Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 174
State Colleges and Universities

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State divided into seven college districts.

174.010. For the purpose of establishing state teachers colleges and state colleges the state is divided into seven districts as follows:

(1) The counties of Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Cole, Cooper, Henry, Hickory, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Clair and Saline shall constitute the first district.

(2) The counties lying south of the Missouri River and east of a line beginning at the northwest corner of Gasconade County and running south with the western boundaries of Gasconade, Crawford, and Dent counties, thence east along the northern border of Shannon County to Reynolds County, thence south along western boundaries of Reynolds, Carter and Ripley counties to the state line, shall constitute the second district.

(3) The counties of Barry, Barton, Christian, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright shall constitute the third district.

(4) The counties of Atchison, Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray and Worth shall constitute the fourth district.

(5) The fifth district shall be coterminous with that of the Missouri Western Junior College district as it existed on January 1, 1966.

(6) The sixth district shall be coterminous with that of the Jasper County Junior College district as it existed on January 1, 1966.

(7) The county of St. Louis and the city of St. Louis shall constitute the seventh district.

(RSMo 1939 § 10751, A.L. 1953 p. 495, A.L. 1955 p. 542, A.L. 1979 S.B. 2, A.L. 1985 H.B. 196)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9594; 1919 § 11489; 1909 § 11063

Effective 1-1-86

Names of state colleges and universities.

174.020. 1. State institutions of higher education governed by sections 174.020 to 174.500 shall be named and known as follows: the institution at Warrensburg, Johnson County, shall hereafter be known as the "Central Missouri State University"; the institution at Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, shall hereafter be known as the "Southeast Missouri State University"; the institution at Springfield, Greene County, shall hereafter be known as the "Missouri State University"; the institution at Maryville, Nodaway County, shall hereafter be known as the "Northwest Missouri State University"; the institution at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, shall hereafter be known as the "Missouri Western State University"; the institution at Joplin, Jasper County, shall hereafter be known as the "Missouri Southern State University"; and the college in the city of St. Louis shall be known as "Harris-Stowe State University".

2. References in the statutes in this state to such institutions whether denominated colleges or universities in such statutes or whether said institutions are renamed in subsection 1 of this section shall continue to apply to the applicable institution.

3. Any costs incurred with respect to modifications of the names of the state colleges and universities specified in subsection 1 of this section shall not be paid from state funds.

4. When the conditions set forth in section 178.631 are met, the technical college located in Osage County, commonly known as the East Campus of Linn Technical College, shall be known as "State Technical College of Missouri".

(RSMo 1939 § 10752, A.L. 1965 p. 304, A.L. 1979 S.B. 2, A.L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 1995 S.B. 101 merged with S.B. 340, A.L. 2003 S.B. 55, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1516 Revision merged with H.B. 1965, A.L. 2013 H.B. 673)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9595; 1919 § 11490; 1909 § 11064

Effective 7-01-14

Junior college to be referred to as community college in statestatutes.

174.025. The term "junior college" shall be referred to as "community college". The revisor of statutes shall make the appropriate changes to all such references in the revised statutes.

(L. 2008 H.B. 1869 § 174.805)

*Revisor's note: The following sections containing references to "junior college" were not changed: 174.010, 174.230, 174.250, and 174.266.

Board authorized to change name--does not grant additional powers orauthority--not to limit missions.

174.030. The board of regents of each state teachers college located in the districts described in subdivisions (1) to (4) of section 174.010 may in its discretion change the name of its college as provided by section 174.020 by eliminating from the name of the institution the words "teachers college" or any of such words and to add the word "university" in lieu of the word "college", and to change the name of the board as provided by section 174.040 by eliminating therefrom the word "teachers" and to add thereto the word "university" in lieu of the word "college"; and thereafter the institutions and boards shall have and enjoy the same rights and privileges as are granted to colleges by law, but this section shall not be construed to grant authority to grant additional powers or authorities to those institutions or those boards not enjoyed by other colleges or boards whose names are not changed; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the missions, degree programs, powers or authorities granted to those institutions or boards under section 173.030 and section 174.450.

(L. 1945 p. 1622 § 10760a, A.L. 1972 S.B. 427, A.L. 1979 S.B. 2, A.L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 1995 S.B. 340, A.L. 2015 S.B. 334)

Board of regents, how known--general powers.

174.040. The board of regents for each of the educational institutions referred to in section 174.020 shall be known respectively as "The Board of Regents" and by their respective names they shall have perpetual succession, with power to:

(1) Sue and be sued;

(2) Complain and defend in all courts;

(3) Take, purchase, and hold real estate, and sell and convey or otherwise dispose of the same;

(4) Condemn and appropriate real estate or other property, or any interest therein, for any public purpose within the scope of its organization, in the same manner and with like effect as is provided in chapter 523 relating to the appropriation and valuation of lands taken for telegraph, telephone, gravel and plank or railroad purposes; and

(5) Make and use a common seal and to alter the same.

(RSMo 1939 § 10753, A. 1949 S.B. 1046, A.L. 1957 p. 482, A.L. 1979 S.B. 2)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9596; 1919 § 11491; 1909 § 11065

CROSS REFERENCES:

Board of regents of University of Central Missouri and Missouri State University abolished and board of governors appointed, when, 174.450

Confidentiality, board of governors, recusal, 174.621

Meetings of board, closed to student representatives, when, 174.621

Central Missouri State University, authority to convey certainmineral rights--proceeds to scholarship fund.

174.042. 1. The titles which were vested in the governor by section 15 of the omnibus reorganization act of 1974, appendix B, RSMo, to mineral rights acquired by the state as a gift to the board of regents of Central Missouri State University from Howard W. Marolf and Margaret A. Marolf, in December, 1963, are hereby transferred to and vested in the board of regents of Central Missouri State University.

2. The board of regents for Central Missouri State University is hereby and hereafter authorized to grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm, at its discretion, all or any portion of the mineral rights reserved in, on, under and to land, more particularly described in subsection 3 of this section, in Howell, Laclede, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright Counties in Missouri. The title to these mineral rights was acquired as a gift to Central Missouri State University for the expressed purpose of establishment of a fund for scholarships in 1963.

3. The mineral rights are more particularly described as those reserved in, on, under and to land described in deeds, properly recorded in Howell, Laclede, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright Counties, Missouri, which deeds reflect transfer of ownership of the mineral rights to the board of regents for the Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, Missouri, from Howard W. Marolf and Margaret A. Marolf, in December, 1963.

4. The consideration for any future conveyance shall be an amount equal to the fair market value of the mineral rights, as determined by the board of regents for Central Missouri State University, at the time of the conveyance.

5. In accordance with the expressed purpose of the gift by the donors of the mineral rights, proceeds from any future conveyance shall accrue to the scholarship fund of Central Missouri State University.

(L. 1981 S.B. 440 §§ 1 to 5)

Membership of board of regents.

