CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
The Board approved the employment of Monica Jones, assistant director of athletics for academic and student services; and Derrick Q. Tilmon, assistant coach, men’s basketball.
The Board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Springfield.
The Board approved purchasing and activity reports for July.
Concerning non-academic employees, the Board approved the appointment of Scott M. Schneider, director, business and support services; a change of status for Chulapol Thanomsing, to instructional designer, academic affairs; Suzanne J. Ingram, to director of information technology services; and the resignation of Marc J. Turiano, women’s athletics, student services.
The Board also approved Approval the addition of designated signatory to safe deposit box(es) services on bank accounts of Missouri State University-West Plains and the addition of designated signatory to checks on bank accounts of Missouri State University-West Plains as well as the a lease agreement for property located at 105 South Curry Avenue, West Plains.
The Board approved a revision of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
The Board approved purchasing and activity reports for June-July.
Facilities and equipment
The Board confirmed the following contracts: Larry Snyder & Company, $240,800, for the base bid and Alternate 1 for the new offices at Plaster Student Union; Larry Snyder & Company, $190,000, for the base bid for the modifications to rooms 370 and 372 at the Professional Building; a reduction of the project budget approved at the March 30, 2012 meeting for the addition and renovation at the Blair-Shannon Dining Center by $150,000; an increase of the Garst Dining Center budget by $150,000; an increase for the community storm shelter / student recreation center on the West Plains campus by $15,000; an increase for the landscape improvements, Kings Street and the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center by $74,000.
The Board also approved the following: an intergovernmental agreement for law enforcement services with Missouri State University for Fiscal Year 2013; an amendment to single site agreement to lease tower space for KSMU-Joplin between Missouri State University and SBA Structures, Inc.; a lease agreement for general classroom and support space with the Illinois Place, LLC, Joplin, Mo.; a lease agreement for general classroom and support space with the City of Lebanon, Mo.; a first addendum to sublease regarding the department of defense and strategic studies building space in Fairfax, Va.; a resolution granting a perpetual electric utility easement to the SE-MA-NO Electric Cooperative to allow electrical service to be provided to the greenhouse located on the Mountain Grove campus; termination of a lease agreement between the Board of Governors of Missouri State University and Springfield Innovation Inc. for JVIC; termination of a lease agreement between the Board of Governors of Missouri State University and Springfield Innovation Inc. for Plaster Center; a lease agreement for general office and support space; a second renewal of the contract for FY11 job order contracting services – mechanical repair and replacement.
Ranked academic appointments (assistant professor unless otherwise noted): Carol Langer, director, School of Social Work/professor with tenure, School of Social Work; Thomas A. Peters, dean, library services/professor with tenure, library science; Marilyn A. Broaddus, instructor, Greenwood Lab School; Karla R. Eslinger, counseling, leadership and special education.
Unranked faculty appointments: Steve A. Younger, research professor, Jordan Valley Innovation Center; Danita A. Todd, clinical instructor, nursing; John P. Rose, visiting professor, defense and strategic studies.
Academic resignations: Richard D. Bruce II, technology and construction management; Lora E. Vess, sociology and anthropology; Stacy P. Joyce, theatre and dance; Renee White, School of Social Work; Darren Harralson, hospitality and restaurant management; David A. Byers, sociology and anthropology.
Faculty retirements: David C. Davison, Greenwood Lab School.
Sabbaticals: Lifeng Dong, physics, astronomy and materials science; Mark W. Rogers, mathematics.
Academic change-of-status: Daniel W. Beckman, to associate dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences/professor, biology; Xingping Sun, to associate dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences/professor, mathematics; Gloria Galanes, to interim dean, College of Arts and Letters/professor, communication; Ronald L. Coulter, to interim department head marketing/professor, marketing; Cathy J. Pearman, to department head, reading, foundations, and technology; Susan Dollar, to professor, School of Social Work; David L. Hough, to interim dean, College of Education/professor, reading, foundations and technology; Neosha Mackey, to faculty emeritus, library services.
Academic reappointments: The Board approved the reappoint of non-tenured, unranked faculty.
Non-academic appointments: Elizabeth D. Bowles; research specialist II, biology; Patricia A. Shaffer, custodian I, custodial services; Samantha Stacey, custodian I, custodial services; Theresa M. Johnson, research specialist, biology; Kendra R. Lewis, academic advisor – athletics, Achievement Center; Steve Yang, operations assistant, basketball, intercollegiate athletics; Travis L. Marler, administrative specialist III, College of Education/reading, foundations and technology; Adam Edwards, groundskeeper, grounds services, facilities; Christopher Lewis, assistant coach, intercollegiate athletics; Sam H. McMahon, operations assistant, basketball, intercollegiate athletics; Michael A. Kemp, maintenance general mechanic, facilities maintenance; Joshua M. Udermann, assistant coach, intercollegiate athletics; Christy L. Hyman, academic services coordinator, TRIO Upward Bound; Jessica I. Berry, assistant teacher, childhood education and family studies; Samantha J. Francka, marketing and web specialist, international programs; Byron G. Richards, maintenance general mechanic, facilities maintenance; Sherry J. Jones, administrative assistant II, College of Natural and Applied Sciences; Galen L. Martin, associate director, campus recreation; Brian P. Leas, media systems technician, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning; Michael E. Klem, coordinator business and support services, agriculture; Amanda Cashman, residence hall director, residence life and services; Vikki J. Fencl, administrative assistant II, computer services; Brandi N. Matthews, assistant director of residence life and services – education and development, residence life and services; Elizabeth N. Stobbe, physician, Taylor Health and Wellness Center.
