U OF M STAFF SENATE
AUGUST 18, 2005
Senators who attended: Ammons, Sharon; Andrews, Margaret; Ballard, Evell; Barham, Mitch; Beasley, Sharon;
Beck, Scott; Bekis, Barbara; Blake, Margo; Bowen, Leslie; Butler, Brenda; Claunch,
Reba; Featherstone, Carolyn; Fitzgerald, Peggy; Fullwood, Ann; Hawkins, Yolanda; Hawkins,
Roy Jr.; Hurley, Nancy; Johnson, Mary; Laney, Carol; Lim, Lorrean; Merrit, Rebecca
Abernathy; Mosly, Stephen; Raiteri, Elizabeth; Stewart, Nancy; Swinger, Sandra; Turner,
Debra; Wheeler, Helen; Wilson, Deborah Farrior; Woods, Keeya; Young-Taylor, Geraldine;
Mason, C.E.; Fair, Angela.
Senators who were absent: Ballentine, Jeanett; Boyce, Susan; Bagdon, Rebecca; Briggs, Angela; Bronson, Terrence;
Cade, Paul; Cantler, Edwin; Carman, Gary; Clarkson, Amanda; Copeland, Ruby; Crawford,
Deborah; Daniel, Ashley; Istre, Penni; Lott, Ruby; McArthur, James; McMillan, Bev;
O’Bryan, Kathryn; Patterson, Melodie; Taylor-Strowder, Ora.
President Scott Beck called the meeting to order. Lorrean Lim moved, second by Leslie
Bowen, to approve the minutes from the July 21, 2005 meeting.
Scott Beck gave everyone his contact information – 678-3864 (work) and 573-5746 (cell
Packets containing a CD with e-mail addresses for senators (to be used with Outlook),
a copy of the by-laws, a copy of the Staff Senate Pledge and a list of senators were
given to everyone.
Committee reports –
Finance committee – expenditures during the last month are
- $19.50 for name plates
- $71.60 for packet folders
- $37.50 for gavel for the outgoing president
Secretary – none
Membership – none
Public Relations – none
IT – the university launched the updated web page last week. There is a web page feed
back form that everyone is encouraged to use.
Scott asked senators for volunteer members of various committees. The following senators
indicated a willingness to serve:
Finance Committee – Mary Johnson (chair), Lorrean Lim, Mitch Barham, Angela Fair
Election Committee – Lorrean Lim (chair), Rebecca Merritt
Issues and Review Committee – Barbara Bekis (chair), Geraldine Young-Taylor, Sandra Swinger, Brenda
Butler, Ray Hawkins
Legislative Advisory Committee – Carolyn Featherstone (chair), Peggy Fitzgerald
University Wide Committees
Bookstore – Helen Wheeler, Yolanda Hawkins
Campus Safety/Security – Reba Claunch
Facilities/Services – Elizabeth Raiteri
Fee Refunds/Appeals – Lisa Andrews, Angela Fair
First Year Experience – Debra Turner, Mary Johnson
Food Services/Dining – Leslie Bowen, Corky
IT Administrative Advisory – Mitch Barham, Carol Laney, Nancy Hurley
Public Records/Forms – Geraldine Young-Taylor
Space Planning – Nancy Stewart, Deborah Wilson
Traffic/Parking – Gary Carman, Rebecca Merritt
By Laws Committee – Scott Beck, Beckey Bragdon, Penni Istre, Nancy Hurley
Elizabeth Raiteri moved, second by Mitch Barham, to give $500 to purchase water and
ice for the “Warm Welcome” for students moving into dorms and the helpers. Motion
The senators discussed moving the starting time of the regular meeting time to 8:30
am. Peggy Fitzgerald moved, second by Leslie Bowen, to change the starting time to
8:30 am. (22 for, 3 against). The motion was approved.
New senators that were not present at the July 2005 meeting will be sworn in at the
The meeting was adjourned.