174.050. The board of regents for each college shall be composed of seven members, six of whom shall reside in the district in which the college for which they are appointed regents is situated, and at least one member of each board shall be a resident of the county in which the college for such district is located. The state commissioner of education shall be an ex officio member of each of said boards.

(RSMo 1939 § 10754, A.L. 1945 p. 1684, A. 1949 S.B. 1046)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9597; 1919 § 11492; 1909 § 11066

Student representative to board of regents or governors--appointment,powers, duties, limitation, qualifications,term--vacancy--removal from office--reimbursement of expenses.

174.055. 1. The governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint a student representative to the board of regents or governors of each educational institution referred to in section 174.020 who shall attend all meetings and participate in all deliberations of the board. Such student representative shall not have the right to vote on any matter before the board.

2. Such student representative shall be a full-time student at the institution as defined by the board, selected from a panel of three names submitted to the governor by the student government president, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the state of Missouri. No person may be appointed who is not actually enrolled during the term of such person's appointment as a student at the institution.

3. The term of the student representative shall be two years, except that the person first appointed shall serve until January 1, 1986.

4. If a vacancy occurs for any reason in the position of student representative, the governor shall appoint a replacement who meets the qualifications set forth in subsection 2 of this section and who shall serve until such representative's successor is appointed and qualified.

5. If the student representative ceases to be a student at the institution, or a resident of the state of Missouri, or fails to follow the board's attendance policy, the student representative's position shall at once become vacant, unless the student representative's absence is caused by sickness or some accident preventing the student representative's arrival at the time and place appointed for the meeting.

6. The student representative shall receive the same reimbursement for expenses as other members of the board of regents receive pursuant to section 174.100.

7. Unless alternative arrangements for payment have been made and agreed to by the student and the educational institution, the student representative shall have paid all student and tuition fees due prior to such appointment and shall pay all future student and tuition fees during the term of office when such fees are due.

(L. 1984 H.B. 998 § 2, A.L. 1996 H.B. 980, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Student representative, meetings of board closed to, when, 174.621

Appointment of boards.

174.060. Every two years during a regular session of the general assembly, the governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint two regents for each college, and whenever a vacancy occurs in either of said boards by death, resignation, removal from the district or by operation of law or otherwise, the governor shall, in a like manner immediately appoint some competent person to fill such vacancy, and communicate his action thereon to the senate at the next session of the general assembly thereafter. The person so appointed shall hold his office subject to the confirmation of the senate, for the unexpired term; provided, that not more than three of said board, excluding the state commissioner of education, shall belong to the same political party. Of each board of regents, at least one member shall be a full-time student of the college over which the board has governance. The student regent, while attending the meetings of the board, shall receive his actual expenses, which shall be paid out of the university's ordinary revenue.

(RSMo 1939 § 10755, A.L. 1945 p. 1684, A.L. 1986 S.B. 707)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9598; 1919 § 11493; 1909 § 11067

Effective 6-27-86

Regents' term of office.

174.070. The regents shall hold their offices for the term of six years from the first day of January next prior to their confirmation, and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified, except such as may be appointed to fill a vacancy, who shall hold office for the unexpired term.

(RSMo 1939 § 10756)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9599; 1919 § 11494; 1909 § 11068

Organization of boards.

174.080. There shall be a president and vice president of each board, who shall be chosen by the members of the respective boards, and each board shall have a secretary and a treasurer and such other officers as may be deemed necessary; but no board shall appoint one of its members treasurer.

(RSMo 1939 § 10757)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9600; 1919 § 11495; 1909 § 11069

Quorum, what constitutes majority of all members, when necessary.

174.090. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but no appropriation of money nor any contract which shall require any appropriation or disbursement of money, shall be made, nor teacher employed or dismissed, unless a majority of all the members of the board vote for the same.

(RSMo 1939 § 10758)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9601; 1919 § 11496; 1909 § 11070

Meetings of boards--regular and special--compensation.

174.100. 1. A meeting of each board of regents shall be called by the president thereof at the earliest convenient time and place following the appointment of new members in any biennial period for the purpose of selecting officers for the ensuing biennial period and the transaction of such business as may be regularly presented and as the board may direct.

2. The board at its first meeting shall fix the date of the next annual meeting; adjourned meetings may be held at such times and places as may be determined at any previous meeting. Upon the written request of any two members of the board, or at the request of the faculty, signed by the president or vice president and certified by the secretary thereof, the president of the board shall call a meeting, and the secretary shall notify each member of the board of such called meeting, and the object or objects thereof, and no other business shall be transacted at such meeting unless all members of the board are present and consent thereto.

3. Each member of the board shall receive as full compensation for his services six cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in going to and from each meeting of the board and the actual expenses incurred during his attendance at the same, to be paid out of the contingent fund of the college.

(RSMo 1939 § 10759)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9602; 1919 § 11497; 1909 § 11077

Attendance policy for members of governing boards.

174.105. Each governing board of the four-year institutions defined in section 176.010 shall adopt an individual attendance policy for the members of its board, by August 28, 1996, and in compliance with subsection 3 of section 172.070. If an attendance policy is not adopted, the coordinating board for higher education shall establish an attendance policy for the governing board by January 1, 1997.

(L. 1996 H.B. 980 § 1)

Boards to make rules for own government.

174.110. Each board shall have power to make such rules, regulations and bylaws as may be deemed necessary for the government of the officers of the board and to secure their accountability.

(RSMo 1939 § 10761)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9604; 1919 § 11499; 1909 § 11072

College under general control and management of regents.

174.120. Each state teachers college shall be under the general control and management of its board of regents, and the board shall possess full power and authority to adopt all needful rules and regulations for the guidance and supervision of the conduct of all students while enrolled as such; to enforce obedience to the rules; to invest the faculty with the power to suspend, or expel any student for disobedience to the rules, or for any contumacy, insubordination, dishonesty, drunkenness or immoral conduct; to appoint and dismiss all officers and teachers; to direct the course of instruction; to designate the textbooks to be used; to direct what reports shall be made; to appoint a treasurer for such college, and to determine the amount of his bond, which shall be in amount not less than ten thousand dollars; and to have the entire management of the college, including qualifications for admission.

(RSMo 1939 § 10760)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9603; 1919 § 11498; 1909 § 11071

Teacher-training institutions to provide physical education courses,first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation--extension service to beprovided.

174.125. 1. All teacher-training institutions, receiving state aid, shall provide courses in physical education, first aid and cardiopulmonary* resuscitation for the proper preparation of teachers to carry out the rules and regulations of the state board of education as provided in section 161.102. Each of the five state colleges shall provide extension service of properly trained and qualified field advisers for the teachers and others engaged in carrying out the provisions of sections 161.102 and 168.171 within their several territorial jurisdictions, such jurisdiction to be established and coordinated by the state commissioner of education.

