Missouri State University

August 4, 2006

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
August 4, 2006

1. Roll Call
Present- Mr. James Buford, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor
Mr. Brian Hammons, Governor
Ms. Mary Sheid, Vice President of the Board (by conference call)
Mr. Ryan Sivill, Student Governor
Ms. Cathy Smith, Governor
Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)

Absent- Mr. Michael Franks, President of the Board

Also
Present- Michael Nietzel, President
Kent Thomas, Chancellor of the West Plains Campus
Greg Onstot, Vice President for University Advancement
Belinda McCarthy, Provost
Greg Burris, Vice President for Administrative and Information Services
Jim Baker, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Don Aripoli, Vice President for Student Affairs
Kent Kay, Chief Financial Officer
John Black, General Counsel
John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding --- The presiding officer for the meeting was Ms. Mary Sheid, Vice President of the Board of Governors. She called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. in the Traywick Parliamentary Room in the Plaster Student Union on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

3. Minutes --- Ms. Sheid first welcomed Ms. Smith to her first meeting as a Governor and welcomed back Mr. Buford. She noted that the first item of business on the agenda was the approval of the minutes submitted by the Secretary for the open meeting of June 16, 2006. Ms. Washington moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Duggan seconded the motion.

Motion passed 7-0.

4. President's Office --- Dr. Michael Nietzel first presented a resolution (Administration No. 10-06) recommending those institutions that have been identified as Benchmark Institutions for comparing public performance measures and for identifying and analyzing "best practices." Moved by Mr. Winston and seconded by Ms. Washington.

Motion passed 7-0.

He then presented a resolution (Board Policies No. 44-06) approving the Long-Range Plan concept "Imagining and Making Missouri's Future." He commented that he is asking the Board to approve the general language and summation of the Plan at this time. He explained that over the next month they will include some suggestions from the campus community and the Board to improve the plan. The draft of the Plan was posted on the University's web page on about May 31, 2006. It is anticipated that the final Plan will be presented for consideration to the Board at its September 15, 2006 meeting. Moved by Mr. Duggan and seconded by Mr. Hammons.

Motion passed 7-0.

5. West Plains Campus --- Mr. Kent Thomas, Chancellor of the West Plains Campus, presented the following resolutions for the Board's consideration:

Approval of designation of signatory to checks on bank accounts of Missouri State University-West Plains (West Plains Finance No. 26-06). Matthew Morris, Director of Business & Support Services is to be added as a signatory on checks on the bank accounts at the Community First National Bank of West Plains, commencing July 17, 2006 and Suzanne Ingram is to be removed as a signatory.

Approval of contract for purchase of property at 308 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Plains, Missouri for the amount of $130,100 (West Plains Land Purchase No. 24-06). The property was appraised for $130,100 on May 18, 2006.

Approval of real estate transactions between the Missouri State University Foundation and Missouri State University (West Plains Land No. 10-06). This transfers property located at 311 Missouri Avenue from the Foundation to the University.

Approval of demolition and site preparation projects on the West Plains campus (West Plains Bids & Quotations No. 30-06); Clay Williams Excavating, Inc., low bid of $16,800; total project budget established at $25,550.

Approval of the Activity Report for the month of July 2006 for the West Plains Campus (West Plains Campus Activity Report No. 57-06).

Approval of the Building Report dated July 18, 2006 for the West Plains Campus (West Plains Campus Building Report No. 102-06).

Approval of actions concerning academic employees of the West Plains Campus (West Plains Personnel No. 254-06).

Approval of actions concerning non-academic employees of the West Plains Campus (West Plains Personnel No. 255-06).

Moved by Mr. Duggan. Seconded by Mr. Hammons.

Motion passed 7-0.

6. Financial:
a. Purchases and Contracts --- Mr. Kent Kay, Chief Financial Officer, presented the following resolutions for the Board's consideration:

Purchases exceeding $100,000 from June 16, 2006 through July 21, 2006 (Purchasing Activity Report No. 285-06).

Purchases exceeding $100,000 from July 21, 2006 through August 3, 2006 (Purchasing Activity Report No. 286-06).

Moved by Ms. Washington. Seconded by Mr. Duggan.

Motion passed 7-0.

Mr. Greg Burris, Vice President for Administrative and Information Services, presented the following resolutions for the Board's consideration:

Consent to the extension of an alcoholic beverage license by the City of Springfield to Trolley's Bar & Grill to include their second floor banquet room (Miscellaneous No. 23-06).

Consent to the granting of an alcoholic beverage license by the City of Springfield to Planet Sub for the sale of beer (Miscellaneous No. 24-06)

Consent to the granting of an alcoholic beverage license by the City of Springfield to the Skinny Improv and Dive-In Theatre for the sale of beer and wine (Miscellaneous No. 25-06).

Motion made by Mr. Winston receiving the second of Ms. Washington.

Motion passed 7-0.

7. Facilities and Equipment & Human Resources --- Mr. Burris next presented the following resolutions for the Board's consideration:

Approving the Activity Report for the month of June 2006 (Activity Report No. 163-06).

The FY07 Job Order Contracting Services (Bids & Quotations No. 1181-06); Bales Construction, Inc., with the lowest and best submission. The cumulative total of individual projects may not exceed $300,000 per year.

The correction of the building settlement at Glass Hall (Bids & Quotations No. 1182-06); Nesbitt Construction, Inc., low bid of $99,935; total project budget established at $150,000.

Actions concerning academic employees (Human Resources No. 1210-06).

Actions concerning nonacademic employees (Human Resources No. 1211-06).

Approval of changes, effective January 1, 2007, to the Employee Health Plan (Human Resources No. 1212-06). The two changes to the plan are: 1) to allow employees the option of declining the University's health insurance coverage under a two-year pilot program (calendar years 2007 and 2008); and 2) to move to a three-tier premium structure for family coverage, those being: employee plus spouse, employee plus child or children, and employee plus family (spouse and child or children). He explained that the current structure for family coverage has only one premium for all three of the above possibilities.

Moved by Ms. Washington and seconded by Mr. Duggan.

Motion passed 7-0.

8. Closed Meeting --- It was determined that the Board of Governors needed to meet in a closed session to consider items of business provided in the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Ms. Sheid asked if a resolution authorizing a closed meeting of the Board was prepared. Thereupon, the following resolution was presented for consideration:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Governors for Missouri State University that a closed meeting, with closed records and closed vote, be held immediately following this August 4, 2006 meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items of business pursuant to:

A. R.S.Mo. 610.021(1). "Legal actions, causes of action, or litigation involving a public governmental body…"

B. R.S.Mo. 610.021(3). "Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting an employee of a public governmental body."

C. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (11) and (12). "Specifications for competitive bidding…," and "Sealed bids and related documents…,"

D. R.S.Mo. 610.021(13). "Individually identifiable personnel records, performance ratings, or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment,…"

Mr. Duggan moved the approval of the resolution and Ms. Washington seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the resolution was as follows: those voting in favor – Governors Buford, Duggan, Hammons, Sheid, Smith, Washington, and Winston; those voting against – none; those absent – Governor Franks.

Ms. Sheid declared the resolution passed unanimously.

9. Date of Next Meeting --- The date of the next scheduled meeting was set for September 15, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, Missouri.

10. Adjournment --- Ms. Sheid adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m. on the motion of Mr. Duggan, the second of Ms. Washington, and the unanimous vote of the Board.


John W. McAlear
Secretary