Present: Lorraine Allen, Sharon Banker, Scott Beck, Paul Cade, Gary Carman, Pam Cash, Diane
Cooper, Shirley Cowley, Sherry Crone, Debra Cummings, Dianne Day, Senese Duhart, Laura
Edwards, Frances Frazier, Brad Frewin, Linda Harris, David Horan, Pamela Horvath,
Diana Humphrey, Carol Laney, Lonnie Latham, Laruth Lofties, Amy Martin, Nancy Matthews,
Steve Mosley, Shelia Ogburn, Lynne Owens, Leslie Peach, Julia Rhodes, Hikmat Samaha,
Marcy Sanford, Linda Sanford, Arlene Savage, Hope Smith, Calvin Strong, Marcia Taylor,
Dwayne Thompson, Tommy Towery, Mike Ward, Melody Weldon, Michael Williams and Faye
Absent: Regina Ayers, Priscilla Deverell, Felicia Hartsfield, Cantrese Hayslett, James Hudson,
Dee Luna, Virginia Reed, and James Rose
- Call to order at 9:33 a.m.
- Roll call
- June minutes were approved as amended and passed with 0-no and 0-abstention vote.
- Committee Reports:
Finance: Hope Smith $4,273.30 at year end with expenditures since then of $38.16 for new Senator training
material and $21.00 for the Senate office telephone bill.
Issues Review: Dwayne Thompson Have met twice and elected Dwayne Thompson as Chair and Ginny Reed as Vice-Chair.
The committee also was oriented as to the basic duties and some sample issues that
have been addressed to the Committee.
On July 17, 2002 the committee met to discuss and assign issues, both new issues as
well as on-
going issues. The issues assigned were:
No Air Conditioning in the Employee Wellness Center (Assigned to Debra Cummings)
Why were higher education employees granted only a 2% salary increase while other
State employees given a 3% increase? (Assigned to Dwayne Thompson)
Inquiry into the Police Patrol area, jurisdiction and is there an emergency plan for
the University Churches Day Care? (Assigned to Marcia Taylor)
Inquire into the University’s asbestos policy as to making employees aware of any
disturbance of asbestos. (Assigned to Paul Cade)
Discount Services for Employees. (Assigned to James Rose and Pamela Horvath)
Inquire into the policies of the Sick Leave Bank. (Linda Harris will research policies
New Issues Brought Up:
Staff Background/credit checks
Wage Garnishments (Policy/Procedure)
Membership: Leslie Peach Informed the Senate that a list was being passed around the room for each Senator
to fill out providing vital information about their supervisor. This information will
be used to provide the Senators’ supervisors with information about the Senate.
Public Relations: Sherry Crone No Report
Web Site: Carol Laney In the process of revising the Website. Senator Laney will e-mail the Senators the
site and please provide feedback.
Election: Senese Duhart No Report
UNIVERSITY WIDE COMMITTEES
President Strong asked for volunteers for the following University Wide Committees:
Bookstore: Lonnie Latham
Facilities and Services: Gary Carman
Fee Refunds and Appeals: Pam Horvath
Food Services and Dining: Senese Duhart
IT Administrative Advisory Committee: Julie Rhodes
IT Planning and Policy Council: Tommy Towery
Public Records and Forms: Hikmat Samaha
Purchasing: Will appoint when needed.
Campus Safety and Security: Steve Mosley
Space Planning: Dianne Day
Special Parking (South Campus): Dee Luna
Traffic and Parking: Diane Cooper
President’s Council: Calvin Strong
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5. Old Business:
Carolyn Stanley from the Faculty Senate office received a bill that belongs to the
Staff Senate. Senator Smith will handle this bill.
President Strong reminded the Senators that the attendance policy does not segregate
between excused and unexcused absences. After more than four missed meetings a senator
has violated the attendance policy and the Senate will take action. E-mails are welcome
if you are going to be absent but not required. Senators are allowed to send representatives.
6. New Business.
If you receive an e-mail with the subject "Password", do not open! This e-mail contains
The Senate included in its By-laws that we were going to operate under the Roberts
Rules of Order. In order to clarify issues President Strong suggests that we purchase
two copies of the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order at a cost of approximately
$35. This passed with 0-no vote. Senator Crone will handle the purchase.
President Strong brought forth the recommendation that the Senate form a committee
to write a resolution for Support of Essential/Non Essential. The motion was made
and passed with 0-no and 0-abstention vote. President Strong asked for volunteers
for the Resolution Committee. The following senators volunteered: Diane Cooper, Faye
Wilson, Gary Carman, Marcia Taylor, Dwayne Thompson, and Laura Edwards.
The idea of researching common bodies and developing a coalition with similar concerns
was brought before the Senate. A motion was made and passed to form a Political Action
Research Committee. The following senators volunteered: Paul Cade, David Horan, Dwayne
Thompson, Frances Frazier, Dianne Day, Billie Smith, Marcia Taylor, Laura Edwards,
Debra Cummings, Julie Rhodes, Diane Cooper, Faye Wilson, and Hikmat Samaha.
President Strong recommended that the Senate become more involved in activities on
campus such as Warm Welcome and Homecoming. A committee was formed to develop ways
that the Senate can be involved in Warm Welcome at the end of August. The following
Senators volunteered for the Warm Welcome Committee: Marcy Sandford, Frances Frazier,
Sharon Banker, Shelia Ogburn, Linda Harris, Melody Weldon, Carol Laney, Scott Beck,
Michael Williams, and Sherry Crone.
7. Meeting Adjourned at 10:29 a.m.
Next Meeting: August 15th at 9:30 a.m. in UC 404
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