CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
The Board approved/affirmed the following contracts: AC Electrical Systems, Inc., $162,000, for the base bid for the electrical service feeder modifications for Hammons Student Center; WMC Mechanical, Inc., $1,307,168, for the base bid and alternates 1, 2A, and 2B for the replacement of boiler number 4 at the Power House; Larry Snyder and Company, $1,280,000, for the base bid plus alternates 1, 3, 5 and 6 for the landscape improvements, Kings Street and the Foster Recreation Center; Ball Paving, Inc., $145,775, for the base bid for the parking lot maintenance on the Springfield campus; DeWitt & Associates, Inc., $6,791,600, for the base bid and alternates 1, 3, and 6 for the phase II renovation of the Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development; Bales Construction Company, Inc., $267,000, for the base bid for the bookstore renovations at Hammons House and Bear Park South.
The Governors approved employment contracts for Jermaine Henderson as assistant coach for men’s basketball and Dave Collins as head coach for men’s and women’s swimming.
The Board approved allowing the Job Order Contracting Services - Mechanical Repair and Replacement to exceed the current allowable annual monetary expenditure of $200,000 and ratified the termination of the Inventor Services Agreement approved and ratified on June 18, 1993 by Board Resolution Finance No. 837-93.
Research and economic development
The Board approved a lease agreement for general office and education space for Ozarks Public Television in Joplin, Mo.
The Board approved the reappointment of non-tenured faculty.
The Board approved promotions for Judy Carr, to associate professor; Connie Morgan, to assistant professor; and David White, to associate professor; reappointment and tenure for James Hart , assistant professor; and ranked faculty appointments for Karen Kwok, lecturer of child and family development; and Dennis Lancaster, assistant professor of letters/director of the William and Virginia Darr Honors Program.
The Board approved the non-academic appointment of Erica N. Wiley, administrative assistant II, admissions, student services; and a change of status for Karen L. Pecsok, to admission evaluator, admissions, student services.
The Board also approved fiscal year 2013 salary and benefits for Missouri State University-West Plains athletics coaches.
The Governors approved the April activity and purchasing reports for the Springfield and West Plains campuses.
Ranked academic appointments (assistant professor unless otherwise noted): Christopher J. Craig, associate provost for faculty and academic affairs, office of the provost/professor, counseling, leadership and special education; Carolyn L. Cardenas, department head, art and design/professor, art and design; Shawn T. Wahl, department head, communication/professor, communication; William O. Bray, department head, mathematics/professor, mathematics; Rose L. Allen, communication sciences and disorders; Nicholas L. Carcioppolo, communication; Carol L. Chapman, music; Michael G. Czyzniejewski, English; Kathryn M. Fichter, chemistry; Adam Harbaugh, mathematics; Bryan C. Jennings, media, journalism and film; Phylissa D. Mitchell, media, journalism and film; Amanda M. Perkins, health, physical education and recreation; Paul B. Schweiger, biology; Matthew Siebert, chemistry; Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn, music; Sarah K. Williams, art and design.
Unranked academic appointments (instructor unless otherwise noted): Deborah J. Craig, communication; David E. Embree, religious studies; Regina Russell, clinical instructor, School of Social Work.
Academic resignations: Debra Agee, fashion and interior design; Gabriela Best, economics; Jennifer Krawec, counseling, leadership and special education.
Faculty non-reappointment: A. Steven Younger, Jordan Valley Innovation Center.
Faculty retirement: Karen L. Brown, management; Jerry L. Gray, psychology; Cheryl Johnson, Greenwood Laboratory School; Donn L. Kaiser, psychology; James B. Pettijohn, finance and general business.
Academic leave with pay: S. Michael Groomer, School of Accountancy.
Academic leave without pay: Andrew Johnson, philosophy; Lanya M. Lamouria, English.
Sabbaticals: Jane Hoogestraat, English; Jun Luo, geography, geology and planning; Xin Miao, geography, geology and planning; Margaret E. Weaver, English.
Academic change-of-status: Chin-Feng Hwang, to associate professor, School of Agriculture; Caroline A. Helton, to faculty emeritus, nursing; Andrew P. Lokie. to director, special projects and editor of E-Journal of Public Affairs, student development and public affairs/assistant professor, library science; Wade Thompson, to faculty emeritus, art and design; Dennis Kear, to professor, reading, foundations and technology; Jerry L. Gray, to faculty emeritus, psychology; Donn L. Kaiser, to faculty emeritus, psychology;Worth R. Miller, to faculty emeritus, history.
