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Board of Trustees schedule last meeting of semester

December 14, 2021

The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet for the last time this semester on Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. in room 401 of the Hannah Administration Building.

For those who want to watch the meeting remotely, a livestream is available on the trustees website. Requests to address the board must be submitted 48 hours before the meeting.

According to the posted agenda, Vice President of Research and Innovation Douglas A. Gage will present the Gift, Grant, and Contract Report detailing information from Aug. 18 to Nov. 15. The report includes 702 gifts, grants and contracts plus 104 consignment or non-cash gifts, totaling $197,332,460. During this 2021-2022 academic year, a total of $383,990,670 was donated to the university in gifts, grants, contracts and consignments.

Associate professor of pathophysiology and diagnostic investigation Kimberly Dodd will present her research following the report. The presentation is titled "The MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: An Emerging Leader in One Health."

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Woodruff will ask the board to approve the Personnel Actions and Information Reports.

A personnel action recommended for approval is MSU head football coach Mel Tucker's new contract extension, effective Nov. 24, 2021 to Jan. 15, 2032.

The Committee on Budget and Finance will vote on seven items requiring board approval. The first is an endowment to add a diversity, equity and inclusion component for the Council of Graduate Students Fund in Support of Graduate Fellowships. The second is a recommendation to reappoint Scott Eston to the Investment Advisory Subcommittee.

The committee is also asked to vote on five authorizations including a bond authorization, authorizations to plan the Health, Wellness and Fitness Center, facility upgrades to Spartan Stadium, infrastructure improvements to the MSU Museum and recreation turf fields on Service Road.

The Committee on Audit, Risk and Compliance will be asked to approve a contract between MSU and Moonsail North, LLC. It will also be asked to negotiate contracts with Portera Therapeutics.

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