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Board of Regents Hold May 10, 2019, Meeting

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents met May 10 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.


Regents Approve Minutes from Open Session Meeting of Feb. 14, 2019 (Page 3)

The minutes were approved from the Board of Regents' open session meeting of Feb. 14, 2019.  

Southeast Regents Set Tuition, Fees for Fall 2019

Southeast Regents Set Tuition, Fees for Fall 2019

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents May 10 set tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Board of Regents approved an $11.75 per credit hour increase in in-state undergraduate tuition and a $1 per credit hour increase in the maintenance and repair general fee, bringing the total increase to $12.75 per credit hour. In 2018, Student Government …

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Regents Approve Conferring of Degrees for Spring, Summer 2019

The Board of Regents conferred degrees for spring and summer 2019 candidates for graduation. Southeast held two commencement ceremonies May 11 in the Show Me Center. Candidates in the College of Education, Health and Human Studies; and the Harrison College of Business and Computing participated in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Candidates in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and the Holland College of Arts and Media took part in a 2 p.m. ceremony. Missouri Gov. Michael L. Parson delivered the 2 p.m. address. Dr. Kevin Dickson, chair of the Southeast Department of Management and professor of management in the Harrison College of Business and Computing, presented the 10 a.m. address.


Vargas Delivers University President's Report

Southeast President Carlos Vargas highlighted several major initiatives in each of the University's divisions during his President's Report.

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Student Tells Regents Southeast Has Charted Her Course

Student Tells Regents Southeast Has Charted Her Course

Southeast Missouri State University junior Shaquira Blackman of St. Louis, Missouri, told the Southeast Board of Regents May 10 that the personal support and caring community at Southeast have helped her to discover her career path and instill self-confidence. Blackman, a corporate communication major with double minors in management and human resource management, transferred to Southeast mid-way through her freshman year. …

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Rolwing Presents Student Government Association Update

Matt Rolwing, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), updated the Regents May 10, discussing a recent reorganization of SGA's Executive Board. Rolwing said that earlier in the year, SGA eliminated three committee chairs from the Executive Board, but those positions are being reinstated for fall 2019 after Student Government recognized their value. Rolwing said he has been reelected Student …

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Regents Hear Faculty Senate Update

Outgoing Faculty Senate Chair Dr. David Powell provided the Regents May 10 with an overview of the work of the 53rd Faculty Senate, while incoming Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Nicolas Wilkins discussed plans for the 54th Senate beginning in fall 2019. Faculty Senate bills on the College Dean Search Committee Procedures and Academic Advising Policy and Procedures were approved and signed …

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Wells Presents Regents with University Marketing Update

Tonya Wells, director of University Marketing, made a presentation to the Board of Regents May 10 outlining key marketing initiatives underway with the primary emphasis on supporting recruitment and enrollment at Southeast. Dr. Debbie Below, vice president for enrollment management and student success, highlighted the significant role marketing plays as part of the University's strategic enrollment planning, and the impact …

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Mangels Delivers Report on Contracts and Facilities Management Projects (Page 43)

Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration, delivered a report to the Regents on capital contracts and Facilities Management projects, highlighting work planned for the summer months on campus. That work includes replacing the chiller at the Holcomb Success Center, upgrading the Towers South fire alarm system, renovating and completing an addition to the track building, renovating the Magill …

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Motion for Closed Session Approved

The Regents approved a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations related to litigation; hiring, firing, discipling or promotion of personnel; and personnel records and performance ratings.

Announcements Following Closed/Closed Executive Session

During closed session, the Board of Regents took the following actions:

• By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved the minutes of the Board’s Feb. 14, 2019, Closed Session meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson, and Limbaugh all voted to approve. 

The Board also had conversations under RSMo 610.021.1 pertaining to legal matters, RSMo 610.021.3 and 610.021.13 pertaining to personnel.

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

By a vote of 6 to 0, the Board approved the minutes of the Board’s Feb. 14, 2019, Closed Executive Session meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson, Limbaugh, and Neely-Martin all voted to approve. 

• The Board also began the process of conducting the annual performance evaluation of the University President pursuant to RSMo 610.021.13.


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