CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
President: The Board approved the terms of employment for Frank Einhellig as provost and Penni Groves as general counsel.
Facilities and equipment: The Board approved: JMA Information Technology, $238,575.83, for expansion of the wireless network in the residence halls; an increase the project budget for the elevator cylinder replacement at Hammons Student Center; and consultant and authority to enter into an agreement for professional services in conjunction with the extension of the chilled water loop to Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Financial: The Board approved purchasing activities from Oct. 26-Nov. 29, 2012.
Governing policies: The Board approved a governing policy for the Board of Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Affairs.
Research and Economic Development
The Board ratified memorandums of agreement with the Institute of Professional Managers, LLC and the International Business Driving LicenseFoundation, LLC.
The Board approved academic equity adjustments and part-time unranked appointments.The Board approved non-academic equity adjustments and the resignation of Elizabeth N. Grisham, director of development, West Plains development.The Board approved the purchasing and activities reports for the West Plains campus.
The Board approved/affirmed the following contracts: Mechanical Services, Inc., $79,100, for the base bid plus alternates 1 and 2 for the chilled water loop connection at the Forsythe Athletics Center; an increase to the project budget for the phase II renovation at Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development; an increase to budget for professional services in conjunction with the science room addition to Greenwood Laboratory School; and a resolution granting a license agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to allow the installation of a pad mounted transformer along the north side of McDaniel Street, just west of Jefferson Avenue, in order to serve the Jim D. Morris Center.
The Governors approved activity and purchasing reports for the Springfield campus.
Academic resignations: Vickie L. Sanchez, master of public health.
Faculty leave with pay: Barry L. Wisdom, management.
Academic change-of-status: John M. Hail, to faculty emeritus, childhood education and family studies; Barry L. Wisdom, to professor, management.
Non-academic appointments: Melissa L. Warren, ITV/system and off-campus coordinator, outreach; Melissa D. Blankenship, assistant director, JQH Arena, Hammons Student Center/ Plaster Sports Complex; John L. Humiston, maintenance painter, facilities maintenance; Karmen L. Ketchum-Brewer, academic advisor/retention specialist, Business Advisement Center; Michael J. Rogers, relief computer operator, computer services; Cody Brewington, non-credit program coordinator, outreach; Wendy Evans, CNAS lab supervisor, biology; Brian Grindstaff, experimental machinist, College of Natural and Applied Sciences; Scott Harvey, director of
news/content coordinator, broadcast services; Shannon B. Holt, senior academic records specialist, office of the registrar; Carri Hummer, academic administrative assistant II, kinesiology; Julie R. Arndt, administrative assistant II, residence life, housing and dining services; Claudia C. Franks, instructional specialist, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center; Elliott H. Barrowclough, residence hall night host/hostess, residence
life, housing and dining services; Rebecca Harbaugh, associate registrar, operations, office of the registrar; Helen M. Witter, registered nurse, Taylor Health and Wellness; Kymmee S. Cunningham, residence hall night host/hostess, residence life, housing and dining services; Keri L. Cerda, residence hall night host/hostess, residence life, housing and dining services;Sonda J. Reinartz, director, bookstore.
Non-academic resignations: William C. Cashmore, facilities maintenance; Brett A. Gaines, admissions; Daniel R. Snider, residence life, housing and dining services; AlissaJecklin, School of Social Work; Ryann H. Rockhill, Child Development Center; Brenda Essary, intercollegiate athletics; JanellA. Traylor, Child Development Center; Amanda M. Keeter, childhood education and family studies; Daniel L. Heflin, athletics development; Travis D. Coller, residence life, housing and dining services..
Non-academic retirements: Deborah A. Hackeson, computer services; Susan D. Hewitt, library; Lois A. Haneghan, office of the registrar.
Laid-off: Shelley A. Lietzau-Mourer, Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences.
Non-academic changes-of-status: Glen B. Renner, to staff emeritus, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center; Mary S. Kennedy, to staff emeritus, conference services; Deborah A. Hackeson, to staff emeritus, computer services; Cordell Van Eck, to staff emeritus, facilities maintenance; Melissa R. Osten, to financial aid counselor, financial aid; Melissa E. Price, to coordinator of marketing, College of Business; Jeffrey S. Collins, to custodian I, residence life and services; Priscilla Skeeter, to course materials manager, bookstore; Michel K. Hackworth, to manager – grants and capital projects, financial services; Lois M. Jones, to special education compliance consultant, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center; Carol C. Rawlings, to custodian I, custodial services; Vicki Rossman, to executive assistant II, College of Education; Diana K. Jolly, to assistant registrar, records and registration, office of the registrar; Tracey A. Glaessgen, to assistant director of first-year programs; Lois A. Haneghan, to staff emeritus, office of the registrar; Teresa A. Carl, to executive assistant I, College of Business.
The Board also approved salary adjustments indicated for academic and non-academic employees, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
President Clif Smart gave a report.
The Board approved a resolution to acknowledge the Board of Governors Citizen Scholar Award recipients. Named today were Lauren Bansbach, a senior biology major from St. Louis, Mo.; Amber Carr, a senior broadcast journalism major from West Plains, Mo.; Bethany Forrester, a senior civil engineering major from Springfield, Mo.; Anthony Hendrix, a junior biology major from Neosho, Mo.; Casteel Kirk, a senior agriculture education major from Urbana, Mo.; and Scott Turk, a senior socio-political major from Springfield, Mo.
The audit for FY-12 was completed by the firm of Baird, Kurtz, and Dobson. Representatives from that firm made a presentation to the Board.
The Board approved a revised 2013 meeting schedule of the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Dr. Chris Herr, Faculty Senate chair, gave a report. The Board approved bestowing the honorary doctorate on alumnus John Goodman.
Provost Frank Einhelligalso gave a report.
Dr. Jim Baker, vice president for research and economic development, provided a written report on sponsored research activities.
Dr. Ken Coopwood, vice president for diversity and inclusion, provided a written report.
WEST PLAINS CAMPUS
Dr. Drew Bennett, Missouri State University-West Plains chancellor, provided a written reported on activities at the West Plains campus.
The Board approved a contract for sale of real estate for the purchase of property at 307 Missouri Avenue, West Plains, Mo.
Paige Oxendine, student body 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 months of November-December.
Steve Foucart, interim chief financial officer, provided a written report.
The Board approved Kenmar Construction, Inc., $76,818, for the base bid and alternates 1 and 2 for the interior restoration at Temple Hall; and a first amended lease agreement for buildings #1 and #5 of The Brick City Development to host the Art and Design Department.
Ken McClure, vice president for information and administrative services gave a report.
The Board also contract UNIMERICA Insurance Company as the reinsurance (stop/loss) provider for the university’s employee group benefit plan.
The Board approved to revise Board Bylaws G1.01-4, Article IV, Section 5, Executive Committee; and G1.01-2, Article II, Section 13, Governing Policies.
The Board appointed its 2013 Executive Committee.
The Board participated in a discussion related to the topic of energy and sustainability issues on campus.
The Board recognized the service of Cathy Smith and Gordon Elliott.
The next regular Board meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 on the West Plains campus.