Regents to Consider Tuition, General Fees, Room and Board for Fall 2020



The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider a tuition and general fee schedule and Residence Life room and board rates for fall 2020 when it meets May 15.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will be conducted via Zoom web conference accessible on the Board of Regents webpage at

The Regents will begin the meeting by considering a resolution of honor for former Regent Jay B. Knudtson of Cape Girardeau, whose service on the Board ended earlier this spring.

Next on the agenda, the Regents will hear the President’s Report from Southeast President Carlos Vargas followed by consideration of several action items. The Regents will consider items related to tuition and general fees; course fees; and a business policy “no trespassing” statement. The Board will consider approving a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of System Facilities Revenue Bond Series 2020 Proceeds to be used for Advance Refunding of the System Facilities Revenue Bond Series 2013A. The Regents also will consider FY21 Residence Life room and board rates, conferral of degrees for spring and summer 2020 candidates for graduation, and an amendment to the Lift for Life Academy Charter.

Also to be considered are several academic program changes, including a new option in applied management on the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management; a new option in fashion marketing on the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing; a new Bachelor of Science in professional pilot; a new computer science graduate certificate in cloud computing; and a new computer science undergraduate certificate in web development.

The Regents will hear several presentations, including from cybersecurity graduate student Harman Malhi; outgoing Student Government President Matthew Rolwing and incoming Student Government President Logan Phillips; and outgoing Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Nicolas Wilkins and incoming Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Diane Wood.  In addition, the Board will hear a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects, and an FY20 budget to actual budget report, both from Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration.

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

When the open session reconvenes, an announcement will be made of actions taken during the closed and closed executive sessions. The final item of business will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.