Regents to Set Operating Budget for Fiscal 2017 at St. Louis Meeting/Retreat

Regents-Vargas-KnudtsonThe Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider the University’s general operating and auxiliary budgets for fiscal 2017 when it meets at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Drury Inn St. Louis at Union Station, Room 134.

The Board of Regents will continue their work in an open session retreat from 1:45 to 5:30 p.m. June 16. The Board retreat will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 17, and will conclude with a closed executive session. The retreat also will be held in the Drury Inn St. Louis at Union Station, Room 134.

The first item of business on the Regents’ open session meeting agenda Thursday morning will be consideration of a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations related to litigation; lease purchase or sale of real estate; hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of employees; preparation for negotiations with employee groups; personnel records and performance ratings; and records which are protected from disclosure by law.

When the open session reconvenes, the Regents will announce actions taken during the closed session. The Board also will consider a fiscal 2018 and 2019 capital budget request to be submitted to the Missouri Department of Higher Education; a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of System Facilities Revenue Bonds Series 2016C proceeds to be used for advance refunding of the System Facilities Revenue Bonds Series 2011B; and a revised fiscal 2017 schedule of major capital projects.

The Regents will consider two academic program changes — a new Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science and changing the title of the Specialist in Educational Leadership Development to Teacher Leadership. The Board will also consider a resolution of honor for outgoing Student Regent Austin Cordell.

Report items will focus on renaming the Department of Global Cultures and Languages to the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography, and progress on contracts and Facilities Management projects.

The Regents will consider a motion to go into a closed executive session for appropriate considerations related to legal actions, causes of action or litigation; hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of employees; personnel records and performance ratings; and records which are protected from disclosure by law. When the open session reconvenes, the final item of business will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.

The Board agenda for the Thursday morning meeting can be reviewed in its entirety at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.htm.