Staff Council Minutes
July 21, 2011
2:00 PM – Student Center A-213
Present: Jeff Bernard, Bobby Burk, Alberta Cook, Jenny Cotton, Sharon Hodge, Ann Lay, Stephanie McCartney, & Nikki Palamiotis
Absent: Sheri Adebayo, Rashaad Graham, Bennie Sue Houck, Erika Kegler, & Arthur Vaughn
The meeting was called to order at 2:07 pm by Jeff Bernard. Jeff congratulated and welcomed returning and newly elected members and led introductions for all present.
A quorum was established for voting purposes.
Bobby Burk provided the budget update:
o Agency Account Balance: $2,823.00
o Foundation Account Balance: $203.00
a. Discuss issues with this election and the election results.
Jeff lamented that the election procedure for the 2011-2012 Staff Council officers did not progress as smoothly as past elections. The main reason was that the majority of the 2010-2011 officers were up for re-election. Since the bylaws state “the Staff Council members who intend to run for re-election will not be allowed to serve on the nomination and election sub-committee,” there was a lack of leadership in the appointment of members to serve on the nomination and election sub-committee. Pierrette Maillet was asked by Jeff to chair the sub-committee. It was agreed upon by all present that she performed the duties excellently given the time constraints.
b. Nominations and Elections of new Executive Board
o Alberta Cook
o Bobby Burk – elected
Vice Chair and Treasurer
o Alberta Cook – elected by acclamation
o Sharon Hodge (refused nomination)
o Ann Lay (refused nomination)