Staff Senate

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes

December 16, 1999

Present: Sally Andrews, Kathy Atkinson, Regina Ayers, Glenda Barton, Devonia Cage, Gary Carman, Linda Clark, Sherry Crone, Marie Dockter, Jacqueline Driver, Lorene Flowers, Gary Fortner, Verlinda Franklin, Barbara Harris, Nancy Hollingsworth, R. C. Johnson, Kathleen Kolby, Ronald MacDonald, Amy Martin, Jann Mayes, Becky McCoy, Beverly McMillan, Edward Orio, Jane Perrello, Cathy Philpot, Jim Selbe, Patty Simonton, James Singleton, Vanessa Smith, Michelle Stout, Maurice Williams, Carolyn Zoccola

Absent: Johnny Barnes, Charlie Black, Oscar Collier, Jimmy Craft, Brenda Gray, Mary Harris, Hazel Haywood, Diana Humphrey, Larry Mayes, John Melton, Bernice Richardson, Leslie Smith, Veronica Vinson

Excused: Helen Awsumb, Jennifer Joyner, Janice Morganfield, Lynn Owens

Meeting was called to order at 9:35 AM.

Roll called.

October and November minutes were approved.

Dr. George Elder, the Headmaster from the Lausanne School spoke regarding scholarships offered to full-time University employees. The scholarship is for students beginning with the 7th grade. Lausanne is co-educational and fully accredited. It is for students 3 years to 12th grade. For more information, you may contact Human Resources.

Committee Reports:

  • Election: Glenda Barton reported that the special election was completed with the following new senators being elected: Vanessa Smith-- President's Office, Jann Mayes--Advancement & Committee Relations, Jacqueline Driver--Business & Finance. Because of a resignation from the University, there is another vacant position in Business & Finance is the area of Service Maintenance Worker. The Executive Committee has been discussing changing the election and by-laws. There have been discussions of restructuring the Senate to eliminate some colleges not having adequate representation.
  • Finance: Maurice Williams reported that the Staff Senate currently has $3,603.46.
  • The Unity Picnic for Operation Feed is scheduled for April 5. We are looking at including the faculty.
  • Issues and Review: Regina Ayers--no report
  • Standing Committees: Facilities & Services--no report
  • Traffic & Parking--no report
  • Safety--no report
  • IT Planning & Policy Council--no report
  • IT Administrative Advisory Committee--no report
  • Bookstore Committee--no report
  • Food Services--no report
  • Public Records--no report
  • Fee Refunds & Appeals--no report
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning--no report
  • Ad Hoc Committee on By-Laws--no report
Maurice Williams spoke to the Staff Senate regarding crime on campus. It has been a rough year. Computer theft is up. They are looking at a campus-wide marketing campaign regarding crime and looking at gating more parking lots, and more watch towers. Crime is also up in the neighborhood district. We must work together.

The Executive Committee approved the President to send two letters.

  • to ask President Rawlins for a space for a small office for the Staff Senate
  • to ask President Rawlins to include equipment money to get updated computers to replace those that are outdated or broken to go to faculty first- with the approval from the Dean.
The University will be getting an additional day for the holiday--December 23.

Meeting was adjourned.

Next scheduled meetings: January 20, 2000

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