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At a glance: Michigan State BOT to hold Feb. 14 meeting

February 11, 2020
<p>Trustee Renee Knake speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 13.</p>

Trustee Renee Knake speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 13.

Photo by Annie Barker | The State News

The first Michigan State Board of Trustees meeting of the spring semester will take place at 8 a.m. Feb. 14 in room 401 of the Hannah Administration Building — after the proposed agenda and minutes from the last meeting are approved, public participation will begin so permitted speakers may address the board.

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.'s report will follow.

After the president's report, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Stephen Hsu will go over the gift, grant and contract report, followed by a research presentation from the College of Human Medicine's Nigel Paneth about neurodevelopment disabilities at MSU.

Interim provost Teresa Sullivan will cover personnel actions and information reports. Committee reports will follow.

The Committee on Budget and Finance is requesting the board's approval of an endowment for the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Enhancements, the sale of property in Leland, Michigan, the instillation of a 20 megawatt solar array on south campus, and increasing the budget of Munn Ice Arena's expansion.

The Committee on Academic Affairs is set to call for the board to approve revisions to the policy regarding the Emeritus Title for faculty and staff.

Additionally, the Board may dismiss a tenured faculty member for an unspecified cause.

The Committee on Audit, Risk and Compliance is to call for the board to approve the appointment to Plante Moran as the University's external auditors, approve a contract between the university and a company in which a faculty member holds a conflict of interest, and an intent to negotiate a contract.

The Committee on Student Life and Culture will deliver the committee report.

The meeting will adjourn after Dianne Byrum delivers the chairperson's report and the other trustees comment.

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