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Co-chair Bill Rockwell called the meeting to order at 10:17 a.m.
The minutes from the March 19, 2009 meeting were distributed. Rick Merb made a motion to approve the minutes. Vickie Crawford seconded. Motion passed.
New Business/Executive Committee
President’s Advisory Council Meeting Angela Henderson reported that the main topic of discussion was an update on the budget situation in Columbus, which is still very much in flux. Since it was also a topic of discussion at the PAC meeting, Angela asked Liz Blevins if she would update the group on the Stamats meetings from yesterday.
Liz reported that Stamats, which has been working with the university on our branding and marketing project, presented three different creative concepts at meetings yesterday with faculty/staff, current students and high school students. Those concepts were also being presented to prospective students in Columbus today.
Stamats also presented four brand attributes based on their research to show who we are and what we’reabout that will shape everything we do, which Liz shared with the group:
· Student-focused public university
· Best academic value in Ohio
· Academically challenging
Liz reported that the next thing the team will start working on will be the logos. The logo will most likely change, but it’s a question of how it will change. It could just be a more stylized “s” as opposed to a complete change. Liz said that the plan is for a soft implementation and to use up everything (letterhead, etc.) before completely changing.
Angela stressed the importance of this project and encouraged the group to participate in any future meetings. Liz said that the next thing to be tested will be the athletic logos. She reported that SSU will still be the Bears; however, the bear will be changing in some way.
3) Report from Nominating Committee
Laurie Hatton shared with the group the slate of UAA officers that will be on the ballot next month:
· Chair—Angela Henderson
· Secretary—Sarah Clausing
· Treasurer—Sherri Powell
· Member-At-Large—Laurie Hatton
· Member-At-Large (ATSS)—Tracy Conn
Angela asked the group to watch for an e-mail explaining the election process.
25th Anniversary Discussion
Nikki Montgomery reported that the Special Events Committee has been charged with suggesting ideas to Dr. Morris for the university’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2011. She asked that if anyone has any ideas to send them to her.
Women’s Center Advisory Committee
Angela reported that the Women’s Center Advisory Committee is looking for UAA/ATSS people interested in being a member of the committee. Anyone interested should contact Roberta Milliken.
1) Spring Bear Run
Angela reported on behalf of Jeff Hamilton that the Spring Bear Run is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd at 6 p.m. Participants can register online on the Athletics webpage.
2) SSUDF Grants
Angela reminded everyone that SSU Development Foundation grants are due in the development office by Friday, April 17th at 5 p.m.
3) Administrative Professionals Day
Angela reminded everyone that Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 22nd and encouraged everyone to recognize the administrative professionals in their offices.
University-Wide Committee Reports
1) Budget, Finance and Strategic Planning
Cathy Mullins reported that the committee is meeting regularly. The three sessions to discuss the work of the 20/20 teams came out of this committee. AQIP is also an ongoing committee project.
2) Conduct Committee
Barb Bradbury reported that the committee is reviewing a couple of issues.
3) Enrollment Management
Barb reported that the committee is meeting continually. She also said that work is being done to move toward a consolidated services center in the UC with Financial Aid, the Bursar and the Registrar.
Tracy Conn reported that the committee met to discuss a possible adjustment to the Master Plan with the multipurpose field being moved to the existing soccer field location due to the poor ground quality of the former proposed location. She also said a proposed multipurpose building for the future is being discussed as well.
Bane Sylvia reported that the bids for health insurance came in just this week.
6) Personnel Development
Vickie Crawford reported that the committee has developed a slate of courses and they are working to develop a regular schedule.
7) Special Events
Nikki Montgomery reported on the Spring Picnic last Friday. She said there was a good turnout despite having to move it indoors because of the weather.
John Temponeras was unable to attend the meeting, but Bill reported that the University Center project is moving along well and that Sodexo is slated to make its transition into the new cafeteria in July. Bill also reported that Joe Van Deusen and Lisa Basham have moved into their new Facilities offices, but Beth Rockwell and Butch Kotcamp are still in the process. Also, Bill shared that the Founders’ Plaza is still working through the bid process.
2) Service Awards
Denise Gregory reminded everyone that this year’s Service Awards are April 29th at 2 pm. in the Selby Lobby of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. RSVPs should be sent to Denise.
Rick Merb made a motion to adjourn the meeting with Ann Marie Short seconding. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.