Present: Jack Acor, Marcy Anderson, Regenia Ayers, Sharon Banker, Susie Barnett, Sharon Bumpus,
Kathy Cook, Dianne Day, Rosemary Frix, Dee Luna, Amy Martin, James Montague, Ricky
Paine, Leslie Peach, Chris Powless, Patty Short, Billie Smith, Calvin Strong, Marcia
Taylor, Dwayne Thompson, Tommy Towery, Melody Weldon and Karen Wyman
Excused: Pam Cash, Stein Cooperwood, Janis Dublin, Senese Duhart, Laura Edwards, Felicia Hartsfield,
James Hudson, Diana Humphrey, Virginia Huss, Beverly McMillan, and Ed Orio
Absent: Dedrick Adell, Waldon Hagen, Lonnie Latham, and Derek Myers
Call to order at 9:35
President noted that Senator Edwards and Senator Cash were absent.
President introduced Maurice Williams to Senate.
Maurice requested that Senate donate $250.00 for Martin Luther King Staff Award.
A vote was taken but did not have enough votes to pass.
Maurice also announced his retirement in April.
Senator Powless made motion to not adhere to agenda but go straight to the issue of
the Bylaws. This was passed.
By-laws were handled article by article. The areas that will need more discussion
are Article III section B.5 and Article IV section A. Senator Strong recommended the
wording in Article III section B.5 be changed from …missing 4 consecutive meetings
to missing “more than” 4 consecutive meetings. Senator Powless moved to approve everything
in Article III. In regards to Article IV section A., Senator Thompson suggested the
wording be changed. Senator Powless moved that Article IV be approved as written,
but sent back to committee for verbiage changes. Also, Article VI will need some minor
re-wording. All other articles were approved as written.
It was suggested that this most recent set of By-Laws be signed and submitted by the
President of the Staff Senate and the chairman of the by-laws committee.
February minutes were approved as amended.
Senator Smith went over groupings of clusters. There will be some “realignment” but
the changes are not complete. Ballots will go out in the next few weeks for nominations
followed by a final ballot for the election.
There were no other committee reports.
According to the Agenda the next scheduled meeting will be April 18, 2002 at 2:30
in the Fogelman Executive Center, Room 123. The President will address this joint
meeting with the SGA and Faculty and Staff Senates. A motion was made to have the
regular meeting on April 18th at 9:30 but invite all to the 2:30 p.m. meeting with
the President. The motion was approved.
Adjourned at 10:30.
Thursday, April 18th at 9:30 a.m. in the University Center
Thursday, April 18th at 2:30 p.m. in the FEC Room 123