Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors

President's Office Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595

Phone: (417)-625-9501
Fax: (417)-625-9781

Email: boyd-l@mssu.edu
Website: http://www.mssu.edu/board-of-governors/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Chapter 174, RSMo.

Department: Higher Education

Mission: The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors acts on behalf of the people of Missouri to oversee the successful implementation of well-planned and sound academic programs of higher learning for the benefit of the students of the college.

Function: The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors appoints the president; supports the president; reviews the performance of the president; clarifies the institution's mission; approves long-range plans; oversees the education programs; preserves institutional independence; ensures financial solvency; enhances the college's public image; and assesses the board's performance.

SubCommittees: Executive, Academic Affairs, Budget/Audit

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 10 meetings

Location of meetings: Joplin

Duration of meetings: 1 to 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 2 hours

Total time commitment: 3 to 4 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 9

Term length: 6 years (8 voting members); 2 years (non-voting student member)

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: none

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 4 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: yes, six voting members shall be selected from any of the following counties: Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Dade, Lawrence, and Barry provided that no more than three of these six members shall be appointed from any one county. Two voting members shall be selected from any of the counties in the state which are outside of the counties previously articulated.

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Alison Hershewe(D)
Member 1
Joplin
Term begins: Jun 11, 2015
Term expires: Aug 30, 2020

Mrs. Tracy Combs Flanigan(R)
Member 2
Carthage
Term begins: Jan 7, 2014
Term expires: Aug 30, 2019

Mr. Carlos A. Haley(R)
Member 3
Joplin
Term begins: Apr 13, 2017
Term expires: Aug 30, 2022

Thomas Mark Elliott(R)
Member 4
Oronogo
Term begins: Sep 7, 2018
Term expires: Aug 30, 2024

Ms. Anita Yvonne Oplotnik(D)
Member 5
Fair Grove
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg(D)
Member 6
Joplin
Term begins: Jan 2, 2018
Term expires: Aug 30, 2023

Michael Lee Franks(D)
Member 7
Neosho
Term begins: Sep 11, 2015
Term expires: Aug 30, 2021

Mr. William L. Gipson(R)
Member 8
Shell Knob
Term begins: Jan 2, 2018
Term expires: Aug 30, 2023

Mr. David W. Sigars
Student Representative
Neosho
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Dec 31, 2013