Regents to Discuss Plan, Design for Broadway-Henderson Entrance to Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 9, 2004 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will discuss plans for the design of the Broadway and Henderson entrance to the campus when the board meets at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the University Center Ballroom.

The Regents will discuss plans for improving the parking adjacent to Houck and enhancing the main entrance to campus at Broadway and Henderson. The board also will discuss monument signage and landscape design that will create a main entrance to campus. The goal is to create a clearly visible and attractive entrance to campus for pedestrian and vehicular traffic approaching the campus from both east and west on Broadway. The project is expected to be bid in early February.

The Regents also will consider reappointing Dr. Ivy Locke, Southeast vice president for business and finance, to the Show Me Center Board of Managers, and Thomas Swayne Byrd to the River Campus Board of Managers.

The Board will consider accepting the annual financial report for the year ending June 30 from KPMG LLP and the annual financial report for System Facilities for the year ending June 30, also from KPMG LLP. The Regents also will consider accepting the A-133 single audit report on the schedule of expenditures of federal awards for the year ending June 30 from KPMG LLP.

The Regents will consider approving a revision to the promotion calendar notification provision in a Faculty Senate bill and a resolution of honor for 2004-2005 Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes. The Regents also will consider conferring degrees for December commencement.

The Board will hear a report from the president that will include a report on the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures and reports from India Jeffery, the student representative to the Board, and Dane Huxel, Student Government president. The President’s Report also will include a report from Dr. Susan Swartwout, chair of the Faculty Senate, a report on academic achievements of student-athletes and a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects.

The Board will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations. When the open session reconvenes, the final item of business on the agenda will be consideration of a motion to adjourn. Prior to the regular Board meeting, the Board will also meet in a self-study workshop on Friday, Dec.10, 2004, from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m.-noon.  No action will be taken during the workshop.