Time Changed for Aug. 20 Board of Regents Meeting

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will discuss residence hall needs on campus when the Board meets Aug. 20.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 17, 2007 — The time has been changed for the Aug. 20 meeting of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents.

The Board will now meet at 5:15 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, when Leni Fluegge will be officially sworn in as the student representative to the Board of Regents. The Honorable Ben Lewis, Circuit Judge, 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties, will issue the oath.

The Board will go into executive session at 5:30 p.m.

The open session is expected to convene at about 6:30 p.m. when the Board will discuss residence hall needs on campus. University Residence Life officials say Southeast’s residence hall system is near capacity this fall. The University has more than 2,600 housing contracts in place and is expecting 1,390 new students to be housed in the University’s residence halls. That’s up from 1,105 new students in the system last year. Total housing contracts this fall also exceed a record number of students, 2,494, housed on campus during the 2003-2004 academic year.

In addition to housing needs on campus, the Regents will receive an update on River Campus grand opening festivities planned for Homecoming weekend in October.

Also on the agenda is consideration of approval of a fiscal year 2009 operating budget request for submission to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, a supplementary capital budget request for fiscal 2009 and Missouri Department of Natural Resources Loan Agreements.  The Regents will hear a report on the University’s fiscal 2009 capital budget request.