Regents to Set 2006-2007 Incidental Fees, Room and Board Rates; Consider Aquatic Center Bond Issue

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 21, 2006 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider incidental fees and room and board rates for fiscal 2007 when it meets April 24 on campus.

The regular meeting will start at 10 a.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall, but Board members will gather at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the University’s science complex, which is scheduled for extensive renovation.

The meeting will begin with an official swearing in ceremony for Christopher Davis as the new student representative to the Board. Davis, a Southeast junior from St. Louis, was appointed on Feb. 7 by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt. His appointment was confirmed by the Missouri Senate March 2. He replaces India Jeffery of St. Louis, whose term on the Board has expired. Davis’ term on the Board of Regents will run through Dec. 31, 2007.

In addition to setting on-campus room and board rates for the next school year, the Regents will consider proposed fiscal 2007 rental rates for non-traditional housing and a proposed fiscal 2007 Residence Life budget.

The Regents also will consider allocating a $2 increase in the general fee for the Student Aquatic Center, student programming and athletics for fiscal years 2007 through 2010. The Board will consider special course fees and a general fee for preventative maintenance and renovation of academic facilities.

The Regents will consider a new dining contract with Chartwells Educational Dining Services effective June 1 to provide food service to the Southeast campus. The Regents also will consider a license agreement with Nextel Cellular to locate a transmitter on a new communication tower adjacent to parking lot 26 behind the International Programs office.

The Board will consider Faculty Senate Bill 05-A-06 which outlines protocol for adjudicating alleged violations of academic honesty; a schedule of major capital projects and maintenance and repair items for fiscal 2007; the appointment of BKD LLP as external auditor; and appointments to both the Show Me Center Board of Managers and the Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors.

In other action, the Board will consider resolutions of honor for India Jeffery, the retiring student representative to the Board of Regents, and for faculty and staff retirees. The Regents also will consider conferring degrees for 2006 spring commencement.

The Board will hear the President’s Report, which will include reports from Jeffery, Student Government President Adam Hanna, and outgoing Faculty Senate Chair Dr. James Champine. The President’s Report will include reports on academic programs; the 2006 fourth week census; contracts and Facilities Management projects; the Public Safety and Transit Annual Report; the Student Transitions and Career Linkages program; President Kenneth W. Dobbins’ visit to Tokyo and Hamamatsu, Japan; and a St. Louis Business Journal article on the “Most Influential Minority Business Leaders.” The President’s Report also will include an update on River Campus funding, MOHELA and a letter from Dobbins to the campus community, and a report on the reviews of the University provost and vice president for administration and enrollment management. The Regents also will receive informational items, including “Measures of Success” mailers and the McNair newsletter.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Regents will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations. When the open session reconvenes, the Board will announce action taken during the closed session.

The Board will then consider approving the sale of System Facilities Revenue Bonds Series 2006A as a mechanism for funding the Student Aquatic Center.

The last item of business will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.