April 30, 2007

APRIL 30, 2007

1. Roll Call
Present- Mr. James Buford, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Michael Franks, President of the Board (by conference call)
Mr. Brian Hammons, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Ryan Sivill, Student Governor
Ms. Mary Sheid, Governor (by conference call)
Ms. Cathy Smith, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)

Absent- Ms. Phyllis Washington, Governor

Present- Michael Nietzel, President
Paul Kincaid, Chief of Staff
Belinda McCarthy, Provost
John Black, General Counsel
John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding --- The presiding officer for the Board’s conference-call meeting was Mr. Michael Franks, President of the Board of Governors. He called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in Room 203 of Carrington Hall 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. 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 Missouri State University that a closed meeting, with closed records and closed vote, be held immediately following this April 30, 2007 conference-call meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items of business 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,…”

Mr. Duggan moved the approval of the resolution and Ms. Sheid seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the resolution was as follows: Governors Buford, Duggan, Franks, Hammons, Sheid, Smith, and Winston voted for the motion; no one voted against the motion; Governor Washington was absent.

Mr. Franks declared the resolution passed unanimously.

4. Date of Next Meeting --- The date of the next scheduled meeting was set for May 17, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

5. Adjournment --- Mr. Franks adjourned the meeting at 4:05 p.m. on the motion of Mr. Hammons, the second of Mr. Duggan, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

John W. McAlear