Hopkinsville Project - Construction will begin soon on the new building in Hopkinsville.
Business Building - The contractor has been selected and the contractor is fencing around
the area for construction.
The Carr Health Building contractor selection will be later in June.
There will be a lot of fencing and partitioning of the campus right now for the three
projects on campus as well as for the Hopkinsville project.
, . 2000-2001 Budget
Dr. Alexander indicated that Murray State managed to get a 2.7 percent increase from the
state which has been used to form the 2000-2001 budget. You will recall that Govemor Paul
Patton recommended over the Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) recommendation
that MSU receive a new science building. Due to the good work of Regent Mike Miller, we are
going to have a new science building at Murray State. The other fiscal matters will be discussed
during budget deliberations.
The Residential Colleges are being painted this summer. We anticipate a new look as we
upgrade our residence halls so that we are more competitive with other universities and also with
the private housing sector that is emerging around all these universities.
The Capital Campaign is moving along. We got a good boost last week from two or
three sources on our Capital Campaign, this is our initial foray into the campaign. We are
Under the guidance of Dr. Gary Brockway and Dr. Bill Price, Associate Provost, the
University has undergone organization to make it more cost efficient.
Report of the Chair 1
Chair Easley expressed appreciation to Dr. Alexander, Mike Miller, and the Govemor in
helping Murray State University get the $26 million for the new science building. He also
expressed appreciation to legislators: Senator Bob Jackson, Senator Joey Pendleton,
Senator Paul Herron, Representative Buddy Buckingham, Representative J. R. Gray,
Representative Charles Geveden, Representative Mike Cherry, and Representative Fred Nesler
for helping MSU get funding for the new building.
Also, appreciation was expressed to Dr. Alexander, Tom Denton, Gary Brockway, Don
Robertson, and Jim Carter for putting together the budget.
Mr. Easley pointed out that the campus has never looked better and expressed
appreciation to Dr. Dewey Yeatts for the Facilities Management Department’s great work.
I Report of the Treasurer
Treasurer Tom Denton presented and reviewed the financial and investment reports for
the period of July 1, 1999, to March 31, 2000. Following a brief discussion, Mr. Kirkham
moved, seconded by Mrs. Buchanon, that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted. Motion carried.
(See Attachments #1 and #2)