Missouri State University

October 8, 2009

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

October 8, 2009

 

1.                  Roll Call:

Present -    Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Brian Hammons, Chair of the Board

Ms. Phyllis Washington, Vice-Chair of the Board (by conference call)

Absent -    Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor

Also

Present -    Michael Nietzel, President

Clif Smart, General Counsel

Paul Kincaid, Chief of Staff

Matthew Morris, Director of Business & Support Services, MSU-West Plains (by conference call)

Nila Hayes, Chief Financial Officer

John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2.                  Presiding — Mr. Brian Hammons, Chair of the Board of Governors, called the Executive Committee conference-call meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. in Room 203 of Carrington Hall on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

3.                  West Plains Campus --- Mr. Matthew Morris, Director of Business & Support Services, MSU-West Plains, presented a resolution (Item II.A.) for the approval of the purchase of real estate located at 401 E. 17th Street, Mountain Grove, Missouri at a cost of $313,470.59.  He explained that pursuant to paragraph 15 of the amended lease dated December 1, 2003 between the Board of Governors of Missouri State University and Fybar Service Corporation, the University is exercising its right to purchase property referenced in that lease which is to expire on November 30, 2009.  The purchase price of the property (named Shannon Hall) is its book value and the purchase is being funded by the West Plains Campus reserves.  Moved and seconded, respectively, by Mr. Duggan and Ms. Washington.

Motion passed 3-0.

4.                  Purchases/Contracts – Ms. Nila Hayes, Chief Financial Officer, presented a resolution (Item III.A.) approving the Procurement Activity Report for purchase requests received September 19, 2009 through September 30, 2009.  The one item included on the report was for the i-Habanero-CSU Confocal Imaging System at a net cost of $347,679.68 from Hitschfel Instruments Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The total cost of the system is $411,129, but the vendor has agreed to contribute to the purchase of the instrumentation by reducing the price.  Funding for the purchase is made up of a $247,679.68 grant, Acquisition of a Spinning Confocal Microscope to Advance Interdepartmental Research and Training at Missouri State University, and matching grants of $60,000 from the College of Natural and Applied Science and $40,000 from the Office of the Provost.  Moved by Ms. Washington and seconded by Mr. Duggan.    

Motion passed 3-0.

5.         Adjournment — Mr. Hammons adjourned the conference call meeting at 2:15 p.m.

                                                                                    John W. McAlear

                                                                                    Secretary of the Board