CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Executive Committee Ratification
The Board approved the academic calendar for 2014–2015, the monthly activity report, a third amendment to the building attachment antenna collocation lease agreement at Blair House and Plaster Sports Complex, a sublease for fourth floor Brick City Building #1 to host the UMKC/MSU Pharm D. Program and to increase the project budget for the phase II renovation at Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development.
The Board approved terms of employment of Head Football Coach Terry Allen and Assistant or Associate Football Coaches Dennis Vokolek, Michael Chandler, Courtney Sanders, Wayne Chambers, Bjorn Stotser, Sean Coughlin, Robert Christophel and Taiwo Onatolu.
The Board approved academic appointment for Phillip Howerton, associate professor of English.
The Board approved Joseph E. Kammerer, director of development, WP development; and Susan D. Turner, grant development specialist, WP development.
They also approved a service agreement and approval to enter into an agreement with Downtown West Plains, Inc. d/b/a Ozarks Small Business Incubator.
The Board approved the activity report.
The Board approved November/December purchasing reports.
The Board also to allow the job order contracting services - mechanical repair and replacement to exceed the current allowable annual monetary expenditure of $200,000.
Ranked academic appointments (assistant professor unless otherwise noted): Reesha M. Adamson, counseling, leadership and special education; Marlin C. Barber, history; Jeffrey S. Jones, finance and general business.
Unranked academic appointments (instructor unless otherwise noted):Sylvia M. Feeney, program director, nurse anesthesia/clinical assistant professor, biomedical sciences.
Academic resignations: Rachel Happel, psychology; Jaime Lanois, communication sciences and disorders; Ronda Thompson, Greenwood Lab School; Diana Botsford, media, journalism and film.
Academic non-reappointments: Allison O’Dell, School of Social Work.
Faculty leave with pay: Kathy Bernet, childhood education and family studies.
Faculty leave without pay: Carl Riegel, hospitality and restaurant administration.
Sabbaticals: Marc Cooper Professor, history; Martha Finch, religious studies; Brett Garland, criminology and criminal justice; Mark Given, religious studies; Aida Hass, criminology and criminal justice; Kevin Pybas, political science; YuhuaQiao, political science; Sharmistha Self, economics; Elizabeth Sobel, sociology and anthropology.
Academic change-of-status: Sean Newton, to interim department head/associate professor, physical therapy; OladehinAkinniran, to professor, physical therapy; Jack Ray, to assistant director/assistant research professor, Center for Archeological Research; David Claborn, to interim program director/assistant professor, masters of public health; Keri Franklin, to director for assessment/associate professor, English; Cynthia Hail, to interim department head/professor, childhood education and family studies.
Non-academic appointments: Leroy D. McBride, custodian I, residence life, housing and dining services; Ashtyn L. Fischer, administrative assistant II, safety and transportation; Lori L. Swindell, accountant, financial services; Vickie L. Hicks, corporate relations specialist, College of Business; Kiara N. Lewis, custodian I, custodial services; Lori L. Wheelis, custodian I, custodial services; Timmarie I. Hamilton, program coordinator-MMP, School of Social Work; Jennifer L. Farmer, assistant teacher, Child Development Center; James B. Decker, ELI academic specialist, English Language Institute; David L. Fortney, maintenance general mechanic, facilities maintenance; Gail A. Fritz, administrative specialist, Academic Advisement Center; Jose E. Nino, custodian I, residence life, housing and dining services; Jordan M. Sherman, custodian I, custodial services; Lisa G. Cutright, executive assistant II, College of Health and Human Services; Caleb D. Jobe, academic advisor-marketing, recruitment and retention specialist, nursing; Keri L. McKee, director of development, office of development; Carrie Lines, coordinator abstinence-based education program, School of Social Work; Dawn E. Brokaw, administrative assistant II, office of the registrar; Valerie L. Pfeil, assistant teacher, Child Development Center.
Non-academic resignations: Patricia J. Sharpensteen, PEU; Ashley A. Jones, biology; NesinaliTuipulotu, safety and transportation; Allison J. Martin, residence life, housing and dining services; Peggy D. Preston, educational field experiences; Crystal V. Fortune, MDI; Mark A. Wealand, Taylor Health and Wellness Center; Robert J. Cortinez, residence life, housing and dining services; Stephanie Marie Murphree, office of development; Shannon K. O’Hagan, English Language Institute.
Non-academic retirements: Kenneth A. Boatright, planning, design and construction; James R. Taylor, computer services.
Non-academic changes-of-status: Nancy J. Hudson, to accounting specialist, student employment; Catherine A. Holley, to administrative assistant II, study away; Martha A. Templeton, to assistant II, mathematics; Floyd Alan Cooksey, to custodian I, custodial services; Robroy J. Viau, to assistant project manager, planning, design and construction; Lacey R. Hufford, to teacher, Child Development Center; Jason Rhea, to grounds supervisor, grounds services; April L. Babington, to academic administrative assistant II, childhood education and family studies; Kimberly A. Callahan, to academic administrative assistant II, finance and general business; Shelley Lietzau-Mourer, to VESTA Missouri coordinator and agriculture; Kenneth A. Boatright, to staff emeritus, planning, design and construction; Colleen Crain, to staff emeritus, mathematics; Heejung L. Cromley, to assistant director-immigration support, international services; Lisa L. Gibson, to associate director of international services, international services; Charlotte C. Hardin, to assistant to the head of the PEU for diversity initiative, PEU; James R. Taylor, to staff emeritus, computer services; Joshua J. Winborne, to administrative assistant II, English Language Institute; Cynthia Caddy, to administrative specialist III, PEU; Kimberly R. Caffey, to academic records specialist, office of the registrar; Heather C. King, to director of scholarships, enrollment services.
President Clif Smart gave a report.
Dr. Chris Herr, Faculty Senate chair, gave a report.
Provost Frank Einhelligalso gave a report.
Dr. Jim Baker, vice president for research and economic development, gave a written report on sponsored research activities.
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, gave a written report on activities at the West Plains campus.
Dr. Gary Phillips, chairperson of the WP Faculty Senate; Grayson Gordon, president of the WP Staff Senate; and Tony Ary, president of the WP Student Government Association, all gave reports.
Paige Oxendine, student body president, gave a report.
Dr. Earl Doman, vice president for student affairs, also gave a written report.
The Board approved a revision of the Missouri State Housing Policy.
Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement, provided a written report on development activities for the months of December-January.
Steve Foucart, interim chief financial officer, gave a written report.
Ken McClure, vice president for information and administrative services gave a report.
The Board approved accepting a real estate gift from the Missouri State UniversityFoundation and to name the property Shealy Farm.
The Board approved a Missouri State University Code of Conduct Policy.
A discussion on academic programs on the West Plains Campus was held.
The next Board meeting will take place at March 7-8 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel.