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					BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE
  INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
         LEARNING




      Final Board Book
      February 20–21, 2008
                                  AGENDA
                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE
                    INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
                    EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER
                          UNIVERSITIES CENTER
                          3825 RIDGEWOOD ROAD
                           JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
                             February 20-21, 2008
                            Wednesday, February 20, 2008
                         COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

A.    Committee Meetings:
         ● 1:00 p.m. – Gulf Coast Special Committee
         ● 1:45 p.m. – Real Estate & Facilities Committee
         ● 2:15 p.m. – Budget, Finance & Audit Committee
         ● 2:45 p.m. – Educational Policies & Programs Committee
         ● 3:45 p.m. – Governance Committee

Times are approximate. Committees will begin when the previous committee is finished.

                               Thursday, February 21, 2008
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
A.    8:30 a.m. – Call to Order
B.    Prayer – Dr. D. E. Magee
C.    Approval of Minutes
        ♦ January 17, 2008 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting
D.    Special Presentation
        ♦ Mr. Mayo Flynt, AT&T
E.    Black History Month Recognition – Dr. D. E. Magee
F.    Presentation on Economic Development by Dr. Alice Clark, The University of
        Mississippi – Mr. Roy Estess
G.    Consent Agenda – Dr. Stacy Davidson
H.    Educational Policies & Programs – Dr. Bettye Henderson Neely
I.    Budget, Finance & Audit – Mr. Aubrey Patterson
J.    Real Estate & Facilities – Mr. Scott Ross
K.    Governance – Dr. D. E. Magee
L.    Legal – Ms. Amy Whitten
M.    Gulf Coast Committee Update – Ms. Amy Whitten
N.    Strategic Planning Committee Update – Mr. Thomas Colbert
O.    Administration/Policy - Dr. Thomas C. Meredith
P.    Commissioner’s Report - Dr. Thomas C. Meredith
Q.    Additional Agenda Items if Necessary
R.    Reconsideration
S.    Other Business/Announcements
        Special Introduction
        ♦ Dr. Eric Clark, Executive Director, Community and Junior Colleges
T.    Executive Session if Determined Necessary
U.    Adjournment
                        BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE
                     INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
                             FEBRUARY 21, 2008

                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
       1.   January 17, 2008 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting ......................................................................1



II.    *CONSENT ITEMS
       A.   PERSONNEL

            Approval of Personnel Requests

            1.         Employment (JSU, MSU, UM & UMMC).......................................................................34
            2.         Change of Status of Personnel (JSU, MSU, UMMC & USM) .......................................35
            3.         Sabbatical Leave (UM).....................................................................................................38
            4.         Emeritus Status (UMMC).................................................................................................41

            *Without objection, these items will not be discussed (unless there are questions) and will
            stand approved as presented.


III.   APPROVAL & INFORMATION ITEMS

       A.   EDUCATIONAL POLICIES & PROGRAMS

            1.         System Administration – Amendments and Additions to
                           Board Policy (For First Reading) ..............................................................................42
            2.         System Administration – Approval of Modifications to Existing Academic Programs ...43
            3.         System Administration – Approval of New Academic Unit.............................................44
            4.         System Administration – Revision to Addendum to Memorandum of Agreement for
                           Participants in the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars
                            Program ....................................................................................................................44
            5.         System Administration – Institutes and Centers (Information Only)................................44
            6.         System Administration – 2008 HEADWAE Honorees (Information Only).....................45



       B.   BUDGET, FINANCE AND AUDIT

            1.         JSU – Approval of Resolution to Convert Interest Rate Period on
                           Series 2004-B Bonds .................................................................................................46
            2.         UMMC – Approval of Contracts
                       A. Consulting Service Agreements with Computer Science Corporation (CSC)
                           Consulting, Inc.
                           1. UMMC - Agreement to the Manage Revenue Cycle for Hospital Services .......47
                           2. UMMC - Agreement to Provide Leadership and Operational Support
                               to the Inpatient Surgery Center & Sterile Processing Department .....................47


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                   3.        UMMC – Agreement Amendment to Achieve an Overall Supply
                              Chain Financial Improvement .....................................................................47
                   4.        UMMC – Agreement Amendment to Implement Perioperative and Central
                              Services Clinical Redesign Initiatives .........................................................47

             B. Lease Agreements with Select Specialty Hospital – Jackson, Inc.
                1. UMMC – Agreement to Lease Space to Relocate the Sleep Lab .......................48
                2. UMMC – Agreement to Lease Space to Relocate the Outpatient Gastro-
                     Intestinal/Endoscopy Outpatient Clinic............................................................48

             C. Service Agreement with Laboratory Corporation (LabCorp) of America
                1. UMMC – Agreement to Provide Testing and Consultant Services for Matching
                      Outside Patients to Potential Transplant Donors.............................................48

             D. Contract Amendment with ShareStaff, LLC
                 1. UMMC – Amendment to Allocate Additional Funds to Nursing and Allied
                       Health Staffing ...............................................................................................49
     3.      System Administration – Approval to Escalate the Mississippi Office of
                 Student Financial Aid Budget....................................................................................50


C.   REAL ESTATE & FACILITIES
     Approval of Initiations of Projects/Appointments of Professionals

     1.      DSU – GS 102-220, Cafeteria Infrastructure Renovation.................................................51
     2.      MSU – IHL 205-234, Research and Technology Park Road............................................51
     3.      MSU – IHL 205-237, Parking Lot South..........................................................................51
     4.      MVSU – GS 106-184, Business Education Building .......................................................51
     5.      MVSU - GS 106-210, Science and Technology Building ................................................52
     6.      MVSU - GS 106-211, J. H. White Library Building ........................................................52
     7.      MVSU – Re-Roof College Hall I......................................................................................52
     8.      UM – IHL 207-308, Hot Water Loop Expansion .............................................................52
     9.      UMMC – GS 109-195, Adult Emergency Renovation -2007...........................................52
     10.     UMMC – IHL 209-508, R019 CT Scanner Renovations .................................................53
     11.     USM – IHL 208-284, Textbook Center Renovation.........................................................53

     Approval of Budget Increase/Change of Scope

     12.     UM – GS 107-286, Coulter Hall Phase 1A......................................................................53

     Approval of Other Real Estate and Facilities Requests

     13.     JSU – Revisions to the IHL Approved Facilities Needs Requests....................................54
     14.     USM – Approval of Development Agreement .................................................................54
     15.     UM – Revisions to the IHL Approved 2008 Capitol Needs Requests..............................71
     16.     UM – IHL 207-294, Residential College..........................................................................71
     17.     System Administration: Real Estate and Facilities Items Approved Subsequent
               to the January 17, 2008 Board Meeting (Information Only) .........................................73

D.   GOVERNANCE

     1.      System Administration – Discussion and Request for Approval for First Reading of
               Proposed Amendments to Board Policy 301.0806 University Foundation/Affiliated
               Entity Activities ............................................................................................................78



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E.   LEGAL

     1.   MUW – Approval to Hire Outside Counsel......................................................................82
     2.   USM – Approval to Hire Outside Counsel .......................................................................82
     3.   System Administration – Report of Payments to Outside Counsel (Information Only) ...82
     4.   System Administration – The Quarterly Litigation Expense Report Relating to the IHL
           Tort Plan (Information Only).........................................................................................87
     5.   System Administration – The Quarterly Litigation Expense Report Relating to the IHL
            Workers’ Compensation Plan (Information Only) ........................................................96


F.   ADMINISTRATION/POLICY
     1.   System Administration – Commissioner’s Notification of Approval
            (Information Only) .....................................................................................................102




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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF
   TRUSTEES OF STATE
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
       LEARNING




          January 17, 2008
  Regular Board of Trustees Meeting




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BE IT REMEMBERED, That the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of
Mississippi met in a regular session at the Board Office in Jackson, Mississippi, at 8:30 a.m., and pursuant to
notice in writing mailed by certified letter with return receipt requested on November 27, 2007, to each and
every member of said Board, said date being at least five days prior to this January 17, 2008 meeting. At the
above-named place there were present the following members to wit: Mr. H. Ed Blakeslee, Mr. Thomas W.
Colbert, Dr. Stacy Davidson, Dr. D. E. Magee, Jr., Dr. Bettye Henderson Neely, Ms. Virginia Shanteau Newton,
Mr. Bob Owens, Mr. Aubrey B. Patterson, Ms. Robin J. Robinson, Mr. Scott Ross and Ms. Amy Whitten. Mr.
Roy Estess was absent. The meeting was called to order by Dr. Stacy Davidson, President, and opened with
prayer by Ms. Robin Robinson.


                                           ANNOUNCEMENT

Dr. Davidson announced that Mr. Tally D. Riddell, Sr. passed away this week. Mr. Riddell was a former Board
member from 1956 to 1968. Mr. Patterson briefly spoke of Mr. Riddell’s many accomplishments. On motion
by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Whitten, with Mr. Colbert and Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board
approved the creation of a resolution in honor of Mr. Tally D. Riddell, Sr. and to spread the resolution upon the
minutes.


                                            RECOGNITIONS

•      Dr. Thomas Meredith announced that after many years of service Dr. Wayne Stonecypher, Executive
       Director of the Community and Junior Colleges, will be retiring. Dr. Meredith gifted Dr. Stonecypher
       with a book as a token of appreciation for his great service to higher education and the state of
       Mississippi.
•      Dr. Meredith then expressed his appreciation for Dr. Malvin Williams who served as the Interim
       President of Alcorn State University. Dr. Williams was retired when he was asked to serve as the
       interim. Dr. Meredith gifted Dr. Williams with an oil painting as a token of appreciation for his
       dedication and service to Alcorn State University.


                                          ANNOUNCEMENTS

•      Dr. Davidson welcomed Dr. George Ross as the 17th president of Alcorn State University. Dr. Ross
       expressed his appreciation of the warm welcome.
•      Dr. Davidson announced that Ms. Amy Whitten was named as one of the fifty top business women in
       the state of Mississippi. Dr. Davidson congratulated her for receiving such an honor.


                                  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

On motion by Ms. Robinson, seconded by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

       RESOLVED, That the Minutes of the Board meeting held on November 14, 2007, stand approved.

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                                          CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Ms. Robinson, seconded by Mr. Patterson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

       RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved the following Consent Agenda.

EDUCATIONAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

1.     System Administration - Approved the degrees conferred in December 2007, as follows:

             Institution        Degree to be Conferred                Number Subtotal Total

              Jackson State University
                  Undergraduate
                                Bachelor of Arts                           4
                                Bachelor of Business Administration       43
                                Bachelor of Science                       75
                                Bachelor of Social Work                    7
                                                                                  129
                  Graduate
                                Doctor of Philosophy                       1
                                Specialist in Education                    2
                                Master of Business Administration          5
                                Master of Professional Accountancy         7
                                Master of Public Health                    7
                                Master of Science                         12
                                Master of Science in Education            20
                                                                                   54
                                                                                         183


2.     System Administration - Approved the degrees to be conferred in February 2008, as follows:

              Institution       Degree to be Conferred                Number Subtotal Total

             University of Mississippi Medical Center
                 Graduate/Professional
                                 Master of Science                         2
                                 Doctor of Philosophy                      5
                                                                                    7
                                                                                              7


BUDGET, FINANCE AND AUDIT

3.     UMMC - Approved the request to extend the current contract with MedQuist, Inc. The contract
       provides full service medical transcription and related health information management services. The
       term of the renewal contract is on or about January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008. The amount for the

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     new contract period will not exceed $360,000 and the total contract will not exceed $3 million. A copy
     of the contract which has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office is on file in the
     January 17, 2008 Board Working File.

4.   UMMC - Approved the request to amend the lease agreement with the Jackson Medical Mall
     Foundation. The 35th amendment will lease additional space to be used for clinical space for patients
     and for study-related activities in conjunction with the National Institute for a Diabetes and Digestive
     and Kidney Diseases grant entitled “National Children’s Study.” The term of the amendment is February
     1, 2008 through September 27, 2012. The total contract is $257,217.82. A copy of the contract which
     has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office is on file in the January 17, 2008
     Board Working File.

5.   UMMC - Approved the request to enter into a service contract with National Billing Associates to
     provide billing, claims submission, and collection services for the Home Dialysis Training Program.
     The contract will be for a period of three years effective February 1, 2008. The fee for the contract term
     is 4% of the adjusted gross collections. Fees for claims denied prior to the contract effective date is 20%
     of adjusted gross collections. The total cost for the contract is projected at $853,264. A copy of the
     contract which has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office is on file in the
     January 17, 2008 Board Working File.

6.   System Administration (Information item.) - At the September 19-20, 2007 Board meeting, Jackson
     State University requested approval for a Resolution authorizing the Jackson State University
     Educational Building Corporation (the “JSU/EBC”) to enter into a bond swap with notional amount of
     $30 million. Final Board approval was delegated to Mr. Scott Ross, Chairman of the Real Estate and
     Facilities Committee, and Mr. Aubrey Patterson, Chairman of the Budget, Finance, and Audit
     Committee. Subsequent to the September Board meeting, Mr. Ross and Mr. Patterson have approved
     the JSU/EBC bond swap. A properly executed Resolution will be prepared and signed by the
     appropriate IHL representatives. To date, the swap has not been finalized.

REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES

7.   JSU – Approved the initiation of GS 103-247, J.Y. Woodard Building Renovation, under HB 1440,
     Laws of 2006. The project will provide necessary ventilation and additions to convert space currently
     used by the School of Engineering to labs for the Department of Art. Funds are available in the amount
     of $250,000 from SB 2010, Laws of 2004 (reimbursable).

8.   JSU - Approved the initiation of GS 103-248, Dining Hall Renovation, under HB 1440, Laws of 2006,
     which will include relocating academic programs, equipment, office space, etc. from Johnson Hall to
     the Dining Hall Facility. Funds are available in the amount of $100,000 from SB 2010, Laws of 2004,
     and in the amount of $150,000 from GS 103-219, Johnson/Dansby Replacement.

9.   MSU - Approved the initiation of IHL 213-137, Horse Park Site, and the appointment of David
     Howell, PE, MAFES Engineer as project professional for the development of a site grading plan for the
     removal of soil from the interior of the harness track, for the construction of additional recreational
     vehicle parking spots, and for an additional restroom/bath house. Any consultants needed for this

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      project will be hired on an “as needed” basis. The project budget is $500,000. Funding is available
      from the MSU-Extension Service.

10.   MUW - Approved the initiation of GS 104-161, Cromwell Electrical & Mechanical, and the
      appointment of Atherton Engineering as project professionals for mechanical and electrical repairs to
      the Cromwell HVAC system, the power distribution loop and steam tunnels. The project budget is
      $250,000. Funds are available from HB 246, Laws of 2007.

11.   USM - Approved the appointment of Albert & Associates of Hattiesburg, MS, as design professionals
      for IHL 214-013, Entertainment Industry Facility, Gulf Park Campus. The project was publicly
      advertised and six (6) proposals were received with the top three (3) proposals being interviewed by a
      selection panel. Funding is available from university sources in the amount $65,000.

12.   UMMC - Approved the initiation of IHL 209-506, Emergency Fuel Center, and the award of a
      contract to Wilkinson Construction, Inc., the lower of two (2) bidders in the amount of $261,262. The
      project was started in-house with an initial budget under $250,000. Documents have been completed
      and bids received. Since the low bid exceeds $250,000, the project now requires Board approval. The
      project budget is $275,000. Funding is available from interest income.

13.   JSU - Approved the request to transfer funds in the amount of $116,000 from SB 3120, Laws of 1996,
      to GS 103-231, E-City Center Project. This transfer will increase the project budget to $806,000. This
      project will create a newly designed building on a site located near the new Metro Parkway and house
      the Mississippi Department of Economic Development.

14.   UM - Approved the request to select a new design professional and to increase the budget from
      $500,000 to $650,000 for an increase of $150,000 to cover contract costs for IHL 207-295,
      Comprehensive Master Plan. The university previously selected and the Board approved Hanbury,
      Evans, Wright and Vlattas of Norfolk, Virginia as the design professionals. However, since contract
      negotiations were unsuccessful, the university is requesting a change of professional. Funds are
      available from self-generated sources.

15.   USM - Approved the request to increase the budget from $700,000 to $3,500,000 for the IHL 208-268,
      Data Center Upgrade at the Hattiesburg campus. The project was originally initiated to correct several
      electrical and mechanical shortcomings in the center. A Mississippi Department of Education grant has
      been awarded to the university in the amount of $3,500,000 that allows the scope of the upgrade to be
      expanded to correct current deficiencies, increase security, and satisfy estimated growth needs for the
      Data Center.

16.   MSU - Approved a lease for an estimated three hundred thirteen (313) square feet of a university facility
      by nCode, Inc., a commercial entity involved in collaborative research with MSU and economic
      development in the state of Mississippi. The facility under consideration for lease by this commercial
      entity is the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. Allowing the lease of a small portion of the
      facility would greatly enhance the university’s research efforts and enable further economic
      development of the State.



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PERSONNEL REPORT

EMPLOYMENT                                              CHANGE OF STATUS

Alcorn State University - Athletics                     University of Mississippi
                                                        Ridgeway, Larry D.
Jones, Ernest T., Head Football Coach and
Instructor, Department of Health, Physical              University of Mississippi Medical Center
Education and Recreation; Effective January 2,          Davis, Adrian R.
2008 to December 31, 2010; Salary of $140,000 per       Hawxby, Alan M.
annum, prorata.                                         Horn, Donald K.

University of Mississippi                               EMERITA/EMERITUS STATUS
Chen, Fan
Perry, Kimberly W.                                      University of Mississippi Medical Center
                                                        Zardiackas, Lyle D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Stubbs, Paula L.

University of Southern Mississippi
Herndon, Michael


                  EDUCATIONAL POLICIES & PROGRAMS AGENDA
                                  Presented by Dr. Bettye Neely, Chair

On motion by Dr. Neely, seconded by Ms. Robinson, with Mr. Estess and Ms. Whitten absent and not voting,
it was

       RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda item #1 as submitted on the following
       Educational Policies & Programs Agenda.

1.     System Administration - Approved Mississippi State University’s request to create the National
       Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center within the Office of Research and Economic
       Development.

2.     System Administration (Information item.) - Online degree programs to be offered.
       a.    Delta State University plans to offer the Master of Education in Elementary Education (CIP
             13.1202).
       b.    Delta State University plans to offer the Master of Business Administration (CIP 52.0201).
       c.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering the Bachelor of Science in Clinical
             Laboratory Sciences (Advanced Standing Curriculum) (CIP 51.1105).
       d.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering the Bachelor of Science in Health
             Information Management (Progression Curriculum) (CIP 51.0706).


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      e.     The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering the Bachelor of Science in Health
             Sciences (CIP 26.9999).
      f.     The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering the Doctor of Physical Therapy
             (Transitional Curriculum) (CIP 51.2308).

3.    System Administration (Information item.) - Modification of an existing academic unit. In order to
      allow for tighter academic controls to insure compliance with SACS, The University of Southern
      Mississippi informed the Board at both the April and July 2005 Board of Trustees meetings of several
      unit reorganizations that took place which included a name change for the Office of Non-Credit
      Programs to the Office of Non-Credit Programs and Conferences within the Office of the Provost. The
      university has since renamed the Office of Non-Credit Programs and Conferences to the Office of
      Professional Development and Educational Outreach.

4.    System Administration (Information item.) - Institutes and Centers
      a.    Mississippi State University has established the Northern Gulf Institute. This limited scope and
            outreach center will address critical coastal and inland issues including ecosystem impacts,
            watershed management, coastal hazards, and resiliency. Housed in MSU offices at the Stennis
            Space Center, the institute is funded through extramural resources.
      b.    The University of Southern Mississippi has established the Center for Research in Creative
            Learning. This limited scope and outreach center will foster collaborative partnerships of arts
            and science programs with state and national education, arts, and science agencies to advance
            and apply research in learning for Mississippi PK12 professional learning communities. Housed
            in the College of Science and Technology, the center is funded through extramural resources.

5.    Other Business - Dr. Neely thanked Dr. Lynn House, Assistant Commissioner for Academic and
      Student Affairs and those committee members who attended the committee meeting yesterday. She also
      thanked Dr. Dennis Watts, former IHL Director of Academic Affairs, for his work on revising the
      academic policies.


                                         LEGAL AGENDA
                                 Presented by Ms. Amy Whitten, Chair

On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Ms. Robinson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board
approved moving agenda item #1 to the Executive Session agenda. On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded
by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

      RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda item #2 as submitted on the following Legal
      Agenda. Pending final approval by the Opinions Division of the Attorney General’s Office, agenda item
      #3 was approved on a separate motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess absent
      and not voting. On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Mr. Patterson, with Mr. Estess absent and
      not voting, the Board approved moving agenda item #5 to the Executive Session agenda.

1.    UM - Settlement of the case styled Sallie Moore v University of Mississippi. (THIS ITEM WAS
      TAKEN UP DURING THE FIRST EXECUTIVE SESSION.)

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2.     MSU - Approved the request to enter into a contract with the firm of David Ware & Associates, L.L.C.,
       located in Jackson, MS, Metairie and Baton Rouge, LA, and Pensacola, FL, to provide services
       necessary in preparing labor certification applications on behalf of the university for its employees who
       seek permanent residence status. This contractual agreement is necessary due to amendments by the
       US Department of Labor to the permanent labor certification regulations, specifically: The employers
       are required to pay the cost of preparing, filing, and obtaining certification, and prohibits an employer
       from transferring those costs to the beneficiary. This includes a prohibition on the alien paying the
       employer’s attorney fees. The rule does allow an alien to pay his or her own personal costs incurred in
       connection with a labor certification, including attorney fees for personal legal representation, but where
       the same attorney represents both the alien and the employer, the costs must be borne by the employer.
       The term of the contractual agreement will be for one (1) year, for a maximum amount payable of
       $50,000 during contract term. This contract has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s
       Office.

3.     MUW - Approved the request to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the City of
       Columbus regarding specific actions by the city police on the MUW campus. The Agreement was
       approved by the City Council of Columbus on December 18, 2007. Upon approval by the IHL Board,
       this agreement will be sent to the Opinions Division of the Attorney General’s Office for final approval.
       A copy of this agreement is included in the bound January 17, 2008 Board Working File.

4.     System Administration (Information item.) - The Board received a report of the payment of legal fees
       to outside counsel. (See Exhibit 1.)

5.     System Administration - The Board recently renewed a contract for legal services between the law firm
       of DLA Piper U.S. and Mississippi State University for intellectual property services. Following
       approval of the contract renewal, it was discovered that an attorney in this firm is representing the MUW
       Alumnae Association in suing the IHL Board, Dr. Limbert and Mississippi University for Women.
       Therefore, discussion of termination of the contract with DLA Piper U.S. is appropriate at this time.
       (THIS ITEM WAS TAKEN UP DURING THE FIRST EXECUTIVE SESSION.)


                                   FIRST EXECUTIVE SESSION

On motion by Ms. Whitten, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board voted to close the meeting to
determine whether or not it should declare an Executive Session. On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Dr.
Davidson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board voted to go into Executive Session for the reason*
reported to the public and stated in these minutes, as follows:

       Discussion of a litigation matter at the University of Mississippi and
       Discussion of a legal matter at Mississippi State University.

During Executive Session, the following matters were discussed and/or voted upon:




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       On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Dr. Davidson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board
       approved the settlement of the Workers’ Compensation case styled Sallie Moore v University of
       Mississippi.

       On motion by Ms. Whitten, seconded by Ms. Robinson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the
       Board approved the termination of the contract for legal services between DLA Piper U.S. and
       Mississippi State University.

On motion by Dr. Neely, seconded by Mr. Ross, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board voted
to return to Open Session.


By consensus, the Board agreed to move item #1 on the Administration/Policy Agenda and the entire
Governance Agenda forward in the meeting.


                            ADMINISTRATION/POLICY AGENDA
                            Presented by Dr. Thomas Meredith, Commissioner

1.     System Administration - Election of Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the term beginning
       May 8, 2008 and ending May 7, 2009.

       Dr. Magee opened the floor for nominations for the office of Vice President of the Board. Dr. Neely
       nominated Mr. Scott Ross, the motion was seconded by Ms. Whitten, with Mr. Estess absent and not
       voting. There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed. It was

              RESOLVED, that Mr. Scott Ross was elected as Vice President of the Board for a one year
              term, beginning May 8, 2008.


                                     GOVERNANCE AGENDA
                                   Presented by Dr. D. E. Magee, Chair

On motion by Dr. Magee, seconded by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

       RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda item #1 as submitted on the following
       Governance Agenda.

1.     System Administration - Approved the proposed amendments to Board Policy 201.0608 Institutional
       Executive Officer/Commissioner of Higher Education Search Process. (See Exhibit 2.)

2.     Other Business - Dr. Magee noted that there was one item concerning the agreements between the
       universities and affiliate groups which was removed from the agenda. This was done to allow for further
       review.


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                                   GULF COAST COMMITTEE
                                   Presented by Ms. Amy Whitten, Chair

Chairman Amy Whitten asked Commissioner Meredith to report on the progress of the University of Southern
Mississippi Gulf Coast campus. Dr. Meredith noted only one item to report which was the appointment of
Eley/Allred/Saski as the design professionals for master planning. Ms. Whitten requested a report to be
presented in February consisting of tentative dates for the phases of the construction process.


                           BUDGET, FINANCE & AUDIT AGENDA
                                 Presented by Mr. Aubrey Patterson, Chair

On motion by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Colbert, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

       RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda item #2 as submitted on the following Budget,
       Finance & Audit Agenda.

1.     Other Business - Dr. Linda McFall, IHL Assistant Commissioner for Finance and Administration,
       announced that Governor Haley Barbour established a committee to review the tax structure in
       Mississippi. One of the tasks of this committee is to find a revenue stream to specifically fund higher
       education. There are two IHL representatives on this committee: Trustee Aubrey Patterson and Mr.
       Troy Stovall, the Chief Financial Officer from Jackson State University. Dr. McFall congratulated them
       both.

2.     JSU - Approved the request to amend an agreement with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. to assist
       JSU in its campus bookstore facility renovation. The amendment temporarily decreases Jackson State
       University’s sales commission from 10% on the first $4 million of gross revenue to 8.5% until the
       reduction of the 1.5% of gross revenues equals $410,000. Follett will advance the $410,000 in
       commissions so the renovation can be completed by JSU. Once the $410,000 is repaid, the modified
       commission percentage will return to its previous rate of 10%. A copy of the agreement which was
       reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office is on file in the January 17, 2008 Board
       Working File.


                           STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
                                 Presented by Mr. Thomas Colbert, Chair

Chairman Thomas Colbert asked Commissioner Meredith to summarize the discussions that took place at the
committee meeting yesterday. Commissioner Meredith announced that a Strategic Initiative Summit has been
scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th at the TelCom Center downtown. The Summit will focus on the
strategic direction to improve the quality and quantity of Mississippi’s baccalaureate degree holders.
Commissioner Meredith introduced Dr. Jim Borsig, IHL Assistant Commissioner for Governmental Relations
and Special Projects, who briefly summarized the Strategic Initiative Performance Matrix which was presented
during the meeting yesterday.

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                           REAL ESTATE & FACILITIES AGENDA
                                     Presented by Mr. Scott Ross, Chair

On motion by Mr. Ross, seconded by Ms. Robinson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

       RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda items #1 - #9 as submitted on the following Real
       Estate & Facilities Agenda. AGENDA ITEM #11 WAS APPROVED ON A SEPARATE MOTION
       AS SHOWN BELOW.

1.     MSU - Approved the appointment of Volkert & Associates of Mobile, Alabama as project professionals
       for an environmental assessment on IHL 205-231, South Entrance Road. This project will construct
       a new entrance road along the east boundary of the MSU South Farm connecting Poorhouse Road East
       to the university. The Mississippi Department of Transportation selected Volkert & Associates as the
       professionals for this portion of the work. Funding for this project is provided by the Federal
       Government through the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the amount of $5,000,000.

2.     USM - Approved the initiation of GS 116-001, Cross Creek Master Planning - Gulf Coast Campus,
       the appointment of Eley/Allred/Saski as design professionals and requested approval by the Bureau of
       Buildings, Grounds and Real Property Management. Funds are available from HB 246, Laws of 2007.

3.     USM - Approved the appointment of JMS Architect of Jackson, MS as the design professionals for IHL
       208-236, Tennis Court Relocation. The project was initiated by the Board on March 19, 1998 and
       preliminary design work was initially performed by JH&H Architects of Jackson, MS. JH&H
       Architects has agreed in writing to allow another firm to handle this project due to their project
       workload. The project budget is $3,200,000. Funds are available from private donations and university
       sources.

4.     UMMC - Approved the request to increase the budget from $51,610,370 to $53,500,000 for an increase
       in the amount of $1,889,630 for IHL 209-435C, Guyton Building Expansion. Other changes include
       and an additional ninety days (90) to the contract time and a change in scope for the completion of
       atrium and office shelled areas on floors 5, 6 and 7. These changes will make administrative space
       available when the facility is opened and will lessen the disruption of building operations. Funds are
       available from interest income.

5.     JSU - Approved the request to include four land parcels which were inadvertently omitted from the list
       of lands parcels submitted with a resolution that was approved by the Board at its June 2007 meeting.
       The resolution authorized the conveyance of said parcels to the Jackson Redevelopment Authority for
       use in the University Park at Jackson Projects. The “Omitted Parcels” are situated in the First Judicial
       District of Hinds County and are numbered 143-14, 143-55, 143-56, and 144-35. The resolution has
       been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office.

6.     JSU - Approved the JSU EBC’s request to lease certain land parcels located within the area directly east
       and northeast of its main campus. The parcels are more particularly described in Exhibit “A” to the
       Ground Lease which is on file in the Office of Real Estate and Facilities. The Ground Lease is

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      necessary to expedite the closing of the financing for the mixed use development project to be located
      at the corner of Dalton and Lynch Streets, directly across from the JSU Campus Union. This project
      will provide faculty, staff and graduate students housing and also provide new retail, restaurant and
      office space and 200 parking spaces. This lease has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney
      General’s Office.

7.    MSU - Approved the request to sell 1.034 acres of land and 0.573 acres of land to CSS Starkville, LLC,
      for the sum of $820,000.00. A 15’ wide sewer easement located between the Comfort Suites Property
      and the 0.573 acres of property to be sold will be retained by Mississippi State University. A copy of
      the Offer to Purchase Real Estate, the legal description, site drawings and two appraisals for each parcel
      are on file in the Office of Real Estate and Facilities. This request has been reviewed and approved by
      the Attorney General’s Office.

8.    MSU - Approved the request to name the newly constructed residence halls which include Ruby Hall,
      Hurst Hall, Griffis Hall and an unnamed fourth hall, the “Donald W. Zacharias Village”, in honor of Dr.
      Donald W. Zacharias, the second longest-services chief executive who served from 1985-1997.

9.    UM - Approved the execution of the Development Agreement, the Declaration of Covenants,
      Conditions, Ground Lease, Restrictions, Reservations, and Easements (Exhibit B to Development
      Agreement), and the Construction and Access Easement (Exhibit D to the Development Agreement) all
      of which are on file in the Office of Real Estate and Facilities. The execution will allow the university
      to develop five hundred acres of undeveloped land known as the Hathorn Property. The University of
      Mississippi Research Foundation (UMRF) received a grant in the amount of $19,744,560 from the
      National Institute of Standards and Technology that will allow the development of a Research Park on
      a portion of the Hathorn Property. In exchange the university will dedicate approximately one hundred
      ten acres (110) of the Hathorn Property for use as the Research Park and grant the UMRF the option to
      ground lease building sites within the Research Park at pre-development appraised rates, using the
      average of two appraisals after being adjusted for inflation. This item has been reviewed and approved
      by the Attorney General’s Office.

10.   System Administration (Information item.) - The Board received the Real Estate & Facilities items
      that were approved by the Board staff subsequent to the November 14, 2007 Board meeting in
      accordance with Board Policy 904 Board Approval. (See Exhibit 3.)

11.   USM - On Wednesday, January 16, 2008, the Real Estate and Facilities Committee approved the
      acceptance of the donated land known as “Cross Creek.”

      On motion by Mr. Ross, seconded by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, the Board
      accepted the donation of 200 acres of land by Gulf South Technology Center, LLC, as documented by
      George Schloegel/W.C. Fore in the attached letter. The land is situated in the general location of the
      southwest corner of the property known as “Cross Creek”, with the final delineation pending advice of
      the Gulf Coast Master Planning consultant.




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                    ADMINISTRATION/POLICY AGENDA (cont’d)
                          Presented by Dr. Thomas Meredith, Commissioner

AGENDA ITEM #1 WAS TAKEN UP EARLIER IN THE MEETING. On motion by Mr. Patterson,
seconded by Mr. Ross, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting, it was

     RESOLVED, That the Board hereby approved agenda item #2a as submitted on the following
     Administration/Policy Agenda. Agenda item #2b was approved on a separate motion by Ms. Whitten,
     seconded by Mr. Patterson, with Mr. Estess absent and not voting.

1.   System Administration - Election of Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the term beginning
     May 8, 2008 and ending May 7, 2009. (THIS ITEM WAS TAKEN UP EARLIER IN THE
     MEETING.)

2.   System Administration - Approved the agenda items that were approved subsequent to the November
     14, 2007 Board Meeting. The Commissioner granted approval and requests that the following items be
     ratified.

     a.     REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES
            This item was submitted in December by the University of Mississippi which required action
            prior to the January meeting. In accordance with Board Policy 904B., Board Approval, Mr.
            Ross as chair of the Real Estate and Facilities Committee, approved this item which the staff had
            determined needed immediate attention.
            i.      UM - Approved the schematic design and an increase in the budget from $20,000,000
                    to $46,500,000 for an increase of $26,500,000 for IHL 207-294, Residential College.
                     The increase will cover the change in scope and the necessary upgrades to the
                    infrastructure for the project as prepared by Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons, LTD and
                    Eley and Associates, the design professionals. Funds are available from self-generated
                    funds.

     b.     PERSONNEL REPORT
            i.   EMPLOYMENT

                   Delta State University
                   Lotven, Ann

                   University of Mississippi
                   So, Jin Hyun

                   University of Mississippi - Athletics
                   Dameron, Robert K.; Assistant Football Coach; B. S.; December 4, 2007 to June 30,
                   2008; $100,000 per annum, pro rata.




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                     Dickerson, Jr., Ronald L.; Assistant Football Coach; B. ED.; December 4, 2007 to June
                     30, 2008; $80,000 per annum, pro rata.

                     Nix, Tyrone; Assistant Football Coach; B. S.; December 11, 2007 to December 10, 2010;
                     $350,000 per annum, pro rata.

                     Nutt, II, Houston D.; Head Football Coach; B.S.; November 26, 2007 to November 25,
                     2011; $200,000 per annum, pro rata.

                     Vaughn, Chris; Assistant Football Coach; B. A.; December 13, 2007 to June 30, 2008;
                     $140,000 per annum pro rata.

                     University of Mississippi Medical Center
                     Bair, Michael C.
                     Bowling, Mark R.
                     Eakes, Patrick
                     Foster, Kevin
                     Vernon, Mary J.

              ii.    CHANGE OF STATUS

                     Mississippi State University
                     McGrevey, Michael J.
                     Stewart, Kenneth W.

                     University of Mississippi Medical Center
                     Akhtar, Israh
                     Henegar, Jeffrey R.
                     Kyle, Patrick B.

              iii.   SABBATICAL LEAVE

                     Jackson State University
                     Stevenson, Joseph Martin

                     University of Mississippi Medical Center
                     Cowan, Bryan D.


                                 COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
                           Presented by Dr. Thomas Meredith, Commissioner

The highlights from the Commissioner’s Report were as follows:
<      Happy New Year! I am pleased to be with you today to give my January Commissioner’s report.



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<   May I echo President Davidson’s introductory comments welcoming Dr. George Ross. Dr. Ross, I
    know I speak for everyone when I say how pleased we are to have you with us. We look forward to
    your moving Alcorn to its next level of excellence.
<   The legislative session is off to a quick start, and under the direction of Assistant Commissioner of
    Governmental Relations Dr. Jim Borsig, the Executive Office and the Institutions are already hard at
    work. We will call on you from time-to-time throughout this session to help us communicate our
    message through editorial board visits, various House and Senate hearings, media interviews, etc. It is
    important that the public realize the importance of funding higher education. To help us understand the
    state’s current financial position, Dr. Phil Pepper will give us a brief overview of the economy and state
    coffers.
<   Wearing his other hat called “special projects,” Dr. Borsig is also working on the Strategic Initiative
    Summit to be held Wednesday, February 13th at the TelCom Center downtown. The Summit will focus
    on your strategic direction to improve the quality and quantity of Mississippi’s baccalaureate degree
    holders. Our quality is already very high, we just want to do even better. We know you already have
    this date on your calendar to attend this important System-wide event.
<   We congratulate Governor Barbour on his inauguration and stand ready to work with him and Lt. Gov.
    Bryant.
<   In good news from the Executive Office and your institutions:
    <        In continuing efforts to offer professional development for Executive Office staff, Finance and
             Administration’s Office of Human Resources is offering workshops on topics applicable to
             our administrative assistants and related to oversight of the departmental budgets. Next week,
             a session is scheduled related to purchasing, property, and motor pool policies and procedures.
    <        Dr. Donzell Lee, Interim Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Alcorn State University,
             will be presented with a $15,000 check from AT&T to help fund honor students’ preparation for
             study abroad. This award will go a long way in making sure Alcorn students get the most from
             their experiential learning opportunities.
    <        Delta State University has established a committee to enhance diversity planning and
             programming on campus. The Diversity Activities Committee is charged with creating a long-
             term plan for diversity enhancement at Delta State.
    <        According to the American Chemical Society’s Directory of Graduate Research, professors in
             the Jackson State University Department of Chemistry published more scientific articles per
             faculty than other chemistry departments in the Southeastern United States in 2005 and 2006.
             And, I must note that the JSU football team earned its 16th Southwestern Athletic Conference
             Championship with a win over Grambling. Go Tigers!
    <        The speaker for Mississippi State’s annual Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast on January 21st
             will be Gregory B. Craig, a prominent Washington D.C. attorney who once helped organize
             Harvard University students to work for Mississippi civil rights during the 1964 Freedom
             Summer Project. And, we offer congratulations to the Bulldogs for winning the Liberty Bowl!
    <        Another famous speaker, Arun Gandhi, the grandson of legendary spiritual leader Mohatma K.
             Gandhi, will address the Ina E. Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women
             on Thursday, February 7th. After arriving in the United States in 1988, Gandhi and his wife
             founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, located at Christian Brothers University
             in Memphis.




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    <        Dr. Tonjanita Johnson, Executive Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for
             University Relations at Mississippi Valley State University, has been accepted to participate
             in the 2008 Harvard Institute for Educational Management at Harvard. Congratulations, Dr.
             Johnson!
    <        The role of the Clarion-Ledger in passage of the Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982
             is the subject of a new book by University of Mississippi Journalism faculty member Kathleen
             Wickham. In 1983, the paper received the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service for its
             coverage of the special legislative session that enacted the state’s educational reforms. The book
             marks the Reform Act’s 25th anniversary. Dr. Andy Mullins also wrote a publication on this
             topic.
    <        And, the University of Southern Mississippi’s Society of Physics Students has been selected
             as a 2006-07 Outstanding Chapter by the national Society of Physics Students. There are 700
             SPS chapters in the national organization.
<   Finally, I am pleased to present to you today the institutional Best Practices winners for 2007. We
    have extraordinary talent on our campuses. The efforts being made to effectively utilize every dollar
    available must be applauded. All of us should be very proud of our campuses. This is the third year you
    have conducted the Best Practices competition, which encourages the institutions to develop and
    promote current best practices to ensure that the State’s financial resources are efficiently and effectively
    managed. The Best Practices competition is designed to highlight efforts that create efficient and
    effective practices initiated at institutions in the areas of Academics; Finance, Business and
    Administration; Student Services; and Technology. Entries are judged and winners awarded by
    university peer groups—for example, the institutional chief academic officers judged the academic
    affairs entries and determined the winners in that category. Institutions winning first place will receive
    $10,000 and institutions winning second place will receive $5,000. These awards are funded by your
    incentive pool. We have asked that, if possible, available key personnel responsible for the winning
    entries be with us today. Personnel involved with the second-place winning entries will stand and be
    recognized, and I will call on the first place winners to give brief comments. I ask that all winners meet
    Annie Mitchell in the lobby following the meeting so she may get photographs. I would like to thank
    Assistant Commissioner of Finance and Administration Dr. Linda McFall for again facilitating this
    competition. Today I’m just giving you a preview. More specific information will be included on our
    website, www.mississippi.edu. I have also asked that our institutional Best Practices be developed into
    a brochure we can share throughout the state and nation so they can see the innovative minds at work
    in Mississippi. We will send you copies as soon as they are complete. So, without further ado:
    <        Second place in the Academic Affairs category goes to Mississippi University for Women for
             their program “Increasing Advisor Knowledge and Information Access.” Over half of MUW’s
             students have transfer hours. Because of this, MUW has taken several steps to ensure high
             quality academic advising by developing advisory training and ongoing support. Among other
             things, face-to-face training sessions are scheduled annually for all new faculty members and
             academic administrators; and academic advisors have access to Banner’s Transfer Course
             Articulation form, which provides information about course equivalencies for all courses
             articulated by the institution. Overall student dissatisfaction ratings in academic advising were
             significantly lowered. Congratulations, Dr. Limbert!
    <        First place in the Academic Affairs category goes to Mississippi State University for their
             “Learning Skills Support Program.” Traditionally, MSU students on academic suspension are
             required to stay out of the university one regular semester—either fall or spring. As an


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    alternative, the Office of the Provost at the Learning Center designed a program allowing
    suspended students to re-enroll early in school provided they follow requirements outlined in
    the Learning Skills Support Program, designed to improve their progress by focusing on
    individual obstacles to academic success. This sounds like a great program.
<   Next we have the Student Services category. Winning second place is the University of
    Mississippi for its initiative “Media Convergence.” Four years ago, the S. Gale Denley Student
    Media Center was comprised of the student newspaper, the student radio station, the student
    NewsWatch, the student yearbook, and an online component—each with different policies,
    staffs, budgets, equipment, locations—and the list goes on. After three years of planning and
    one year of implementation, the S. Gale Denley Student Media Center is now under one roof—in
    one room—serving as a training ground for about 200 students on an annual basis.
<   Winning first place in the Student Services category is the University of Southern
    Mississippi’s “Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program.” The Division of Student Affairs
    at Southern Miss has been the state leader in the community service and civic education
    movement since the founding of the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) on campus
    as the Volunteer Resource Center. The OCSL promotes community service and service-learning
    on the Southern Miss campus and throughout the Hattiesburg community through partnerships
    with faculty, students, and community agencies. Each year, the office documents an average of
    40,000 hours of community service by Southern Miss students. Congratulations Dr. Saunders!
<   Next, taking second place in the Technology category is the program “Network Quarantine,”
    implemented by Mississippi State University. Computers that are infected with viruses and
    spyware can wreak havoc on a campus network by attempting to infect other computers and
    generating inordinate amounts of network traffic. MSU has developed a network quarantine
    system that quickly and efficiently detects and isolates offending computers from the network
    until repairs can be made, resulting in a safer, more efficient information technology
    environment at MSU. Doc, congratulations again.
<   Taking first place in the Technology category is the University of Mississippi with its “Online
    Policy Directory and Administration System.” Most universities have hundreds of policies in
    place but do not have a well-defined process for creating, reviewing, and publishing those
    policies. Ole Miss addressed this problem with resourcefulness and innovation by extending its
    SAP system to include support for policies. This new system has brought much-needed order
    and clarity to the area of policy management with great benefit to all campus constituents. Good
    work!
<   Our last category is Finance, Business, and Administration. Taking second place in this
    category is Jackson State University’s “Comprehensive Vehicle Management Solution.” In
    a routine audit, it was discovered that one key area in which savings could be realized was
    within JSU’s vehicle fleet. A resulting fleet review suggested that only 71% of university-owned
    vehicles were used on a daily basis, and about 65% were 10 years old or older. Leveraging a
    relationship with an existing vendor, JSU created a flexible fleet model that utilized both rental
    and leased vehicles. The university also downsized all vehicles used less than 3,000 miles
    annually and replaced vehicles over 7 years old. Annual savings realized from the fleet solution
    was $114,000, or an overall fleet budget reduction of 37%. Dr. Mason, this is a great cost
    savings.




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       <      Finally, taking first place in the Finance, Business, and Administration category is Delta State
              University’s “Increased Efficiencies in Business Process through Barcoding.” DSU’s Alumni
              and Foundation realized they needed to change the way they gathered and maintained data on
              alumni and donors because the software processes were cumbersome, labor intensive and prone
              to error. They wanted to maintain the existing Banner software system but more fully utilize its
              technological efficiencies through the implementation of barcoding. Utilizing laser scanning
              software and hardware, every piece of correspondence bears the barcode. Locating records is
              now as easy as scanning the barcode with a hand-held barcode reader. Training takes less than
              5 minutes and accuracy has increased from 10 errors per 1,000 characters to 1 error per 3.4
              million characters. Dr. Hilpert, what a difference!
       <      I congratulate the winners, and all the institutions who submitted entries for the 2007 Best
              Practices competition. You can read more online at www.mississippi.edu, and look forward to
              our Best Practices publication soon.
<      Mr. President, this brings me to the end of my report.


                                SECOND EXECUTIVE SESSION

On motion by Mr. Colbert, with Mr. Estess and Ms. Whitten absent and not voting, the Board voted to close
the meeting to determine whether or not it should declare an Executive Session. On motion by Dr. Davidson,
seconded by Mr. Ross, with Mr. Estess and Ms. Whitten absent and not voting, the Board voted to go into
Executive Session for the reasons reported to the public and stated in these minutes, as follows:

       Discussion of a personnel matter at Jackson State University and
       Discussion of a personnel matter at Mississippi State University.

During Executive Session, the following matters were discussed and/or voted upon:

       On motion by Mr. Ross, seconded by Mr. Colbert, with Mr. Estess, Ms. Robinson and Ms. Whitten
       absent and not voting, the Board approved the request to bestow the title of Distinguished Professorship
       on Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr., President of Jackson State University.

       On motion by Mr. Colbert, seconded by Dr. Davidson, with Mr. Estess, Ms. Robinson and Ms. Whitten
       absent and not voting, the Board approved the request to allow Dr. Robert Foglesong, President of
       Mississippi State University, to serve on the corporate board for Stark Aerospace.

On motion by Dr. Davidson, seconded by Ms. Newton, with Mr. Estess, Ms. Robinson and Ms. Whitten
absent and not voting, the Board voted to return to Open Session.




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                                          ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board, on motion by Mr. Colbert, seconded by Ms. Newton,
with Mr. Estess, Ms. Robinson, and Ms. Whitten absent and not voting, the Board members voted to adjourn.



           ____________________________________________________________________
                  President, Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning



           ____________________________________________________________________
               Commissioner, Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning




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                          EXHIBITS


Exhibit 1               Report of the payment of legal fees to outside counsel.

Exhibit 2               Proposed amendments to Board Policy 201.0608 Institutional
                        Executive Officer/Commissioner of Higher Education Search
                        Process.

Exhibit 3               Real Estate & Facilities items that were approved by the IHL
                        Board staff subsequent to the November 14, 2007 Board meeting.




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Legal fees approved for payment to outside counsel in relation to litigation and other matters:


Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Phelps Dunbar (Statement dated 10/26/07) from the
funds of Mississippi State University. (This statement represents services and expenses in connection with the case
styled Charlie F. Wade v. MS Cooperative Extension Service.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $231.67

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Statement
dated 10/15/07; 6/13/07; 6/13/07; 8/3/07; 9/27/07; 9/28/07; 9/29/07; 9/29/07; 9/28/07; 9/27/07; 10/15/07 and
11/6/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements represent services and
expenses in connection with the following issues: General Advice - $6,342.50; Gen. Rep. of Med. School and
Facility Practice Plans - $4,601.00; General Advice - $3,311.00; General Advice - $8,051.50; General Advice -
$3,891.50; General Advice - $2,408.00; General Advice - $14,039.50; Gen. Rep. of Med. School and Facility
Practice Plans - $18,364.40; Gen. Rep. of Med. School and Facility Practice Plans - $6,584.90; Gen. Rep. of Med.
School and Facility Practice Plans - $86,451.02; Gen. Rep. of Med. School and Facility Practice Plans - $13,780.32
and General Advice – $45,000.00.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $212,825.64

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Page, Kruger & Holland (Statement dated 11/6/07) from
the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (This statement represents services and expenses in
connection with the Williams case.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,075.55

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott (Statements
dated 9/18/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements represent services
and expenses in connection with the following cases: Smith - $148.00; Flowers - $8,857.85; Porter - $5,589.83;
Alert Weather Services Inc. - $4,020.46; McGarry - $6,424.35; Blake - $7,798.07; Lofton - $3,402.73 and Williams -
$1,503.25.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,744.54

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Phelps Dunbar (Statements dated 10/23/07 and
10/31/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements in the amounts of
$1,982.05 and $481.82, represent services and expenses in connection with Dean and Dean Architects and DSH
Litigation, respectively.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,463.87




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Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Scott Sullivan, Streetman & Fox (Statement dated
10/25/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (This statement represents services and
expenses in connection with the Teer case.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,103.96

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Adams & Reese (Statements dated 9/15/07 and
10/17/07) from the funds of the University of Southern Mississippi. (These statements in the amounts of $9,684.85
and $23,626.10, respectively, represent services and expenses in connection with a personnel issue.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,310.95


Legal fees approved for payment to outside counsel in relation to patent and other matters:

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Statements
dated 10/16/07) from the funds of Mississippi State University. (These statements represent services and expenses
in connection with the following patents: “Compact Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer – UK” – $449.42; “Compact
Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer – CA” - $116.46 and “Light Scattering, etc.” - $25.50.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $591.38

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by DLA Piper (Statements dated 8/17/07; 8/28/07; 10/9/07;
10/12/07; 10/15/07; 10/26/07; 10/30/07; 10/30/07 and 10/31/07) from the funds of Mississippi State University.
(These statements represent services and expenses in connection with the following patents: “Production of
Biodiesel and Other Valuable Chemicals from Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludges” – $99.20; “Method for
Transformation of Cotton and Organogenic . . .” - $112.50; “Method for Detecting and Managing Nematode
Population” - $275.00; “Fiber-Bragg Grating-Loop Ringdown” - $301.65; “Production of Biodiesel and Other
Valuable Chemicals from Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludges” - $91.00; “Use of Novel Virulence Genes as
Targets for Diagnosis and Potential Control of Virulent Strains” - $3,196.65; “Directed Movement of Termites
Using Low Frequency Emission” - $1,823.30; “Production of Biodiesel and Other Valuable Chemicals from
Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludges” - $113.78 and “Power Conversion Components, Systems and Methods” -
$2,701.80.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,714.88

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Statements
dated 9/11/07 and 10/9/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi. (These statements represent services
and expenses in connection with the following patents: “Animal Model for Anxiety and Depression” – $185.42 and
“Animal Model for Anxiety and Depression” - $406.75.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $592.17

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Hunton & Williams (Statements dated 9/14/07) from
the funds of the University of Mississippi. (These statements represent services and expenses in connection with
the following patents: “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – CA” – $128.07; “Method of Preparing
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – CA” - $125.71; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – SA” -

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$125.00; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – NZ” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol – EPO” - $125.00; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – EPO” - $125.00;
“Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – AU” - $125.60; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol – AU” - $93.75; “Design and Synthesis of Optimized Ligands and PPAR – CA” - $306.69;
“Synthesis of Epothilones and Related Analogs – CA” - $62.50; “Synthesis of Epothilones and Related Analogs
– EPO” - $62.50; “Synthesis of Epothilones and Related Analogs – IL” - $64.07; “Antimycoba Cterial Method” -
$93.75; “Stable Suppository Formulations Effecting Bioavailability of 9-THC - KR” - $125.00; “Stable
Suppositories Formulations Effecting Bioavailability of 9-THC – US” - $125.00; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – AU” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – BR” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – CA” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – CH” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – HU” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – NO” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – NZ” - $31.25; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – RU” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – SG” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – SA” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – AT” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – BE” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – DK” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – FI” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – FR” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – DE” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – UK” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – GR” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – IE” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – IT” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – NL” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – PT” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – ES” -
$62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – SW” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-
Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – CH” - $62.50; “Method of Preparing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Esters – US” -
$62.50; “Dihydroartemisinin and Dihydroartemisitene Dimers as Anti-Cancer and Anti-Infective Agents – CA” -
$62.50; “Dihydroartemisinin and Dihydroartemisitene Dimers as Anti-Cancer and Anti-Infective Agents – EPO” -
$62.50; “Potent Immunostimulatory Extracts from Microalgae – US” - $1,877.64; “Anticancer and Antiprotozoal
Dihydroartemisinene and Dihydroartemisitene Dimers with Desirable Chemical Functionalities” – $31.25; “8-
Aminoquinolines - DE” - $2,794.57; “8-Aminoquinolines – IE” - $1,373.00; “8-Aminoquinolines – IT” - $3,685.36;
“8-Aminoquinolines – PT” - $4,152.32; “8-Aminoquinolines – ES” - $3,769.81; “Highly Selective Sigma Receptor
Ligands” - $1,200.00 and “Potent Immunostimulatory Components” - $485.22.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,838.06

Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Stites & Harbison (Statements dated 10/30/07) from
the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements represent services and expenses in
connection with the following patents: “DNA Molecules Encoding Imidazoline Receptive Polypeptides and
Polypeptides Encoded Thereby” - $1,300.28; “Cell Culture Model for Demyelination/Remyelination” - $80.00;
“Thermally-Targeted Delivery of Medicaments” - $1,238.94 and “Temporary Mucosal Gastric Electrical
Stimulation Device and Method for Treating Gastroparesis” - $1,201.50.)

TOTAL DUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,820.72




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201.0608   INSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER/COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION
           SEARCH PROCESS

           A.   General Policy
                The Board shall appoint the Commissioner and the Institutional Executive Officers (IEOs).
                The Board shall make interim appointments to executive officer and/or commissioner
                positions as necessary and with such consultation as the Board considers appropriate.

           B.   Board Search Committee
                The President of the Board shall appoint a committee of Board members to manage the
                search for a Commissioner or an IEO. The President of the Board shall appoint a member
                of the committee as chairperson. The Commissioner, in consultation with the Board Search
                Committee, will make a recommendation to the Board with regard to a search consultant
                may select a search consultant, with the Board’s approval, to assist with the search for an
                IEO. The Board Search Committee may select a search consultant to assist with the search
                for a new Commissioner. As part of the initiation of the IEO search process, the
                Commissioner and Board Search Committee may consider the input of constituents
                regarding desired characteristics of a new IEO. The Board may also consider input from
                constituents regarding the desired characteristics of a new Commissioner.

           C.   Advertisement Schedule, Ad
                The Commissioner search consultant shall develop the position advertisement and a general
                schedule for the search in consultation with the Commissioner and with the approval of the
                Board Search Committee.

           D.   Campus Screening Search Advisory Committee
                In a search for an IEO, the Commissioner shall appoint a C campus Screening Search
                Advisory Committee, as well as a chair of such committee. The Campus Screening Search
                Advisory Committee shall be representative of the various constituent groups of the
                university, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, foundation representatives, and
                members of the community. In a search for a Commissioner, the Board may seek advice
                from appropriate individuals or groups, including any search consultant hired by the Board.

           E.   Recruitment, Interviews, Selection
                Recruitment of C candidates recruitments may occur up to the point of selection, but
                candidates will be advised to submit their materials by a specified date to insure optimum
                consideration for the position.

           F.   Candidate Screening
                The Campus Screening Search Advisory Committee, working with the consultant if one is
                used, shall narrow the field of applicants to no less than five candidates for an IEO position.
                Those names shall then be submitted unranked to the Commissioner. If no consultant is
                used, the Search Advisory Committee shall work with the Commissioner to narrow the list
                of candidates. The Commissioner shall then forward those IEO candidates’ names to the
                Board Search Committee.

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     The Commissioner shall then forward those IEO candidates’ names to the Board Search
     Committee. The Board Search Committee may then select which of those candidates will
     participate in initial on-campus interviews to be conducted by the Campus Screening
     Committee. Following the on-campus interviews, the Commissioner shall gather feedback
     from the Campus Screening Committee regarding the interviews. The Commissioner shall
     next report to the Board Search Committee on the feedback obtained following the on-
     campus interviews. The Board Search Committee, in consultation with the Commissioner,
     shall then recommend two final candidates to be interviewed by the Board.

     In the alternative, the Board Search Committee may elect to conduct the initial IEO
     candidate interviews in lieu of allowing the Campus Screening Committee to conduct same.
     In the event the Board Search Committee elects to conduct the initial interviews, the Board
     Search Committee may interview those candidates it selects from the unranked candidate list
     provided by the Campus Screening Committee. In addition, the Board Search Committee
     may choose to interview any other candidates it deems appropriate. Representatives from
     the Campus Screening Committee may be included in those interviews, if invited by the
     Board Search Committee. These interviews may occur at campus or non-campus sites.
     Following the initial interviews by the Board Search Committee, the Board Search
     Committee, in consultation with the Commissioner, shall narrow the number of finalists to
     two.

     Final interviews of IEO candidates shall then be held before the Board. If it is deemed
     necessary, visits may be conducted to the home campuses of the remaining candidates.
     Following the final interviews, the Board shall select an IEO and announce its decision.

     In a search for a Commissioner, the Board Search Committee may request appropriate
     individuals or groups to submit unranked recommendations of candidates to be considered
     for initial interviews. The Board Search Committee shall schedule initial interviews and all
     members of the Board will be invited to attend the initial interviews and participate in the
     selection of candidates for final interviews. The Board Search Committee may also invite
     two additional individuals to attend and observe the initial interviews conducted by such
     committee to fill the position of Commissioner. The Board Search Committee will next
     develop an interview schedule for the candidates selected for final interviews for the position
     of Commissioner. The Board shall then meet and conduct final interviews and select the
     Commissioner. (This paragraph was moved to the end of this policy.)

G.   Interview Search Advisory Committee
     The Search Advisory Committee shall then select a representative group of members, called
     the Interview Search Advisory Committee, to participate with the Board of Trustees in the
     remainder of the search process except when the Board of Trustees votes to go into executive
     session. The Interview Search Advisory Committee shall be comprised of faculty, students,
     staff and outside representatives. These representatives shall be diverse in race and gender.

H.   Additional Screening
     The Board Search Committee, in consultation with the Commissioner and the search
     consultant (if one is used), shall then decide, as a result of in-depth discussions, whom to
     possibly interview from the names sent forward by the Search Advisory Committee.

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I.     First Interviews
       The Board Search Committee and the Commissioner, with input from the Interview Search
       Advisory Committee, will conduct the first round of interviews. The number of candidates
       to be invited for a second round of interviews may be reduced by the Board Search
       Committee after in-depth conversations.

J.     Reference Contacts
       Under the direction of the Commissioner and/or the consultant, reference contacts will be
       made on each candidate who is participating in the second round of interviews.

K.     Background Checks
       The consultant, if one is used, or the Commissioner if no consultant is used, will conduct a
       background check on those candidates participating in the second round of interviews.

L.     Second Interviews
       Before the second round of interviews, the results of the reference contacts shall be made
       known to the Board Search Committee and the Interview Search Advisory Committee. After
       the interviews, the Board Search Committee, in consultation with the Commissioner, shall
       decide its top two or three candidates following in-depth conversations.

M.     Preferred Candidate
       After all of the above has been completed, the Board of Trustees will meet to hear from the
       Board Search Committee and the Interview Search Advisory Committee regarding an
       assessment of each candidate. The Commissioner’s assessment and recommendation will
       be sought. The Board of Trustees will then select and announce their Preferred Candidate.

N.     Campus Interview
       The Preferred Candidate will be scheduled for a full day on-campus for interviews with a
       wide array of constituents. Each group will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the
       Preferred Candidate to the Board of Trustees.

O.     Decision
       The Board of Trustees will meet after the last on-campus interview session to review the
       feedback and conduct further discussion. The Board of Trustees will then vote to name the
       Preferred Candidate as the institution’s new Institutional Executive Officer or vote to
       continue the search.

In a search for a Commissioner, the Board Search Committee may request appropriate individuals
or groups to submit unranked recommendations of candidates to be considered for initial interviews.
The Board Search Committee shall schedule initial interviews and all members of the Board will be
invited to attend the initial interviews and participate in the selection of candidates for final
interviews. The Board Search Committee may also invite two additional individuals to attend and
observe the initial interviews conducted by such committee to fill the position of Commissioner.
The Board Search Committee will next develop an interview schedule for the candidates selected
for final interviews for the position of Commissioner. The Board shall then meet and conduct final
interviews and select the Commissioner.


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Real Estate & Facilities items that were approved by the IHL Board staff subsequent to the November
14, 2007 Board meeting in accordance with Board Policy 904 Board Approval.


Alcorn State University

The Board staff concurred with the university’s request for payment to be made in the amount of $64,691.25
to McElroy 3 Architects, PLLC for design fees associated with the renovations of GS 101-258, Dumas Hall
and that contractual relationships with McElroy 3 Architects, PLLC end with this payment. Approval was
requested by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management.

The Board staff approved Change Order #7 for GS 101-227, Dining Facilities Preplanning, in the amount of
$20,000 and requested approval by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
change order will add the cost of providing the Master Guard Moisture Mitigation System to the concrete slab
on grade areas in Lobby 101, Dining 107, Dining 111, Lobby 113, Café 134, Corridor 135 and Lobby 136.
The project budget is $14,640,597.24. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

The Board staff approved Change Order #8 for GS 101-227, Dining Facilities Preplanning, in the amount of
$8,642.53 and requested approval by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
change order will deduct unnecessary sub-base material, cover exposed steel at eight columns, add gypsum
board work required to enclose projection screen that had to be mounted below structural steel, add requested
core samples to verify slab thickness in accordance with contract documents and lay additional sod along a
sloping bank. The project budget is $14,640,597.24. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

The Board staff approved Change Order #9 for GS 101-227, Dining Facilities Preplanning, in the amount of
$47,055.60 and requested approval by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
change order will add to the work associated with providing a new 4” gas line to the facility. The project
budget is $14,640,597.24. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 101-239, Baseball Field Improvements, in the amount of
$786.00 with an increase of one-hundred-eighty-six (186) days to the contract of Barnard & Sons
Construction. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property
Management. The change order will cover the change of breakers in the electric power panel for water
heaters, install a new hollow metal door and frame with hardware into a crawl space, furnish and install a new
cast aluminum plaque for the baseball stadium and delete privacy slats that are specified to be installed in the
chain link fencing. The project budget is $1,251,000. Funds are available from SB 2988, Laws of 2003, and
SB 2010, Laws of 2004.

Delta State University

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 102-196, Athletic Facility-Additions and
Renovations, to Jackson Construction of Grenada, Inc., the lower of three (3) bidders, in the amount of
$495,095. Approval was requested by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
project will provide new dug-outs in the softball facility, upgrade training area at the Chadwick-Dickson

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facility and upgrade locker rooms for both men and women’s basketball in the Sillers Coliseum. The project
budget is $555,565. Funding is available from SB 2010, Laws of 2004.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 102-216, Kethley Building Re-Roof (Attic Re-
Insulation), to David Smith Construction, Inc., the lower of three (3) bidders, in the amount of $58,250.
Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project
will replace molded insulation in the Kethley attic that was discovered during the roofing project. The project
budget is $85,018.91. Funds are available from SB 2010, Laws of 2004.

Jackson State University

The Board staff approved Change Order #6 for GS 103-179, School of Engineering, in the amount of
$48,164.17 to furnish and install revisions and additions of laboratory piping, five fire dampers, a new two-
inch gas regulator, and one 225A 3P breaker at Panel LD1A. Approval was requested from the Bureau of
Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $18,377,781.05. Funds are
available from HB 1675, Laws of 1999.

The Board staff approved the university’s request to transfer funds in the amount of $400,000 from GS 103-
220, Charles Moore Replacement, to GS 103-219, Johnson/Dansby Replacement, Phase I. Approval was
requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The transfer is necessary
for asbestos abatement, building demo, site work and utilities for Johnson Hall.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 103-222, 2003 Drainage Improvements, to Lampkin
Construction Company, Inc., the lower of two (2) bidders, in the amount of $312,635. Approval was
requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is
$369,142. Funds are available from SB 2988, Laws of 2003.

The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 103-239, North Drainage Ditch Improvements, in the
amount of $21,448 to remove the existing paved concrete ditch and replace it with rock rip-rap at new grades
and to provide a continuous positive slope to tie-in at existing grouted rip-rap. Approval was requested from
the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $628,552. Funds
are available from SB 2988, Laws of 2003.

Missisippi State University

The Board staff concurred with the university’s request for approval of Alternate/Improved Projects for PWs
5308, 8658, 8686, 8690, 8691, 8978, 8537, 5464, 5854, and 8977 as submitted to FEMA/MEMA. Each
project is under $250,000 and does not require an IHL project number.

The Board staff approved the university’s request to demolish the two car garage, formerly known as Building
2105, at 46-48 Blackjack Road and requested approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real
Property Management. This wooden garage, constructed in 1949 for an estimated $1,000, is no longer in use
and has been off inventory for several years. The Office of Real Estate and Facilities has received approval
letters from MDAH which will be kept on file.




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The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 105-294, Simulation and Design Center
(Landscaping), to Stewart Environmental Construction, Inc., the lower of two (2) bidders, in the amount of
$44,985. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management.
The project budget is $75,000. Funds are available from SB 3197, Laws of 2002.

The Board staff approved the contract documents, authorized advertising for the receipt of bids and requested
approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management for GS 105-324, McComas
Hall Lobby Finishes. The project budget is $350,000. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 105-314, Middleton Hall Roofing/Waterproofing, which
adds seventy-six (76) calendar days to the contract of Frazier and Williams Construction. Approval was
requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The increase in contract
time is requested due to unforeseen circumstances and conditions uncovered during construction. The
building was fully occupied during the construction period and the building occupants are not adversely
affected by the increase in construction time. The project budget is $750,000. Funding is from SB 2010,
Laws of 2004.

The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 105-327, Re-Roof Giles Hall, in the amount of $5,279
with an additional sixty-nine (69) days added to the contract of Graham Roofing, Inc. Approval was
requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The change order will
provide for replacement of roof drains discovered to be partially blocked with tar from the original
construction of the facility and the addition of drains due to a minimum slope of the original roof deck and
the required height of the new flashing. The project budget is $400,000. Funds are available from HB 1634,
Laws of 2006, and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 113-114, Pace Warehouse Storm Repairs, in the amount
of $27,657 with an additional twenty-one (21) days to the contract of Conn Construction Company. Approval
was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The change order will
add interior paint, replace two walk doors, replace door hardware and add four pipe bollards and exit lights.
The project budget is $495,000. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

The Board staff approved the university’s request to remove Buildings 1450-1452, Buildings 1464-1465 and
Building 1469 from inventory. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real
Property management. The Office of Real Estate and Facilities has received approval letters from MDEQ
and MDAH which will be kept on file.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 205-227, Hardy Street Parking Lot, Phase II to
Gregory Construction Services, Inc., the lower of five (5) bidders, in the amount of $454,800. The project
will construct extended parking lots on Hardy Street. The project budget is $530,000. Funding is available
from university sources.

The Board staff approved the design development documents for IHL 205-229, Patterson Engineering
Building Window Replacement, as prepared by Shaffer and Associates, the design professionals. The project
budget is $350,000. Funding is available from university sources.

The Board staff approved the university’s request to advertise for the receipt of bids for IHL 205-230, Simrall
Auditorium Renovation. The project budget is $498,000. Funding is available through university funds.

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The Board staff approved the university’s request to remove Building 2160, Campus Landscape Office
Annex, located at 210 Buckner Lane from inventory and requested approval from The Bureau of Building,
Grounds and Real Property Management. The modular building, which is 864 square feet, cost unknown,
and was purchased in used condition in 1991, can be disposed as surplus property or sold by bid acceptance.
The office of Real Estate and Facilities has received approval letters from MDAH which will be kept on file.

Mississippi University for Women

The Board staff approved contract documents for IHL 204-118, Fine Arts – Storm Damage, as prepared by
Johnson, Bailey, Henderson, McNeill and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids. The project budget
is $3,208,508.02. Funds are available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Mississippi Valley State University

The Board staff approved Change Order #5 for GS 106-202, Sutton Administration Building, in the amount
of $11,134 with an increase of one hundred eighteen (118) days to the contract of Carothers Construction,
Inc. The change order will remove additional microbial mold containing material identified during the
demolition of the interior surfaces. The project budget is $197,134. Funds are available from HB 246, Laws
of 2007.

