Regents to Consider Academic Program Changes


The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider several academic program changes when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall.

The meeting will begin with a swearing-in ceremony for Vivek Malik of Wildwood, Missouri, to the Southeast Board of Regents. The Honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., U.S. District Court Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, will administer the oath of office. Malik replaces the late Dennis Vinson who passed away Dec. 1.

Following the swearing-in, the Regents will hear the President’s Report from Southeast President Carlos Vargas and consider resolutions of honor for retirees. They also will consider a proposal for several academic program changes, including transitioning the current Bachelor of Science in human environmental studies option to stand-alone programs within the departments of Child and Family Studies; Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation; Marketing; and Art and Design. The Regents also will consider combining the Elementary School Administration Master of Arts and the Secondary School Administration Master of Arts into one Master of Arts titled Educational Leadership, and deleting the Bachelor of Science in Education in Physics Education, unified science program.

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

When the open session reconvenes, the Regents will announce actions taken during the closed session.

The Board will then hear several reports, including a student presentation from Dulce Maldonado Muñoz, a Southeast graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program; a report from Student Government President Matthew Rolwing, a report from Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Nicolas Wilkins; and a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects and an FY20 operating budget to actual report, both from Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration.

The final item on the agenda will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.

The Board agenda in its entirety can be reviewed at