October 27, 2008

October 27, 2008

1. Roll Call
Present — Mr. Michael Duggan, Chair of the Board (by conference call)
Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Brian Hammons, Vice-Chair of the Board (by conference call)
Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor (by conference call)

Present — Michael Nietzel, President
Ken McClure, Interim Vice President for Administrative and Information Services
Clif Smart, General Counsel
Nila Hayes, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Kincaid, Chief of Staff
Jim Baker, Vice President for Research & Economic Development
John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding — Mr. Michael Duggan, Chair of the Board of Governors, called the Executive Committee meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. in Room 203 of Carrington Hall on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

3. Purchases/Contracts — Ms. Nila Hayes, Chief Financial Officer presented a resolution (Item IIA.) for the approval of the Procurement Activity Report for the period of October 10, 2008 through October 24, 2008. Moved by Mr. Hammons with the second being provided by Ms. Washington. It was requested that, in the future, the paragraph on each separate purchase should include information on the source of funds to pay for the expenditure.

Motion passed 3-0.

4. Research and Economic Development – Dr. Jim Baker, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, presented a resolution (Item III.A.) approving a cooperative agreement between Missouri State University and the Missouri Department of Conservation regarding the study of the propagation of endangered native mussels for research and recovery. Motion to approve the agreement was made by Mr. Hammons and seconded by Ms. Washington.

Motion passed 3-0.

5. Resolution Authorizing a Closed Meeting – Thereupon, the following resolution was offered: Be it resolved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of Missouri State University that a closed meeting, with closed records and closed vote, be held pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1) and (2) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri. Motion made by Ms. Washington and seconded by Mr. Hammons. A roll call vote was held with Mr. Elliott, Mr. Hammons, and Ms. Washington voting for the motion and no one voting against the motion.

Motion passed 3-0.

6. Adjournment — Mr. Duggan adjourned the conference call meeting at 1:10 p.m. on the motion of Mr. Elliott, the second of Ms. Washington, and the unanimous vote of the committee.

John W. McAlear
Secretary of the Board