March 31, 2010



MARCH 31, 2010

1. Roll Call

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

Mr. Michael Duggan, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Gordon Elliott, Governor

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)


Present- Michael Nietzel, President

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 the meeting to order at 3:00 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. 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 March 31, 2010, meeting of the Board of Governors to consider items of business pursuant to:

a. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (3). “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body…”

b. R.S.Mo. 610.021 (13). “Individually identifiable personnel records, performance ratings or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment…”

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

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

Mr. Hammons declared the resolution passed unanimously.

4. Date of Next Meeting --- The date of the next regularly scheduled meeting is Friday, April 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Faurot Hall, Rooms 101 & 102 on the campus of Missouri State University in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

5. Adjournment--- Mr. Hammons adjourned the meeting at 3:05 p.m. on the motion of Ms. Washington, the second of Mr. Duggan, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

John W. McAlear