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Co-chair Bill Rockwell called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m.
Bill introduced President Morris who discussed the University System of Ohio Strategic Plan and the impact of the economy on SSU. Among the key points were:
Dr. Morris then opened it up for questions. After no questions were asked, Bill thanked her for coming.
The minutes from the November 13, 2008 meeting were distributed. Mark Moore made a motion to approve the minutes. Rick Merb seconded. Motion passed.
New Business/Executive Committee
Congratulations were extended to Bill on the birth of his new granddaughter.
2) Other Executive Committee Business
· Bill reinforced the University’s commitment to protecting jobs and he encouraged the group to ask questions of their co-chairs (Bill and Jennifer Bailey).
University-Wide Committee Reports
1) ADA Compliance
2) Affirmative Action and Diversity
3) Athletic and Intramural
Bob Trusz reported that there were things happening at the conference level and that there may be a need to find a new conference in the next few years.
5) Budget, Finance and Strategic Planning
6) Campus Security Act
7) Conduct Committee
8) Enrollment Management
Mark Moore reported that the group is still discussing options to save energy including PC use on campus (i.e. putting PCs to sleep when not in use). There was also a discussion at the last meeting about athletic facilities.
Chris Nourse reported that the group is looking at wellness initiatives. The group is also looking at renewal bids for the University’s health insurance plan. The current agreement expires in July.
Bill asked about the new cards that employees received in the mail and Chris said either those or the old ones could be used.
Bane Sylvia reported that Nexium is back on the prescription plan.
11 Personnel Development
Teresa Redoutey reported that the committee is working on a campuswide training program. She encouraged anyone that has not responded to the training survey to do so and to encourage others to do so as well. Teresa also thanked the committee members for their hard work.
12 Records Commission
13) Safety Committee
14) Special Events
Nikki Montgomery reported that the Holiday Luncheon is Friday, December 12th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. She encouraged everyone to bring canned food or personal hygiene items for the Homeless Shelter and also reminded everyone that the Salvation Army Angel Tree would be at the Luncheon as well.
15) Unlawful and Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Advisory Panel
17) Distinguished Lecture Series
1) Construction Updates
Bill asked John Temponeras to give the group an update on the various construction projects on campus:
· University Center—Footings and foundations are 85% complete. The masonry wall is complete and the discharge lines for the chillers are 99% complete. A major shipment of structural steel will be coming January 5th.
· Massie Hall—The north entry columns have been completed.
· Facilities Relocation—This project is in the home stretch. They will be moving soon.
· Rhodes Center—The finishings are being done. The project is scheduled to be completed by the Holiday Tournament December 29th.
· Founders Plaza—Work is scheduled to begin in late January.
Brian asked if there are plans for Third Street to close. Butch responded that is in the Master Plan, but there are no immediate plans to do so.
Bill reported that there is a measure before City Council now to vacate Sinton between Third and Fourth.
Bane reported that Security is moving in-house. The job posting requirements are being worked out now and the jobs will start to be posted after January. This move will save the University $100,000-$200,000 a year.
Chris asked that the group continue to keep Denise Gregory in its thoughts and prayers and he passed along Denise’s thanks for all the support she has received. Bill also reported that Tim Culver’s father passed away.
Rick Merb made a motion to adjourn the meeting with Mark Moore seconding. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.