Regents to Consider Revisions to Alcohol Beverage Use Policy at Southeast Athletic Events


The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider revisions to the University’s Alcohol Beverage Use Policy that could allow beer and wine to be sold at Southeast home collegiate athletic events when the Board meets Sept. 20.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall.

The meeting will begin with a swearing-in ceremony for Dennis L. Vinson, who was appointed earlier this month by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to serve on the Board of Regents. He replaces Kendra Neely-Martin of St. Louis, Missouri, whose term on the Board expired. Vinson, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is chief executive officer, founder and owner of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC in Jackson. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. will administer the oath of office.

Following the swearing-in, the first item on the agenda will be consideration of a Resolution of Honor for outgoing Regent Neely-Martin, who served on the Board from December 2011 to July 2019.

The Regents will consider a proposal to revise the University’s Tobacco Use Policy to prohibit the use of medical marijuana products and working under the influence of medical marijuana on all University owned, leased or occupied facilities, properties and vehicles and at events on University properties.

The Regents also will consider a proposal to develop an Institute for Cybersecurity and appoint University representatives to the River Campus Board of Managers.

Several report items are on the agenda, including the University President’s Report from Southeast President Carlos Vargas; a student presentation from Francesca Bucci, a Southeast student majoring in mass communication and theatre; Student Government report from Matthew Rolwing, president of Student Government; Faculty Senate Report from Dr. Nicolas Wilkins, chair of Faculty Senate; Higher Learning Commission Update from Dr. Missy Nieveen-Phegley and Dean Barbara Glackin; a fall 2019 enrollment report from Dr. Debbie Below, vice president for enrollment management and student success; a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects from Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration; and an FY20 Operating Budget to Actual Report, also from Mangels.

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 contract negotiations.

When the open session reconvenes, the Regents will announce actions taken during the closed session; consider a proposal concerning the University’s employee health insurance contract for calendar year 2020; and hear a legislative report.

The final item of business will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.

The Board agenda in its entirety can be reviewed at