May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008

1. Roll Call
Present — Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor (by conference call)
Ms. Mary Sheid, Chair of the Board (by conference call)
Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor (by conference call)

Absent - Mr. Michael Duggan, Vice-Chair of the Board

Present — Michael Nietzel, President
Greg Burris, Vice President for Administrative and Information Services
Paul Kincaid, Chief of Staff
Clif Smart, General Counsel
Doug Sampson, University Architect
John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding — Ms. Mary Sheid, Chair of the Board of Governors, called the Executive Committee meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. in Room 203 of Carrington Hall on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

3. Facilities & Equipment — Mr. Greg Burris presented the following resolutions for the Committee’s consideration:

Approval of commission agreement for the creation, development, design, and production of a bronze bear statue for the JQH Arena entrance plaza (Item II.A.); Dr. James Hill for a sculptor’s fee of $25,000 to be paid with private gift funds which have already been received by the Missouri State University Foundation.

Off-site drainage improvements for the JQH Arena (Item II.B.); Hartman & Company, Inc., low bid of $1,357,000 for the cast-in-place bid along with alternates 1, 2, and 4. The University and the City of Springfield are working together on a solution to this storm water problem. The City has indicated a willingness to share in the cost of this work and a Memorandum of Understanding is in development. The University’s Transit fund will also share in the cost. The JQH Arena project budget is only anticipated to absorb approximately $503,500 of the total cost.

Approval of the above resolutions was moved by Ms. Washington and seconded by Mr. Elliott; a roll call vote was taken, those in favor - Governors Elliott, Sheid, and Washington; those opposed – none; those absent – Governor Duggan.

Motion passed 3-0.

Mr. Burris next reported on an information item not requiring any approval. The current Missouri State University Foundation project for exterior repairs at its Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center will need a $75,000 increase in the project budget due to finding some additional problems once some concrete was torn out. The additional required funds will be paid by the Foundation. This entire project is totally funded by the Missouri State University Foundation and is mentioned as just an informational item for the committee.

4. Adjournment — Ms. Sheid adjourned the conference call meeting at 9:20 a.m.

John W. McAlear
Secretary of the Board