2. Such teacher-training institutions as provided in subsection 1 of this section shall provide a course for teachers for annual recertification in cardiopulmonary* resuscitation.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 15-2, A.L. 1998 H.B. 968)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 163.260)

*Word "cardiac-pulmonary" appears in original rolls.

Boards to regulate admission of students.

174.130. Each board may make such rules and regulations for the admission of students as may be deemed proper.

(RSMo 1939 § 10762)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9605; 1919 § 11500; 1909 § 11076

Employees--terms, compensation, retirement, workers'compensation for.

174.140. Each board of regents may appoint and remove the president or any professor or teacher in any state college in its district; may fix the duration, terms and conditions of their offices and compensation; may enter into agreements for and make contributions to both voluntary and statutory retirement plans for the president, professors and teachers; and under rules adopted by the board may extend the provisions of the workers' compensation law to all employees thereof.

(RSMo 1939 § 10765, A.L. 1947 V. II p. 382, A.L. 1969 p. 288)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9608; 1919 § 11503; 1909 § 11074

Causes for removal of president or teacher--notice and hearing--rightof appeal.

174.150. 1. No president, professor or teacher shall be removed except for incompetency, neglect or refusal to perform his duties, dishonesty, drunkenness or immoral conduct; nor shall such president, professor or teacher be removed until after ten days' notice, in writing, stating the nature and cause of removal; and he shall have an opportunity to make a defense before the board by counsel or otherwise; and be allowed to introduce testimony which shall be heard and determined by the board.

2. In every case of suspension or expulsion by the faculty the person suspended or expelled shall be allowed an appeal to the board from the decision of the faculty, and the board shall prescribe the manner and mode of proceeding in the matter of such appeal; but the decision of the board upon such appeal shall be final.

(RSMo 1939 § 10766)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9609; 1919 § 11504; 1909 § 11075

Authority to confer degrees.

174.160. The board of regents of each state college and each state teachers college shall have power and authority to confer upon students, by diploma under the common seal, such degrees as are usually granted by such colleges.

(RSMo 1939 § 10764, A.L. 1945 p. 1686, A.L. 1947 V. II p. 369, A. 1949 S.B. 1046)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9607; 1919 § 11502; 1909 § 11072

CROSS REFERENCES:

Lincoln University curators, same powers as University of Missouri, 175.040

University of Missouri curators, degrees, 172.280

Annual report, contents.

174.170. The president of each board shall make an annual report to the department of higher education, in the month of August in each year, of all receipts of moneys from appropriations, incidental fees, and all other sources, and the disbursements thereof, and for what purposes, and the condition of said college.

(RSMo 1939 § 10767, A.L. 1945 p. 1684)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9610; 1919 § 11505; 1909 § 11078

Treasurer to furnish bond--duties--reports.

174.180. 1. The treasurer of each board, before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall enter into a bond to the state of Missouri, with good and sufficient security, in a penal sum of not less than fifty thousand dollars, to be approved by the board, conditioned that he will faithfully perform all the duties required of him by law as such treasurer, and account for and pay over all money received by him, which bond shall be filed with the secretary of the board.

2. The treasurer of each board shall receive, keep and disburse all moneys under the control of the board of his district, and perform all such acts as appertain to his office, under the direction of the board, and make reports of the same to the board at its annual meeting.

3. The treasurer of each board shall also make and furnish to the department of higher education in the month of August of each year, an abstract which shall contain a full account of all moneys received and disbursed by his college during the preceding year, stating from what source received and on what account paid out, and the amount paid to each professor, teacher or other officer of the college; and said treasurer shall every two years report to the general assembly, under oath, an itemized statement of all receipts and expenditures for the two calendar years preceding, showing minutely all disbursements of money received from the state or other sources, and said college shall not be entitled to any appropriation unless such statement is so made.

(RSMo 1939 § 10768, A.L. 1945 p. 1684)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9611; 1919 § 11506; 1909 §§ 11079, 11080

Duties of the secretary--compensation.

174.190. The secretary of each board shall keep and preserve all records, books and papers belonging to the board. He shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the board, in which the ayes and noes on all questions shall be entered, if requested by any one member of the board. He shall prepare, under the direction of the board, all reports and estimates, and do and execute all such matters and things as belong to his office. Annually, in the month of August, he shall transmit to the department of higher education the names of all those receiving diplomas with residences and dates of issue. The compensation of the secretary shall be fixed by the board, and shall in no case exceed fifty dollars per annum.

(RSMo 1939 § 10769, A.L. 1945 p. 1684, A. 1949 S.B. 1046)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9612; 1919 § 11507; 1909 §§ 11073, 11081

Funds must not be diverted.

174.200. All appropriations made by the general assembly for the support of any state teachers college or for the benefit thereof, and all grants, gifts, bequests or donations by any individual or corporation for a specified use shall not be applied either wholly or in part to any other use or uses.

(RSMo 1939 § 10772)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9615; 1919 § 11510; 1909 § 11084

Indebtedness, how paid.

174.210. Each board shall, at its annual meeting, provide for the payment of any indebtedness of its college, and for that purpose it shall set apart all moneys derived from incidental or other fees paid by students to the payment of the following:

(1) The incidental expenses of the college; and

(2) The payment of such indebtedness; and until such indebtedness shall be fully paid off no part of the fund derived from incidental fees shall be used for the payment of professors, teachers or other officers or employees of such college, nor shall the board, until such indebtedness be fully paid, make any contract for the hire, employment or payment of professors, teachers or other officers or employees of such colleges that will require a greater sum of money for the annual payment thereof than the amount of the appropriation by the state for the support of such college for that year.

(RSMo 1939 § 10770)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9613; 1919 § 11508; 1909 § 11083

No officer or employee shall be interested in the sale of schoolsupplies or property.

174.220. No president, professor, teacher, regent or other officer or employee shall keep for sale or be interested, directly or indirectly, in the sales of any school furniture or apparatus, books, maps, charts or stationery used in said colleges; nor be interested, directly or indirectly in any contract or purchase for building or repairing any structure, or for fencing or ornamenting the grounds, or furnishing any supplies or material for the use of such state teachers colleges.

(RSMo 1939 § 10771)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9614; 1919 § 11509; 1909 § 11082

Missouri State University not to seek land grant designation orresearch designation held by other institutions--cooperation withUniversity of Missouri in offering of certain programs, requirements.

174.225. Missouri State University shall not seek the land grant designation held by Lincoln University and the University of Missouri nor shall Missouri State University seek the research designation currently held by the University of Missouri. Missouri State University shall offer engineering programs and doctoral programs only in cooperation with the University of Missouri; provided that such cooperative agreements are approved by the governing boards of each institution and that in these instances the University of Missouri shall be the degree-granting institution. Should the University of Missouri decline to cooperate in the offering of such programs within one year of the formal approval of the coordinating board, Missouri State University may cooperate with another educational institution, or directly offer the degree. In all cases, the offering of such degree programs shall be subject to the approval of the coordinating board for higher education, or any other higher education governing authority that may replace it. Missouri State University may offer doctoral programs in audiology and physical therapy. Missouri State University shall neither offer nor duplicate the professional programs at the University of Missouri including, without limitation, those that train medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, lawyers, and architects. The alteration of the name of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University shall not entitle Missouri State University to any additional state funding.