University of Mississippi

The Board staff approved Change Order #3 for GS 107-275, PPD Outbuildings, in the amount of $27,004.70
with an increase of twenty five (25) days to the contract of Hooker Construction, Inc. The change order will
add a 3-phase welding outlet, rework the existing beam of the storm water retention pond, add 3-foot wide
4 inch thick V-shaped concrete flumes along the existing driveway full length, add two pipe bollars in front
of the air compressor/air dryer under vehicle shed and add one air outlet in Service Bay 101 and Wash Bay
104. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
project budget is $1,111,602. Funds are available from 2003 R&R and university self-generated funds.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 207-281, Golf Course Landscaping, Drainage and
Irrigation, to Eagle Golf, to the lower of two (2) bidders, in the amount of $2,337,251.39 plus Alternate #1
in the amount of $38,292.50 for a total contract of $2,375,551.89. The landscaping will include erosion
control, clearing and grubbing, mass excavation and rough shaping, fine grading and shaping, drainage,
modified USGA green construction, sand bunker construction, electric irrigation system, asphalt cart path
construction and grassing. The project budget is $3,200,000. Funds are available from UM EBC 2006 and
self-generated funds.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 107-284, Faser Hall 3rd Floor, to CIG Contractors,
Inc., the lower of three (3) bidders, in the amount of $2,935,000. Approval was requested from the Bureau
of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $3,600,000. Funds are available
from SB 2010, Laws of 2004.

The Board staff approved the Master Plan for GS 107-286, Coulter Hall, in the amount of $74,035 and
requested approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project
budget is $3,000,000. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.


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The Board staff approved the schematic design for GS 107-287, Hill Hall Renovations, and requested
approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is
$1,600,000. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Board staff concurs with the university’s request to reject all bids for GS 109-186, New Teaching
Facility, and requested approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. All
bids were reviewed by the university. It was determined that the supplemental funding required for award
is not available from UMC sources.

The Board staff approved the contract documents and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids for GS
109-193, Chiller #2 & Tower #2 Replacements. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building,
Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $350,000. Funds are available from self-
generated sources.

The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for IHL 209-381C, Adult Tower Landscaping, in the amount of
$6,810.00 with an increase of one hundred sixteen days (116) to the contract of Flagstar Construction
Company. The change order will remove the concrete sidewalk and curb and replace them with a concrete
handicap ramp, correct existing soil pumping issues, add fill dirt to the southwest side at the power stand and
electrical manhole, spray for weed control and nut grass, and add an additional 80 linear feet of expansion
joints. The project budget is $530,000. Funds are available from the Educational Building Corporation and
Patient Revenue.

The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for IHL 209-497, Pavilion MRI Addition 2006, in the amount of
$7,730. The change order is for additional fencing, signage and demolition and disposal of asbestos roof
material on the existing modular building being that is being removed. The project budget is $625,000.
Funds are available from self-generated funds.

The Board staff approved the schematic design documents for IHL 209-501, School of Dentistry Renovations
2007, as prepared by JBHM, P.A. to renovate the existing lab area to create a new Cell Culture Lab and to
convert the original studio area into classroom and bio-material office areas. The project budget is $270,000.
Funds are available through self-generated sources.

The Board staff approved the contract documents and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids for IHL
209-502, Firewall Renovation Phase III. The project is a Joint Commission deficiency and should be placed
on the market as quickly as possible. Therefore, approval to forego submittals of Schematic and Design
Development documents is approved.

The Board staff approved Change Order #6 in the amount of $83,578 for IHL 209-435 “C”, Guyton Building
Expansion. The change order provides for electrical revisions in the switches at the emergency power system
to allow for monthly testing of the generator without building services disruption and also allows for the
connection of an external generator source to feed/backup the existing generator for extended
outages/emergencies. The project budget is $51,610,370. Funds are available from self-generated sources.




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The Board staff approved Change Order #2 in the amount of $18,900 for IHL 209-497, Pavilion MRI
Addition 2006. The change order will provide for the cost of additional asphalt seal coating and overlay to
the surrounding parking area in lieu of repairs within the contract to a smaller section within the construction
limits which otherwise would leave unacceptable transitions to the existing total parking lot. The project
budget is $625,000. Funds are available in the amount from self-generated sources.

The Board staff approved the contract documents and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids for IHL
209-502, Firewall Renovation Phase III. This project is a Joint Commission deficiency and will be placed
on the market as quickly as possible. Therefore, approval to forego submittals of Schematic and Design
Development documents has been approved. The project budget is $350,000. Funds are available from UMC
self-generated sources.

University of Southern Mississippi

The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 108-230, Polymer Institute Produce Processing Unit/Plant,
in the amount of $5,900 with an increase of two (2) days to the contract time for Mac’s Construction. The
change order provides for modifications to the filling and grading of the site over excavation and the addition
of suitable select fill. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property
Management. The project budget is $25,000,000. Funds are available from SB 2988, Laws of 2003, and a
NIST Grant.

The Board staff approved Change Order #5 for IHL 208-251, Trent Lott Center for Excellence in Economic
Development & Entrepreneurship, in the amount of $466,730 with an additional sixty (60) days to the
contract time for Finlo Construction. The change order will add the audio visual system to the main floor
conference rooms. The project budget is $23,000,000. Funds are available from Government VA-HUD
Independent Appropriations Act on 200 Conference Report (HR-107-202).

The Board staff approved Change Order #6 for IHL 208-251, Trent Lott Center for Excellence in Economic
Development & Entrepreneurship, for an additional one hundred and ten days (110) to the contract time for
Finlo Construction for a completion date of December 27, 2007. These additional days have been reviewed
and recommended by the architect due to weather delays. No cost changes are involved.

The Board staff approved Change Order #6 for IHL 208-258, MM Roberts Stadium Expansion and
Renovation, in the amount of $55,093.30 to furnish and install two inches of asphalt base, six inches of
crushed limestone base and install a conduit for scoreboard communications. The project budget is
$32,171,670.38. Funds are available from the USM Athletic Foundation.

The Board staff approved the bids and the award of a contract for IHL 208-263, Ogletree House Restoration
and Expansion, for asbestos abatement/demolition to DC General Contractors, Inc., the lower of three (3)
bidders, in the amount of $4,464,000. The award includes a ten percent (10%) negotiated deduction of the
Base Bid and a deductive Alternate of $62,000. The project budget is $5,000,000. Funds are provided from
university sources.




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The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for IHL 208-282, Renovation of President’s Home, in the amount
of $24,622.63 with no change in contract time. The change order is to accommodate unforeseen conditions
involving sub-flooring, insulation, adequate electrical boxes, new wall beam, extra dumpsters for debris
removal and relocation of a catch basin. The project budget is $300,000. Funds are available from university
sources.

The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 210-236, Marine Environmental Research
Laboratory, to Dan Hensarling, of Gulfport, the lower of eleven (11) bidders, in the amount of $1,636,800.
The project budget is $2,442,775. Funds are available from Katrina Foreign Contributions Award, GRO
2745.

The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 110-089, Research Office/Lab Facility, in the amount of
$25,711.73 with an increase of one-hundred-five (105) days to the contract of J.O. Collins. Approval was
requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The change order is to
revise underground piping for a future tie of sediment tanks, to revise seawater and non-potable water for
added capacity, to provide stainless steel all thread which is best in the corrosive environment, to furnish a
building plaque per standards, to allow time extension to coincide with the Project Notice to Proceed and to
allow for delivery of an elevator. The project budget is $9,300,000. Funds are available from SB 2010, Laws
of 2004, Mississippi DMR and NOAA grant GRO 02733.

The Board staff approved the design documents and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids for GS 115-
002, Oceanographic Facility/Infrastructure Modifications. Approval was requested from the Bureau of
Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $4,157,000. Funds are available
from SB 3197, Laws of 2002; SB 2010, Laws of 2004 and HB 246, Laws of 2007.

The Board staff approved the construction documents and authorized advertising for the receipt of bids for
IHL 210-235, Aquaculture Demo Lab, Gulf Coast Research Lab-Cedar Point, as prepared by Allred and
McNabb Architects, design professionals. The project budget is $1,400,000. Funds are available from
university sources.

The Board staff approved the donation of five (5) cottages by the Mississippi Alternate Housing Pilot
Program through the Mississippi Emergency Management Association (MEMA) to the USM Research Center
(USMRC) in Ocean Springs. These cottages will be used by faculty, staff and students who were displaced
from their primary residence due to Hurricane Katrina. A Memorandum of Understanding has been issued
by USMRC and a fully executed copy will be kept on file in the Office of Real Estate and Facilities.




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                          CONSENT AGENDA
                         FEBRUARY 20-21, 2008
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A.    APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL REQUESTS

      Employment of Personnel

      Jackson State University

      Hongman Gao, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Department of
      Management and Marketing; $80,000 per annum; effective January 3, 2008.

      Elizabeth Lewis-Brooks, Director of Instructional Support and Pre-College Programs,
      Division of Student Life; $75,000 per annum; effective January 3, 2008.

      Annette Nassali, Project Manager, Data Technology Coordinating Center; $80,000 per
      annum; effective January 3, 2008.


      Mississippi State University

      Bruin L. Campbell, Assistant Football Coach, Athletics, B.S., January 4, 2008,
      $175,000.00 per annum, pro rata.


      University of Mississippi

      Richard K. Austin; Assistant Football Coach; B.B.A.; Assistant Football Coach;
      January 18, 2008, to December 31, 2009; $290,000 per annum, pro rata

      Michael A. Beaumont; Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations; B.S.E;
      January 03, 2008, to June 30, 2008; $75,000 per annum, pro rata

      Kendall O. Bowlin; Assistant Professor of Accountancy; M.A.; August 15, 2008,
      to May 10, 2009; $125,000 per annum, pro rata

      Donald D. Decker; Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Coach;
      M.S.; January 07, 2008, to June 30, 2008; $120,000 per annum, pro rata

      Clifton J. Ealy; Assistant Athletics Director of Community Relations; M.S.;
      January 08, 2008, to June 30, 2008; $75,000 per annum, pro rata

      Erin Holmes; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Research Assistant
      Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Ph.D.; February 16, 2008,
      to June 30, 2008; $82,982 per annum, pro rata


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 Lynn P. Kuegle; Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance; Ph.D.; August 15, 2008,
 to May 10, 2009; $97,316 per annum, pro rata

 Michael J. Markuson; Assistant Football Coach; M.S.; January 08, 2008, to
 December 31, 2010; $300,000 per annum, pro rata

 Derrick Nix; Assistant Football Coach; B.S.; January 08, 2008, to
 June 30, 2008; $150,000 per annum, pro rata

 Danny Nutt; Assistant Athletics Director for Player Development; B.S.; January 03,
 2008, to June 30, 2008; $75,000 per annum, pro rata

 Tracy Q. Rocker; Assistant Football Coach; B.S.; January 07, 2008, to December 10,
 2010; $210,000 per annum, pro rata

 James J. Shibest; Assistant Football Coach; B.S.; January 08, 2008, to June 30, 2008;
 $140,000 per annum, pro rata


 University of Mississippi Medical Center

 Martin C. Bunke – Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, MD; $220,000 per
 annum, prorata; full-time; effective April 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

 Christine Maric – Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and Director of
 Immunohistochemistry / Histology Core, University Medical Center; Ph.D.; $100,050 per
 annum, prorata; full-time; effective April 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

 Susan Pastor – Chief Nursing Officer of Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, University
 Hospitals and Clinics; ND; $161,200 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective March 1,
 2008 to June 30, 2008.


 Change of Status

 Jackson State University

 Harvey Johnson, Jr., Director, President’s Initiative on Lynch Street Corridor; $90,000
 per annum; to Executive Director, Center for University-Based Development; $115,000
 per annum; effective January 1, 2008.



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 Mississippi State University

 Billy B. Elmore, Associate Professor and Hunter Henry Chair, Chemical Engineering,
 $95,691.00 to Associate Director, Associate Professor (tenured), and Hunter Henry
 Chair, Chemical Engineering, $127,588.00 per annum, pro rata, effective March 1, 2008.

 Joe R. Farris, Assistant to the President, Office of the President, $145,819.30 to Chief of
 Staff, Office of the President, $145,819.30 per annum, pro rata, effective March 1, 2008.

 Scott N. Maynard, Interim Director, Career Center, $85,161.00 to Director, Career
 Center, $90,000.00 per annum, pro rata, effective March 1, 2008.

 Michael T. Muzzi, Interim Assistant Director, Planning and Construction, Facilities
 Management, $96,475.00 to Assistant Director, Planning and Construction, Facilities
 Management, $96,475.00 per annum, pro rata, effective February 1, 2008.

 Rodney A. Pearson, Professor, Management and Information Systems, $114,498.00 to
 Professor and Head (tenured), Management and Information Systems, $153,936.00 per
 annum, pro rata, effective July 1, 2008.

 G. Stephen Taylor, Interim Director, Franklin Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and
 Management, $149,355.00 to Professor (tenured), Management and Information Systems,
 $105,668.00 per annum, pro rata, effective January 1, 2008.


 University of Mississippi Medical Center

 Jessica H. Bailey – Associate Professor of Health Information Management and
 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Health Related Professions to Associate
 Professor of Medicine and Director of Medical Education, School of Medicine; $101,581
 per annum, prorata; full-time; to $103,500 per annum prorata; full-time; effective
 February 22, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

 Stacy Baldwin – Assistant Director of Compliance, University of Mississippi Medical
 Center to Associate Director of Compliance, University Medical Center; $57,848 per
 annum, prorata; full-time; to $75,000 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective January 1,
 2008.

 Helen Denise Gipson – Registered Nurse I in Pediatrics, University Hospitals and Clinics
 to Nurse Practitioner in Otolaryngology, School of Medicine; $27.79 per hour; part-time;
 to $77,100 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective February 25, 2008.


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 George M. Harrison – Assistant Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine to Assistant
 Professor of Radiology and Physicist, School of Medicine; $72,100 per annum, prorata;
 full-time; to $122,542 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective January 1, 2008 to June 30,
 2008.

 Bernard S. Niemeyer – Associate Director of Purchasing, University of Mississippi
 Medical Center to Director of Purchasing, University Hospitals and Clinics; $64,259 per
 annum, prorata; full-time; to $98,634 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective January 1,
 2008.

 Adeel Qaisar – Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine to Assistant
 Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and Director, Acute Pain and Regional
 Anesthesia, University Hospital and Clinics; $71,070.00 per annum, prorata; full-time; to
 $150,000 per annum, prorata; full-time; effective February 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

 Amy H. Smith – Nurse Manager I in Pediatrics, School of Medicine to Nurse Practitioner
 in Pediatrics, School of Medicine; $74,500 per annum, prorata; full-time; to $78,200 per
 annum, prorata; full-time; effective December 17, 2007.


 University of Southern Mississippi

 Anderson, Robert Blake; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate
 Athletics; $105,000 annually; effective January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009

 Bradford, Richard Todd; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate
 Athletics; $165,000 annually; effective January 3, 2008 – December 31, 2010

 Camp, John Gary; Director of Football Operations, Department of Intercollegiate
 Athletics; $75,000 annually; twelve months; effective December 18, 2007

 Duggan, David Thomas; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate
 Athletics; $105,000 annually; twelve months; effective January 3, 2008

 Farrar, Barney L.; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $70,000 annually; twelve months; effective December 18, 2007

 Fedora, Jr., Herbert Larry; Head Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $650,000 annually; effective January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2011




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 Hughes, Antonio R.; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $90,000 annually; twelve months; effective January 1, 2008

 Kapilovic, Christopher G.; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate
 Athletics; $80,000 annually; twelve months; effective January 11, 2008

 Kaufman, Arthur A.; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $110,000 annually; effective January 16, 2008 – December 31, 2009

 Wilson III, Frank; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $90,000 annually; twelve months; effective January 1, 2008

 Wolf, David F.; Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of
 Development; $185,000 annually; effective February 1, 2008

 Wyatt, Darrell Lamar; Assistant Football Coach, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics;
 $170,000 annually; effective January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010


 Sabbatical Leave

 University of Mississippi

 Dr. Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English, August 25, 2008, to May 9, 2009. to
 complete the first draft of a book on the autobiographical writings of Wole Soyinka, the
 Nigerian and the first Black person to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, $60,750
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $30,375).

 Dr. Luca Bombelli, Associate Professor of Physics, August 25, 2008, to December 31,
 2008, to work on research problems in quantum gravity in Barcelona, Spain, $68,546 per
 annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $34,273).

 Dr. Robert Brown, Professor of Political Science, August 25, 2008, to December 31,
 2008 to work on two projects. The first project combines work from two previous
 research efforts and examines changes in the social group coalitions of the parties (1977-
 2003). The second project extends work on a pilot study to develop updated and
 improved measures of state political culture, $78,825 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay
 for period will be $39,413).

 Dr. Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor of English, August 25, 2008, to May 9, 2009,
 to travel to Brazil on a Fulbright grant to study Elizabeth Bishop’s concept of home, and
 to further work on her fourth collection of poems, Shelter, and engage in deeper study of



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 poetry and poetics, $62,950 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be
 $31,475.

 Dr. Dwight Frink, Associate Professor of Management, August 25, 2008, to May 9, 2009,
 to teach and do research abroad in order to advance teaching competencies in globalized
 coursework, and advance research stream into international contexts, $109,766 per
 annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $54,883).

 Dr. Tamar L. Goulet, Assistant Professor of Biology, January 1, 2009, to May 9, 2009, to
 address broad research question of the effects of stressors on cnidarian-algal symbioses at
 Israeli Universities and develop and teach a course on Symbiosis in the Sea which will be
 offered in the city of Eliat, Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea. She also plans to establish contacts
 and create a new course to suggest to UM’s Study Abroad program, $59,850 per annum,
 prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $29,925). (Contingent on being granted tenure)

 Dr. Adam Gussow, Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies, August 25,
 2008, to May 9, 2009, to work on a book-length monograph entitled Hellhounds,
 Tricksters, Bar Whiskey, and Evil Women: The Devil-Figure in Blues Culture, $61,028
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $30,514).

 Dr. Jeffrey S. Hallam, Associate Professor of Health Promotion, January 1, 2009, to May
 9, 2009, to finish writing a theory-based physical activity intervention textbook, $66,887
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $33,444).

 Dr. Charles Arthur Ingene, Distinguished Chair of Business Administration and Professor
 of Marketing, January 1, 2009, to May 9, 2009, to complete several research projects:
 Pricing of Delivery Services: a General Demand Formulation, The Evolution of
 Retailing, A Handbook of Distribution Channels, and update course materials, $204,780
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $102,390).

 Dr. Prabhakar Raju Mantena, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, January 1, 2009, to
 May 9, 2009, to do research on Blast and Impact Resistant Composite Structures,
 $113,116 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $56,558).

 Dr. Diane Marting, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, August 25, 2008, to
 December 31, 2008, to produce a book/monograph about the short story collection, Aqui
 pasan cosan cosas raras (Strange Things Happen Here), by Argentine author, Luisa
 Valenzuela, $60,900 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $30,450).

 Dr. Stephanie M. Noble, Associate Professor of Marketing, August 25, 2008, to
 December 31, 2008, to work on several research projects: Forced Co–Production, Stuck
 in the Muck of Service Relationships, and Relational Program Effectiveness: An
 Exploration of Reward Type and Reward Policy on Customer commitment and


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 Relational Worth, $117,608 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be
 $58,804).

 Dr. Jack Wade Nowlin, Associate Professor of Law, August 25, 2008, to May 9, 2009, to
 write a book tentatively titled Not Above the Law: How the Constitution Constrains the
 Supreme Court’s Power of Judicial Review for University Press publication, $108,029
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $54,015).

 Dr. Jo Ann O’Quin, Professor of Social Work, August 25, 2008, to December 31, 2008,
 to complete research and dissemination of results for gerontology/social work projects,
 including the “super-centenarian project and a teaching tool kit on aging, $80,000 per
 annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $40,000).

 Dr. Larry J. Pittman, Professor of Law, August 25, 2008, to December 31, 2008, to
 research and write a law journal article that will offer proposals to provide more due
 process protection during arbitration of consumer contracts, $126,136 per annum, prorate
 (sabbatical pay for period will be $63,068).

 Dr. Richard Raspet, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, January 1, 2009, to May 9,
 2009, to complete research on wind noise generation theories. This will require several
 measurement trips to Illinois, $104,200 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will
 be $52,100).

 Dr. Brian J. Reithel, Professor of Management Information System, August 25, 2008, to
 December 31, 2008, to explore current developments and trends in the important field of
 software forensics. He also proposes to develop a critical literature review that highlights
 important developments, trends, and gaps in the software forensics literature, $175,000
 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $87,500).

 Dr. Kimberly K. Shackelford, Associate Professor of Social Work, January 1, 2009, to
 May 9, 2009, to conduct an exploratory qualitative research project to determine the
 incidence, types, and causes of abuse and neglect of children in San Pedro, Ambergris
 Caye, Belize, $67,164 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $33,582).

 Ms. Debra Lea Spurgeon, Associate Professor of Music, January 1, 2009, to May 9,
 2009, to create a compendium of resource materials for Women’s Choirs, which will
 result in a monograph or book for conductors, $63,000 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay
 for period will be $31,500).

 Dr. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, Dean and Associate Professor of History, August 25,
 2008, to December 31, 2008, to complete researching and to write his manuscript on the
 Black Christ of Esquipus, Guatemala, $106,171 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for
 period will be $39,814).


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 Dr. Mark V. Van Boening, Associate Professor of Economics, January 1, 2009, to May 9,
 2009, to research and conduct economics experiments on bargaining in bilateral
 negotiation, $91,268 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $45,634).

 Dr. Milan Mark Walker, Associate Professor of Finance, January 1, 2009, to May 9,
 2009, to work on a project that will examine the gains to acquiring and targeting firm
 shareholders, and also will examine how the gains are divided, $117,314 per annum,
 prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $58,657).

 Dr. Jeffrey R. Watt, Professor of History, August 25, 2008, to May 9, 2009, to examine
 the imposition of social discipline in Geneva during the time of John Calvin. Through
 the records of the Consistory, a type of morals court, he will weigh Calvinists’ success in
 effecting religious compliance, educating the young, settling disputes, and reaching other
 goals, $81,216 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be $40,608).

 Dr. Bing Wei, Associate Professor of Mathematics, August 25, 2008, to December 31,
 2008, to focus on doing research in structural graph theory by considering problems
 related to some special structures, such as paths, cycles, linkages and orderedness. He
 will also read papers and gather new information for teaching graduate classes and
 guiding Ph.D students, $63,800 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for period will be
 $31,900).

 Dr. Charles Wilson, Cook Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, August 25,
 2008, to December 31, 2008, to complete a manuscript entitled How Southerners Became
 Southerners: A Cultural History of The American South, which will trace the evolution of
 cultural farms and identity in the South, $95,000 per annum, prorate (sabbatical pay for
 period will be $47,500).


 Emeritus Status

 University of Mississippi Medical Center

 Connie S. McCaa – Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Professor of
 Biochemistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center to Professor Emeritus of
 Ophthalmology, School of Medicine; $71,659 per annum, prorata; part-time; to non-
 salaried; effective January 1, 2008; assuming Professor Emeritus status.

 James E. Peck - Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences, University Hospitals
 and Clinics to Associate Professor Emeritus of Communicative Sciences, University
 Hospitals and Clinics; $74,239 per annum, prorata; full-time; to non-salaried; effective
 January 1, 2008; assuming Associate Professor Emeritus status.