Non-academic resignations: Padraic S. McMeel, university advancement; David J. Sgroi, computer services; Carol L. Oerding, custodial services; Carrie V. Vause. Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences; Kimberly D. Hardie, administrative services; Bryant L. Hicks, intercollegiate athletics; Sebrina E. Glenn, registrar; Shellie L. Jones, citizenship and service learning; Jeffrey P. Coberly, veteran student services; Joseph R. Glenn, Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences; Justin Poindexter, residence life and services; Kyle T. Smithpeters, intercollegiate athletics; Elizabeth K. Schmidt, financial services; Addye Buckley Burnell, Career Center; Adam Crane, biology; Kris Horpaopan, Hammons Student Center.
Non-academic retirements: Bryan D. Pulcini, Child Development Center; Larry W. Combs, safety and transportation.
Non-academic terminations: Bianca E. Bodoni, procurement services; Mary Kate O’Brien, TRIO.
Academic laid-off: Carla M. Owen, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center.
Non-academic changes-of-status: David W. Holmes, to staff emeritus, custodial services; William R. Snider, to parking mechanic, safety and transportation; Alisa M. Garbisch, to coordinator residential academic programs, residence life and services; Matthew D. Morris, to associate vice president for administrative and information services, administrative services; Gary D. Perkins, to staff emeritus, facilities maintenance; Theodore J. Santos, to custodian I, custodial services; Glen E. Johnson, to technology support specialist, facilities management; Sharon D. Lester, to administrative specialist II, procurement services; Mariandine Huertas-Torres, to teacher, childhood education and family studies; Kimberly L. Dubree, to coordinator of educational field experiences, educational field experiences; Patricia L. Goddard, to math content specialist, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center; Peggy D. Preston, to assistant coordinator of educational field experience, educational field experience; Sandra L. Hart, to assistant director, TRIO; Catherine A. McFall, to accounting specialist, theatre and dance; Kelly S. Barnts, to administrative specialist II, office of human resources; Brenda J. Burrell, to systems analyst, computer services.
Interim President Clif Smart gave a report. The Board recognized graduate student Jacob Singleton, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in European history, who was recently awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award to Germany for 2012-13. While there, he will also participate in an English teaching assistantship in Sachsen-Anhalt. Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, head of the history department, joined him for the recognition.
The Board approved acceptance of proposal submitted by the partnership of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods (CJRW) and Penn Shoen Berland (PSB) to conduct a university/college/diversity study for research-based enrollment-driven marketing and brand identity study and marketing plan. The Board also approved of fiscal year 2014 operating fund decision items.
Interim Provost Frank Einhellig also gave a report. The Board approved that the College of Business Administration shall be changed to the College of Business, effective Aug. 3, 2012.
Jim Baker, vice president for research and economic development, gave a report on sponsored research activities and international programs.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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 revisions to the Missouri State University-West Plains Faculty Handbook, concerning sections 18.104.22.168 and 2.7.6 of the recently revised (and Board approved) edition. The Board also approved that the university be authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement, effective immediately, with the University of Central Missouri (UCM) for the purpose of allowing for seamless transfer of students from the Missouri State-West Plains Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics and Programming program to the UCM Bachelor of Science in Technology-Virtual Media option program.
Paige Oxendine, SGA president, gave a report.
Dr. Earl Doman, vice president for student affairs, also gave a report.
Dixie Williams, Staff Senate chair, gave a report.
Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement, reported on development activities for the month of June.
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 Larry Snyder & Company, $2,571,200, for the base bid plus alternates 2 and 3 for the vivarium addition at Temple Hall; Springfield Builders, Inc., $247,476, for the base bid plus alternates 1, 3 and 4 for the renovation of student study room in Glass Hall; Carson-Mitchell, Inc., $180,000, for the base bid for the new vehicular entrance signage for the Springfield campus; Friga Construction Company, Inc., $142,900, for the base bid for the emergency generators for KOZK Fordland and KOZJ Joplin; Larry Snyder, $605,850, for the base bid, plus alternates 1 and 2 for the construction of classrooms, Plaster Sports Complex; an apartment lease agreement for international faculty housing with Elm Apartments, LLC.
The Board also approved MedPay as the third party administrator of the Missouri State University Group Benefit Plan, MedTrak as the pharmacy benefits manager and amendments to the Memorandum of Agreement between the university and the Teamsters, Local Union 245, an affiliate of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Gordon Elliot provided a presidential search update.
The Board voted to elect new officers and appoint an Executive Committee.
The Board also had a first reading of a proposed revision of Board bylaws (G1.01-3), Article III, Section 2, Election and Terms of Office.
Following the regular meeting, the Board met in closed session.
The next regular Board meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in PSU 313.