MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
MAY 1, 2006
1. Roll Call
Present- Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Brian Hammons, Governor (by conference call)
Ms. Mary Sheid, Vice President of the Board (by conference call)
Mr. Ryan Sivill, Student Governor
Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)
Present- Michael Nietzel, President
Greg Burris, Vice President for Administrative & Information Services
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 conference call meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. originating in the Traywick Parliamentary Room of the Plaster Student Union on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
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. 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 during a recess of this May 1, 2006 special conference call 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(2). "Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body..."
C. R.S.Mo. 610.021(12). "Sealed bids and related documents…"
Ms. Washington 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 Duggan, Hammons, Sheid, Washington, and Winston; those voting against – none; those absent – Governor Franks.
Board Vice President Sheid declared the motion was passed 5-0.
The Board reconvened this open meeting at 2:40 p.m.
4. President's Report --- Dr. Michael Nietzel asked Mr. Greg Burris to present a resolution regarding the JQH Arena. Mr. Burris then presented a resolution (Architects & Engineers No. 617-06) approving the programming services of Ellerbe Becket in conjunction with the JQH Arena. Ellerbe Becket will perform this work at an hourly rate not-to-exceed a total of $110,000 plus reimbursable expenses. Additional services of up to $40,000 as described in this agreement may be authorized and approved as necessary. He explained that they may start as early as later this week. They hope to wrap up the programming phase of this project by the end of May. Moved by Mr. Duggan and seconded by Mr. Hammons.
Motion passed 5-0.
Mr. Burris next presented a resolution (Land No. 88-06) approving the acquisition by eminent domain of a utility easement and temporary construction easement in Mountain Grove, Missouri. He explained that this easement is necessary to connect the Mountain Grove Campus to the Mountain Grove city sewer system. We have been unsuccessful at negotiating with the landowner as to an agreed upon cost of the easement. Mr. Duggan so moved, receiving the second of Ms. Washington.
Motion passed 5-0.
Mr. Burris next brought the Board up to date on the need for a major computer purchase to be funded with next year's Student Computer Usage Fees. To keep with our three-year life cycle, we need to purchase about 300 computers for our various student labs. If we order these computers by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, we can save $150 per computer which would be approximately $45,000. The best time to install these new computers would be immediately after the current semester concludes. There are no funds in this account at the present time but next year's Student Computer Usage fee assessed to each student could be used to reimburse the deficit in this account caused by this purchase. After a short discussion, it was determined that purchasing the computers at this time was a good idea due to the approximate $45,000 in savings.
5. Adjournment --- Ms. Sheid adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m. on the motion of Mr. Hammons, the second of Mr. Duggan, and the unanimous vote of the Board.
John W. McAlear