The Board of Governors is comprised of seven voting members plus one non-voting student representative all of which are appointed by the Governor of the State of Missouri.

The Board serves as the governing body of Southeast. The Board institutes regulations, rules and policies in accordance with the University mission and laws at the local, state and federal levels in order to effectively fulfill its obligation.

Board of governors

Edward P. Gargas, Board President
Edward P. Gargas of Dexter, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon in September 2015 with a term expiring January 1, 2022.

Tina L. Klocke, Vice President
Tina L. Klocke of St. Louis, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Eric R. Greitens in March 2018 with a term expiring January 1, 2024. 

Phillip M. Britt, Board Member
Phillip M. Britt of Kennett, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon in September 2015 with a term expiring January 1, 2022. 

Lloyd F. Smith, Board Member
Lloyd F. Smith of Sikeston, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson in January 2020 with a term expiring January 1, 2026. 

James P. Limbaugh, Board Member
James P. Limbaugh of Cape Girardeau, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson in January 2019 with a term expiring January 1, 2025.   

Vivek Malik, Board Member
Vivek Malik of Wildwood, MO, was appointed by Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson in January 2020 with a term expiring January 1, 2026. 

Lauren Kohn, Student Representative to the Board of Regents
Lauren Kohn of Fenton, MO, was appointed as Student Representative to the Board of Regents in June 2020 by Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson with a term expiring January 1, 2022. 

Board Emeriti Society

Membership in the Board Emeriti Society is granted to those who have served as members on the board with distinction.

Location
Office
Academic Hall 144
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701