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SPSU Staff Council
Building E
Suite 144
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060


Staff Council Minutes
July 17, 2012
11:00 AM – A-204

Present: Cinthia Barnett (rolling on), Jeff Bernard, Bobby Burk, Alberta Cook, Ann Lay, Stephanie McCartney, & Arthur Vaughn
Absent: Tara Adams (rolling on), Barry Birckhead (Advisor), Jenny Brown, Sharon Hodge, Bennie Sue Houck (rolling off), Nikki Palamiotis (rolling off), Mary Phillips (Advisor), & Lyndon Pitman (rolling on)
Guests: none

1. Welcome The meeting was called to order at 11:19 am by Bobby Burk.

2. Budget Foundation Account: $2216.10 Agency Account: $2518.00

o According to Bobby’s figures, there seems to be a $200 discrepancy; therefore, Bobby requested an updated balance from Arthur Vaughn.

3. Approval of Meeting Minutes

a) May 2012 Minutes – approved

b) June 2012 Minutes – approved

4. New Business

a) Degree Completion Program (Arthur)

i. Bobby completed the necessary paperwork and sent it to President Lisa Rossbacher’s office.

ii. Arthur discussed the DCP at the Senior Staff meeting. Several questions arose from the meeting attendants:

o Should the program be retroactive? If so, how far back…3 yrs, 5 yrs, etc.?

o How will recognition of the accomplishment be handled? At Staff service awards?

b) New Staff Council Members (Alberta Cook)

i. The following staff members will be rolling on for the 2012-2013 academic year.

o Tara Adams – Assistant Director in Housing & Resident Life (IPEDS-3)

o Cinthia Barnett – Administrative Asst. in Division of Engineering (IPEDS-5)

o Lyndon Pitman – Facilities (IPEDS-7)

ii. Staff Council members for IPEDS Groups 1, 6, & 8 need to be appointed.

iii. Officers will be officially elected at the August 2012 meeting.

o Alberta Cook has asked to be re-elected as Vice Chair.

o Stephanie McCartney has asked to be re-elected as Secretary.

o Arthur Vaughn is considering a run for Chair.

c) Future Meetings (Bobby)

i. A retreat for the August 2012 meeting is being scheduled for 08/09/2012 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm (to include lunch) at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center and Resort.

ii. Bobby suggested the council invite President Rossbacher and the two advisors from the 2011-2012 academic year, Barry Birckhead & Mary Philips.

iii. Jeff Bernard suggested that Bill Prigge (Vice President of Business and Finance) be asked to be an advisor for the 2012-2013 academic year.

iv. Arthur commented that Barry be asked to remain an advisor for the next academic year because of his position as Dean of Students.

v. Jeff moved that the Staff Council budget be used to pay for the luncheon at the August 2012 meeting. Arthur seconded the motion with the amendment that Alberta coordinates the reservations. The motion passed.

vi. The dates of future meetings will be discussed at the August 2012 meeting once everyone’s schedule for the fall semester has been finalized.

5. Movement to adjourn meeting The meeting was adjourned at 11:52 am.

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