(L. 2005 S.B. 98 § 1)

Missouri Southern State College--established, when--district.

174.230. 1. Other provisions of law notwithstanding, if the facilities of the present Jasper County Junior College district are made available, there shall be established in Jasper County, Missouri, a state college, which shall make available those third and fourth year college level courses that lead to a baccalaureate degree.

2. This state college shall in the year 1967, or at such a time as the present Jasper County Junior College district has acquired a campus for a third and fourth year college which meets the requirements established by the board of curators of Missouri University and its enrollment trends constitute sufficient justification for the operation of a four year college in the opinion of the board, whichever occurs later, become an independent two year state senior college, to be known as the "Missouri Southern State College". Its district shall be coterminous with that of the Jasper County Junior College district.

(L. 1965 p. 304 § 1)

Missouri Southern State University, mission statement--discontinuanceof associate degree program.

174.231. 1. On and after August 28, 2005, the institution formerly known as Missouri Southern State College located in Joplin, Jasper County, shall be known as "Missouri Southern State University". Missouri Southern State University is hereby designated and shall hereafter be operated as a statewide institution of international or global education. The Missouri Southern State University is hereby designated a moderately selective institution which shall provide associate degree programs except as provided in subsection 2 of this section, baccalaureate degree programs, and graduate degree programs pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection 2 of section 173.005. The institution shall develop such academic support programs and public service activities it deems necessary and appropriate to establish international or global education as a distinctive theme of its mission. Consistent with the provisions of section 174.324, Missouri Southern State University is authorized to offer master's level degree programs in accountancy, subject to the approval of the coordinating board for higher education as provided in subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 173.005.

2. As of July 1, 2008, Missouri Southern State University shall discontinue any and all associate degree programs unless the continuation of such associate degree programs is approved by the coordinating board for higher education pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 173.005.

(L. 1995 H.B. 442 § 1, A.L. 2003 S.B. 55, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Missouri Southern State College, three-year plan--review and approval.

174.233. Degree programs offered by Missouri Southern State College prior to August 28, 1995, that have been approved by the coordinating board for higher education may be continued by the board of regents. Within twelve months of August 28, 1995, the board of regents shall submit to the coordinating board for its review and approval a three-year plan outlining admissions requirements, program changes, institutional performance goals, assessment measures, and fees appropriate to its statutory mission. Pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 173.005, the coordinating board shall review and may approve all proposed new degree programs contained in the three-year plan.

(L. 1995 H.B. 442 § 2)

Missouri Western State University--established, when--district.

174.250. 1. If the facilities of the present Missouri Western Junior College are made available, there shall be established in St. Joseph, Missouri, a state college, which shall make available those third- and fourth-year college level courses that lead to a baccalaureate degree.

2. This state college shall in the year 1967, or at such a time as the present Missouri Western Junior College has acquired a campus for a third- and fourth-year college which meets the requirements established by the board of curators of Missouri University and its enrollment trends constitute sufficient justification for the operation of a four-year college in the opinion of the board, whichever occurs later, become an independent two-year state senior college, to be known as the "Missouri Western State University". Its district shall be Buchanan County and counties contiguous to Buchanan County.

(L. 1965 p. 304 § 2, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

*Revisor's note: Conditions set out in this section were met and Missouri Western State College became a four-year college October 22, 1968.

Missouri Western State University, mission statement.

174.251. 1. On and after August 28, 2005, the institution formerly known as Missouri Western State College at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, shall hereafter be known as the "Missouri Western State University". Missouri Western State University is hereby designated and shall hereafter be operated as a statewide institution of applied learning. The Missouri Western State University is hereby designated an open enrollment institution which shall provide associate degree programs except as provided in subsection 2 of this section, baccalaureate degree programs, and graduate degree programs pursuant to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection 2 of section 173.005. The institution shall develop such academic support programs as it deems necessary and appropriate to an open enrollment institution with a statewide mission of applied learning. Consistent with the provisions of section 174.324, Missouri Western State University is authorized to offer master's level degree programs in accountancy, subject to the approval of the coordinating board for higher education as provided in subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 173.005.

2. As of July 1, 2010, Missouri Western State University shall discontinue any and all associate degree programs unless the continuation of such associate degree program is approved by the coordinating board for higher education pursuant to subdivision 2 of section 173.005.

(L. 1995 H.B. 442 § 3, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Missouri Western State University, three-year plan--review andapproval.

174.253. Degree programs offered by Missouri Western State University prior to August 28, 1995, that have been approved by the coordinating board for higher education may be continued by the board of regents. Within twelve months of August 28, 1995, the board of regents shall submit to the coordinating board for its review and approval a three-year plan outlining admissions requirements, program changes, institutional performance goals, assessment measures, and fees appropriate to its statutory mission. Pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 173.005, the coordinating board shall review and may approve all proposed new degree programs included in the three-year plan.

(L. 1995 H.B. 442 § 4, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

State to fund universities.

174.261. The state of Missouri may provide the funds necessary to provide the staff, cost of operation, and payment of all capital improvements commenced after July 1, 1977, for Missouri Southern State University and Missouri Western State University.

(L. 1975 S.B. 114 § 4, A.L. 1995 H.B. 442, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Colleges subject to law--territory not to be in former statecollege district--regents may continue to serve.

174.270. 1. The two year senior colleges provided for in sections 174.230 to 174.270 shall be subject to all the provisions of sections 174.010 to 174.220 not in conflict with sections 174.230 to 174.270.

2. Effective upon the establishment of a district provided for in sections 174.230 to 174.270, all territory within that district which, prior to the establishment, was contained in another state college district, shall automatically cease to be a part of the former state college district.

3. Other provisions of law notwithstanding, any member of a board of regents of a preexisting state college who resides in a district newly created under the provisions of sections 174.230 to 174.270 may continue to serve as a member of that board of regents for the remainder of the term for which he was appointed.

(L. 1965 p. 304 §§ 3, 4)

Harris-Stowe University--board of regents, appointment, terms.

174.300. 1. Prior to October 17, 1978, the governor shall, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint a six-member board of regents to assume the general control and management of Harris-Stowe College. The members of the board shall serve for terms of six years each, except for the members first appointed, two of whom shall serve two-year terms, two of whom shall serve four-year terms, and two of whom shall serve six-year terms. Not more than three of the regents shall be affiliated with any one political party.

2. On and after August 28, 2005, Harris-Stowe State College shall be known as Harris-Stowe State University, and the provisions contained in subsection 1 of this section shall continue to apply to the institution.

