I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy Homecoming festivities last week! There was something for everyone.
Board of Governors meeting
Homecoming also means a Board of Governors (BOG) meeting. There was a lot of information presented and decisions made — some new business and some recurring business we cover at every October meeting.
Let’s start with the fun stuff. The board approved recipients of the Bronze Bear and the Government Excellence awards.
John Goodman is our 2023 Bronze Bear recipient. An alum and generous donor, he’ll be honored at the Dec. 15 10 a.m. commencement ceremony, where he’ll be the featured commencement speaker.
Gabe Gore is our 2023 Government Excellence recipient. An alum and former BOG member, he’ll be honored at the Dec. 15 1:30 p.m. commencement ceremony, where he’ll be the featured commencement speaker.
Other items that were approved by the board include:
- Revisions to the Constitution of the Faculty.
- Bids and award of contract for the addition and renovation at Kemper Hall.
- Consultant and authority to enter into an agreement for professional services in conjunction with the renovation to Cheek Hall.
- 2024 BOG officers.
- Governor Lynn Parman, chair
- Governor Tim Francka, vice chair
Don’t forget, BOG meetings are open to the public. If you want to learn more about the board and future meetings, visit the BOG website.
Wall of Fame Ceremony
Immediately following the BOG meeting, we walked over to the PSU Ballroom to celebrate our 2023 Wall of Fame recipients. It was a privilege to honor this wonderful group of emeriti employees:
- Bradley Fisher, PhD.
- Gloria Galanes, PhD
- Mary Kay Hunter.
- Dave MacKay.
- Robert Lee Norton, PhD.
- John Wall.
Thanks for all you do for Missouri State.