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1. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS TO BOARD
   POLICY (FOR FIRST READING)
  Amendments and additions to the following Board Policies are requested:
  a. Amendments
       201.0601     Role and Scope of the Institutions
       201.0605     Institutional Officers
       201.0607     Campus Locations and Programs
       301.0801     Duties of the Institutional Executive Officers
       301.0804     Records
       402.01       Faculty Defined
       403.0101     Minimum Standards for Tenured Employment
       403.04       Tenure of Institutional Executive Officers
       408.03       Sabbatical Leave
       501          Academic Program Approval
       501.02       New Programs
       501.03       New Academic Programs and Units
       403.03       Program Modification
       501.04       Consolidation or Suspension of Programs
       501.06       Academic Class Calendar Course Requirements
       503.01       Distance Learning Policy Statement of Principles
       503.0101     Definitions
       503.0102     Types of Degrees to be Granted and Role of Individual Institutions
       504.0101     Hours to Degree
       601.05       Core Requirements for University Graduation
       505          Military Policies
       505.01       Students Called to Active Duty
       506          Teacher and Administrator Preparation Programs
       506.01       Quality Assurance Policy for Beginning Teachers
       506.02       Quality Assurance Policy for Beginning Principals
       506.03       Process and Performance Standards for State Approved Teacher and
                    Administrator Preparation Programs
       506.0301     Minimum Teacher Education Standards
       506.0302     Teacher Education Process Review Visits
       506.0303     Selection and Composition of Visiting Teams
       506.0304     Process and Performance Review
       506.0305     Program Approval for New Teacher Education Programs
       506.0306     Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs by NCATE
       506.0307     Annual Updates through the AACTE Reporting Form
       506.0308     Educational Leadership Programs
       506.0309     Educational Leadership Program Process Review
       506.0310     Selection and Composition of Visiting Teams



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       506.0311      Accreditation of Educational Leadership Programs through Formal
                     NCATE Review
       600           Student Affairs
       801.04        Employment Contracts
       801.06        Hiring Procedures
       801.15        Staff and Dependent Tuition Waivers
  b. Additions
      505 Class Attendance
      505.01     Class Attendance

  The text revisions/additions with justification will be provided under separate cover.

  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of this item.

2. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING
   ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
  In accordance with Board Policies 403.03 Program Modification, 501.01 Board Approval,
  and 501.04 Consolidation or Suspension of Programs, Delta State University, The University
  of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center request permission to
  modify the existing academic degree programs.
  a. Delta State University requests permission to delete the Bachelor of Science in General
     Studies in History degree program (CIP 54.0101) as the program is no longer being
     offered.
  b. The University of Mississippi requests permission to rename the Doctor of Philosophy in
     Music Education degree program (CIP 50.0901) to the Doctor of Philosophy in Music
     degree program (CIP 50.0901) in order to better express the research emphasis of the
     present program.
  c. The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests permission to delete the Bachelor
     of Science in Occupational Therapy degree program (CIP 51.2306) as the master’s
     degree is the commonly accepted degree. A master of occupational therapy was
     established on July 18, 2002.
  d. The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests permission to delete the Master
     of Physical Therapy degree program (CIP 51.2308) as the doctor of physical therapy
     degree is the commonly accepted degree. A doctor of physical therapy degree was
     established on August 12, 2004.
  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of this item.




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3. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – APPROVAL OF NEW ACADEMIC UNIT
  In accordance with Board Policy 501.03 New Academic Programs and Units, The University
  of Mississippi requests permission to create a School of Journalism to be housed in newly
  renovated Farley Hall which is also home to the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and
  Politics. The school will focus on the future of journalism and communications with an
  emphasis on technology and its impact on society, a unique approach to journalism education
  among the nation's institutions of higher learning. As the department of journalism has
  existed for some seventy years within the College of Liberal Arts, the reorganization will be
  funded through reallocation of resources with any additional costs being funded through
  revenues received from a $5.3 million dollar gift from Ed and Becky Meek.
  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of this item.


4. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – REVISION TO ADDENDUM TO MEMORANDUM
   OF AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL
   EDUCATION BOARD STATE DOCTORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
  This change to the Addendum to Memorandum of Agreement for Participants in the Southern
  Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program provides flexibility for scholars
  to fulfill their service obligation to the state.

  The text revisions will be provided under separate cover.

  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of this item.



5. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – INSTITUTES AND CENTERS (INFORMATION
   ONLY)
  a. Jackson State University has established the Center for University-Based Development.
     This limited scope and outreach center will facilitate development partnerships aimed at
     revitalizing the neighborhoods adjacent to the university campus, while providing service
     learning experiences for students and research opportunities for faculty and students.
     Housed in the Office of the President, the Center is funded through university and
     extramural resources.
  b. The University of Mississippi has renamed the Center for Health Promotion and Health
     Behavior to the Center for Health Behavior Research within the School of Applied
     Sciences. This change helps delineate the differences between this limited scope and
     outreach center (focused on conducting research in health behavior) and the Office of
     Health Promotion within the Department of Health Services (charged with educating the
     university community about a wide range of health issues, including the use, misuse and
     abuse of alcohol).



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  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends this item be received as
  information.


6. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – 2008 HEADWAE HONOREES (INFORMATION
   ONLY)
  The Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE)
  was established by Mississippi Legislative Resolution #88 in 1987 to annually honor the
  academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi's higher education
  institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. The
  Appreciation Day, hosted by the Legislature each February in Jackson, is the Legislature's
  way of saying "thank you" to these students and faculty for their commitment to the future of
  Mississippi.
  On Appreciation Day, the honorees are invited to the State Capitol where they are welcomed
  by the Lieutenant Governor and recognized in each chamber of the Legislature. A luncheon
  follows wherein each student and faculty honoree is recognized by name in front of their
  guests, institution leaders, corporate sponsors, and legislators.
  The goal of the Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher
  education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of
  education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today's society and prepared to
  meet future challenges. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected
  from each of the thirty-six public and private member institutions of the Mississippi
  Association of Colleges and Universities to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.
  Additionally, the generosity of corporate sponsors provides for each honoree to be
  accompanied to the luncheon by two guests.
  The 2008 HEADWAE recipients were honored on February 19, 2008 at the Jackson Marriott
  Downtown.
  System honorees are:
   INSTITUTION                                FACULTY HONOREE           STUDENT HONOREE
   Alcorn State University                    Pamela T. Felder          Antonio Cooper, Jr.
   Delta State University                     Shelby B. Polk            Deborah Katherine Brick
   Jackson State University                   Carrine Harris Bishop     Thomas LeRoy Wallace
   Mississippi State University               Rayford B. Vaughn         Jeremy Lamar Johnson
   Mississippi University for Women           William Glynn Biddy       Bolanle Atinuke Bukoye
   Mississippi Valley State University        Ademola Moses Omishakin   Andrea Nicole Haywood
   University of Mississippi                  David E. Willson          Lee Andrew Taggart
   University of Mississippi Medical Center   Lisa Arender Haynie       Lynn Marie Jackson
   University of Southern Mississippi         Frank R. Moore            Hilliary Layne Walters

  STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends this item be received as
  information.


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1.    JSU – APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO CONVERT INTEREST RATE
      PERIOD ON SERIES 2004-B BONDS

      Board approval is requested for a Resolution authorizing Jackson State University’s
      Educational Building Corporation (the "JSU/EBC") to convert its Revenue Bonds, Series
      2004-B for Campus Facilities Projects from the current Auction Rate Securities Interest
      Rate Period to a Long-Term Interest Rate Period. Auction Rate Securities (ARS) are
      long term, variable rate bonds tied to short term interest rates. ARS have a long term
      nominal maturity with interest rates reset through a modified Dutch auction, at
      predetermined short term intervals (in this case 7 days). The Series 2004-B Bonds were
      issued in the original principal amount of $25,925,000 pursuant to a Trust Indenture,
      dated as of June 1, 2004, between JSU/EBC and The Bank of New York Trust Company,
      N.A., (the "Trustee"), as supplemented and amended by a First Supplemental Indenture,
      dated as of July 1, 2006, between JSU/EBC and the Trustee (collectively, the
      "Indenture"). The Series 2004-B Bonds are currently outstanding in the principal amount
      of $24,875,000. A principal payment in the amount of $550,000 is due on the Series
      2004-B Bonds on March 1, 2008. JSU/EBC desires to exercise its option under the
      Indenture to convert the Series 2004-B Bonds from the ARS Interest Rate Period to a
      Long-Term Interest Rate Period. Due to current market conditions, auction rate securities
      such as the Series 2004-B Bonds are trading at unusually high interest rates. By Board
      approval converting the Series 2004-B Bonds to a Long-Term Interest Rate Period of
      approximately three years with a mandatory put at the end of the period, JSU/EBC will
      be able to achieve a significant interest rate reduction with respect to the Series 2004-B
      Bonds. The Series 2004-B Bonds will bear interest at fixed interest rates during such
      Long-Term Interest Rate Period. JSU/EBC desires to expedite the process of converting
      the Series 2004-B Bonds by having the Board approve the conversion. Pursuant to the
      Indenture, the holders of the Series 2004-B Bonds must be given at least thirty (30) days
      notice of a conversion. JSU/EBC proposes to instruct the Trustee to give the required
      notice of conversion to the bondholders as soon as possible following approval of the
      conversion by the Board and by the Board of Directors of JSU/EBC.

      STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends approval of this item pending
      the Attorney General’s office review of the documents once prepared.




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2.    UMMC - APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

      A.   Approval for Consulting Service Agreements with Computer
           Science Corporation (CSC) Consulting, Inc.

           1.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to enter
                 an eighteen-month contract with CSC Consulting, Inc. The contract is to
                 manage all aspects of the revenue cycle for hospital services from
                 inception such as patient scheduling to completion including billing,
                 collection and after-care. The dates of the contract are April 1, 2008 -
                 September 30, 2009. The total contract amount is not to exceed
                 $3,587,065.

           2.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to enter
                 into a five-month contract with CSC Consulting, Inc. The contract is to
                 provide leadership and operational support to the Inpatient Surgery Center
                 and Sterile Processing Department. The overall objectives of this contract
                 were outlined in the master plan for margin improvement approved by the
                 IHL Board on March 14, 2007. The dates of the contract are February 20,
                 2008 - June 30, 2008. The total contract amount is $517,300.

           3.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to amend
                 a consulting agreement with CSC Consulting, Inc. A contract between
                 UMMC and CSC Consulting, Inc. to achieve an overall supply chain
                 financial improvement was approved by the IHLBoard on June 20, 2007.
                 The original contract period was July 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008 and
                 the total contract amount was $3,144,200. The purpose of this amendment
                 is to allocate additional funds in the amount of $220,400 to expand the
                 statement of work for the project manager’s fee. This component of the
                 project is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2008. The overall
                 contract amount will not exceed $3,364,600.

           4.    The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to amend
                 a consulting agreement with CSC Consulting, Inc. A contract between
                 UMMC and CSC Consulting, Inc. to implement Perioperative and Central
                 Services Clinical Redesign Initiatives was approved by the IHL Board on
                 July 9, 2007. The original contract period was July 19, 2007-January 18,
                 2008, and the contract amount was $662,791. The purpose of this
                 amendment is to extend the contract period through March 1, 2008 at no
                 additional cost.

                 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: These agreements/amendments
                 have been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General’s Office.
                 Board staff recommends approval of Items 1-4.

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 B.   Approval for Lease Agreements with Select Specialty Hospital - Jackson, Inc.

      1. The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to enter into a
         three-year lease agreement with Select Specialty Hospital-Jackson, Inc. The
         agreement is to lease a total of 12,415 square feet to relocate the Sleep Lab.
         The contract period is March 1, 2008 - February 28, 2011. The annual rent is
         $333,343. UMMC will be responsible for operating and utility costs not to
         exceed $210,000 annually. The total annual contract amount is $543,343.

      2. The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to enter a
         three-year lease agreement with Select Specialty Hospital-Jackson, Inc. The
         agreement is to lease a total of 9,403 square feet to relocate the outpatient
         Gastro-Intestinal/Endoscopy Outpatient Clinic. The contract period is March
         1, 2008-February 28, 2011. The annual rent is $329,387. UMMC will be
         responsible for operating and utility costs not to exceed $159,000 annually.
         The total annual contract amount is $488,387.

           STAFF RECOMMENDATION: These agreements has been reviewed and
           approved by the Attorney General’s Office. Board staff recommends
           approval of Items 1-2.


 C.   Contract Approval for a Laboratory Services Agreement

      1.       The University of Mississippi Medical Center requests approval to enter
               into a three-year service agreement with Laboratory Corporation
               (LabCorp) of America. The contract is to provide testing and consultant
               services for matching outside patients to potential transplant donors. The
               dates of the contract are March 1, 2008 - February 28, 2011, and the
               contract total is not to exceed $750,000.

               STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This agreement has been reviewed
               and approved by the Attorney General’s Office. Board staff
               recommends approval of this item.




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 D.   Approval of Amendment to Allocate Additional Funds to the Nursing and
      Allied Health Staffing Agreement

      1.    A contract between ShareStaff, LLC and the University of Mississippi
            Medical Center for the provision of supplemental personnel for the
            University Hospitals and Clinics was originally approved by the IHL
            Board on June 14, 2006. An escalation of the annual fiscal year allocation
            was approved by the IHL Board on March 14, 2007. The period of the
            original contract was July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009 and the original total for
            the contract period was not to exceed $9,600,000. UMMC is requesting
            permission to escalate the contract amount by $7,500,000 bringing the
            overall total to $17,100,000 for the same contract period.

            STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This amendment has been reviewed
            and approved by the Attorney General’s Office. Board staff
            recommends approval of this item.




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3.   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION - APPROVAL TO ESCALATE THE MISSISSIPPI
     OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID BUDGET

     System Administration requests IHL Board approval to escalate the FY 2008 Mississippi
     Office of Student Financial Aid budget from $30,486,726 to $31,988,381. The additional
     funds will come from the increase in IHL’s Financial Aid collections. The request is to
     cover any shortfalls in the spring 2008 scholarship/loan programs.

                                                   Current        Increase/
                        Category                   Budget        (Decrease)       Revised Budget
      Salaries                                         542,622                0           542,622


      Total Salaries, Wages, and Fringe Benefits       542,622                0           542,622
      Travel and Subsistence                            12,000                0            12,000
      Contractual Services                             550,000                0           550,000
      Commodities                                       20,000                0            20,000
      Capital Outlay:
          Non Equipment                                      0                                  0
          Equipment                                     10,000                0            10,000
      Mandatory Transfers:
          Other                                     29,352,104     1,501,655           30,853,759
      Total Mandatory Transfers                     29,352,104     1,501,655           30,853,759
      Increase in Fund Balance

      Total Uses of Funding                        $30,486,726    $1,501,655          $31,988,381


     According to Board Policy 701.06 Budget Escalations and Revisions all escalations to
     annual budgets must be submitted through the Commissioner to the Board of Trustees
     for approval prior to implementation.

     STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff has reviewed the escalation request and
     recommends approval of this item.




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APPROVAL OF INITIATIONS OF PROJECTS/APPOINTMENTS OF
PROFESSIONALS

1.    DSU – GS 102-220, Cafeteria Infrastructure Renovation

      Delta State University requests permission to initiate an infrastructure project and to
      appoint Atherton Engineering as project professionals. The university recently
      discovered a number of line breaks in the plumbing and gas lines beneath the university’s
      Young Mauldin Cafeteria. The leaks had created a potentially hazardous condition
      beneath the cafeteria. The project is estimated to cost $300,000. The university is
      requesting funding from the 2007 IHL Discretionary Fund as authorized by HB 246,
      Laws of 2007.

2.    MSU – IHL 205-234, MSU Research & Technology Park Road

      Mississippi State University requests permission to initiate a project and to appoint Neel-
      Schaffer, Inc. of Columbus, MS as project professional to construct a new entrance road
      from Highway 182 East to the existing research park. The Mississippi Department of
      Transportation recommended Neel Schaffer, Inc. as the professionals for this project.
      The project budget is $2,460,000. Funds are provided through the Mississippi
      Department of Transportation.

3.    MSU – IHL 205-237, Parking Lot South

      Mississippi State University requests permission to initiate a project to rebuild the
      parking lot south of the new Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building and to
      appoint Peter Rook, P.E. as project professional. The project will construct a 233 car
      parking lot with access road, lighting and landscaping. The project budget is $800,000.
      Funds are available from self-generated sources.

4.    MVSU – GS 106-184, Business Education Building

      Mississippi Valley State University requests permission to appoint Pryor and Morrow
      Architects/Planners as project professionals for Business Education Building and to
      change the name of GS 106-184 from Business Education Building F&E to Repair and
      Renovation for Campus Facilities. The project scope will be determined by the
      university, IHL and the Bureau of Buildings, Grounds and Real Property Management.
      The project budget is $1,190,000. Funds are available from HB 1634, Laws of 2006.




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5.    MVSU – GS 106-210, Science & Technology Building

      Mississippi Valley State University requests permission to initiate a project and to
      appoint Foil Wyatt Architects/Planners as project professionals to furnish and equip the
      new Science and Technology Building. The project scope will be determined by the
      university, IHL and the Bureau of Buildings, Grounds and Real Property Management.
      The project budget is $1,000,000. Funds are available from HB 246, Laws of 2007.

6.    MVSU – GS 106-211, J.H. White Library Building

      Mississippi Valley State University requests permission to initiate a project and to
      appoint Duvall Decker Architects/Planners as project professionals to furnish and equip
      the J.H. White Library Building . The project scope and budget will be determined based
      upon funding availability as approved by the university, IHL and the Bureau of Building,
      Grounds and Real Property Management. The project budget is $1,000,000. Funds are
      available from HB 246, Laws of 2007.

7.    MVSU – Re-Roof College Hall I

      Mississippi Valley State University requests permission to initiate a project, to appoint
      Pryor and Morrow Architects/Planners as project professionals, to transfer funds in the
      amount of $59,034.66 (SB 2988, Laws of 2003) from GS 106-196, Re-roof Magnolia and
      Leflore Residence Halls and to transfer funds in the amount of $107,818.99 (SB 2988,
      Laws of 2003) from GS 106-190, 2003 R&R, for a total transfer of $166,853.60.
      Additional project funds in the amount of $500,000 will be made available from self-
      generated sources. The total project budget is $666,853.60. Funds are available from SB
      2988, Laws of 2003; SB 2988, Laws of 2003, and university self-generated sources.

8.    UM – IHL 207-308, Hot Water Loop Expansion

      The University of Mississippi requests permission to initiate a project for a hot water loop
      expansion. The university plans to utilize external assistance for installation (RFP) and
      internal resources for materials. The project budget is $550,000. Funds are available
      from self-generated sources.

9.    UMMC – GS 109-195, Adult Emergency Renovations-2007

      The University Mississippi Medical Center requests permission to appoint Dale/Morris
      Architects as project professionals for the Adult Emergency Renovations-2007 project.
      The project budget is $5,300,000. Funds are available from HB 246, Laws of 2007.




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10.    UMMC – IHL 209-508, R019 CT Scanner Renovations

       The University Mississippi Medical Center requests permission to initiate a project and to
       appoint Simmons Associates/AIA, Ridgeland, MS as project professionals to renovate the
       existing suite layout, finishes, and utilities to accommodate the new CT scanner. The
       project budget is $310,000. Funds are available from self-generated sources.

11.    USM – IHL 208-284, Textbook Center Renovation

       The University of Southern Mississippi requests permission to initiate a project and to
       appoint Landry & Lewis Architects of Hattiesburg, MS as project professionals for the
       renovation of the old Textbook Center for use as an academic space. Funding is available
       in the amount of $35,000 for the initial programming and design effort from self-
       generated sources.

       STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of Items 1-11.


APPROVAL OF BUDGET INCREASE/CHANGE OF SCOPE

12.    UM – GS 107-286, Coulter Hall Phase 1A

       The University of Mississippi requests approval to increase the budget from $3,000,000
       to $4,308,338 for an increase of $1,308,338. This increase is needed due to the discovery
       of serious safety issues associated with the air handling system after the project architects
       embarked on the design of the project. The university proposes funding this phase by
       using the $3,000,000 previously allotted to the project through the Bureau of Buildings;
       HB 1634, Laws of 2006; and adding self generated university funds in the amount of
       $1,308,338.

       STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of Item 12.




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APPROVAL OF OTHER REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES REQUESTS

13.    JSU – Revisions to the IHL Approved Facilities Needs Requests

       Priority #4 on the Board approved Facilities Needs Requests is Jackson State University’s
       request for funding of Land Acquisition at $4,000,000. Jackson State University requests
       approval to revise their Facilities Needs requests as follows:

           A.     IHL Priority #4: Reduce the amount requested for Land Acquisition from
                  $4,000,000 to $2,000,000.
           B.     IHL Priority #4 a (new item): Add a request for additional funding for
                  Johnson/Dansby Replacement (GS 103-219), at $2,000.000.

       Note: The total request for the two items above remains the same amount as Jackson
       State University’s current request of $4,000,000 for Land Acquisition.

14.    USM – Approval of Development Agreement

       The University of Southern Mississippi requests authorization to execute the
       Development Agreement of the University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation
       to allow the development of a research and development park. The park is proposed to
       be situated on approximately 500 acres formerly used as the University Gold Course. To
       carry out this goal, the university also requests that the Board authorize execution of a
       quitclaim deed from the Board to the university.

       STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This Item has been reviewed and approved by the
       Attorney General’s office. Board staff recommends approval of this Item.

                                 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT


       This Development Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into on this the ______ day of

_____________________, 2008, by and between The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

and The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation (USM Research Foundation).

       WHEREAS, USM is the owner of certain tracts of land located in Forrest County,

Mississippi, more particularly described in Exhibit “A” (Property) which is attached hereto and

made a part hereof by reference; and

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       WHEREAS, the USM Research Foundation intends to ground lease from time to time all

or a portion of the Property from USM to develop thereon an Innovation and Commercialization

Park (Park); and

       WHEREAS, the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will benefit USM by

creating an environment that fosters intellectual exchange and creativity, providing facilities that

showcase the products and research of USM, establishing partnerships with businesses in the

region, contributing to the economic vitality of the State of Mississippi, and to implement the

University’s economic and academic development plans; and

       WHEREAS, the parties are desirous of entering into this Agreement to establish the

terms and conditions on which the Park shall be developed.

       NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual exchange of the covenants

contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:



                                           ARTICLE I

                                         Option to Lease

       Section 1.1     Title. USM represents that it owns the Property in fee simple, subject to

no reservations, exceptions, possibilities of reverter or conditions subsequent, except as referred

to elsewhere in this Agreement, and that the Property is otherwise free from encumbrances and,

USM further represents that it has the right to enter into this Agreement. USM agrees that it will

execute or procure any further necessary assurances of title that may be reasonably required for

the protection of the USM Research Foundation.

               Section 1.2    Grant.      USM hereby irrevocably grants to the USM Research

Foundation the sole and exclusive option to lease from time to time all or a portion of the
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Property with each parcel to be leased with the terms and conditions of a separate ground lease.

