Tuesday, March 9, 2021

BOARD OF REGENTS-JUNE 13, 2018

Board of Regents Hold June 12, 2018 Meeting

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents met Tuesday, June 12, in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall. The Board agenda and meeting materials in their entirety are available at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.html.

ACTION ITEMS

Regents Approve $114.2 Million FY19 Operating Budget

Regents Approve $114.2 Million FY19 Operating Budget

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Tuesday, June 12, approved a $114.2 million operating budget and $37.05 million in auxiliary operating budgets for the University, both for fiscal 2019, which …

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Regents Approve Spanish for the Health Professions Minor (Page 20)

The Board of Regents Tuesday, June 12, approved a new Spanish for the Health Professions minor. The minor will offer experience in Spanish to interested students in health professions degree programs. Graduates will learn to discuss health matters with clients in Spanish, assisting a population that has been underserved due to communication issues. The 18-credit-hour minor was proposed by the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography and may appeal to students in several degree programs, including nursing, health communication, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, health management and biomedical sciences. 

Regents Appoint New Members to River Campus Board of Managers

Regents Appoint New Members to River Campus Board of Managers (Page 38)

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Tuesday, June 12, appointed two new representatives to the River Campus Board of Managers. Dr. Trudy Lee, interim vice president for University Advancement and …

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Minutes Approved from Open Session Meeting of May 11, 2018 (Page 3)

The minutes were approved from the Board of Regents' open session meeting of May 11, 2018.

REPORT ITEMS

Dr. Vargas Delivers University President's Report

Dr. Vargas Delivers University President's Report

Southeast President Carlos Vargas highlighted several major initiatives in each of the University's divisions. Read more ...

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Report on Contracts and Facilities Management Projects (Page 39)

Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration, delivered a report on contracts and Facilities Management projects, highlighting renovations to create an international village, planned renovations to Crisp Hall in 2019, plans for an indoor batting facility at Capaha Park, development of a cyberstadium in Dempster Hall, updates on the central pedestrian corridor and establishment of an NPHC Plaza, and renovations in the University Center kitchen and at Chick-fil-A .

 

ACTION ITEMS

Motion for Closed Session Approved

The Regents approved a motion for closed session for appropriate considerations related to legal matters; hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of personnel; preparation for negotiations with employee groups; and personnel records and performance ratings.

Regents Grant Faculty Post-Professorial Merit, Promotions, Tenure and Merit

Regents Grant Faculty Post-Professorial Merit, Promotions, Tenure and Merit

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Tuesday, June 12, granted post-professorial merit to 10 faculty members and promoted five faculty members to the rank of professor and 16 to the …

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Announcements Following Closed Session 

After the closed session, the Board returned to open session and announced actions taken in closed session.

During Closed Session the Board of Regents took the following action:

By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved the minutes of the Board’s May 11, 2018, Closed Session Meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and LaFerla all voted to approve.

By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved faculty promotions, tenure, post-professorial merit and non-tenure track merit.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and LaFerla all voted to approve.

By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved Bargaining Unit Agreements with the International Brotherhood of Teamster and International Union of Operating Engineers.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and LaFerla all voted to approve.

The Board also had conversations with Legal Counsel on current legal matters.  

Announcements Following Closed Executive Session

During Closed Executive Session, the Board of Regents took the following action:

By a vote of 5 to 0 the Board approved the minutes of the Board’s May 11, 2018, Closed Executive Session Meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson, and LaFerla all voted to approve.  Regents Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and LaFerla all voted to approve.

Under consideration of recommendations pertaining to personnel records and performance ratings, the Board of Regents conducted a performance review of University President Carlos Vargas and by a vote of 5 to 0 the Board extended University President Vargas’ contract to run through June 30, 2021, consistent with the rolling contract structure they approved at the June 26, 2017, Board of Regents meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and LaFerla all voted to approve.

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