December 30, 2015

DECEMBER 30, 2015

1. Roll Call

Mr. Joe Carmichael, Governor (by conference call)
Ms. Virginia Fry, Governor
Mr. Gabriel E. Gore, Governor (by conference call)
Dr. Peter Hofherr, Vice Chair of the Board (by conference call)
Mr. Stephen B. Hoven, Chair of the Board (by conference call)
Ms. Beverly Miller, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Kendall Seal, Governor (by conference call)
Mr. Greg Spears, Governor (by conference call)
Ms. Carrie Tergin, Governor (by conference call)


Mr. Caleb Doyle, Student Governor

Also Present:

Ms. Rachael Dockery, General Counsel
Ms. Suzanne Shaw, Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Mr. John D. Hammons, Jr. - Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
Ms. Nicole L. Hutson - Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
Ms. Jessica R. Hill - Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
Mr. John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding – The presiding officer for the meeting was Mr. Stephen B. Hoven, Chair of the Board of Governors. He called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in Carrington Hall, Room 203, 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. Hoven 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 December 30, 2015, special meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items of business pursuant to:

a. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (1). “…any confidential or privileged communications between a public governmental body or its representatives and its attorneys…”

b. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (3). “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees 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…”

Ms. Tergin moved the approval of the resolution and Ms. Fry seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the motion was as follows: those voting in favor – Governors Carmichael, Fry, Gore, Hofherr, Hoven, Miller, Seal, Spears, and Tergin; those voting against the motion – none.

Mr. Hoven declared the resolution passed unanimously.

4. Adjournment--- Mr. Hoven adjourned the meeting at 6:05 p.m., upon the motion of Ms. Fry, the second of Mr. Carmichael, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

John W. McAlear