By acceptance of this grant, the University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation agrees

that it shall actively pursue opportunities for economic and academic development of the subject

property.    In doing so, the Foundation will conduct economic, academic and development

surveys and shall create plans for development to be approved by the University. Furthermore,

the Foundation shall report its progress on this project to the University President on a quarterly

basis. The University President shall have the authority and obligation to review all such reports

of progress made by the Foundation. Should the University President find that the Research

Foundation selection of tenants for the subject property is not consistent with the goals of the

University, the President shall withhold University approval of any proposed lease and

agreement between the Foundation and its proposed tenant. Such option shall continue until all

of the Property has been leased by the USM Research Foundation or the earlier termination of

this Agreement.

       Section 1.3     Term.      The term of this Development Agreement shall be for ninety-

nine (99) years, unless sooner terminated as herein provided, commencing on March 1, 2008.

       Section 1.4     Lease Representations.         Upon the execution of each lease, USM

shall represent to the USM Research Foundation the following:

       (a)     USM holds good and merchantable fee simple title to the parcel and has full

unrestricted right, power, and authority to enter into the lease and the obligations thereunder.

       (b)     There exists no violations of law, rules, or regulations and no uncured notices

which have been served by any federal, state, or local government or agency or subdivision

thereof of violations of law, rules or regulations which would affect the parcel to be leased or its

use and operation.
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       (c)     There is no pending, threatened, or contemplated condemnation, legal action, or

similar proceeding affecting the parcel to be leased, nor is there any other pending or threatened

proceeding that would adversely affect the parcel or its use and the operations thereon.

       (d)     There are no contractual or other restrictions against USM’s right to lease the

parcel and there are no parties in possession, other than the USM Research Foundation.

       (e)     To the best of USM’s knowledge, there is not constructed, deposited, stored,

disposed, placed or located on the parcel any hazardous materials.

       (f)     Any such lease will be subject to any reservation of oil, gas and other mineral

rights in, on, under, or that may be produced from the property, including but not limited to

petroleum, gas and related hydrocarbons together with all appropriate and necessary rights of

ingress to and egress from the surface of the Property for the purpose of exploration.

       (g)     Any such lease will be subject to any applicable condition contained in any grant

or aid from the Untied States of America to USM or USM Research Foundation, and which the

Property, or any portion thereof, is used for a purpose for which any federal financial assistance

or grant is extended. USM Research Foundation agrees to comply with any such conditions

during the term of this Agreement.

       (h)     USM Research Foundation, by its acceptance of this Agreement, for itself, its

successors and assigns, covenants and agrees to and with USM that no portion of the Property

herein which has been determined to be subject to flooding may be used for construction of any

type of facility that could be damaged by such flooding; or may be developed to the extent that

flooding would cause loss to the USM Research Foundation. The USM Research Foundation

agrees to include in any sub-lease of all or a portion of the Property the restriction set forth in

this sub-section.
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       Section 1.5    Annual Report.         The USM Research Foundation shall submit to

USM on or before March 1 of each year, commencing in 2009, a certified annual financial report

prepared by independent certified public accountants.

       Section 1.6    Records.        The USM Research Foundation shall maintain suitable

books of account and such books shall be available for inspection and audit by USM and by the

independent certified public accountants which prepare the USM Research Foundation annual

certified financial report at any reasonable time within three (3) years after the expiration of

each respective calendar year.



                                          ARTICLE II

                                       Restrictions of Use

       The following permitted land and building uses may be further limited by the USM

Research Foundation but may not be expanded upon by the USM Research Foundation without

the written authorization of USM.

       (a)     Research and Development.             Laboratories, offices and related facilities

intended for basic and applied research, development and/or testing of technology-based

products and services, conducted by or for any individual, partnership, firm, association,

corporation, trust or other form of business or government entity, whether public or private.

       (b)     Low Volume, High Technology Production.              Facilities necessary for the

production or assembly of products of a technological nature, provided that this production or

assembly is supported by on-site research or product development activities of the occupants and

that production volumes are less than 50 truck loads per year. A truck load being defined as


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40,000 net pounds of product or the amount of packaged product which may fit on a standard

semi-tractor trailer, whichever is less.

       (c)     Pilot and Prototype Facilities.         Pilot plants in which prototype processes or

products of a technological nature planned for use elsewhere can be assembled and tested.

       (d)     Headquarters.           Corporate,   regional   and   divisional   headquarters   of

technology-based or knowledge-driven companies and organizations, provided that a direct

relationship exists between the occupant’s administrative staff and its research and development

endeavors, whether such endeavors are located within the Park or elsewhere.

       (e)     Support Organizations.         Offices and related facilities of not-for-profit

research or educational institutes or organizations performing professional, training, research,

scientific or engineering support to technology industries. This includes, but is not limited to,

accounting firms, legal firms, consulting companies, and environmental services companies

performing direct support for technology industries.

       (f)     Conference Center & Training Facilities.         Corporate and professional training

facilities and/or conference centers, the primary purpose of which is to host activities, meetings

and functions of both USM and Park participants.

       (g)     Hotel.    A hotel, the primary purpose of which is to serve as lodging for

employees, invitees and guests of both USM and Park participants.

       (h)     University Research Facilities.         Any building or facility of USM necessary

for research, the direct support of research or the commercialization of USM’s intellectual

property.

       (i)     Other Facilities.       Any other facilities or uses employing high ratios of

employees working in the sciences and engineering fields and reasonably related to the intended
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purposes of USM or the Park, provided these uses are specifically approved by the USM

Research Foundation.

       No item herein should be construed as allowing heavy manufacturing, high volume

assembly processes, warehousing or distribution operations to be housed in the Park.



                                         ARTICLE III

                                        Quiet Enjoyment

       The USM Research Foundation, upon the performance of all the terms of this Agreement,

shall at all times during the Agreement term peaceable and quietly enjoy the Park without any

disturbance from USM or from any person claiming through USM, subject, however, to the

reservations and conditions of this Agreement.

                                         ARTICLE IV

                                        Indemnification

       The USM Research Foundation agrees to indemnify and hold harmless USM including

its agents and employees, from any and all claims, demands, suits, or liabilities of any nature, or

on account of any of the actions or inactions of the USM Research Foundation, its agents,

employees or contractors in or about the Property.

                                          ARTICLE V

                                         Miscellaneous

       Section 5.1     No Waiver.     A party’s failure to insist upon strict performance of any of

the terms, covenants, conditions or agreements contained herein shall not be deemed a waiver of

any rights or remedies that such party may have and shall not be deemed a waiver for any


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subsequent breach or default in the performance of any of the terms, covenants, conditions or

agreements contained herein.

        Section 5.2     Relationship Between the Parties. The parties hereby agree that the

USM Research Foundation is an independent entity. The USM Research Foundation is not the

agent or employee of USM, and nothing in this Agreement creates an employment or other

agency relationship between the parties.        In addition, this Agreement does not create any

obligation or relationship such as a partnership, joint venture or other similar legal relationship

under the laws of any state or federal government. Any correspondence or other references to

“partners” or other similar terms will not be deemed to alter, amend or change the relationship

between the parties hereto unless there is a formal written agreement specifically detailing the

rights, liabilities and obligations of the parties as to a new, specifically defined legal relationship.

        Section 5.3     Notices.        All notices and other communications required or permitted

to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be hand-delivered or mailed by certified or

registered mail, postage prepaid, or by Federal Express, Airborne Express, or similar overnight

delivery service, addressed as follows:

        If to USM:

                        Attention of the President of The University of Southern Mississippi
                        118 College Drive, #5001
                        Hattiesburg, MS 39406

        If to the USM Research Foundation:

                        The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation
                        118 College Drive, #5116
                        Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Notice shall be deemed to have been given upon receipt. Refusal of delivery or undeliverable for

any reason shall be deemed receipt.
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       Section 5.4     Binding Effect.           It is mutually understood and specifically agreed

that this Agreement is binding upon the respective heirs, successors, administrators, executors,

and assigns of the parties hereto.

       Section 5.5     Governing Law.            This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed

in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi.

       Section 5.6     Counterparts.             This Agreement may be executed in any number of

counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which taken together shall

constitute one and the same instrument.

       Section 5.7     Entire Agreement.         This Agreement contains the entire agreement of

the parties, and all prior communications, oral or written, are without any force and effect as it is

the specific intent of the parties that these Agreements alone set forth the terms on which the

parties have mutually agreed. Each party specifically agrees that it enters into this Agreement

based on its own understanding of the terms hereof and does not rely, in whole or in part, on any

interpretation or representation of the other party. Each party agrees that this Agreement is the

result of good faith arms length negotiations.

       Section 5.8     Captions and Headings.          The    captions   and   headings     in   this

Agreement are for reference only and shall not be deemed to define or limit the scope or intent of

any of the terms, covenants, conditions or agreements contained herein.

       Section 5.9     No Third-Party Beneficiaries.          This Agreement is not intended to

create nor shall it in any way be interpreted or construed to create, any third-party beneficiary

rights in any person not a party hereto, including, without limitation, any lessee, sublessee, tenant

or occupant of the Property from time to time.


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       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University

of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation have caused this Agreement to be executed on the

day and year first above written.




                                    THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI,
                                    A Mississippi Public Institution of Higher Learning

                                    By:_____________________________________________

                                    Name:__________________________________________

                                    Its:____________________________________________

                                    THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
                                    RESEARCH FOUNDATION, A Mississippi Non-Profit
                                    Corporation

                                    By:_____________________________________________

                                    Name:__________________________________________


                                    Its:_________________________________________




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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

COUNTY OF FORREST

                                             QUITCLAIM DEED

        FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the sum of Ten and No/100 Dollars ($10.00), and other

good and valuable considerations, not herein mentioned, the receipt and sufficiency of all of which is

hereby acknowledged, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, a body politic and

corporate authorized and existing under the laws of the State of Mississippi, formerly known as

MISSISSIPPI NORMAL COLLEGE and THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE

INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, the Grantors

herein, do hereby quitclaim and release unto, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, a

body politic and corporate authorized and existing under the laws of the State of Mississippi, all its

interest in and to the following described lands, located in Forrest County, Mississippi, and being more

particularly described as follows, to-wit:

PARCEL 1:

        S ½ of NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14 West as
        according to the official plat or survey on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk,
        Forrest County, Mississippi. Said parcel of property contains 240 acres, more or
        less.

PARCEL 2:

        W ½ of W ½ and SE ¼ of NW ¼ and NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5
        North, Range 14 West, as according to the official plat or survey on file in the Office
        of the Chancery Clerk, Forrest County, Mississippi. Said parcel of property
        contains 240 acres, more or less.

PARCEL 3:

        A parcel of land being a part of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ and a part of
        the Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ all in Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14
        West, County of Forrest, State of Mississippi, said parcel of land described as
        commencing at the Southwest corner of the Southeast ¼ of Section 35, Township 5
        North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi thence run N00º17’50”E and
        along the West line of the said Southeast ¼ for 1,318.17 feet to the North line of the
        said Southeast ¼, thence run S89º31’01”E and along the said North line of the
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        Southeast ¼ for 1,474.90 feet, thence run North for 45.73 feet to the Point of
        Beginning, thence run N34º56’11”W for 392.35 feet, thence run N30º31’48”W for
        148.62 feet, thence run N49º01’11”E for 151.55 feet, thence run S59º35’44”E for
        241.96 feet, thence S40º48’31”E for 302.55 feet, thence run S19º34’08”E for 192.07
        feet, thence run S75º40’54”W for 90.36 feet, thence run S88º07’29”W for 106.28 feet
        to the Point of Beginning comprising 3.74 acres, more or less.

PARCEL 4:

        Commence at a 4”x 4” concrete monument at the Southeast corner of the NE ¼ of
        the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County,
        Mississippi, and run South 89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds West for 660.35 feet to
        a ½ inch rebar and the Point of Beginning continue South 89 degrees 09 minutes 27
        seconds West for 660.35 feet to a ¼ inch iron pipe; thence run North 01 degrees 46
        minutes 11 seconds West for 1333.93 feet to a 4 inch x 4 inch concrete monument;
        thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 24 seconds East for 665.80 feet to a ½ inch
        rebar; thence run South 01 degrees 32 minutes 29 seconds East for 1326.12 feet back
        to the Point of Beginning; said parcel of land is a part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of
        Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi and
        contains 20.24 acres, more or less; AND ALSO an easement more particularly
        described as commencing at a 4 inch x 4 inch concrete monument at the NE corner
        of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest
        County, Mississippi for the Point of Beginning; from the Point of Beginning run
        South 00 degrees 04 minutes 17 seconds West for 699.86 feet to a ¾ inch iron pipe
        and the North margin line of the Country Club Paved Public Road; thence run
        North 78 degrees 01 minutes 33 seconds West on and along said margin line for
        40.00 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 04 degrees 33 minutes 53 seconds
        East for 142.19 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 17
        seconds West for 489.86 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 45 degrees 23
        minutes 08 seconds West for 44.26 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run South 89
        degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds West for 640.35 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run
        North 00 degrees 50 minutes 33 seconds West for 28.00 feet to a ½ inch rebar;
        thence run North 89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds East for 700.35 feet back to the
        Point of Beginning; said parcel of land is a part of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section
        36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi, and contains
        0.91 acres, more or less; together with all improvements thereon and appurtenances
        thereunto belonging.

        Subject to any Covenants, Restrictions and easements affecting the subject property which may

be of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Forrest County.

        Subject to prior reservations of oil, gas and other minerals by former owners.

        This conveyance is made subject to any and all easements for public roads and public utilities as

presently laid out, constructed or in use.


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        Subject to that certain Street, Drainage and Utility Easement to the City of Hattiesburg dated

November 17, 1998, and filed of record December 22, 1998 in Book 806 at Page 526 in the Office of the

Chancery Clerk of Forrest County, Mississippi. [Subject to Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Parcel 3 and Parcel 4]

        Subject to that certain Easement and Right-of-Way Contract to Dixie Pipeline Company dated

June 11, 1962, and filed of record July 23, 1962 in Book 245 at Page 483 in the Office of the Chancery

Clerk of Forrest County, Mississippi. [Subject to Parcel 2]

        Subject to that certain Right of Way to Pearl and Leaf Rivers Railroad Company dated February

20, 1904, and filed of record June 23, 1905 in Book V at Page 288 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk

of Forrest County, Mississippi and being one and the same as that certain Right of Way filed in Book R

at Page 229 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Forrest County, Mississippi. [Subject to Parcel 1 and

Parcel 3]

        No warranty expressed or inferred is conveyed with this instrument.

        WITNESS OUR SIGNATURES on this the _____ day of ___________________, A.D., 2008.


                                                         THE     UNIVERSITY      OF     SOUTHERN
                                                         MISSISSIPPI, A Mississippi Public Institution
                                                         of Higher Learning


                                                         By:     ______________________________
                                                                 PRESIDENT


                                                         THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
                                                         INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
                                                         OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI


                                                         By:     ______________________________
                                                                 PRESIDENT




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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

COUNTY OF FORREST

        PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority in and for the said
county and state, on this _____ of _________________, A.D., 2008, within my jurisdiction, the within
named MARTHA D. SAUNDERS, who acknowledged that she is the President of The University of
Southern Mississippi and that for and on behalf of said University and as its act and deed, she executed
the above and foregoing instrument after first having been duly authorized by said University.

       WITNESS MY SIGNATURE AND SEAL, of office on this the _____ day of
____________________, A.D., 2008.

                                                         _____________________________
                                                         NOTARY PUBLIC

MY COMMISSION EXPIRES:

_________________________



STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

COUNTY OF FORREST

        PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority in and for the said
county and state, on this _____ of _______________, A.D., 2008, within my jurisdiction, the within
named DR. STACY DAVIDSON, who acknowledged that he is the President of The Board of
Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi and that for and on behalf of
said Board of Trustees and as its act and deed, he executed the above and foregoing instrument after first
having been duly authorized by said Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of
Mississippi.

        WITNESS MY SIGNATURE AND SEAL, of office on this the _____ day of __________,
A.D., 2008.

                                                         _____________________________
                                                         NOTARY PUBLIC

MY COMMISSION EXPIRES:

____________________________




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INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS:
     S ½ of NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14 West; W ½ of W ½ and
     SE ¼ of NW ¼ and NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West; NW ¼
     of the SE ¼ and a part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14
     West; and SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, all located
     in Forrest County, Mississippi




GRANTOR'S ADDRESS:                                GRANTEE'S ADDRESS:
118 College Drive                                 118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406                             Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Telephone:     ______________                     Telephone: (601) 266-5001




Prepared By:


JAY RODGERS, ESQUIRE
Perry W. Phillips, PLLC
33 Batson Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Telephone:      601.582.4244
Facsimile:      601.582.4282
J:\Deeds\Quitclaim Deed\USM-QCD




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                                    EXHIBIT “A”


PARCEL 1:

     S ½ of NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14 West as
     according to the official plat or survey on file in the Office of the Chancery
     Clerk, Forrest County, Mississippi. Said parcel of property contains 240
     acres, more or less.

PARCEL 2:

     W ½ of W ½ and SE ¼ of NW ¼ and NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 36, Township
     5 North, Range 14 West, as according to the official plat or survey on file in
     the Office of the Chancery Clerk, Forrest County, Mississippi. Said parcel of
     property contains 240 acres, more or less.

PARCEL 3:

     A parcel of land being a part of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ and a
     part of the Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ all in Section 35, Township 5
     North, Range 14 West, County of Forrest, State of Mississippi, said parcel of
     land described as commencing at the Southwest corner of the Southeast ¼ of
     Section 35, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi
     thence run N00º17’50”E and along the West line of the said Southeast ¼ for
     1,318.17 feet to the North line of the said Southeast ¼, thence run
     S89º31’01”E and along the said North line of the Southeast ¼ for 1,474.90
     feet, thence run North for 45.73 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence run
     N34º56’11”W for 392.35 feet, thence run N30º31’48”W for 148.62 feet,
     thence run N49º01’11”E for 151.55 feet, thence run S59º35’44”E for 241.96
     feet, thence S40º48’31”E for 302.55 feet, thence run S19º34’08”E for 192.07
     feet, thence run S75º40’54”W for 90.36 feet, thence run S88º07’29”W for
     106.28 feet to the Point of Beginning comprising 3.74 acres, more or less.

PARCEL 4:

     Commence at a 4”x 4” concrete monument at the Southeast corner of the NE
     ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest
     County, Mississippi, and run South 89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds West
     for 660.35 feet to a ½ inch rebar and the Point of Beginning continue South
     89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds West for 660.35 feet to a ¼ inch iron pipe;
     thence run North 01 degrees 46 minutes 11 seconds West for 1333.93 feet to a
     4 inch x 4 inch concrete monument; thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes
     24 seconds East for 665.80 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run South 01
     degrees 32 minutes 29 seconds East for 1326.12 feet back to the Point of
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 Beginning; said parcel of land is a part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section
 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi and
 contains 20.24 acres, more or less; AND ALSO an easement more
 particularly described as commencing at a 4 inch x 4 inch concrete
 monument at the NE corner of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 36,
 Township 5 North, Range 14 West, Forrest County, Mississippi for the Point
 of Beginning; from the Point of Beginning run South 00 degrees 04 minutes
 17 seconds West for 699.86 feet to a ¾ inch iron pipe and the North margin
 line of the Country Club Paved Public Road; thence run North 78 degrees 01
 minutes 33 seconds West on and along said margin line for 40.00 feet to a ½
 inch rebar; thence run North 04 degrees 33 minutes 53 seconds East for
 142.19 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 17
 seconds West for 489.86 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 45 degrees
 23 minutes 08 seconds West for 44.26 feet to a ½ inch rebar; thence run
 South 89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds West for 640.35 feet to a ½ inch
 rebar; thence run North 00 degrees 50 minutes 33 seconds West for 28.00 feet
 to a ½ inch rebar; thence run North 89 degrees 09 minutes 27 seconds East
 for 700.35 feet back to the Point of Beginning; said parcel of land is a part of
 the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 5 North, Range 14 West,
 Forrest County, Mississippi, and contains 0.91 acres, more or less; together
 with all improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging.




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15.    UM – Revisions to the IHL Approved ’08 Capitol Needs Requests

       The University of Mississippi requests approval to revise their Capitol Needs Requests as
       follows:

       A.     IHL Priority #11: Substitute additional funding for Coulter Hall Renovation (GS
              107-286) for Scruggs Music Hall Renovation at $3,500,000. Note: The amount of
              the request has not changed.

       B.     Substitute the pre-planning of Emergency Services for the pre-planning of
              Peabody Hall at $500,000. Note: The amount of the request has not changed. The
              pre-planning of Peabody Hall is currently listed as one of three pre-planning
              projects on the Board approved Facilities Needs Requests.


16.    UM – IHL 207-294, Residential Colleges

       As per Board Policy 904(A) Board Approval, the University of Mississippi request
       approval of the exterior design for the Residential Colleges. A copy of the rendering for
       this project is attached herein. The project budget is $46,500,000 from self-generated
       funds.


       STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of Items 13-16.




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17.    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION: Real Estate and Facilities Items Approved
       Subsequent to the January 17, 2008 Board Meeting (Information Only)

       Alcorn State University

       The Board staff approved the design development documents for GS 101-246, Rowan
       Hall-Close Out, the request to make all outstanding payments and the request to close the
       current contracts. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and
       Real Property Management. The documents have been reviewed and approved by the
       Grantee, the National Park Service.

       The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 101-255, Fine Arts Renovation, in the
       amount of $105,125.42 with an additional 55 days to the contract of Flagstar
       Construction Company, Inc. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Buildings,
       Grounds and Real Property Management. Additional work was required to move an
       existing 4” gas line and an existing storm drain discovered during the foundation
       excavation. Funding is available from the Ayers Fund.

       The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 101-255, Fine Arts Renovation, in the
       amount of $26,474 to install a pad mounted electrical transformer, to relocate an
       electrical utility line and to instigate electrical primary service. Approval was requested
       from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. Funding is
       available from the Ayers Fund.

       Delta State University

       The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 102-213, Delta Music Institute, in the
       amount of $14,318.85 with an additional 27 days to the contract of David Smith
       Construction. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real
       Property Management. The work was necessary due to revisions on various existing site
       conditions. The total project budget is $1,522,000. Funds are available from a DSU
       grant, SB 2010, Laws of 2004; HB 246, Laws of 2007; and HB 1634, Laws of 2006.

       Jackson State University

       The Board staff approved the schematic design documents for GS 103-219,
       Johnson/Dansby Hall Replacement, and requested approval by the Bureau of Building,
       Grounds and Real Property Management. The total project budget is $11,750,000.
       Funds are available from SB 2010, Laws of 2004, and HB 246, Laws of 2007.
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 Mississippi State University

 The Board staff approved Change Order #4 for GS 113-102, AG/Bio Engineering
 Building, for a credit in the amount of $1,979. The change order is for boxes covering
 the sprinkler line valves, the exterior concrete sign, lowering a set of cabinets, mixing
 valve at a lab sink and additional fire alarm devices added in the attic. Approval was
 requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management. The
 project budget is $9,690,435.25. Funds are available from SB 2988, Laws of 2003, and
 SB 2010, Laws of 2004.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #6 for IHL 205-207C, New Residence Hall
 Complex, to adjust the final contract amount for credits totaling $199,735. The change
 order is for exterior doors, punch list completion, door frames, cast stone, corridor floors
 and hardware allowance, as agreed upon by Inman Construction Company and the
 university. The project budget is $16,100,000. Funding is provided by MSU EBC funds.

