Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents

One University Plaza
Mail Stop 3300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Phone: (573)-651-2222
Fax: (573)-651-5061


Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Chapter 174, RSMo.

Department: Higher Education

Mission: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents works toward the preservation and enhancement of educational quality; prudent stewardship of University assets; planning of programs and allocation of resources to serve most effectively the higher education needs of the region; establishment and maintenance of a strong system of accountability to the public; advocacy for the value of higher education to the State and to its citizens.

Function: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents governs the university. The members appoint the President of the University, employ faculty and staff, and make budgetary and policy decisions necessary to implement the University's mission.

SubCommittees: Strategic Panning Steering Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 8 meetings

Location of meetings: Cape Girardeau; varying locations within the region

Duration of meetings: 3 to 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 2 hours

Total time commitment: 4 to 6 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 6 years (6 voting members); 2 years (non-voting student member)

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: none

Political Requirements: Not more than 3 voting members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: Six members must reside in the 25-county service area, including Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, and Southeast Missouri. One must reside in Cape Girardeau County

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Mr. Jay Bradley Knudtson(R)
Regent Member 1
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Jan 3, 2013
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Phillip Martin Britt(D)
Regent Member 2
Term begins: Sep 8, 2015
Term expires: Jan 1, 2022

Ms. Tina Lee Klocke(I)
Regent Member 3
St. Louis
Term begins: May 3, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2024

Mrs. Kendra C. Neely-Martin(D)
Regent Member 4
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2018

Mr. Edward P Gargas(R)
Regent Member 5
Term begins: Sep 8, 2015
Term expires: Jan 1, 2022

Mr. Donald George LaFerla(R)
Regent Member 6
Term begins: Dec 12, 2013
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Luke Michael LeGrand
Student Representative
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2020