October 15, 2012



OCTOBER 15, 2012

1. Roll Call

Present- Mr. Stephen Bough, Governor (by conference call)

Ms. Elizabeth Bradbury, Governor

Mr. Gordon Elliott, Chair of the Board

Mr. Peter Hofherr, Governor (by conference call)

Mr. Stephen B. Hoven, Governor

Ms. Paige Jenkins, Student Governor

Mr. Orvin Kimbrough, Vice-Chair of the Board

Ms. Beverly Miller, Governor

Ms. Cathy Smith, Governor

Mr. John Winston, Governor (by conference call)


Present- John McAlear, Secretary of the Board

Penni Groves, Interim General Counsel

2. Presiding --- The presiding officer for the meeting was Mr. Gordon Elliott, Chair of the Board of Governors. He called the meeting to order at 5:00 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. Elliott 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 October 15, 2012, 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 particulare 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. Bradbury moved the approval of the resolution and Mr. Kimbrough seconded the motion.

A roll call vote on the motion was as follows: those voting in favor – Governors Bough, Bradbury, Elliott, Hofherr, Hoven, Kimbrough, Miller, Smith, and Winston; those voting against the motion – none.

Mr. Elliott declared the resolution passed unanimously.

4. Adjournment--- Mr. Elliott adjourned the meeting at 5:05 p.m., upon the motion of Mr. Hoven, the second of Mr. Kimbrough, and the unanimous vote of the Board.

John W. McAlear