 The Board staff approved the appointment of Peter Rook, P.E., as project professional for
 IHL 205-222 during the construction period and Weatherford McDade, Ltd. will continue
 as design professionals. Mr. Rook is the staff engineer for the university and will not
 receive payment for work performed on this project.

 The Board staff approved the design development documents for IHL 213-136, Building
 1533 (R&R Stoneville, MS), as prepared by Mills & Mills Architects. The project
 budget is $990,000. Funds are provided through MAFES self-generated sources.

 Mississippi University for Women

 The Board staff approved the post bid addendum for IHL 204-118, Fine Arts Building, in
 the amount of $3,457,564.84 as proposed by West Brothers Construction. Funds are
 provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi
 Emergency Management Agency.

 Mississippi Valley State University

 The Board Staff approved Change Order #2 for GS 106-198, Science and Technology
 Center, in the amount of $9,684 with an additional 57 days to the contract of Frazier
 Construction Company, Inc. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building,
 Grounds and Real Property Management. The change order is to add required plumbing
 to Air Quality Lab, to add five condensation floor drains and associated piping, to add a
 drain pipe to the mop sink in the janitor closet, to deduct a credit amount of the
 mechanical controls allowance, to delete a sewer line and one manhole, to cut and patch a
 driveway, to delete the water meter and to change to tankless water heaters. The project
 budget is $15,010,786.88. Funds are provided through EBC Revenue Bonds Account
 Project Contingency.

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 The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for IHL 206-019, New Men’s & Women’s
 Residence Halls, in the amount of $65,627.69 for the following items:
 Women’s Dorm: addition of a new structural steel beam on the back porch and a fiber
 optic bore, core drilling for added CCTV and door contacts, flush valve water closets,
 and zoning valves.
 Men’s Dorm: addition of steel supports to partition walls behind information desks,
 rework of shelf angle at the front porch and a fiber optic bore, core drilling for added
 CCTV and door contacts, flush valve water closets, and zoning valves.
 The total project budget is $12,284,555.80. Funding is available from EBC Revenue
 Bonds Account Project Contingency.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for IHL 206-022, Campus Security, Phase II,
 in the amount of $6,300 with an additional fifteen (15) days to the contract of Robinson
 Electric for the installation of additional devices to monitor the existing sprinkler riser
 and pre-action system for University Hall. The total project budget is $501,272.55.
 Funding is available from EBC Revenue Bonds Account Project Contingency.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for IHL 206-022, Campus Security, Phase II
 in the amount of $97,771.20 with an additional forty-five (45) days to the contract of
 Robinson Electric for the installation of additional devices to monitor the Administrative
 Annex I Building. The project budget is $606,689.04. Funding is available from EBC
 Revenue Bonds Account Project Contingency.

 University of Mississippi

 The Board staff approved Change Order #1 for GS 107-277, Old Chemistry Renovations,
 in the amount of $16,178.99. The change order is to prepare, patch and fill an uneven
 floor in new toilet areas in the basement and floors one through three, to remove headwall
 and fifty-two (52) feet of associated piping and to add new UG piping and inlet structure.
 Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property
 Management. The project budget is $4,000,000. Funds are available from SB 2010,
 Laws of 2004.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #6 for GS 107-279, Bishop Hall, for the
 extension of contract time to thirty-two (32) days for a completion date of January 31,
 2008. The budget is $3,179,655.27. Funds are available from SB 2010, Laws of 2004,
 and SB 3197, Laws of 2002.

 The Board staff approved the schematic design phase for GS 107-286, Coulter Hall
 Renovations, and requested approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real
 Property Management. The project budget is $3,000,000. Funds are available from HB
 1634, Laws of 2006.


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 The Board staff approved the schematic design documents for IHL 207-258, Pre-Plan
 New Law Center. The project budget is $50,000,000. Funds are available from HB 246,
 Laws of 2007, and university self-generated sources.

 The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 207-269, Old Taylor Road
 Parking Lot, to M&N Excavators of Oxford, MS, the lower of five (5) bidders, in the
 base bid amount of $394,265 plus alternate #1 in the amount of $50,417 for a total bid of
 $444,682 for parking lot improvements. The project budget is $500,000. Funds are
 available from self-generated sources.

 The Board staff approved the schematic design documents for GS 107-291, Guyton Hall
 Renovations, and requested approval from the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real
 Property Management. The project budget is $3,000,000. Funds are available from HB
 246, Laws of 2007.

 The Board staff concurred with the university’s request to transfer matching funds to the
 University of Mississippi to be administered by their staff for the purpose of planning and
 constructing the New Law School, GS 107-293. Approval was requested from the
 Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management.

 University of Mississippi Medical Center

 The Board staff approved the award of a contract for GS 109-193, Chiller #2 and Tower
 #2 Replacements, to Tri-Star Mechanical Contractors, Inc., the lower of eight (8) bidders,
 in the amount of $1,943,000. Approval was requested from the Bureau of Building,
 Grounds and Real Property Management. The total project budget is $2,580,000. Funds
 are available from SB 2110, Laws of 2004, in the amount of $1,980,000 and UMMC self-
 generated funds in the amount of $600,000.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #3 for IHL 209-497, Pavilion MRI Addition, in
 the amount of $4,804 to furnish and install gas service to vendor furnished HVAC (heat
 pump) units which is a supplemental heat that is required of these units to adequately
 maintain interior building temperatures. These units were part of a separate modular
 building installation and the requirement for gas service was not included in the original
 construction contract documents. The project budget is $625,000. Funds are available
 from self-generated sources.

 The Board staff approved the design development documents for IHL 209-501, School of
 Dentistry Renovations 2007, as prepared by JBHM, P.A., design professional. The
 project budget is $270,000. Funds are available through self-generated sources.




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 The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 209-502, Firewall Renovation,
 Phase III to Sunbelt General Contractors, the only bidder for this project, in the amount
 of $292,800. The project budget is $350,000. Funds are available from UMMC self-
 generated sources.

 The Board staff approves the schematic design documents for IHL 209-504, Cath Lab
 S027 and Pavilion Cath Lab Renovations, as prepared by Barlow Eddy Jenkins, design
 professionals. The project will be developed as two separate bid packages with design
 and bid on Contract I to occur as soon as possible, which are renovations to the existing
 Cath Room S027. Contract II will be the Pavilion Cath Renovations. The project budget
 is $1,067,239. Funds are available from self-generated sources.

 The University of Southern Mississippi

 The Board staff approved Change Order #7 for IHL 208-258, MM Roberts Stadium
 Expansion and Renovation, for a credit in the amount of $41,913.20 for the deletion of
 the outdoor television supports, the difference of the Camatic Stadium seating and the
 Irwin Stadium seating standard color. The project budget is $32,171,670.38. Funds are
 available in the project budget from the USM Athletic Foundation.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #8 for IHL 208-258, MM Roberts Stadium
 Expansion and Renovation in the amount of $266,602.92 for the addition of an elevator
 originally placed as an alternate, the addition of an elevator control room (which had to
 be originally removed and then relocated) and the elimination of surface mounted closers
 on the suites. The project budget is $32,171,670.38. Funds are available in the project
 budget from the USM Athletic Foundation.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #9 for IHL 208-258, MM Roberts Stadium
 Expansion and Renovation, in the amount of $7,722.14 for added drainage to change
 grades at the west end of the building near gate six. The project budget is
 $32,171,670.38. Funds are available in the project budget from the USM Athletic
 Foundation.

 The Board staff approved Change Order #2 for IHL 208-282, Renovation of President’s
 Home, in the amount of $3,999.99 with no change to the contract time. The change order
 will replace brick pavers between the front and the driveway with exposed aggregate
 concrete with border of brick pavers to match new ramp. The project budget is $300,000.
 Funds are available from university sources.

 The Board staff approved the award of a contract for IHL 210-234 and IHL 210-235,
 Aquaculture Visitor’s Center, Phase III to Dan Henserling Construction, the lower of four
 (4) bidders, in the amount of $2,918,000. Construction time is indicated as 395 days after
 notice to proceed. This project is combined under one construction contract. The total
 combined budget is $3,200,000. Funds are available from university funds, (Grant
 GS2597) and from NOAA Grant (GR02439).
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1.    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – DISCUSSION AND REQUEST FOR
      APPROVAL FOR FIRST READING OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO
      BOARD POLICY 301.0806 UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION/AFFILIATED ENTITY
      ACTIVITIES

      The following proposed changes to Board Policy 301.0806 reflect the Commissioner’s
      recommended changes to this policy in response to PEER’s investigation into the
      oversight of university-affiliated foundations and in response to PEER’s subsequent
      recommendations within PEER Report #500. Additional proposed changes reflect
      language tailored to better represent the desired relationship between the universities and
      their affiliated entities.

      301.0806       UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION/AFFILIATED ENTITY ACTIVITIES

             Purpose of Foundations and Similar University Affiliated Entities:

             The requirements of this policy are to apply to all university development
             foundations, research foundations, athletic foundations, alumni associations and
             all other similar entities affiliated with any of our eight state universities. The
             Board of Trustees recognizes the role university foundations and other similar
             affiliated entities throughout the nation have in providing additional financial
             support for their institutions so they can achieve a level of excellence not possible
             through state funding and tuition alone. The Board of Trustees recognizes and
             appreciates the contributions made to higher education by such foundations and
             similar entities affiliated with the institutions of The Mississippi State Institutions
             of Higher Learning, and that their goal is not to replace necessary support from
             the state. The Board of Trustees acknowledges that the private, independent
             nature of foundations and similar affiliated entities provides flexibility to the
             institutions of The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning in fiscal
             management and responsiveness.

             The purpose of foundations and other entities affiliated with institutions of the
             Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning is to engage in raising funds
             and/or other activities consistent with the mission and priorities of the institutions
             as determined by the Institutional Executive Officers. These entities are expected
             to have mission statements relevant to this purpose and to adopt policies, plans,
             and budgets to achieve their missions. If authorized by the Institutional
             Executive Officer, E each institutionally affiliated entity is authorized to accept
             gifts, restricted and unrestricted, on behalf of that institution. The institution
             agrees, through its chief executive officer, to keep the foundation/affiliated entity
             apprised of its needs and priorities; the foundation/affiliated entity agrees to
             consider and communicate to the institution its ability and plans to fund those
             needs and priorities and accept or solicit gifts that are consistent with the


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      institution's mission, goals, or objectives and to manage those funds in a fiscally
      sound and prudent manner.

      Public Confidence:

      The Board of Trustees recognizes it cannot and should not have direct control
      over institutionally affiliated foundations/entities. These foundations/affiliated
      entities must be governed separately to protect their private, independent status.
      However, because the Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the integrity
      and reputation of the university system and its institutions and programs, it must
      be assured that any affiliated entity/foundation will adhere to ethical standards
      appropriate to such organizations in order to assure the public that it is conducting
      its mission with honesty and integrity and in harmony with the mission of the
      university.

      Therefore, each Institutional Executive Officer should ensure that the university
      development foundations, research foundations, athletic foundations, alumni
      associations and any other similarly affiliated entities ascribe to the following
      requirements in order to enhance public confidence in the foundation/entity:

      •   Compliance with state and federal law applicable to such organizations;
      •   Maintenance of financial and accounting records in accordance with
          Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. These records shall be audited
          annually by a Certified Public Accounting firm and the records shall be
          maintained separately from the records of the affiliated institution;
      •   Submission of the annual audited financial statements by each November 1 [to
          allow compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
          39] along with a list of foundation/entity officers, directors, or trustees,
          through their institution’s chief executive officer, to the Commissioner of
          Higher Education;
      •   Submission to the Board of Trustees of an annual report providing a detailed
          list of supplemental compensation which was submitted to the university for
          the purpose of providing additional compensation provided to administrators,
          faculty, athletic staff, and other employees;
      •   No form of compensation may be paid or provided to an Institutional
          Executive Officer by any university foundation or affiliated entity without
          prior approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher
          Learning. The request for approval shall come through the Commissioner to
          the IHL Board; and
      •   Encourage formal communications between members of the Board of
          Trustees and directors of the various foundations/entities, to include periodic
          meetings between Board members, the Chief Executive Officer of the



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          foundations'/entities’ Board of Directors, the Commissioner and the
          Institutional Executive Officers. ; and
      •   See requirements within this policy for operating agreements.

      The relationship between the institutions of The Mississippi State Institutions of
      Higher Learning and the foundations/entities supporting those institutions must be
      based on a recognition of and respect for the private and independent nature of the
      foundations/entities. Transactions between an institution and its
      foundation/affiliated entity must be consistent with the foundation's/affiliated
      entity’s mission to assist and benefit the institution and must also be consistent
      with the institution's obligation to hold, manage, and use public property and
      resources to benefit the public interest. To ensure that the relationship is clearly
      defined, each institution shall consummate a formal written operating agreement
      with its affiliated foundations/entities. Therefore, each university must enter into
      an operating agreement with its development foundation(s), research
      foundation(s), athletic foundation(s), alumni association(s) and any other similar
      university affiliated entities. To ensure the independence of the affiliated entities,
      no employee of The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning shall hold a
      voting position on an institutionally affiliated entity board. The Board of Trustees
      may allow exceptions to this restriction if needed to comply with NCAA
      requirements or other purposes. Senior administrators of the institution should
      only participate on the affiliated entity’s board in an ex-officio capacity.

      Operating Agreement:

      Each institution of The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning and their
      development foundations, research foundations, athletic foundations, alumni
      associations and any other similar affiliated entities shall enter into a public,
      written operating agreement that outlines the relationship between the two
      entities. This agreement shall be reviewed for approval by the Board of Trustees
      at least every five (5) years, or whenever the operating agreement is changed, and
      include:

      •   The services and benefits the institution and affiliated entity provide each
          other and any payments made, including whether institutional assets are
          managed by the affiliated entity;
      •   How gifts, grants, and endowments are accepted and accounted for;
      •   That gifts made to an institution of The Mississippi State Institutions of
          Higher Learning be accounted for and ownership maintained by that
          institution; that gifts made to an institutionally affiliated entity be accounted
          for and ownership maintained by that entity;




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      •   That the affiliated entity has a conflict-of-interest policy and that such policy
          must comply with all requirements of Miss. Code Ann., §79-11-269 (1972), as
          amended, entitled “Conflict of Interest Transaction”;
      •   That no form of additional compensation for an Institutional Executive Officer
          will be underwritten or increased by an affiliated foundation/entity without
          prior approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher
          Learning. The request for approval shall come through the Commissioner to
          the IHL Board. As to other university employees, no form of additional
          compensation may be provided or paid by an affiliated foundation/entity
          without prior approval by the Institutional Executive Officer. All such
          approvals by the Institutional Executive Officer must be reported to the Board
          of Trustees at its next official meeting.;
      •   That institutional input will be sought from the Institutional Executive Officer
          before defining the major needs and priorities for foundation/affiliated entity
          consideration; and
      •   That the foundation/affiliated entity agrees to permit periodic contract
          compliance reviews of the affiliation/operating agreement by appropriate staff
          of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (Board staff)
          to ensure compliance with the provisions of the agreement. However, Board
          staff shall be prohibited from examining donor records of the affiliated entity
          in conducting compliance reviews; and
      •   That other requirements stated or implied by this policy have been followed.

      Board of Trustees’ Authority:

      As provided in Miss. Const. Art. 8, Section 213-A, the Board of Trustees has
      authority over the institutions of The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher
      Learning. Under such authority, the Board of Trustees has responsibility for
      ensuring the public interest is served by any individual or organization established
      to support an institution of The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning.
      While the Board of Trustees cannot control or direct individuals or private
      organizations, it has the full authority to control the activities of its agents and
      agencies in their relationships with such individuals or organizations. Such
      control extends to the regulation of participation in those organizations and the
      use of a name, logo, or other insignia identified with the institutions of The
      Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning.

 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Board staff recommends approval of this item.




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1.    MUW – APPROVAL TO HIRE OUTSIDE COUNSEL

      Mississippi University for Women requests permission to enter into a contract with the
      firm of David Ware & Associates, L.L.C., located in Jackson, MS, Metairie and Baton
      Rouge, LA, and Pensacola, FL, to provide services necessary in preparing labor
      certification applications on behalf of the university for its employees who seek
      permanent residence status. This contractual agreement is necessary due to amendments
      by the US Department of Labor to the permanent labor certification regulations,
      specifically: The employers are required to pay the cost of preparing, filing, and
      obtaining certification, and prohibits an employer from transferring those costs to the
      beneficiary. This includes a prohibition on an alien paying the employer’s attorney fees.
      The rule does allow an alien to pay his or her own personal costs incurred in connection
      with a labor certification, including attorney fees for personal legal representation, but
      where the same attorney represents both the alien and the employer, the costs must be
      borne by the employer. The term of the contractual agreement will be for one (1) year, for
      a maximum amount payable of $10,000 during the contractual term.

      STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval from the Attorney General’s Office is
      pending. Board staff recommends approval of this item.


2.    USM – APPROVAL TO HIRE OUTSIDE COUNSEL

      The university requests approval to retain Jay Rodgers, Attorney at Law, at a rate of $125
      per hour to assist university counsel with real property matters related to a Development
      Agreement between The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of
      Southern Mississippi Research Foundation located on the Real Estate and Facilities
      Agenda. The maximum amount budgeted for this fiscal year is $10,000. University
      funds are available for this service.

      STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval from the Attorney General’s Office is
      pending. Board staff recommends approval of this item.


3.    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – REPORT OF PAYMENTS TO OUTSIDE
      COUNSEL (INFORMATION ITEM)

      Legal fees approved for payment to outside counsel in relation to litigation and
      other matters:

      Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Phelps Dunbar (Statements
      dated 11/30/07 and 12/27/07) from the funds of Mississippi State University. (These


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 statements in the amounts of $2,700.63 and $394.48, respectively, represent services and
 expenses in connection with the case styled Charlie F. Wade v. MS Cooperative
 Extension Service.)

 TOTAL DUE………………………. ……..…….…………$                                 3,095.11

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara,
 Stevens & Cannada (Statement dated 11/9/07) from the funds of the University of
 Mississippi. (This statement represents services and expenses in connection with the case
 styled Durham v. MSCI.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                        690.17

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara,
 Stevens & Cannada (Statements dated 11/16/07, 11/16/07, 12/17/07 and 12/17/07) from
 the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements in the
 amounts of $20,058.10; $8,514.00; $5,267.50 and $8,319.70 represent services and
 expenses in connection with Gen. Rep. of the Med. School and Facility Practice Plan,
 General Advice, General Advice and Gen. Rep. of the Med. School and Facility Practice
 Plan, respectively.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                      42,159.30

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Phelps Dunbar (Statements
 dated 11/29/07 and 12/31/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical
 Center. (These statements in the amounts of $755.74 and $1,554.53, respectively,
 represent services and expenses in connection with DSH Litigation.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                       2,310.27

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Phelps Dunbar (Statement
 dated 11/28/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (This
 statement represents services and expenses in connection with Dean and Dean Assoc.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                       1,230.41

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Page, Mannino, Peresich &
 McDermott (Statements dated 11/12/07 and 9/18/07) from the funds of the University of
 Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements in the amounts of $1,099.42 and
 $1,545.00 represent services and expenses in connection with Life Partners, Inc. &
 Sterling Trust Co. and Elaine Seid, respectively.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                       2,644.42



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 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy
 (Statements dated 12/4/07, 12/4/07, 12/4/07, 12/11/07, 12/11/07, 12/11/07 and 12/11/07)
 from the funds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (These statements in the
 amounts of $975.00; $3,594.15; $3,399.51; $8,772.75; $3,435.69; $3,810.45 and $810.00
 represent services and expenses in connection with McGarry, Blake, Hudson, Flowers,
 Seid, Porter and Beason, respectively.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                     24,797.55

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Adams & Reese (Statements
 dated 11/26/07 and 12/7/07) from the funds of the University of Southern Mississippi.
 (These statements in the amounts of $1,351.36 and $1,155.00, respectively, represent
 services and expenses in connection with personnel issues.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…….………………$                                      2,506.36

 Legal fees approved for payment to outside counsel in relation to patent and other
 matters:

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara,
 Stevens & Cannada (Statements dated 11/27/07) from the funds of Mississippi State
 University. (These statements represent services and expenses in connection with the
 following patents: “Compact Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer – CA” – $296.48;
 “Method to Control Regulation of Flowering in Poplar Trees” - $112.50; “Organic Wood
 Preservatives [Non-Leachable]” - $74.99; “Termite Treatment Technology” - $51.98 and
 “Compact Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer” - $187.00.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………..…………….………………$                                     722.95

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by DLA Piper US (Statements
 dated 11/16/07, 11/20/07 and 11/27/07) from the funds of Mississippi State University.
 (These statements represent services and expenses in connection with the following
 patents: “Production of Biodiesel and Other Valuable Chemicals from Waste Water
 Treatment Plant Sludges” – $475.00; “Vehicle Location and Performance Tracking
 System Using Wireless Communications” - $250.20 and “Self-Aligned Transistor and
 Diode Topologies” - $3,555.00.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………………….…………………. $                                    4,280.20

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Larry Schemmel in the
 Attorney General’s Office (Statements dated 11/14/07, 11/14/07, 11/14/07, 11/15/07,
 11/15/07, 11/15/07, 11/16/07, 11/16/07, 11/16/07 and 11/16/07) from the funds of
 Mississippi State University. (These statements represent services and expenses in


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 connection with the following patents: “Molecular Protein Markers for Sire Fertility” –
 $490.00; “Self-Aligned Methods Based on Low-Temperature Selective Epitaxial” -
 $2,471.25; “Method for Protein Purification and Recovery from Electrophoresis Gel” -
 $490.00; “Wood Composite Binder Resins” - $471.25; “System for Stabilizing Gas
 Hydrates at Low Pressures” - $311.25; “Enhanced Football Helmet Facemask Removing
 Device” - $146.25; “Self-Aligned Methods Based on Low-Temperature Selective
 Epitaxial Growth for Fabricating Silicon Carbide Devices” - $2,326.00; “Known
 Herbicide and Adjuvant Combination – Trademark” - $162.50; “Greenmobile –
 Trademark” - $48.75 and “MSUTURF.com – Website Domain Name” - $9.15.)

 TOTAL DUE………………………………………………                                  $     6,926.40

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Butler, Snow, O’Mara,
 Stevens & Cannada (Statements dated 11/9/07) from the funds of the University of
 Mississippi. (These statements represent services and expenses in connection with the
 following patents: “Animal Model for Anxiety and Depression” – $45.00 and “Animal
 Model for Anxiety and Depression” - $212.50.)

