All persons in the following categories are eligible for regular membership:
All continuing full-time members of the faculty, staff, and administration ofSoutheast
Missouri State University.
All emeritus and retired members of the faculty, staff, and administration of the
All present and former members of the Board of Regents of the University.
All persons in the following categories are eligible for associate membership:
All persons on temporary faculty appointment employed at the University.
All part-time and temporary staff with three months' employment with the University.
Surviving spouses of any individual who, if living, would be eligible for regular
All members of the Copper Dome Society at the advocate or above level, including the
Any person who has, in the unanimous judgment of the Johnson Faculty Centre Governing
Committee, made a significant contribution to the University may in writing petition
the committee for membership.
Membership Requirements: All persons in the above-designated membership categories shall upon payment of membership
fees be entitled to all of the rights and privileges of their respective membership
Fees, Dues, and Assessments: Individuals in the various classes of membership shall pay such membership fees and
assessments as from time to time shall be determined by the Johnson Faculty Centre
Governing Committee, hereafter known as the Governing Committee, as approved by the
membership at the annual meeting.
Suspension and Termination of Memberships:
The Governing Committee shall have full power by a majority vote to suspend or expel
any member for cause, provided that fifteen (15) days' notice shall have been given
to such member of the charges against him/her and that he/she shall have had an opportunity
to be heard by the Governing Committee.
Membership in all classes may be terminated by resignation. Such resignation shall
be submitted in writing to the secretary and shall not be effective until all of the
member's indebtedness to the Centre shall have been discharged.
Persons who resign at times other than the end of the fiscal year shall be responsible
for dues for the entire year.
All full-time members of the faculty, staff, or administration of the University who
have been members of the Centre may elect to retain their membership after they leave
the University. They shall be eligible for continued membership if they are in good
standing and indicate in writing their intention to retain their membership.
The Governing Committee shall have full power to conduct, manage, and direct the operations
of the Centre in accordance with the University's policies and under the auspices
of the Board of Regents.
The Governing Committee shall fix the amount of annual dues and such other charges
as it considers necessary and may make all such dues, assessments, and charges payable
at such times and by such methods of collection as approved by the membership at the
Composition of the Governing Committee: The Governing Committee shall consist of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate
of Southeast Missouri State University and one representative from each of the colleges
and the School of Polytechnic Studies as recommended by the Membership Committee of
the Senate and approved by the Senate and one staff representative chosen via election
by staff members. Only staff members in good standing may vote for the Centre representative.
Vacancies: Should a vacancy occur on the Governing Committee, the appropriate procedure outlined
in the Faculty Handbook shall be followed to fill the position.
Organization Meeting: Immediately after their selection in the fall semester, the Governing Committee shall
meet for the purpose of organization, election of their own officers, and transaction
of other business.
Regular and Special Meetings:
Meetings of the Governing Committee shall be held at least once each semester on such
dates as the Governing Committee may determine.
Special meetings of the Governing Committee may be held whenever called by the Chairperson
of the Centre or by not less than a majority of the members of the Governing Committee
Notice of Meetings: Written notice of the annual meeting and of each regular meeting of the Governing
Committee, stating the day, hour, and place, shall be given by the secretary to each
member of the Governing Committee at least five (5) days before such annual or regular
meeting. Written notice of each special meeting, stating the day, hour, and place,
and the general nature of the business to be transacted thereat, shall be given by
the secretary to each member of the Governing Committee at least one day before such
Quorum: The presence of not less than half of the number of members of the Governing Committee
shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Remuneration: Members of the Governing Committee shall receive no remuneration for their services.
In the discretion of the Governing Committee in each case, members of the Governing
Committee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their
activities as such.
Place of Meetings: Meetings of the members of the Centre shall be held in the Johnson Faculty Centre.
Annual Meeting: An annual meeting of the members of the Centre shall be held in October of each year
for the transaction of any such business as may properly be brought before the meeting.
If the annual meeting shall not have been called and held within one month after the
designated time, any regular member may call such a meeting.
Special Meetings: Special meetings of the members of the Centre may be called by the Chairperson or
by the Governing Committee.
Notice of Meetings: Written notice of every meeting of the members of the Centre shall be given by the
secretary by mail to each member at least ten (10) days prior to the day fixed for
the meeting. Such notice shall specify the day, hour, and place of the meeting, and
shall, in case of a special meeting, specify the general nature of the business to
Quorum of Members: The presence in person of not less than a majority of the Governing Committee and
regular members in attendance who are in good standing shall be necessary to constitute
a quorum for the transaction of business.