(L. 1978 S.B. 703 § 2, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Harris-Stowe State University, transfer offacility--operation--funding--educational emphasis.

174.310. 1. There shall be a period of orderly transition which shall begin with the appointment of the board of regents, during which the St. Louis board of education shall convey by gift, the buildings, facilities, equipment, and adjoining eight acres, more or less, of realty located at 3026 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, which currently serves as the campus of Harris-Stowe State College, to the board of regents, and during which time the St. Louis board of education, at its own expense, shall continue to provide necessary supporting services to Harris-Stowe State College. The transition period shall terminate no later than July 1, 1979, at which time the regents shall be responsible for every aspect of the college's operation.

2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, the board of regents of Harris-Stowe State College is authorized to offer baccalaureate degree programs and graduate degree programs that will meet the needs of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Such programs shall be subject to approval by the coordinating board for higher education as provided for in subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection 2 of section 173.005.

3. The state shall, effective July 1, 1978, provide the necessary funds to fully staff and operate Harris-Stowe State College and to make appropriate capital improvements.

4. On and after August 28, 2005, Harris-Stowe State College shall be known as Harris-Stowe State University, and the provisions contained in subsections 1 to 3 of this section shall continue to apply to the institution.

(L. 1978 S.B. 703 §§ 3, 4, 5, A.L. 1986 S.B. 602, A.L. 1993 S.B. 153, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98, A.L. 2015 S.B. 334)

Harris-Stowe State University, retirement system provision.

174.320. 1. Any person employed by Harris-Stowe State College prior to September 1, 1978, who is a member of the public school retirement system established in sections 169.410 to 169.540 and who did not become a member of the Missouri state employees' retirement system may remain a member of that public school retirement system. Any employer contributions required to be made by sections 169.410 to 169.540 shall be made by the state of Missouri.

2. Any person employed on or after September 1, 1978, as an instructor, teacher or administrator of Harris-Stowe State College and who did not become a member of the Missouri state employees' retirement system under section 104.342 is a member of the public school retirement system of Missouri created by sections 169.010 to 169.130. Any other person employed on or after September 1, 1978, as an employee of Harris-Stowe State College is a member of the Missouri state employees' retirement system established by sections 104.310 to 104.550.

3. On and after August 28, 2005, Harris-Stowe State College shall be known as Harris-Stowe State University, and the provisions contained in subsections 1 and 2 of this section shall continue to apply to the institution.

(L. 1978 S.B. 703 § 6, A.L. 1987 H.B. 713, A.L. 1993 S.B. 153, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Central Missouri State University to establish an internationalsafety, health and environmental resource center.

174.323. Beginning with the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 1996, the general assembly may make appropriations to the commissioner of administration for grants to Central Missouri State University in the planning for and construction of an international safety, health, and environmental resource center, if the chairs of the respective appropriation or budget committees determine that Central Missouri State University has established and is actively building an endowment fund for the partial funding of the resource center. In connection with the utilization of such grants, Central Missouri State University may contract with any person, firm or corporation, whether organized for profit or otherwise, and may receive and expend funds received from the federal government or any agency thereof, or from any person, firm or corporation. Appropriations made pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be considered as a part of the regular appropriations for Central Missouri State University nor shall such appropriations result in any reduction of appropriations for Central Missouri State University. Appropriations from the state shall be used exclusively for capital construction costs and no state appropriations shall be made for maintenance, repairs or personnel.

(L. 1991 H.B. 25 § 8 merged with H.B. 51, et al. § 2)

Effective 7-1-96

Master's degrees in accounting authorized for Missouri WesternUniversity and Missouri Southern State University,requirements--limitations on new master's degree programs.

174.324. 1. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, Missouri Western State University and Missouri Southern State University may offer master's degrees in accounting, subject to any terms and conditions of the Missouri state board of accountancy applicable to any other institution of higher education in this state which offers such degrees, and subject to approval of the coordinating board for higher education.

2. Any new master's degree program offered at Missouri Southern State University, Missouri Western State University, or any other public institution of higher education in this state must be approved by the coordinating board for higher education pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 2 of section 173.005.

(L. 1993 S.B. 191 § 1, A.L. 2003 S.B. 55, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98)

Institution may charge fees for certain services, electronicconnection.

174.330. Any four-year state-supported institution of higher education may charge reasonable fees for providing services to the private business to which an electronic connection is provided. Any student debt incurred to a private business shall not be considered to be debt owed to the university.

(L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048 § 18)

Northwest Missouri State University, board of regents, members, terms,appointment of, quorum requirements.

174.332. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 174.050 to the contrary, the board of regents of Northwest Missouri State University shall be composed of nine members, eight of whom shall be voting members and one who shall be a nonvoting member. Not more than four voting members shall belong to any one political party. Not more than two voting members shall be residents of the same county. The appointed members of the board serving on August 28, 2008, shall continue to serve until the expiration of the terms for which the appointed members were appointed and until such time a successor is duly appointed.

2. The board of regents shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Six voting members shall be residents of the university's historic statutory service region, provided at least one member shall be a resident of Nodaway County. For the sole purpose of determining the composition of the board of regents, the university's historic statutory service region shall consist of the counties of Atchison, Andrew, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Ray, and Worth;

(2) Two voting members shall be residents of a county in the state that is outside the university's historic statutory service region, as described in subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided these two members shall not be appointed from the same congressional district; and

(3) One nonvoting member shall be a full-time student of the university, a United States citizen, and a resident of Missouri.

3. A majority of the voting members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; however, no appropriation of money nor any contract that shall require any appropriation or disbursement of money shall be made, nor teacher employed or dismissed, unless a majority of the voting members of the board vote for the same.

4. Except as specifically provided in this section, the appointments and terms of office for the voting and nonvoting members of the board, and all other duties and responsibilities of the board, shall comply with the provisions of state law regarding boards of regents.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1406, A.L. 2008 H.B. 1368, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1042 merged with S.B. 563, A.L. 2015 S.B. 334)

Meningococcal disease, all on-campus students to bevaccinated--exemption, when--records to be maintained.

174.335. 1. Beginning with the 2004-05 school year and for each school year thereafter, every public institution of higher education in this state shall require all students who reside in on-campus housing to have received the meningococcal vaccine not more than five years prior to enrollment and in accordance with the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unless a signed statement of medical or religious exemption is on file with the institution's administration. A student shall be exempted from the immunization requirement of this section upon signed certification by a physician licensed under chapter 334 indicating that either the immunization would seriously endanger the student's health or life or the student has documentation of the disease or laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease. A student shall be exempted from the immunization requirement of this section if he or she objects in writing to the institution's administration that immunization violates his or her religious beliefs.

2. Each public university or college in this state shall maintain records on the meningococcal vaccination status of every student residing in on-campus housing at the university or college.

3. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring any institution of higher education to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal disease.

