Texas Tech University

Minutes for April 7, 2010

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  • Call To Order:
    • 2009-2010 Staff Senate President, Chris Leisinger
    • 3:00 PM, Senate Room, Student Union Building
  • Officers Present:
    • Beverly Pinson, President Elect
    • Sandy Gellner, Secretary
    • Tamara Ginter, Treasurer
  • Roll Call:
    • 42 of 55 Senators present (6 vacancies).
    • Absent:  Pam Tipton, Kyle Clark, Mac Cooper, David Naugher, Heather Medley, Jess Schwintz, Bruce Bills, John Brocklehurst, Aleesa Ross, Connie Brown, Judy Easterwood, Kerri Ford.
  • Minutes: March 2010 meeting minutes approved with corrections.
  • Treasurer’s Report:
    • February beginning balance:
      Ending balance:
    • Treasurer’s Report was approved as presented.
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Erin Snyder, Student Counseling Center, spoke about upcoming events for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and distributed flyers.  Information about the counseling center and monthly activities can be found at www.depts.ttu.edu/scc.
    • Grace Hernandez, Chief of Staff-President’s Office; Janet May, Assistant VP Human Resources Administration; and Justin Clark, Executive Admin Associate-President’s Office spoke to Staff Senate about the closing of University Printing Services to be effective July 15, 2010.  Hernandez said the space utilization and research needs were important factors in this decision.  May stated that HR spent individual time with the Printing Services employees to go over benefits, employment offerings, etc.
  • New Business:
    • New senator, Daniel Sanchez, was sworn in.
    • Kathy Smith was awarded the High Five award.
  • Standing Committe Reports:
    • Technology:  No Report.
    • By Laws & Constitution:  Second reading of proposed changes to the Bylaws and Constitution.
      • A motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve all changes to the Constitution.
      • A motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve all changes to the Bylaws EXCEPT for Article IV.   
    • Communications/Public Relations:  Will meet soon to discuss July meeting (installation of new officers and senators) and promotional items. 
    • Elections:  Nominations have been extended until April 9th.    
    • Grievance:  No report.
    • Issues:  Two issues remain open.
    • Nominations:  No report.
    • Scholarships:  Recipients were notified via email which worked very well.  They will be invited to our July meeting.  
  • Special Committee Reports:
    • Parking:  No increase of our parking fees.  Renewals are taking place right now; if you do not have any changes, you do not need to do anything.  Readers to scan license plates are being set up; starting with student permits first.   
    • Family Care: No report.
    • Green Task Force:  No report.
    • Student Life:  No report.
    • Strategic Planning:  No report.
    • Gender Equity: No report.  Virginia Downs, Staff Senate member on this committee, wants to ensure that we do have Staff Senate representation on it.
    • Announcements:
      • Staff Senators should wear their Staff Senate shirts on meeting days.
      • Britta Tye announced that Shred Day is scheduled for April 30th.    
      • Next Executive Board meeting is April 28th at 3:30 p.m. in Admin 244.
      • Next Staff Senate meeting is May 5th at 3 p.m. in the SUB Senate Room. 


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