Organization of Meetings: At every meeting of the members, the Chairperson or, in his/her absence, the Vice
Chairperson or, in the absence of both the Chairperson and the Vice Chair- person,
a chairperson chosen by vote of the majority of the members present entitled to vote
shall act as chairperson; and the secretary or, in his/her absence, a person appointed
by the chairperson shall act as secretary.
Members' Voting Rights: Only regular members of the Centre shall have the right to vote on Centre matters.
Each such member shall be entitled to one vote, and all voting shall be in person.
Proxy voting shall not be allowed.
Powers and Duties: All committees shall have such powers and duties as the Governing Committee or, where
a committee is appointed by the Chairperson, the Chairperson shall determine and shall
exercise their powers subject to the direction and control of the Governing Committee.
House Committee: The Chairperson of the House Committee, who must be a member of the Governing Committee,
shall be selected by the Governing Committee. He/she is free to select three members
of the Centre as members of his her committee. The committee shall make recommendations
for keeping Centre property in good order, condition and repair. It shall receive
and review complaints from members and redress grievances. The responsibilities and
authority of the committee may be delegated by management agreement (as approved by
the Governing Committee) subject to recall by the House Committee with the approval
of the Governing Committee.
Program Committee: The Program Committee shall consist of the Governing Committee who may appoint committees
for event planning.
Other Committees: The Governing Committee or the Chairperson, subject to the control of the Governing
Committee, may appoint other committees to perform such duties as the Governing Committee
by resolution or the Chairperson, respectively, shall determine. Each such committee
shall consist of at least three (3) regular members of the Centre.
Appointment of Members of Committees: The members of each committee, except as otherwise noted, shall be elected by the
Governing Committee, or where the Chairperson establishes the committee, shall be
appointed by the Chairperson.
Financial Restriction: No committee shall expend or make a contract for expending any sum of money without
the previous authority of the Governing Committee.
Number and Qualifications: The officers of the Centre shall include a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a secretary,
and such other officers as the Governing Committee may from time to time appoint.
No officer may hold two or more offices. Only members of the Governing Committee shall
be eligible for election as an officer.
Election and Term of Office: The officers of the Centre shall be elected by majority vote of the members of the
Governing Committee at its organizational meeting. Each officer shall hold office
for a term of one year and until his/her successor shall have been duly elected.
The Chairperson: The Vice Chairperson of the Faculty Senate shall serve as Chairperson of the Centre
and shall have general supervision over the operations and affairs of the Centre,
subject to the control of the Governing Committee. The Chairperson shall preside over
all meetings of the Governing Committee. He/she shall sign, execute, and acknowledge,
in the name of the Centre, instruments authorized by the Governing Committee, except
in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the
Governing Committee to some other officer or agent of the Centre, shall have the power
to appoint committees as set forth in Section 4.E. of Article IV of these bylaws,
and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of Chairperson and
such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Governing Committee.
The Vice Chairperson: In the absence or disability of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson may perform
all of the duties of the Chairperson, and when so acting, shall have all the powers
of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson
shall serve as the ex officio member of all Centre committees and shall perform such
other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Governing Committee or by
The Secretary: The Secretary shall record all votes of the regular members of the Centre and of the
Governing Committee and shall record the minutes of the meetings of the members of
the Centre and of the Governing Committee in a book or books to be kept for that purpose.
The Secretary shall see that notices are given and records and reports properly kept
and filed by the Centre as required by law and shall perform such other duties as
may from time to time be assigned by the Governing Committee or the Chairperson. The
Secretary shall serve as the Vice Chairperson Elect.
Additional Officers and Agents: Additional officers and agents may be appointed by the Governing Committee and shall
have such authority and perform such duties as the Governing Committee may from time
to time determine.
Removal of Officers: Any officer of the Centre may be removed by the Governing Committee whenever it shall
find that sufficient cause for such removal exists. Before any such action is taken,
at least five (5) days' notice shall be given in writing by mail to the officer whose
removal is proposed, setting forth the grounds of such proposed removal, giving notice
of the meeting at which it is proposed to act on such removal, and affording an opportunity
to the officer to be heard prior to action being taken to effect such removal.
Financial Affairs: Income generated through the collection of fees, assessments, and special functions
(other than fees for the use of the guest suites) will be credited to the Faculty
Centre and used as a portion of the money available to support the annual budget.
The Centre will adhere to the standard University budgeting process and submit an
annual budget request. All new personnel expenditures and any operations/student labor/or
equipment requests which cannot be funded by the Centre income must be requested in
the University budgeting process. Income received from the rental of guest suites
will be billed by the University and deposited to a designated fund which will be
used to cover expenses appropriately charged to the guest suites.
Limitations: No part of the net earnings of the Centre shall inure to the benefit of any member