4. For purposes of this section, the term "on-campus housing" shall include, but not be limited to, any fraternity or sorority residence, regardless of whether such residence is privately owned, on or near the campus of a public institution of higher education.

(L. 2003 S.B. 686 § 1, A.L. 2014 S.B. 567 merged with S.B. 716 merged with S.B. 754, A.L. 2016 S.B. 608 merged with S.B. 635)

Effective 8-28-16 (S.B. 635)

*10-14-16 (S.B. 608), see § 21.250

*S.B. 608 was vetoed July 5, 2016. The veto was overridden on September 14, 2016.

Board of governors to be appointed for certain public institutions ofhigher education, qualifications, terms--change in congressionaldistricts, effect of.

174.450. 1. Except as provided in subsection 2 and subsection 6 of this section, the governing board of the University of Central Missouri, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State University, Missouri Western State University, and of each other public institution of higher education which, through the procedures established in subdivision (8) or (9) of section 173.030, is charged with a statewide mission shall be a board of governors consisting of eight members, composed of seven voting members and one nonvoting member as provided in sections 174.453 and 174.455, who shall be appointed by the governor of Missouri, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. No person shall be appointed a voting member who is not a citizen of the United States and who has not been a resident of the state of Missouri for at least two years immediately prior to such appointment. Not more than four voting members shall belong to any one political party. The appointed members of the board of regents serving on the date of the statutory mission change shall become members of the board of governors on the effective date of the statutory mission change and serve until the expiration of the terms for which they were appointed. The board of regents of any such institution shall be abolished on the effective date of the statutory mission change, as prescribed in subdivision (8) or (9) of section 173.030.

2. The governing board of Missouri State University, a public institution of higher education charged with a statewide mission in public affairs, shall be a board of governors of ten members, composed of nine voting members and one nonvoting member, who shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The nonvoting member shall be a student selected in the same manner as prescribed in section 174.055. At least one but no more than two voting members shall be appointed to the board from each congressional district, and every member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States, and a resident of this state for at least two years prior to his or her appointment. No more than five voting members shall belong to any one political party. The term of office of the governors shall be six years, except as provided in this subsection. The term of office for those appointed hereafter shall end January first in years ending in an odd number. For the six voting members' terms that expired in 2011, the successors shall be appointed in the following manner:

(1) Of the five voting members' terms that expired on August 28, 2011, one successor member shall be appointed, or the existing member shall be reappointed, to a term that shall expire on January 1, 2013;

(2) Of the five voting members' terms that expired on August 28, 2011, two successor members shall be appointed, or the existing members shall be reappointed, to terms that shall expire on January 1, 2015;

(3) Of the five voting members' terms that expired on August 28, 2011, two successor members shall be appointed, or the existing members shall be reappointed, to a term that shall expire on January 1, 2017; and

(4) For the voting member's term that expired on January 1, 2011, the successor member shall be appointed, or the existing member shall be reappointed, to a term that shall expire on January 1, 2017.

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, nothing in this section relating to a change in the composition and configuration of congressional districts in this state shall prohibit a member who is serving a term on August 28, 2011, from completing his or her term.

3. If a voting member of the board of governors of Missouri State University is found by unanimous vote of the other governors to have moved such governor's residence from the district from which such governor was appointed, then the office of such governor shall be forfeited and considered vacant.

4. Should the total number of Missouri congressional districts be altered, all members of the board of governors of Missouri State University shall be allowed to serve the remainder of the term for which they were appointed.

5. Should the boundaries of any congressional districts be altered in a manner that displaces a member of the board of governors of Missouri State University from the congressional district from which the member was appointed, the member shall be allowed to serve the remainder of the term for which the member was appointed.

6. The governing board of Missouri Southern State University shall be a board of governors consisting of nine members, composed of eight voting members and one nonvoting member as provided in sections 174.453 and 174.455, who shall be appointed by the governor of Missouri, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. No person shall be appointed a voting member who is not a citizen of the United States and who has not been a resident of the state of Missouri for at least two years immediately prior to such appointment. Not more than four voting members shall belong to any one political party.

(L. 1995 S.B. 340 § 1 subsec. 1, A.L. 1999 S.B. 218, A.L. 2003 S.B. 55, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98, A.L. 2006 S.B. 650, A.L. 2011 H.B. 174, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1042 merged with S.B. 563, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1389)

Board, appointment--certain residency requirements--terms, votingmembers--term, nonvoting student member--board appointments,Missouri Southern State University.

174.453. 1. Except as provided in section 174.450, the board of governors shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Five voting members shall be selected from the counties comprising the institution's historic statutory service region as described in section 174.010, except that no more than two members shall be appointed from any one county with a population of less than two hundred thousand inhabitants;

(2) Two voting members shall be selected from any of the counties in the state which are outside of the institution's historic service region; and

(3) One nonvoting member who is a student shall be selected in the same manner as prescribed in section 174.055.

2. The term of service of the governors shall be as follows:

(1) The voting members shall be appointed for terms of six years; and

(2) The nonvoting student member shall serve a two-year term.

3. Members of any board of governors selected pursuant to this section and in office on May 13, 1999, shall serve the remainder of their unexpired terms.

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, the board of governors of Missouri Southern State University shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Six voting members shall be selected from any of the following counties: Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Dade, Lawrence, and Barry provided that no more than three of these six members shall be appointed from any one county;

(2) Two voting members shall be selected from any of the counties in the state which are outside of the counties articulated in subdivision (1) of this subsection;

(3) One nonvoting member who is a student shall be selected in the same manner as prescribed in section 174.055; and

(4) The provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection shall only apply to board members first appointed after August 28, 2004.

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, the board of governors of Missouri Western State University shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Five voting members shall be selected from any of the following counties: Buchanan, Platte, Clinton, Andrew, and DeKalb provided that no more than three of these five members shall be appointed from any one county;

(2) Two voting members shall be selected from any of the counties in the state which are outside of the counties articulated in subdivision (1) of this subsection;

(3) One nonvoting member who is a student shall be selected in the same manner as prescribed in section 174.055; and

(4) The provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection shall only apply to board members first appointed after August 28, 2005.

(L. 1995 S.B. 340 § 1 subsecs. 2, 3, A.L. 1999 S.B. 218, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1080, A.L. 2005 S.B. 98, A.L. 2006 S.B. 650)

Effective 6-12-06

Expenses of board paid out of revenues of the university--vacancies,how filled.

174.455. The board members while attending the meetings of the board shall receive their actual and necessary expenses, which shall be paid out of the ordinary revenues of the university. Vacancies in terms of office caused by death, resignation or removal shall be filled in the manner provided by law for such vacancies on the board of curators of the University of Missouri.

(L. 1995 S.B. 340 § 1 subsec. 4)

Board of governors, powers, duties, immunities and liabilities,compensation.

174.457. The board of governors of such an institution shall have the same powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, privileges, immunities, liabilities and compensation as prescribed by law for the board of curators of the University of Missouri.

