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regent emeriti society

Guidelines & Procedures

I.  Conferral of Title

The title "Regent Emeritus" or "Regent Emerita" may be granted by Resolution of the Board of Regents to those individuals who have served as members of Southeast Missouri State University's governing board and the quality of whose service is deserving of this distinction.

II.  Membership in the Regent Emeriti Society

Designation as a Regent Emeritus or Regent Emerita automatically confers membership in the Regent Emeriti Society.

III.  Mission of the Regent Emeriti Society

The purposes and mission of the Regent Emeriti Society shall be:

  • to continue the members' long association with the University and former colleagues in mutually beneficial ways, without any other commitment.
  • to enable the members to continue to contribute their expertise to the university community.
  • to facilitate the ability of members to continue their support of worthwhile activities of the University and its associated organizations such as the Foundation and the Alumni Association.
  • to facilitate the ability of members to support the University in its relations with Missouri State Government.

IV.  Initial Membership

Upon adoption of this policy, all living former members of the Board of Regents shall be designated Regent Emeritus or Regent Emerita and shall become members of the Society. Sitting members of the Board of Regents shall not become members of the Regent Emeriti Society until the expiration of their terms, but shall be entitled to attend all meetings of the Society.

V.  Requirements

The title "Regent Emeritus" or "Regent Emerita" shall be conferred upon those who have retired from the Board or resigned after completing at least three years as a Regent.

VI.  Organization and Agenda of the Regent Emeriti Society

The President of the Board of Regents shall serve ex-officio as chair of the Regent Emeriti Society, which shall have no other officers or organizational structure. Meetings of the Emeriti Society shall be called by the chair at least once each year, and the agenda of such meetings shall be established by the chair after conferring with the other members of the Board of Regents.

VII.  Methods of Recognition and Benefits of Membership in the Regent Emeriti Society

Recognition of those persons granted Regent Emeritus or Regent Emerita status may be made in one or more of the following ways:

  • A token of appreciation, such as a plaque or medallion.
  • A resolution of thanks from the Board of Regents.
  • Extension of special courtesies, such as:
    • On-campus parking permit
    • Library privileges
    • Admission to cultural programs and athletic events
    • Eligibility to attend social and ceremonial functions
    • An annual dinner or reception to which all Regents Emeriti are invited.


Last Name First Name City State
Arbeiter Timothy   Cape Girardeau Missouri  
Bedell Brad Sikeston Missouri
Bertrand Jennifer    St. Louis Missouri 
Brown Kay Schilly Plano Texas
Conn Julie Nashville Tennessee
Cordell Austin Chesterfield Missouri
Davis Christopher St. Louis Missouri
Dickerson Donald L. Cape Girardeau Missouri
Dickson Reginald St. Louis Missouri
Dombrowski Ann Cape Girardeau Missouri
Giles Scott D. Leander Texas
Hockensmith Laura St. Louis  Missouri
Jeffrey India St. Louis Missouri
Kasten Mary C. Cape Girardeau Missouri
Kelly Brian Brentwood Missouri
Knudtson Jay B. Cape Girardeau Missouri
LaFerla Donald G. Joplin Missouri
Lambdin Leni Jackson Missouri
LeGrand Luke M. Cape Girardeau Missouri
Lincoln James Sikeston Missouri
Long Sarah J. Poplar Bluff Missouri
Matthews III Edward C. Sikeston Missouri
Magnan Kevin Festus Missouri
McDermott Doug Farmington Missouri
Meyer Thomas M. Cape Girardeau Missouri
Moore Sandra St. Louis Missouri
(Johnson) Nardozzi Christie Smyrna Georgia
Neely-Martin Kendra St. Louis Missouri
Nenninger Steve Montgomery Texas
Pelts Mark J. Kennett Missouri
Pollack Sydney Memphis Tennessee
Privett Doyle Jackson Missouri
Pulliam Mike St. Peters Missouri
Robben Vicki St. Charles Missouri
Rosmarin Gail Poplar Bluff Missouri
Spradling III Al Cape Girardeau Missouri
Stoltz Ed St. Louis Missouri
Tlapek John C. Clayton Missouri
Todd Daren Kennett Missouri
Walker Loretta F. Sacramento California
Washington Vaughn Patricia St. Louis Missouri


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Office of the President
One University Plaza, MS 3300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701