Present: Beverly Anthony, Kathy Atkinson, Glenda Barton, Devonia Cage, Gary Carman, Pam Cash,
Linda Clark, Steven Conlee, Diane Cooper, Patricia Ehrlich, Verlinda Franklin, Nancy
Hollingsworth, Addie Hughes, Diana Humphrey, R. C. Johnson, Richard Jones, Bill Lansden,
Larry Mayes, Janet Mitchell, Barbara Moore, Ginny Reed, Bernice Richardson, Patty
Simonton, Michelle Stout, Marcia Taylor, and Carolyn Zoccola
Excused: Charlie Black, Sherry Crone, Pat Green, Barbara Harris, Kathy Kolby, Janice Morganfield,
Lynne Owens, and Patricia Taylor
Absent: Gladys Bowens, Sam Brackstone, Steve Canaday, Gracie Bradley, Mark Copley, Hazel
Haywood, Jeanne Tutor, and Maurice Williams
1. Meeting called to order at 9:34 a.m.
2. Roll called.
3. April minutes were approved.
4. Finance Committee:
5. Standing Committees:
Larry Mayes - $3,138.30 was spent on Staff Day. Senate Account Balance $2,051.55
Election Committee: Pam Cash - The election ballots should go out Friday (June 8th) and ballots are in due in by 4:30 p.m. on July 7th. Should have results for the July meeting.
AD-Hoc Bylaws Committee: Diane Cooper - No Report
Issues Review Committee: Diane Cooper -There was a question read from a constituent concerning the end zone
seats for the Tiger Football games being made available to University Staff. It was
explained to the Senate that the seats will be covered with tarps. The seats have
basically been purchased by corporate sponsors who will have advertisements on the
tarps. The Issues and Review committee will look into the possibility of a Staff Appreciation
Day for one game next season with reduced ticket prices.
Another issue was read to the Senate concerning raises being across the board (same
amount of dollars instead of percent) now that the compensation plan is in place.
The concern was that the cost of living increase is the same for everyone whether
you make $12,000 or $120,000. There was much discussion about increases and the Senate
was told that raises come from TBR with stipulations placed on them.
6. President's Remark:
Traffic/Parking Authority: Michelle Stout - No Report
Safety Committee: Richard Jones - No Report
Facilities and Services Com.: Janet Mitchell - No Report
IT Planning Policy Council: Steve Canaday - No Report
IT Admin. Advisory Com.: Steve Conlee - No Report
Bookstore Committee: Carolyn Zoccola - No Report
Food Services Committee: Patty Simonton - Aramark has been awarded the Food Services
contract again. (They were the only bidders.)
Public Records: Need a Volunteer
Fee Refunds & Appeals: Joanne Lippy - No Report
Ginny Reed thanked everyone for helping make Staff Appreciation Day a huge success.
7. Old Business:
8. New Business:
Diane Cooper read a follow-up report for the successful Staff Appreciation Day. The
full report may be found on the Senate web page
9. Meeting adjourned.
As of Tuesday, June 15th the Health Center no longer sees faculty or staff. There will be no notification
of this; people will be told as they come in or call.
The Issues and Review Committee as been asked to contact Margie Williamson, Manager
of Employee Relations, concerning twice a year service awards.
There was a concern brought forward concerning handicap access to the Administration
Building. Michelle Stout was asked to take this to the Parking Authority.