(L. 1995 S.B. 340 § 1 subsec. 5)

West Plains campus of Missouri State University established--missionimplementation plan.

174.500. 1. The board of governors of Missouri State University is authorized to continue the program of higher education at West Plains, Missouri, which was begun in 1963 and which shall be known as the "West Plains Campus of Missouri State University". Missouri State University may include an appropriation request for the branch facility at West Plains in its operating budget.

2. The coordinating board for higher education in cooperation with the board of governors shall develop a mission implementation plan for the campus at West Plains, Howell County, which is known as the "West Plains Campus of Missouri State University", and which shall be a teaching institution, offering one-year certificates, two-year associate degrees and credit and noncredit courses to both traditional and nontraditional students to meet the ongoing and emerging employer and educational needs of the citizens of the area served.

(L. 1981 S.B. 25 § 1, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al., A.L. 2006 S.B. 650)

Effective 6-12-06

Truman State University, liberal arts and sciences.

174.600. The Truman State University located in Kirksville, Adair County, is hereby designated and shall hereafter be operated as a statewide institution of liberal arts and sciences.

(L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 1995 S.B. 340)

Truman State University, formerly known as Northeast Missouri StateUniversity.

174.601. After July 1, 1996, the liberal arts and sciences university formerly known as Northeast Missouri State University located in Kirksville, Adair County, shall be known as the "Truman State University".

(L. 1995 S.B. 340 § 2)

Effective 7-2-96

Governing board to be board of governors--number of voting andnonvoting members, appointment, qualifications.

174.610. The governing board of the Truman State University shall be a board of governors consisting of ten members, composed of seven voting members and three nonvoting members as provided in section 174.620, who shall be appointed by the governor of Missouri, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. No person shall be appointed a voting governor who is not a citizen of the United States and who has not been a resident of the state of Missouri for at least two years immediately prior to such person's appointment. Not more than four voting governors shall belong to any one political party. The appointed members of the board of regents serving on January 1, 1986, shall become members of the board of governors on January 1, 1986, and serve until the expiration of the terms for which they were appointed.

(L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 1995 S.B. 340, A.L. 2001 H.B. 218)

Board of governors, appointment--terms--expenses--vacancies.

174.620. 1. The board of governors shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Four voting members from the counties of Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Clark, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan, and Warren, provided that not more than one member shall be appointed from the same county;

(2) Three voting members from any of the seven college districts as contained in section 174.010, provided that no more than one member shall be appointed from the same congressional district;

(3) Two nonvoting members whose residence is other than the state of Missouri and who are knowledgeable of the educational mission of liberal arts institutions; and

(4) One nonvoting member who is a student. Such student representative shall attend all meetings and participate in all deliberations of the board. Such student representative shall not have the right to vote on any matter before the board, but shall have all other powers and duties of section 174.055, and shall also meet the qualifications of section 174.055.

2. The term of service of the governors shall be as follows:

(1) The voting members shall be appointed for terms of six years; except, that of the voting members first appointed, two shall serve for terms of two years, two for terms of four years, and three for terms of six years;

(2) The nonvoting members who are not students shall be appointed for terms of six years; except, that of the nonvoting members first appointed, one shall serve for a term of three years, and one shall serve a term of six years; and

(3) The nonvoting student member shall serve a two-year term as provided in section 174.055.

3. The governors, both voting and nonvoting, while attending the meetings of the board shall receive their actual and necessary expenses, which shall be paid out of the ordinary revenues of the university. Vacancies in terms of office caused by death, resignation or removal shall be filled in the manner provided by law for such vacancies on the board of curators of the University of Missouri.

(L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 2001 H.B. 218)

Confidentiality of board members, recusal--meetings closed tostudent representative, when.

174.621. 1. For the purposes of this chapter, confidentiality, as determined by the board and as provided by law, shall apply to all members and representatives on the board.

2. Any member or representative on the board may recuse himself or herself from any deliberation or proceeding of the board.

3. Upon a unanimous affirmative vote of the members of the board who are present and who are not student representatives, a given meeting closed pursuant to sections 610.021 and 610.022 shall be closed to the student representative.

(L. 2001 H.B. 218 § 174.056 merged with H.B. 218 § 174.621)

Organization of Northeast Missouri State University--new degreeprograms, procedure to approve.

174.630. The board of governors of the Truman State University shall organize in the manner provided by law for the board of curators of the State University of Missouri. The powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, privileges, immunities, liabilities and compensation of the board of governors of the Truman State University in regard to the Truman State University shall be the same as those prescribed by statute for the board of curators of the State University of Missouri in regard to the State University of Missouri, except that the Truman State University shall be operated only as an institution of liberal arts and sciences. Degree programs offered by the Truman State University prior to January 1, 1986, may be continued by the new board of governors, who shall submit to the coordinating board for higher education by January 1, 1987, a three-year plan outlining admissions requirements, fees, and program changes appropriate to a liberal arts and sciences mission. Pursuant to section 173.005, the coordinating board shall approve all proposed new degree programs contained within the three-year plan.

(L. 1985 H.B. 196, A.L. 1995 S.B. 340)

Board of regents and board of governors may appoint necessary policeofficers.

174.700. The board of regents or board of governors of any state college or university may appoint and employ as many college or university police officers as it may deem necessary to enforce regulations established under section 174.709 and general motor vehicle laws of this state in accordance with section 174.712, protect persons, property, and to preserve peace and good order only in the public buildings, properties, grounds, and other facilities and locations over which it has charge or control and to respond to emergencies or natural disasters outside of the boundaries of university property and provide services if requested by the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction.

(L. 1993 H.B. 698 § 1 subsec. 1, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62 merged with H.B. 103, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with H.B. 307 merged with S.B. 282)

Police officers to take oath and be issued certificate ofappointment--powers of arrest and other powers--training orexperience requirements.

174.703. 1. The college or university police officers, before they enter upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath of office before some officer authorized to administer oaths, to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties thereof, which oath shall be filed in the office of the board, and the secretary of the board shall give each college police officer so appointed and qualified a certificate of appointment, under the seal of the board, which certificate shall empower him or her with the same authority to maintain order, preserve peace and make arrests as is now held by peace officers.

2. The college or university police officers shall have the authority to enforce the regulations established in section 174.709 and general motor vehicle laws in accordance with section 174.712 on the campus as prescribed in chapter 304. The college or university police officer may in addition expel from the public buildings, campuses, and grounds, persons violating the rules and regulations that may be prescribed by the board or others under the authority of the board.

3. Such officer or employee of the state college or university as may be designated by the board shall have immediate charge, control and supervision of police officers appointed by authority of this section. Such college or university police officers shall have satisfactorily completed before appointment a training course for police officers as prescribed by chapter 590 for state peace officers or, by virtue of previous experience or training, have met the requirements of chapter 590, and have been certified under that chapter.

