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Southeast Board of Regents Action
Dec. 16, 2016

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents met today, Dec. 16, in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall. The Board agenda and meeting materials are available at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.html.

Prior to the meeting, Southeast Missouri State University junior Bradley Jones of Affton, Missouri, was sworn in as the student representative to the Board of Regents by the Honorable William Syler, who served as Circuit Judge, 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri for Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. For more information on Bradley Jones, visit http://news.semo.edu/governor-appoints-bradley-jones-as-southeast-student-regent/.

Action Items

The Board of Regents:

• Approved minutes from the open session meeting of Sept. 9, 2016

• Conferred degrees for summer and fall 2016

• Accepted the annual audits from Rubin Brown for the year ending June 30, 2016, including the annual financial report, the A-133 Single Audit Report on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, Systems Facilities Financial Report and the NCAA Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed Upon Procedures.

• Authorized application to the Missouri Energy Loan Program for FY18 capital funding to supplement state funding for renovations -- HVAC replacement, window replacement, tuck pointing and other energy related projects -- to Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing.

• Approved three Faculty Senate bills to ensure the Faculty Handbook conforms to current Board policies and directives. Approved bills are:

--16-A-9:  The College and the College Dean Policy, which clarifies the qualifications of a college dean

--16-A-10: Examination and Grady Policy, which clarifies the timing of final assessments in online courses

--16-A-13 Research Involving Human Subjects Policy, which revises the current University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects to establish a new Institutional Review Board and ensures the University remains in compliance with federal laws and regulations to protect the rights and well-being of human subjects used in research.

• Appointed Southeast Provost Karl Kunkel and reappointed William Holland, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, to the River Campus Board of Managers. Kunkel’s term ends Dec. 1, 2017. He replaces Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, who previously served as interim provost. Holland’s new term expires Dec. 1, 2019.

• Approved updated policy statements on nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity as part of the University’s Business Policy and Procedures Manual. The nondiscrimination policy now includes color as a protected category, in addition to race, ethnicity and national origin, which mirrors federal language. Contact information also has been updated to the Regional Office of the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education, instead of the main office in Washington, D.C.

• Reappointed Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration, to the Show Me Center Board of Managers for a term ending Dec. 1, 2019.

• Realigned five preapproved biology special course fees of $10 to $15 from their current course numbers to their newly renamed and renumbered counterparts.

• Approved a resolution honoring Gen. Seth McKee, the oldest-living American four-star general, who was awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the National Order of the Legion of Honor by the government of France. He attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College from 1934 to 1937.

Report Items

• Fall 2016 Enrollment Report – Dr. Debbie Below, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and Dean of Students

• Report on Oct. 19, 2016 Event: “Building a Campus Culture to Support Student Persistence and Graduation: A Day with Vincent Tinto – Dr. Karl Kunkel, Southeast Provost, and Dr. Debbie Below, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and Dean of Students

• Student Presentation – Jose Alpizar, a musical theatre major from Collierville, Tennessee

• Report from Student Government President -- Peyton Mogley

• Report from Faculty Senate Chair – Dr. Willie Redmond, Southeast professor of economics, faculty associate in the Office of the Provost

• Report on Contracts and Facilities Management Projects – Kathy Mangels, vice president for Finance and Administration

• Academic Programs Under Development – Dr. Karl Kunkel, Provost

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