Non-academic appointments: Amy E. Knowles, student teacher supervisor, English; Jacob R. Norton, microbiology lab coordinator, biology; Patricia Sharpensteen, administrative specialist III, professional education unit; Samuel L. Mensah, laboratory supervisor, physics, astronomy and materials science; Diane E. Haney, administrative specialist II, financial aid; Rhonda K. Breshears, administrative specialist II, financial aid; Rachelle I. McCart, administrative assistant II (Grant Funded), Southwest Regional Professional Development Center; Jacquelyn L. Coones, resource development specialist, College of Health and Human Services.
Non-academic resignations: Brandon C. McSpadden, grounds services; Doris J. Gordon, financial aid; Jason D. Lansdown, facilities maintenance; Susan A. Mahoney, campus recreation; James Strathdee, computer services; Amanda R. Elsey Sr., financial services; Maria R. Grothaus, residence life and services.
Academic reappointments: The Board approved the reappointments of non-tenured, unranked faculty.
Granted tenure: COLLEGE OF ARTS and LETTERS: English, Shannon R. Wooden, assistant professor. Theatre and dance, Michael S. Foster, assistant professor. COLLEGE OF HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES: Biomedical sciences, Robert K. Delong, assistant professor. Communication sciences and disorders, Ye Wang, assistant professor.Sports medicine and athletic training, Michael B. Hudson, assistant professor. COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES and PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Criminology and criminal justice, Aida Y. Hass, assistant professor. Sociology and anthropology, Michael D. Stout, assistant professor. COLLEGE OF NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES: Geography, geology and planning, Alice (Jill) Black, assistant professor. OFFICE OF THE PROVOST: School of Agriculture, Benjamin Onyango, assistant professor; Elizabeth Walker, assistant professor.
Academic promotions:COLLEGE OF ARTS and LETTERS: Art and design, Steven C. Willis, professor. Communication, Jerri L. Kyle, senior instructor.English, Linda T. Moser, professor; Lori E. Rogers, senior instructor.Modern and classical languages, Judith E. Martin, professor.Music, Allison M. Storochuk, professor.Theatre and dance, Michael S. Foster, associate professor. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Computer information systems, S. Berlin Brahnam, professor. Finance and general business, Nancy A. Allen, senior instructor; K. Stephen Haggard, associate professor.Marketing, Charles M. Hermans, professor. COLLEGE OF HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES: Biomedical sciences, Robert K. Delong, associate professor. Communication sciences and disorders, Elisabeth C. Bell, clinical assistant professor; Ye Wang, associate professor.Health, physical education and recreation, Hugh M. Gibson, associate professor.Psychology, Matthew N. Fanetti, professor.Sports medicine and athletic training, Michael B. Hudson, associate professor. COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES and PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Center for Archaeological Research, Neal H. Lopinot, professor. Criminology and criminal justice, Aida Y. Hass, associate professor. History, Holly Baggett, professor; Brooks Blevins, professor; Stephen McIntyre, professor; Eric Nelson, professor; Bethany Walker, professor. Sociology and anthropology, Elizabeth A. Sobel, associate professor; Michael D. Stout, associate professor. LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION: Library science, Donald A. Beisswenger, professor; Cheryl G. Jones, professor; Andrew P. Lokie, associate professor. COLLEGE OF NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES: Chemistry, Nikolay N. Gerasimchuk, professor; Kathryn A. Shade, senior instructor; Adam Wanekaya, associate professor. Geography, geology and planning, Alice (Jill) Black, associate professor.Mathematics, Pamela J. Henson, senior instructor; Jorge Rebaza, professor.Physics, astronomy and materials science, Michael Reed, professor. OFFICE OF THE PROVOST: School of Agriculture, Benjamin Onyango, associate professor; Elizabeth Walker, associate professor.
Non-academic appointments: Eric W. Lyon, custodial supervisor, custodial services; John Russell Hampton, maintenance general mechanic, facilities maintenance; Donald Hopper, technology buyer-sales associate, bookstore; Lisa M. Freeman, medical office assistant, nursing; Colleen Dalton, accounting specialist, work management; Janis L. Smith, radio communications officer, safety and transportation; Chris M. Austin, web designer, web and new media; Jonathan Talley, director of adult non-traditional student resources, outreach.
