Classified Employee Council Minutes

Minutes
September 8, 1998

Members Present: Marcia Hanifan (alternate), Ken Harbaugh, Robert Jenkins, Cheryl Layton, Johnette Jackson, Alan Perdue (guest), Joan Pope (guest), Dan Starliper, Agnes Tabler, Sally Urban, Karen Wempe, Karl Wolf, Stacy Wright (alternate), Harry Young

Dan Starliper called the meeting of the Council to order.

GUEST
Alan Perdue (Note: David Grove was scheduled, but did not attend) Several different issues were discussed with Alan Perdue including: trash concerns, the appearance of campus grounds, air exchange ventilation units, and overall concerns with the maintenance administration. It was mentioned that there is a campus beautification committee chaired by Sonya Evanisko-Long. It was suggested that a schedule of maintenance duties could be available in each building.

MINUTES
The minutes of the August 11, 1998 meeting were approved as distributed.

ACCE
The board will meet here next Wednesday (September 16).

SC BOARD OF ADVISORS
They will meet again October 20. One area of great concern is the possibility of losing $2 million which was originally intended for the South Branch campus. The Foundations Board meets Thursday, September 10 @ 2 p.m. It will take place on the lawn of McMurran Hall to kick off the fundraising campaign. Myra Ault was appointed to the Foundations Board to represent the Classified Employees.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The committee met last week. The Health Fair will be co-sponsored by the Nursing Dept. and the Health Center. Twelve applications have been received so far for staff development funds. Staff members should forward any suggestions to Johnette Jackson.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
The bulk mailing project will be held September 12. More volunteers are still needed. The project will take place in the lower level of the Butcher Center. The Homecoming raffle sale will start September 14 with the drawing taking place at the American Legion on October 3 @ 6 p.m. The grand prize is an extensive package from the Clarion Hotel. It includes a deluxe suite, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2, and fitness center passes. Tickets will be on sale at the staff breakfast, the Ram's Den, football games, and at Homecoming events. Volunteers are needed; contact Joan Pope for more information.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE
A welcome back breakfast will be held September 23 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The cost will be $2.50.

Old Business:

MENTORS FOR NEW HIRES
The proposal was approved and will begin this fall for any interested full-time employees.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The ad hoc committee met to develop presentation ideas for the Board of Directors. The presentation will be led by Dan Starliper. The theme for next week's visit is "Quality Involvement." Staff members are encouraged to attend the open meeting on September 15 @ 9:15 a.m. in the Storer Ballroom.

SECRETARY'S DAY
A date is still being negotiated to coordinate with the availability of space at Fish & Wildlife Service, NCTC.

New Business:

ALUMNI RELATIONS
A concern was brought up about an alum being treated rudely by a Shepherd College employee. The matter will be pursued.

PARKING
Some staff members wanted to encourage more ticketing of cars improperly parked in staff/faculty spaces.

SEARCH COMMITTEES
The following classified employees were appointed to serve on the search committees for the VP vacancies: Larry Dowdy, Ann Henriksson, Diane Shewbridge, and Wanda Smith.

STAFFING CHANGES
Welcomes: Mark Bell, Civil War Center
Delbert Cox, Maintenance
Rachel Drake, Library
Joy Phillips, Health Center
Lajuan Watson, Community & Technical College
Nina Wolpert, Health Center

Transfers: Mark Snell to faculty

Farewells: Pat Lanager

The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 13 @ 9 a.m.

Submitted by,

Sally E. Urban


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