Missouri State University

March 2, 2005

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
MARCH 2, 2005

1.                  Roll Call

Present-     Mr. Thomas Carlson, Governor (by conference call)
                 Mr. William Darr, Governor (by conference call)
                 Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)
                 Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor
                 Mr. Michael Franks, Vice President of the Board
                        (by  conference call)
                 Ms. Mary Sheid, Governor (by conference call)
                 Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor, (by conference call)
                 Ms. Kelli Wolf, Student Governor  

Also
Present-     John Black, General Counsel
                 John W. McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2.         Presiding --- The presiding officer for the meeting was Mr. Michael Franks, Vice President of the Board of Governors.  He called this conference call meeting to order at 12:00 noon in Carrington Hall room 203 on the campus of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Mr. Franks welcomed Mr. Gordon Elliott to his first meeting as a member of the Board of Governors.  He then congratulated everyone at the institution that assisted with the University name-change bill that was passed by the House earlier this week.  

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.  Mr. Franks 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 the Southwest Missouri State University that a closed meeting, with closed records and closed vote, be held immediately following this special March 2, 2005 meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items 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(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 Ms. Washington
                  seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the resolution was as follows:  those voting in favor – Governors Carlson, Darr, Duggan, Elliott, Franks, Sheid, and Washington; those voting against – none.

Board Vice President Franks declared the motion was passed 7-0.

4.         Date of Next Meeting --- The date of the next regularly scheduled meeting was set for March 18, 2005.

5.         Adjournment--- Mr. Franks adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m. on the motion of Ms. Sheid, the second of Ms. Washington, and the unanimous vote of the Board.