 TOTAL DUE………………………………………………                                  $      257.50

 Payment of legal fees for professional services rendered by Stites & Harbison
 (Statements dated 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07,
 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 8/27/07,
 8/27/07, 8/27/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07,
 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 9/18/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07,
 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07, 10/30/07 and
 10/30/07) from the funds of the University of Mississippi. (These statements represent
 services and expenses in connection with the following patents: “Repka Patent
 Maintenance” - $816.00; “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B –
 CA” - $211.50; “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B – MX” -
 $142.50; “Method for Detecting Buried Objects by Measuring Seismic Vibrations
 Induced by Acoustical Coupling with a Remote Source of Sound” - $46.00;
 “Miscellaneous IP Matters” - $1,368.00; “Corrugated and Ported Prism Engine Nozzel
 for Reduction of Supersonic Jet Exhaust Noise” - $3,326.32; “Diterpenes as Selective
 Kappa Oploid Receptor Agonists” - $718.50; “Multimodal Plate Acoustic Wave
 Devices” - $34.50; “Delivery of Medicaments to the Nail” - $103.00; “Novel
 Cyclopentenedione Antifungal Compounds and Methods for Their Use” - $175.44;
 “Saururus Cernuus Compounds that Inhibit Cellular Responses to Hypoxia – CA”
 $335.77; “Saururus Cernuus Compounds that Inhibit Cellular Responses to Hypoxia –
 EP” - $894.10; “Saururus Cernuus Compounds that Inhibit Cellular Responses to
 Hypoxia – JP” - $2,122.75; “Acoustic Instruments for Use in Aquaculture” - $22.00;
 “Spherical Pellet Production” - $570.50; “Use of IL-2 Receptor Antibodies” -
 $1,557.68”; “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B – JP” - $44.50;


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 “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B – EP” - $2,398.24; “Novel
 Cyclopentenedione Antifungal Compounds and Methods for Their Use – MX” - $0.00;
 “Thermoacoustic Refrigeration Device and Method” - $150.00; “Methods for Detecting
 Vibration and Sounds Signatures of Human Footsteps” - $273.00;
 “Cembranoids/Chemopreventive” - $973.12; “Saururus Cernuus Compounds that Inhibit
 Cellular Responses to Hypoxia” - $606.76; “Corrugated and Ported Prism Engine Nozzel
 for Reduction of Supersonic Jet Exhaust Noise” - $87.60; “Compositions Comprising
 Highly Purified Amphotericin B – EP” - $95.56; “Compositions Comprising Highly
 Purified Amphotericin B –MX” - $256.50; “Novel Cyclopentenedione Antifungal
 Compounds and Methods for Their Use” - $85.50; “Saururus Cernuus Compounds that
 Inhibit Cellular Responses to Hypoxia – AU” - $218.00; “Thermoacoustic Refrigeration
 Device and Method” - $450.00; “Miscellaneous IP Matters” - $16.07; “Marine
 Compound Inhibiting Cellular Responses to Hypoxia” - $927.50; “Medicaments to Nail
 & Perionychiu” - $1,335.02; “Amphotericin BHP” - $3,135.00; “Novel Antigiardial
 Agents” - $388.00; “Medicaments to Nail & Perionychiu” - $288.50; “Saururus Cernuus
 Compounds that Inhibit Cellular Responses to Hypoxia” - $885.26; “Corrugated and
 Ported Prism Engine Nozzel for Reduction of Supersonic Jet Exhaust Noise” - $383.18;
 “Use of IL-2 Receptor Antibodies” - $114.00; “Delivery of Medicaments to the Nail” -
 $23.00; “Novel Cyclopentenedione Antifungal Compounds and Methods for Their Use” -
 $34.50; “Method and Device for Reducing Engine Noise – CA” - $103.50; “Method and
 Device for Reducing Engine Noise – EP” - $103.50; “Acoustic Instruments for Use in
 Aquaculture” - $513.00; “Multimodal Plate Acoustic Wave Devices” - $6,026.00;
 “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B – EP” - $150.00;
 “Compositions Comprising Highly Purified Amphotericin B – CA” - $150.00 and
 “Solubilization & Disposal of Radioactive Scale & Sludge” - $1,854.96.)

 TOTAL DUE……………………….…….……………… $                               34,514.33




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                 4.        SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – THE QUARTERLY LITIGATION EXPENSE REPORT RELATING TO
                           THE IHL TORT PLAN (INFORMATION ONLY)


                                                       IHL Self-Insured Tort Claims Plan
                                             Itemization of Legal Expense Paid During Fiscal Year 2008
                                                                  7/1/2007–9/30/07

                Claimant       Institution   Date of    Open /    Claim #              Defense Firm            Legal $ Paid    Legal $ Paid
                                              Loss      Closed                              (1)               Fiscal Yr 2008      Total

             ALUMNAE ASSN.       MUW         1/9/07       O      207-590 EL            Mayo Mallette            51,110.30       69,522.43
                                                                                        CAL MAYO

             BROADHEAD, S        USM         6/25/04      O       205-216              Bryan Nelson              6,584.55       39,673.70
                                                                                      RICK NORTON

              BROOKTER, R        USM         10/1/03      O       203-2034             Bryan Nelson              2,918.13       16,964.55
                                                                                      RICK NORTON

                COX, L           MVSU        10/2/02      C       203-242        Upshaw, Williams, Biggers,         0            2,897.50
                                                                                    Beckham & Riddick
                                                                                    F. EWIN HENSON
                                                                                      Purdie & Metz              102.25         16,327.43
                                                                                        JIM METZ

               DRAKE, H           ASU        10/3/05      O       206-539          Truly, Smith &Latham          1,028.70        1,028.70
                                                                                    ROBERT LATHAM

                ERVIN, T         MUW         4/1/06       O      206-907 EL            Mayo Mallette             516.00         25,318.84
                                                                                        CAL MAYO




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                EUMONT, V        USM    9/16/99   O   200-1292 EL        Pigott Reeves Johnson          2,517.00   2,517.00
                                                                          CARLTON REEVES

                 FORD, M         USM    6/26/00   C   201-1182 EL        Pigott Reeves Johnson          6,034.20   7,130.20
                                                                          CARLTON REEVES

                 GILES, F        JSU    3/1/04    O   205-995 EL         Pigott Reeves Johnson          2,187.50   14,099.99
                                                                          CARLTON REEVES
                                                                            Markow Walker                  0        633.00
                                                                       STEVEN CRAIG MOORE
                                                                     Steven Craig Moore Law Firm           0       1,230.00
                                                                       STEVEN CRAIG MOORE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz               270.00      270.00
                                                                            ALAN PURDIE

               GRANGER, B        ASU    3/1/03    C     204-991     Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips   5,370.30   25,324.71
                                                                            DAVID SHELBY
                                                                        Truly, Smith & Latham           2,553.13   18,145.16
                                                                             JOHN THARP

                GRIFFIN, A       JSU    1/3/04    O    204-1634     Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz        0       11,102.25
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz               2,758.25   7,464.72
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE

                GRIFFIN, V       JSU    8/22/03   O   204-1407 EL   Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz       -0-      24,175.48
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz               973.95     13,836.51
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE

             GUTHRIE-LEWIS, E    USM    3/11/05   O     205-518              Bryan Nelson               1,996.55   3,760.50
                                                                            RICK NORTON




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                 HARRIS, D       JSU    9/27/04   O    204-1763           Moore Law Office            2,122.75     9,488.41
                                                                          CARLOS MOORE

                 HARRIS, R      MVSU    1/31/99   O   99-2410 EL    Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz      -0-      90,726.37
                                                                              JIM METZ
                                                                            Purdie & Metz             5,019.34     7,773.99
                                                                              JIM METZ

                 HART, B         JSU    8/26/05   O    206-1261            Purdie & Metz              2,238.60     2,238.60
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE

                HERMAN, S        USM    9/18/00   O   200-2189 EL          Bryan Nelson                77.60       2,539.80
                                                                          RICK NORTON
                                                                    Montague, Pittman & Varnado          0         2,367.82
                                                                       FRANK MONTAGUE

             HOLLINGSWORTH, C    USM   11/22/04   O   205-215 EL    Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz      0         5,804.25
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz             20,097.73   31,166.56
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE

                JOHNSON, T       JSU    6/3/05    C   206-784 EL           Mayo Mallette              1,960.51    13,119.27
                                                                             CAL MAYO
                                                                        Pigott Reeves Johnson          777.70      777.70
                                                                         CARLTON REEVES

                 JONES, L        JSU    1/13/06   O   206-1629 EL           Mayo Mallette             2,192.30    21,817.94
                                                                             CAL MAYO

                MCKEAN, M        USM    8/13/04   O   204-1632 EL   Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz      -0-       1,035.30
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz             21,852.98   104,034.64




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                                                                          ALAN PURDIE
                                                                Spyridon, Koch, Palermo & Dornan      0       3,912.40
                                                                          JAMES STEEL

              MARTIN, G      MSU    2/1/03    O   203-2050 EL    Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz     -0-      54,047.42
                                                                           JIM METZ
                                                                         Purdie & Metz             845.85     27,649.15
                                                                           JIM METZ

             MOLLAGHAN, J    USM   10/31/00   O   200-2213 EL          Heidelberg Law Firm           -0-      1,817.35
                                                                      R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                 Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz     -0-      2,276.92
                                                                        MARK MORRISON
                                                                           Bryan Nelson              -0-      2,151.70
                                                                     JON MARK WEATHERS
                                                                Spyridon, Koch, Palermo & Dornan     -0-       337.50
                                                                          JAMES STEEL
                                                                       Adcock & Morrison           3,344.23   3,271.67
                                                                        MARK MORRISON
                                                                      Heidelberg & Woodliff          -0-      3,877.44
                                                                      R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                   Bryant, Dukes, & Blakeslee        -0-      2,116.58
                                                                      WILLIAM WHITFIELD
                                                                      Pigott Reeves Johnson        4,957.75   9,113.95
                                                                       CARLTON REEVES

             O’CONNER, G     USM   11/30/99   O   200-2339 EL         Heidelberg Law Firm            -0-      1,556.00
                                                                    R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                 Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz     -0-      2,264.73
                                                                       MARK MORRISON




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                                                                          Bryan Nelson              -0-      2,075.18
                                                                    JON MARK WEATHERS
                                                               Spyridon, Koch, Palermo & Dornan     -0-       418.50
                                                                         JAMES STEEL
                                                                      Adcock & Morrison           2,084.63   3,180.33
                                                                       MARK MORRISON
                                                                     Heidelberg & Woodliff          -0-      2,765.09
                                                                     R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                     Pigott Reeves Johnson        6,537.81   12,664.06
                                                                      CARLTON REEVES
                                                                  Bryant, Dukes, & Blakeslee        -0-      2,172.31
                                                                     WILLIAM WHITFIELD

               PAGE, S       USM    6/26/01   O     202-46              Bryan Nelson              148.55     17,714.72
                                                                       RICK NORTON

             PICKERING, F    USM   12/23/03   O   204-119 EL            Purdie & Metz             2,290.40   2,290.40
                                                                        ALAN PURDIE

             PRITCHARD, R    USM   11/14/00   O    201-383          Page, Kruger & Holland        2,339.50   41,235.83
                                                                       MICHAEL WOLF
                                                                         Bryan Nelson               -0-      14,751.31
                                                                      SANDRA MOHLER

               REED, B       USM    8/11/97   O   97-1193 EL            Purdie & Metz             2,941.60   2,941.60
                                                                        ALAN PURDIE

             RENFROW, C      MSU    3/8/03    O    203-481      Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz     -0-      10,841.42
                                                                          JIM METZ
                                                                        Purdie & Metz              12.50      406.15
                                                                          JIM METZ




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               RUDDER, C        USM    6/10/99   C   200-575 EL            Adams & Reese               57.45      55,997.79
                                                                           JAMES KEITH

               SANDERS, E      MVSU    7/2/05    O     206-430          Pigott Reeves Johnson         3,246.10    6,094.94
                                                                         CARLTON REEVES

               SENU-OKE, E      JSU    8/1/04    O   206-1025 EL        Pigott Reeves Johnson         23,287.56   32,574.36
                                                                         CARLTON REEVES

               SUDDITH, J       USM   10/17/95   O   202-2024 EL           Adams & Reese              6,007.80    86,445.09
                                                                           JOHN HOOKS

                TYLER, A        JSU    3/30/05   C    205-1253          Pigott Reeves Johnson         5,532.79    9,139.80
                                                                         CARLTON REEVES

             UPSILON EPSILON    JSU    9/20/05   C   205-1241 EL    Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz      -0-      22,511.09
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE
                                                                            Purdie & Metz              368.50     9,599.64
                                                                           ALAN PURDIE

               VINCENT, J       USM    11/1/99   O   200-1293 EL          Heidelberg Law Firm          171.00     1,654.95
                                                                         R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                         Heidelberg & Woodliff           -0-      3,599.39
                                                                         R. WEB HEIDELBERG
                                                                              Bryan Nelson               -0-      2,348.36
                                                                        JON MARK WEATHERS
                                                                   Spyridon, Koch, Palermo & Dornan      -0-      1,293.50
                                                                             JAMES STEEL
                                                                    Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz      -0-      6,591.35
                                                                           MARK MORRISON
                                                                          Adcock & Morrison           1,981.23    3,264.48
                                                                           MARK MORRISON




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                                                                                           Pigott Reeves Johnson         4,798.20       8,819.40
                                                                                            CARLTON REEVES
                                                                                         Bryant, Dukes, & Blakeslee        -0-          6,140.01
                                                                                          WILLIAM WHITFIELD
              WASHINGTON, L            JSU      5/1/02        O         204-330 EL             Mayo Mallette             369.00         72,842.11
                                                                                                CAL MAYO

              WASHINGTON, L            JSU      6/2/06        O         207-811 EL             Mayo Mallette             6,144.70       6,144.70
                                                                                                CAL MAYO

                 WEIBLE, N             USM      1/28/04       O          205-73 EL               Bryan Nelson            8,121.89       25,959.81
                                                                                               RICK NORTON
                                                                                      Spyridon, Koch, Palermo & Dornan   5,918.78       9,401.28
                                                                                                JAMES STEEL

               WHEATLEY, E             MVSU     4/1/06        O         206-1594 EL            Purdie & Metz             3,336.60       12,196.88
                                                                                                JIM METZ

                WILTSHIRE, S           MSU      2/5/02        O           202-810          Page, Kruger & Holland          4.30         18,235.40
                                                                                            STEPHEN KRUGER

                 ZISMAN, S             JSU      8/18/03       O         204-530 EL           Balch & Bingham             704.48        181,083.10
                                                                                             ARMIN MOELLER


               Total Claims: 42
                                                                                                   Total $$$ ,           $238,813.52   $1,404,100.46



                                  # OF CLAIMS             LEGAL PAID IN FY 2008         TOTAL LEGAL PAID


             Educators Legal      27                      $199,856.57                  $1,131,264.66




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             Tort                  15                     $38,956.95                      $272,835.80




             FY2008 Litigation Expense Reports
                                                                          As of 9/30/07

             Tort

             Total number of attorneys issued payments in FY2008:                                          17

                    Number of black attorneys included in above total:                                     2

                    Number of female attorneys included in above total:                                    0



             Total dollars paid to attorneys in FY2008:                                          $      238,813.52

                    Dollars paid to black attorneys included in above total:                     $       61,999.36

                    Dollars paid to female attorneys included in above total:                    $              0




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                          Tort Assignments to Outside Counsel in FY2008
                                           As of 1/24/08



                  Attorney Name       Date of Assignment   Black/White Male/Female

             John W. Crowell                7/3/07             W           M
             Katherine S. Kerby             7/3/07             W            F
             Mary Ann Connell               7/9/07             W            F
             Alan M. Purdie                 9/5/07             W           M
             Carlton W. Reeves              9/17/07            B           M
             Katherine S. Kerby            11/20/07            W            F
             Alan M. Purdie                11/20/07            W           M
             LaToya C. Merritt             11/20/07            B            F
             Alan M. Purdie                 1/9/08             W           M




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             5.      SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION – THE QUARTERLY LITIGATION EXPENSE REPORT RELATING TO THE IHL
                     WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PLAN (INFORMATION ONLY)


                                              IHL Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Program
                                              Itemization of Legal Expense Paid During Fiscal Year 2008
                                                                   7/1/2007–9/30/07



                    Claimant    Institution    Date of   Open /   Claim #               Defense Firm               Legal $ Paid    Legal $ Paid
                                                Loss     Closed                                                   Fiscal Yr 2008      Total

                   KLEBAN, D      MSU          9/24/05     O      876113               Purdie & Metz                 570.00          4,148.00
                                                                                      Cassandra Walter

                    REEL, K       MSU          7/24/06     O      877324               Purdie & Metz                 1,239.35        1,584.35
                                                                                      Cassandra Walter

                   MOORE, S        UM          3/2/05      O      875357               Purdie & Metz                 1,286.35        5,787.51
                                                                                      Cassandra Walter

                  HOLLOWAY, M    UMMC          6/1/99      O      868231        Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz         0           16,560.99
                                                                                       Martha Ann Diaz
                                                                                        Purdie & Metz                 19.30          342.90
                                                                                      Cassandra Walter

                   MCCLAIN, D      JSU         6/8/05      O      875939        Gore, Kilpatrick, Purdie & Metz         0            1,555.05
                                                                                      Cassandra Walter
                                                                                        Purdie & Metz                127.15          2,294.65




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                                                                        Cassandra Walter

               WILSON, M        ASU    3/10/04   O    873924           Pond, Gadow & Tyler            308.00      308.00
                                                                          Blake A. Tyler

             DANSBY-GILES, G    JSU    4/20/04   O    874648        Anderson, Crawley & Burke         1,343.50   4,241.00
                                                                          James Rankin

              ANDERSON, T       JSU    2/13/06   O    876843        Anderson, Crawley & Burke         863.50      863.50
                                                                          Jim Anderson
                                                                    Anderson, Crawley & Burke            0       13,259.70
                                                                         Vaterria Martin

               PATRICK, M       MSU    1/20/05   O    875167        Anderson, Crawley & Burke         476.00     9,497.48
                                                                         Terry Germany

               BLANKS, D        USM    6/21/04   C    874241   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   964.00      964.00
                                                                             Riddick
                                                                          Ashley Pradel

               CONLEY, B        JSU    5/7/07    O    878454   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   264.00      264.00
                                                                             Riddick
                                                                       James Higginbotham

              ANDERSON, J       JSU    5/17/05   O    875688   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   1,103.05   6,145.87
                                                                             Riddick
                                                                           Peter Corson

              ALEXANDER, C      JSU    4/7/04    O    873939   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   616.00     7,963.58
                                                                             Riddick
                                                                           Peter Corson

               HENDRIX, N      UMMC    6/23/05   C    875745   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   297.60     7,166.01
                                                                             Riddick




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                                                                       Peter Corson

             STREETER, K    ASU     3/7/03    O   872066   Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham &   638.30     5,983.83
                                                                         Riddick
                                                                       Peter Corson

              KNIGHT, C     ASU    9/10/04    C   874716        Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton        1,269.00   5,394.93
                                                                        Joe Wilkins

              KNIGHT, C     ASU     7/7/05    C   875880        Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton        374.00     1,987.00
                                                                        Joe Wilkins

              WRIGHT, I    UMMC     3/7/02    O   870194        Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton        2,463.40   14,119.95
                                                                        Joe Wilkins

             WILLIAMS, R    ASU    5/28/03    O   872347        Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton         73.00     6,958.46
                                                                        Joe Wilkins

             PANUSKA, B     MSU    3/27/99    O   864195        Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton        3,914.83   39,342.16
                                                                        Joe Wilkins

              CAPLES, L    UMMC    10/11/01   C   870464             Markow Walker                399.00     3,919.86
                                                                     Richie Edmonson

              HAYES, B      USM    8/31/00    O   867658             Markow Walker                 55.00     1,665.10
                                                                    Richie Edmonson
                                                               Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell          0        188.60
                                                                        Gary Jones
                                                               Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton
                                                                                                     0        583.00
                                                                        Joe Wilkins
              GREEN, S     UMMC    2/12/00    O   866258             Markow Walker                396.00     1,342.40
                                                                      T. G. Bolen

             JOHNSON, C     MSU    5/14/04    O   874093             Markow Walker                407.00      407.00




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                                                                Richie Edmonson

             CIZMAR, G      UM     10/22/96   O   860398        Markow Walker           180.00     2,675.70
                                                                Bryan Bridges

             YOUNG, M      UMMC     3/3/06    O   876767        Markow Walker           1,404.10   1,832.10
                                                                Richie Edmonson

             PEARSON, R     UM     1/20/05    O   875178        Markow Walker           317.00     3,662.80
                                                                 Andy Shull

              WELCH, I     UMMC    2/11/04    O   873749        Markow Walker            80.90     10,785.30
                                                                Richie Edmonson

             PORTER, V     UMMC     2/8/05    O   875318        Markow Walker           786.30     9,113.00
                                                                Richie Edmonson

             KENNARD, E     MSU     5/9/05    O   877555       Abraham & Rideout        1,166.00   4,537.00
                                                                 John Wakeland

             HUNTER, W     MVSU     3/5/04    O   873783       Abraham & Rideout        2,236.50   22,386.95
                                                                 John Wakeland

               PRICE, J     JSU    10/8/02    C   871355       Abraham & Rideout        5,883.19   24,872.14
                                                                 John Wakeland

             PINKSTON, E   UMMC    2/12/03    O   872038       Abraham & Rideout        2,072.50   5,859.50
                                                                 John Wakeland

             WRIGHT, V      USM    5/19/03    C   872344       Abraham & Rideout        1,664.00   30,036.49
                                                                 John Wakeland

             KITTRELL, S    MSU     4/9/99    O   864276       Abraham & Rideout        231.06     7,376.66
                                                                 John Wakeland




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             MONTGOMERY, H        MSU    7/25/05   C    876053       Abraham & Rideout           759.00       759.00
                                                                       John Wakeland

                 SLY, P          UMMC    6/12/06   C    877155       Abraham & Rideout           734.00       734.00
                                                                       John Wakeland


              Total Claims: 37                                                 Total $$$ ,   $ 36,981.88   $ 289,469.52




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             FY 2008 Litigation Expense Reports
                                                                          As of 9/30/07




             Workers= Compensation

             Total number of attorneys issued payments in FY2008:                               14

                    Number of black attorneys included in above total:                           0

                    Number of female attorneys included in above total:                          2


             Total dollars paid to attorneys in FY2008:                                   $ 36,981.88

                    Dollars paid to black attorneys included in above total:              $      0

                    Dollars paid to female attorneys included in above total:             $   4,206.15




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                           February 20-21, 2008
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1.    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION - COMMISSIONER’S NOTIFICATION OF
      APPROVAL (INFORMATION ONLY)

      In compliance with Board Policy, the following items have been approved by the
      Commissioner on behalf of the Board and are available for inspection in the Board
      Office.

      a.     UMMC – Approved a contract according to Board Policy 707.01 Land, Property,
             and Service Contracts. The University of Mississippi Medical Center has
             amended a contract with Valley Services that does not exceed the original
             contract by more than 10%. The original contract was initiated July 1, 2005
             through June 30, 2008 in the amount of $1,200,000.

      b.     Quarterly Employment Hires Report for the period of October 1, 2007 through
             December 31, 2007, as required by Board Policy 401.0102 and 801.8 Delegation
             of Authority.




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