider resolutions of honor for Edward Matthews III of Sikeston, Mo., and Gail Rosmarin of Poplar Bluff, Mo., former members of the Board of Regents whose terms have expired.

The Regents will consider reappointing Dr. Gary Miller, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, to the River Campus Board of Managers for a term expiring Dec. 1, 2012. The Board also will consider appointing Kathy Mangels, vice president for business and administration, to the River Campus Board of Managers for one year, to replace Dr. Jane Stephens, Southeast provost, who is retiring from the University.

The Board will hear the President’s Report, which will include the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures, a report on Global Entrepreneurship Week and a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects. The Regents will receive informational items, including on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration events and an article recognizing Southeast’s new Student Aquatic Center titled “Games Swimmers Play” that appeared in Athletic Business.

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