January 25, 2010



JANUARY 25, 2010

1. Roll Call

Present- Ms. Elizabeth Bradbury, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Brian Hammons, Chair of the Board (by conference call)

Ms. Ashley Hoyer, Student Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Orvin Kimbrough, Governor (by conference call)

Ms. Mary Sheid, Governor (by conference call)

Ms. Cathy Smith, Governor (by conference call)

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

Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)

Absent- Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor


Present- Paul Kincaid, Chief of Staff

Clifton Smart, General Counsel

John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

2. Presiding --- The presiding officer for the meeting was Mr. Brian Hammons, Chair of the Board of Governors. He called this conference-call meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. originating in Carrington Hall Room 203 on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

3. Presidential Search --- Mr. Duggan, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, commented that since it is anticipated that a search firm will be approved later today, he would like to make a motion to increase the budget for the Presidential Search Committee to a new total of $175,000. Ms. Washington provided the second to the motion.

Motion passed 8-0.

4. 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. Hammons 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 January 25, 2010, meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items of business pursuant to:

a. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (12). “Sealed bids and related documents…”

Ms. Sheid moved the approval of the resolution and Ms. Washington seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the motion was as follows: those voting in favor – Governors Bradbury, Duggan, Hammons, Kimbrough, Sheid, Smith, Washington, and Winston; those voting against the motion – none; those absent – Governor Elliott.

Mr. Hammons declared the resolution passed unanimously.

5. Adjournment--- Mr. Hammons adjourned the meeting at 11:40 a.m. on the motion of Mr. Duggan, the second of Ms. Sheid, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

John W. McAlear