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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING - JUNE 13, 2019 

Board of Regents Hold June 13, 2019, Meeting

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents met June 13 at the Drury Inn & Suites in Brentwood, Missouri. The Board agenda and meeting materials in their entirety are available at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.html.

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Regents Approve Minutes from Open Session Meeting of May 10, 2019 (Page 3)

The minutes were approved from the Board of Regents' open session meeting of May 10, 2019.  

Southeast Regents Approve $123.3 Million FY20 Operating Budget

Southeast Regents Approve $123.3 Million FY20 Operating Budget

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved a $123.3 million education and general (E&G) operating budget for fiscal 2020, which begins July 1. The budget includes tuition and fee rates to be assessed to students for the 2019-2020 academic year which were approved by the Board in May, expense reductions, revenue increases and an employee merit salary …

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Board Approves Issuing MOHEFA 2019 Bonds to Advance Refund MOHEFA 2010 B Bonds (Page 92)

The Regents approved  a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority (MOHEFA) Bond Series 2019 with the proceeds to be used for advance refunding of MOHEFA Bonds Series 2010B. In December 2010, MOHEFA issued $54.4 million in Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds Series 2010B on behalf of the University for campus facility renovation and repair projects, including renovation of Academic Hall, renovations and an addition to Magill Hall and conversion of the campus boiler plant from coal to natural gas. The debt service savings from the refunding will reduce the annual expense for the University's operating budget which is funded from dedicated maintenance and repair general fees.

Regents Approve New Business Analytics Minor (Page 100)

The Board of Regents today approved a new minor in business analytics to be offered starting fall 2019 in the Department of Marketing in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The minor will prepare students to respond to current and emerging trends in collecting, processing and interpreting data with emphasis on implications for business management. The minor is intended to increase the analytical abilities of business majors and provide non-business majors with a curriculum to enhance their data analysis understanding in an effort to improve decision-making for industry across a variety of sectors.

Regents Approve Faculty Senate Bill Revising Policy on Ownership of Online Courses, Content (Page 120)

The Regents today approved a Faculty Senate bill revising language to the guidelines concerning ownership of online courses and online content. Under the revised guidelines, faculty members maintain ownership of and can share the content of online courses they've created and online content they've created for use in non-online courses, such as those delivered face-to-face or in blended courses. In certain limited circumstances, the University may continue using for a limited time the content of an online course created during a faculty member's employment at the University. 

/ REPORT ITEMS

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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Mangels Delivers Report on Contracts and Facilities Management Projects (Page 127)

Mangels Delivers Report on Contracts and Facilities Management Projects (Page 127)

Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration, delivered a report to the Regents on capital contracts and Facilities Management projects. Mangels said Brockmiller Construction is replacing the roof on the Student Recreation Center this summer. Renovations to Crisp Hall are about 85 percent complete with work currently focused on interior finishes, she said. Chillers are being replaced at the …

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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 May 10, 2019, Closed Session meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and Limbaugh all voted to approve.  

• By a vote of 5-0, the Board approved 19 faculty for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and tenure in their respective department, seven faculty for promotion to the rank of Professor, 12 faculty for post-professorial merit and 18 faculty for non-tenure-track merit.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and Limbaugh all voted to approve. 

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• By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved a Bargaining Unit Agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson and Limbaugh all voted to approve.    

• By a vote of 5 to 0, the Board approved a Bargaining Unit Agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers.  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.

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 May 10, 2019 Closed Executive Session meeting.  Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson, Limbaugh, and Neely-Martin all voted to approve. 

• Under consideration of recommendations pertaining to personnel records and performance ratings pursuant to RSMo 610.021.13, the Board of Regents completed the annual performance review of University President Carlos Vargas and by a vote of 6 to 0, the Board extended University President Vargas’ contract to run through June 30, 2022, consistent with the rolling contract structure they approved at the June 26, 2017, Board of Regents meeting. The Regents also approved a salary increase consistent with that granted to other faculty and staff. Regents Britt, Gargas, Klocke, Knudtson, Limbaugh, and Neely-Martin all voted to approve. 

 

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