Non-academic resignations: Tammy L. Walker, safety and transportation; Johnnie B. Mullins, computer services; Jeremy T. Brake, facilities maintenance; Steven L. Woodberry, intercollegiate athletics; Lindsay E. Thomack, web and new media; Melody D. Dubon, Child Development Center; Tamara L. Hernandez, Office of human resources; Carolyn A. Mayer, fashion and interior design.
Non-academic retirements: Beverly A. Adams, custodial services; Richard M. Denny, grounds services; Gary D. Perkins, facilities maintenance; Richard E. Johnson, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts.
Non-academic leave without pay: Susan A. Jarvis, Taylor Health and Wellness.
Separation from employment: Timothy M. Reed, residence life and services; John J. Bailey, facilities maintenance.
Non-academic change-of-status: Betty L. Lewis, to international budget and adjustment financial manager; Jane E. Robinson, to executive director, international enrollment management, English Language Institute; Crystal V. Fortune, to administrative assistant II, Management Development Institute; Lisa L. Gibson, to assistant director, international services, international services; Donald S. Swift, to powerhouse foreman, facilities maintenance; Kimberly A. Clark, to administrative assistant II, donor relations; Robert Easley, to custodial specialist, residence life and services; Bruce Roberson, to custodial supply, delivery and storage foreman, custodial services; Karen A. Grosso, to academic advisor/first adjustment year experience coordinator, TRIO; Megan E. O’Rourke, to associate director, Disability Resource Center, Access Technology Center; Paul D. Bridges, to boiler fireman, facilities maintenance; Gerald E. Brooks, to facilities manager, facilities maintenance; Russel R. Burns, to custodial I, residence life and services; Diana K. Jolly, to coordinator, graduate admissions, Graduate College; Rae Ann E. Rockwell, to academic administrative assistant II; Angela G. Anderson, to accounting specialist, student engagement.
Interim President Clif Smart gave a report.
Dr. Terrel Gallaway, past Faculty Senate chair, gave a report. Dr. Christopher Herr, current Faculty Senate chair, also gave a report.
Interim Provost Frank Einhellig gave a report. The Board approved a resolution of appreciation for Dr. Terrel Gallaway
The Board also approved an amendment to section 4.6.4 of the Faculty Handbook and an amendment to section 4.8.5 of the Faculty Handbook.
Dr. Jim Baker, vice president for research and economic development, gave a report on sponsored research activities.
Dr. Ken Coopwood, vice president for diversity and inclusion, gave a report.
WEST PLAINS CAMPUS
Dr. Drew Bennett, Missouri State University-West Plains chancellor, reported on activities at the West Plains campus. The Board approved a new associate of science in business degree. The Board also approved an affiliation agreement and to enter into an agreement with the South Howell County Ambulance District’s Education Services.
Scott Turk, student body president, gave a report.
Dr. Earl Doman, vice president for student affairs, also gave a report. The Board approved a commendation for Scott Turk for service as student body president and to Emily Bernet for service as student body vice president.
The Board also approved five former Missouri State University faculty and staff members who will be recognized for their dedicated service with plaques on the university’s Wall of Fame located in Plaster Student Union. The 2012 Wall of Fame Class includes: Dr. James Giglio, Dr. Richard Myers, Dr. James O’Brien, Dr. Bruno Schmidt and Carol Silvey.
The Governors also approved Wyrick expenditures passed by student vote April 2012 to be implemented in FY 2013.
The Board approved a commendation for Michael Frizell for service as Staff Senate chair.
Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement, reported on development activities for the months of March and April. The Board approved the naming of the Betty and Bobby Allison Courts and Intramural Fields and approved the telemarketing services agreement with RuffaloCODY, LLC.
Steve Foucart, interim chief financial officer, gave a report. The Board approved additional purchasing activities.
Ken McClure, vice president for information and administrative services gave a report.
The Board approved of consultant and authority to enter into an agreement for professional services in conjunction with the locker room improvements at the JQH Arena. They also approved an amendment to the Group Medical Insurance Plan.
An update was provided regarding the Presidential Search.
Following the meeting, the Board met in executive session.
The next regular Board meeting will take place at 1 p.m. June 22 on the West Plains campus.