October 16, 2015



OCTOBER 16, 2015, 8:00 A.M.

1.                  Roll Call

Present-     Mr. Joe Carmichael, Governor

                  Mr. Caleb Doyle, Student Governor

Ms. Virginia Fry, Governor

Dr. Peter Hofherr, Vice Chair of the Board

Mr. Stephen B. Hoven, Chair of the Board

Ms. Beverly Miller, Governor  

Mr. Kendall Seal, Governor

Mr. Greg Spears, Governor

Ms. Carrie Tergin, Governor


Present-     Clif Smart, President

                  Rachael Dockery, General Counsel

                  Ryan DeBoef, Chief of Staff

                  Matt Morris, Interim Vice President for Administrative and                               Information Services

                  Tom Johnson, Director of the Department of Safety and                                    Transportation

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 8:00 a.m. in the Traywick Parliamentary Room in the Plaster Student Union 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 October 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 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…”

Dr. Hofherr 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, 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 8:05 a.m.

John W. McAlear