Stephen F. Austin
Minutes of the
Board of Regents
May 9,2008 (Volume 244)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BOARD MINUTES FOR MAY 9,2008
Academic and Student Affairs
08-33 Approval of Academic and Student Affairs Items
Additional Curriculum Changes for 2008-2009
08-34 Construction Manager at Risk for DeWitt Nursing School Facility
Appendix 1 - Additional Course Change Proposals for the 2007-2008 Academic Year
Stephen F. Austin State University
Minutes of the Meeting of the
Board of Regents
Austin Building 307
The special meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order in open session at 12
noon, Friday, May 9, 2008, by Chair Joe Max Green.
Mr. Joe Max Green, Chair
Mr. Carlos Amaral
Mr. Richard Boyer
Mr. James Dickerson
Ms. Valerie Ertz
Mr. Bob Garrett
Mr. Paul Pond
Mr. James Thompson
Mr. Melvin White
Dr. Baker Pattillo
Dr. Richard Berry
Mr. Danny Gallant
Mr. Steve Westbrook
Ms. Yvette Clark
Other SFA administrators, staff, and visitors
Chair Green welcomed everyone to the board meeting and acknowledged the immediate
past chair Valerie Ertz for her leadership for the past two years.
Dr. Pattillo introduced the new student regent, Ms. Lacey Claver, whose term will begin
on June 1,2008.
The Academic and Student Affairs Committee convened at 12:03 p. m. and adjourned at
12:07p.m. The Building and Grounds Committee convened at 12:07p.m. and adjourned
at 4:30p.m. The Finance/Audit Committee did not meet.
The committee of the whole was reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
Board Order 08-33
Upon motion by Regent Boyer, seconded by Regent Amaral, with all members voting
aye, the following academic and student affairs item was approved:
ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM CHANGES FOR 2008-2009 ACADEMIC YEAR.
The board of regents approved the undergraduate curriculum changes listed in Appendix
Chair Green recused himself from discussion and vote on building and grounds items 2
Concerning Agenda Item 2, Student Center HVAC Replacement, action was tabled at the
recommendation of the building and grounds committee. Regent Thompson announced
that there would be a building and grounds committee meeting in late June or early July
and the committee would bring a recommendation on this item to the July 15, 2008,
Concerning Agenda Item 3, Selection of Construction Manager at Risk for DeWitt
Nursing School Facility Project, Regent Thompson reported that the building and
grounds committee recommended that J.E. Kingham Construction Company be selected
as the most qualified firm to serve as construction manager at risk for the DeWitt Nursing
School Facility. Regent Thompson moved to accept this recommendation and the motion
was seconded by Regent Garrett. Regents Thompson, Garrett, Dickerson, and Pond voted
aye; Regents Amaral, Ertz, Boyer, and White voted nay. Regent Green abstained. The
Board Order 08-34
Upon motion by Regent Thompson, seconded by Regent Dickerson, with all regents
voting aye except Regent Green, who abstained, it was ordered that the administration
verify the total proposed fees and general condition costs estimated by the two top firms,
J.E. Dunn and J.E. Kingham Construction Company, and that the administration be
authorized to negotiate a contract with J.E. Dunn as the most qualified firm to serve as
construction manager at risk for the DeWitt Nursing School Facility, based on a total cost
comparable to the total fees proposed by J.E. Kingham, the second choice firm, and
considering a review of their construction services package by the Turner consultant. If
negotiations with J.E. Dunn are not successful within two weeks, the administration was
authorized to negotiate a contract with the second choice firm, J. E. Kingham
Construction. The president was authorized to sign the final contracts.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:07 p.m.
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