February 7, 2014

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

The Board ratified items presented to the Executive Committee.

President

The Board approved the appointment of Brian Burton, assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Purchases/contracts

The Governors approved the activity and purchasing reports for the Springfield and West Plains campuses.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Academic appointments: Ashlea Cardin, sports medicine and athletic training; VadimPutzu, religious studies.

Unranked academic reappointment: Kathryn Patterson, clinical assistant professor, nursing; Tara Boehne, clinical assistant professor, sports medicine and athletic training; Traci Garrison, clinical instructor, sports medicine and athletic training.

Academic resignations: Melissa Hudson, agriculture; KandiahManivannan, physics, astronomy and materials science.

Academic retirement: Arden Miller, psychology; Mary Mann, childhood education and family studies; William Thomas, physics, astronomy and materials science; Donald Beisswenger, library.

Faculty leave without pay: BelaBodo, history; Bethany Walker, history.

Sabbaticals: Leslie Baynes, religious studies; BelaBodo, history; Brian Calfano, political science; Brett Garland, criminology and criminal justice; James Kaatz, political science; Gabriel Ondetti, political science; John Strong, religious studies.

Academic change-of-status: KandiahManivannan, toprofessor emeritus, physics, astronomy and materials science; Arden Miller, to professor emeritus, psychology; Peter Richardson, to professor emeritus, management.

Non-academic appointments: Geoffrey S. Green, membership coordinator- radio and TV, broadcast services; George O. Radier, academic advisor/retention specialist, Business Advisement Center; Lindsey Bobbitt, health careers coordinator (Grant Funded), Southwest AHEC; Richard L. Sisco, systems analyst, computer services; Brian C. Burton, assistant strength and conditioning coach, intercollegiate athletics; SonalDey, post-doctoral research assistant, physics, astronomy and material sciences; Kurtis R. Foster, English language instruction specialist, English Language Institute; Iris K. Oriaro, English language instruction specialist, English Language Institute; Stacey R. Trewatha-Bach, coordinator of public affairs-special projects, public affairs support; Tabitha Underwood, executive director - Campus Compact, Misouri Campus Compact; Crystal A. Young,  English language instruction specialist, English Language Institute; Gwendolyn A. Kamerer, medical assistant, Taylor Health and Wellness Center; Nandita Nag, laboratory supervisor; physics, astronomy and material sciences; Jared Schmidt, athletics equipment stores specialist, intercollegiate athletics; Brian J. Westhues, assistant director, campus recreation-recreational sports, campus recreation.

Non-academic resignations: Julie R. Arndt, residence life, housing and dining services; Robert Easley, residence life, housing and dining services; Lindsay N. Clark, financial services; Rhett Caviel, intercollegiate athletics; Sarah J. Martin, chemistry.

Non-academic retirements: Danny Chrisman,  Plaster Student Union; Thomas Lightner, international programs; Deanna G. McNeal, Taylor Health and Wellness Center; Carolyn F. Price, financial aid. 

Non-academic changes-of-status: Leslie F. Champagne, to administrative assistant II, College of Education; Patrick D. Grayshaw, to director of community involvement and services volunteer programs; Jesse A. Russell, to maintenance general mechanic, facilities maintenance; Tabitha Haynes, to marketing and data and communications specialist, diversity and inclusion; Robin D. Kennedy, to video communications administrator-PharmD, College of Health and Human Services; Michael G. Hammers, to utility locate coordinator, facilities maintenance; Debra M. Horn, to academic administrative assistant II, modern and classical languages; Miriam W. Burlison, to staff emeritus, modern and classical languages; Donald L. Clark, to custodial supervisor, residence life, housing and dining services; Kristina G. Guinn, to immigration support coordinator, international services; Angela M. Strider, to coordinator residence life, housing and dining Services – facilities and operations, residence life, housing and dining services; Brian J. Hays, to distributed user support specialist, College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Clif Smart gave a report.

EDUCATIONAL

Provost Frank Einhelligalso gave a report.

Dr. Jim Baker, vice president for research, economic development and international programs, gave a written report on sponsored research activities and international programs.

Dr. Ken Coopwood, vice president for diversity and inclusion, gave a written report.

WEST PLAINS CAMPUS

Dr. Drew Bennett, Missouri State University-West Plains chancellor, reported on activities at the West Plains campus.

Connie Morgan, chairperson of the West Plains Faculty Senate, made a report to the Board.

Darrell Hampsten, president of the West Plains Staff Senate, made a report to the Board.

Dakota Bates, president of the West Plains Student Government Association, made a report to the Board.

STUDENT AFFAIRS

David Schneider, student body president,gave a report.

Dr. Dee Siscoe, vice president for student affairs, also gave a report.

STAFF SENATE

Andrea Weber, Staff Senate chair, gave a written report.

FINANCIAL

Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement, reported on development activities.

Steve Foucart, interim chief financial officer, gave a report. The Board approved a resolution authorizing and directing the issuance of not to exceed $42,000,000 principal amount of auxiliary enterprise system revenue bonds, Series 2014A, to provide funds to finance additions, renovations, extensions and improvements to the facilities of the auxiliary enterprise system of the university; prescribing the form and details of said bonds and the covenants and agreements made by the university to provide for the payment and security thereof; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The Board approved a revised 2014 meeting schedule for the Missouri State University Board of Governors.

NEW BUSINESS

The Boardheard a presentation on Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation.

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The next Board meeting will take place March 6-7 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel.