June 26, 2011

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

JUNE 26, 2011

 

1.                  Roll Call

Present-     Ms. Elizabeth Bradbury, Chair of the Board

                  Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Gordon Elliott, Vice-Chair of the Board

Mr. Brian Hammons, Governor

Ms. Mary Sheid, Governor

Mr. Brandt Shields, Student Governor

Ms. Cathy Smith, Governor (by conference call)

Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)

                  Absent-      Mr. Orvin Kimbrough, Governor

Also

Present-     Clifton Smart, General Counsel

            John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2.                  Presiding --- The presiding officer for the meeting was Ms. Elizabeth Bradbury, Chair of the Board of Governors.  She called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. in Carrington Hall Room 203 on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.  Late notice was given of this meeting because it was impractical to give the required 24-hour notice excluding weekends.  The subject of the meeting was not and could not have been confirmed until late Friday, June 24, 2011.  Moreover, board members had to be contacted to confirm availability.  When both of these matters were completed, phone calls and written notification were made to media on Saturday, June 25, 2011, so they were aware of the meeting and could attend if they so chose. 

3.         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. Bradbury 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 special, conference-call 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 or promoting an employee of a public governmental body.”                    

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

Ms. Sheid moved the approval of the resolution and Mr. Hammons seconded the motion.

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

Ms. Bradbury declared the resolution passed unanimously.

4.         Adjournment--- Ms. Bradbury adjourned the meeting at 2:05 p.m. on the motion of Mr. Elliott, the second of Mr. Hammons, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

 

John W. McAlear

Secretary