(L. 1993 H.B. 698 § 1 subsec. 2, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with H.B. 307 merged with S.B. 282)

Boards may appoint guards or watchmen not having authority of policeofficers.

174.706. Nothing in sections 174.700 to 174.712 shall be construed as denying the board the right to appoint guards or watchmen who shall not be given the authority and powers authorized by sections 174.700 to 174.712.

(L. 1993 H.B. 698 § 1 subsec. 3, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with H.B. 307 merged with S.B. 282)

Vehicular traffic, control of, governing body mayregulate--codification--violations, penalty.

174.709. 1. For the purpose of promoting public safety, health, and general welfare and to protect life and property, the board of regents or board of governors of any state college or university may establish regulations to control vehicular traffic, including speed regulations, on any thoroughfare owned or maintained by the state college or university and located within any of its campuses. Such regulations shall be consistent with the provisions of the general motor vehicle laws of this state. Upon adoption of such regulations, the state college or university shall have the authority to place official traffic control signals, as defined in section 300.010, on campus property.

2. The regulations established by the board of regents or board of governors of any state college or university under subsection 1 of this section shall be codified, printed, and distributed for public use. Adequate signs displaying the speed limit shall be posted along such thoroughfares.

3. Violations of any regulation established under this section shall have the same effect as a violation of municipal ordinances adopted under section 304.120, with penalty provisions as provided in section 304.570. Points assessed against any person under section 302.302 for a violation of this section shall be the same as provided for a violation of a county or municipal ordinance.

4. The provisions of this section shall apply only to moving violations.

(L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with H.B. 307 merged with S.B. 282)

Motor vehicles on campus subject to general motor vehicle laws ofMissouri.

174.712. All motor vehicles operated upon any thoroughfare owned or maintained by a* state college or university and located within any of its campuses shall be subject to the provisions of the general motor vehicle laws of this state, including chapters 301, 302, 303, 304, 307, and 577. Violations shall have the same effect as though such had occurred on public roads, streets, or highways of this state.

(L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with H.B. 307 merged with S.B. 282)

*Word "the" appears here in original rolls of H.B. 307, 2013.

Missouri arboretum created under direction of board of regents ofNorthwest Missouri State University.

174.750. There is hereby created the "Missouri Arboretum", wherein trees, shrubs, and herbaceous and other types of plants shall be planted, grown, and cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. The Missouri arboretum shall be under the direction, control, and supervision of the board of regents of Northwest Missouri State University.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsec. 1)

Director of the arboretum, appointment--powers and duties--directorto be only employee of state.

174.753. 1. The director of the Missouri arboretum may be appointed by the president of the university and approved by the board of regents of Northwest Missouri State University.

2. The director of the Missouri arboretum may:

(1) Acquire, archive, process, and disseminate information on horticultural and botanical resources that are or could be of value to the governor, members of the general assembly, and other policy- and decision-makers in this state;

(2) Act as a representative of the state in horticultural matters as pertains to agriculture, both within and outside the state when necessary or appropriate, or when requested to do so by a proper authority, which shall include the legislative and executive branches of this state;

(3) Conduct interpretative programs, investigations, and research pertaining to horticulture and botanical resources, including, but not limited to, native woody plant and certain herbaceous plant species distribution in this state, their relationships to each other and certain faunae and their environment as it pertains to agriculture and horticulture;

(4) Maintain plant inventories on or near the Northwest Missouri State University campus in natural or contrived ecosystems;

(5) Establish a depository for preservation of live, native, and adaptive plant germ plasm, and the arboretum may act as a distribution source of such germ plasm for cooperating affiliated arboretums involved in plant evaluation, teaching and research programs;

(6) Maintain, as part of the statewide arboretum plant collections, plants which are representative of but not necessarily restricted to the flora and plant communities of Missouri, which among other benefits will support research and investigative programs;

(7) Contract with private entities or state agencies to assist in training of students and the citizenry with respect to native and introduced woody and herbaceous plant materials and their importance to Missouri. In connection therewith, the director may establish a graduate level internship program;

(8) The director shall be the only state employee of the Missouri arboretum.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsecs. 2, 3)

Arboretum establishment on Northwest State University campus not tolimit research by other colleges or universities.

174.755. The establishment of the Missouri arboretum on the Northwest Missouri State University campus shall in no way preclude or limit the research and educational activities concerning biological and botanical resources in natural or contrived areas by other universities, colleges, or other governmental entities. The Missouri arboretum shall provide support for such activities through data bases and monitoring activities.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsec. 4)

Director to certify copies of resource record reproduction--directorto make annual report to board of regents.

174.757. 1. The director may certify copies as being authentic reproductions of arboretum resource records held in the state.

2. The director shall present a report each year to the Northwest Missouri State University board of regents.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsecs. 5, 6)

Friends of Missouri arboretum to be private support group.

174.759. A private support group, the Friends of the Missouri Arboretum, may be established to provide funding encouragement for the arboretum. The director shall be the chief operating officer of the private support group.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsec. 7)

Qualified arboretum sites to be accepted as established members of thearboretum for diverse locations to test plants and provide localeducation.

174.761. The Missouri arboretum may accept qualified arboretum sites as established members of the arboretum, in order to have diverse locations in which to test plants, to maintain indigenous plant populations, or to provide a local educational resource. Such affiliated sites may be schools, colleges, universities, or other parks or urban botanical sites open to the public. The Missouri arboretum shall establish criteria for such affiliation.

(L. 1993 S.B. 84 § 14 subsec. 8)

Jim Sears leadership scholarship program for Truman State University,qualifications, renewable for up to six additional semesters.

174.770. 1. There is hereby established the "Jim Sears Leadership Scholarship Program". Any moneys appropriated by the general assembly for this program shall be used to provide scholarships for Missouri citizens to attend Truman State University pursuant to the provisions of this section.

2. The definitions of terms set forth in section 173.205 shall be applicable to such terms as used in this section.

3. The board of governors of Truman State University shall be the administrative agency for the implementation of the program established by this section, and shall:

(1) Promulgate reasonable rules for the exercise of its functions related to the purposes of this section;

(2) Prescribe the form, time and method of awarding academic scholarships, and shall supervise the processing thereof; and

(3) Select qualified recipients to receive the scholarships.

4. Subject to appropriations, a student shall be eligible for the scholarship, if such student is in compliance with the eligibility requirements set forth in section 173.215 excluding the requirement of financial need.

5. Initial scholarships shall be offered in the academic year immediately following graduation from high school to Missouri high school seniors who have shown a strong record of leadership or community service while in high school. The scholarships shall be distributed as evenly as possible throughout the state. During the freshman year of college, scholarship recipients are required to maintain status as a full-time student.

6. The scholarships are renewable for up to six additional semesters if the recipient remains in compliance with the applicable provisions of section 173.215, the recipient makes satisfactory academic degree progress as a full-time student, and upon the provision of funds by Truman State University.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1162 § 1)


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