Regents to Set 2007-2008 Room and Board Rates

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider room and board rates for fiscal 2008 when it meets March 7.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 6, 2007 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider room and board rates for fiscal 2008 when it meets at 2 p.m. March 7 in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall.

The proposal calls for an average room and board rate increase of 5.03 percent. The Regents also will consider a $15.4 million Residence Life budget for fiscal 2008 and proposed fiscal 2008 rental rates for non-traditional housing.

In other business, the Regents will consider a schedule of major capital projects and maintenance and repair items for fiscal 2008.

The Board will consider approving a new option on the Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication degree. The proposal calls for changing the current “video production” option to a new “television and film” option for fall 2007.

The Regents will consider approving an engagement letter for the annual audit with BKD LLP; reappointing James O’Donnell to the board of directors of the Missouri Research Corporation; and parking decal rates effective for fall 2007.

The Board also will consider resolutions of honor for faculty and staff retirees and for several student athletes, including the soccer team; Matt Boyack, a senior tight end, and Kendall Magana, a sophomore defensive back, who were named to the ninth annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team; senior football players Edgar Jones and David Simonhoff who were named to 2006 All-America football teams; and the women’s basketball team.

The Regents also will hear the President’s Report, which will include a report from Christopher Davis, student representative to the Board of Regents, and Adam Hanna, Student Government president. President Dobbins’ report will include an update on the Research Village, a recent presentation to the Committee on Appropriations-Education to the Missouri House of Representatives, a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects, and the spring 2007 enrollment report.

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 will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.