Staff Congress
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JULY 10, 2006


Jeff Adkins Ray Crum Phillip James Rhonda Mackin Lonnie Morris Todd Thacker
Darlene Allen Chris Hampton David Jessie Rebecca McGinnis April Nutter Jonell Tobin
Lisa Caskey Shannon Harr Linda Kegley Rick Messer Darlene Ramey Terry White
Shannon Colvin Rosemary Hinton Donna King* Amy Moore Dallas Sammons Elizabeth Williams
Rhonda Crisp Mike Hopper Margaret LaFontaine Pam Moore Doug Snedegar  

*Denotes member was absent

Guests: Lora Pace - Staff Regent & Director of First Year Program & Retention

Chair Jessie called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.  A quorum was present. 

Outgoing Chair's Report Chair Jessie thanked members of Congress for allowing him to serve as Chair for the past two years.  He then opened the floor up for nominations for the 2006/07 officers.


Rep. LaFontaine conducted the election with Rep. Snedegar serving as teller.

Rep. Phillip James, Rep. Jonell Tobin, and Rep. Terry White were nominated for Staff Congress Chair.  All three accepted the nomination.

Motion: To cease nominations
  Proposed:  Rep. Jessie Seconded:  Rep. Kegley
Called for Vote: Passed

Rep. Terry White  elected as Chair.

Rep. Jonell Tobin and Rep. Phillip James were nominated as Vice-Chair.  Rep. Tobin declined the nomination.  Rep. James was elected Vice-Chair by acclamation.

Rep. Rhonda Crisp and Rep. Lisa Caskey was nominated as secretary.  Rep. Crisp declined the nomination.  Rep. Caskey accepted the nomination.  Rep. Caskey was elected Secretary by acclamation.

Newly elected Chair White named Rep. Colvin as Parliamentarian.

Chair White asked for approval of minutes from the June 6, 2006 meeting.

Motion: To approve the minutes from the June 6, 2006 meeting.
  Proposed:  Chair Thacker Seconded:  Rep. Jessie
Called for Vote: Passed


Chair's Report No Report
Vice-Chair's Report No Report
Secretary's Report Secretary Caskey reported that $748.05 was spent in June for the end-of-year luncheon leaving an ending balance of $247.53.

Committee Reports

Credentials and Elections Rep. LaFontaine announced that there were four vacancies that needed to be filled on Staff Congress.  Mike Hopper will be filling the vacancy for Executive/Managerial category, Chris Hampton and Jeff Adkins will be filling the positions for Skilled Crafts category and there were no nominations submitted for the Technical/Paraprofessional category.  A motion will be made in new business to accept or decline these three new members.
University Standing Appointments No Report
Fiscal Affairs No Report
Personnel Policies and Benefits No Report

Regent's Report:  

Regent Pace announced that the swearing in of the three new Regents will take place in the near future.  They are still waiting on the replacement for Regent Jerry Umburger to be named.  She will be attending a regent workshop in August and the next Board of Regents meeting will take place in September.

Old Business: 

No old business was brought forth.

New Business:

Motion: To accept Mike Hopper in the Executive/Managerial category and Chris Hampton and Jeff Adkins in the Skilled Crafts category.
  Proposed:  Chair LaFontaine Seconded:  Not needed motion was from Committee
Called for Vote: Passed

Chair White placed the following members on Staff Congress committees for the 2006/07 year.

Credentials & Elections:

Rep. David Jessie, Rep. Shannon Colvin and Rep. Rick Messer

Standing Appointments:

Rep. Darlene Allen, Rep. Rebecca McGinnis and Rep. Dallas Sammons

Fiscal Affairs:

Rep. Jeff Adkins and Rep. Chris Hampton

Personnel Policies and Benefits:

Rep. Rhonda Crisp, Rep. Mike Hopper and Rep. Lonnie Morris

Chair White suspended business for committees to elect Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

The following individuals have been named Chair and Vice Chair for Staff Congress' committees.

Credentials & Elections:

    Chair - Rep. LaFontaine              Vice-Chair - Rep. Snedegar

Fiscal Affairs:

    Chair - Rep. P. Moore                Vice-Chair - Rep. Harr

Personnel Policies & Benefits:

    Chair -  Rep. E. Williams             Vice-Chair - Rep. A. Moore

Standing Appointments:

    Chair - Rep. Sammons                Vice-Chair - Rep. Hinton


No discussion was brought forth.


Regent Pace announced that there will be two more SOARs one will be held on July 14 and the other on July 25.

Rep. Sammons announced that returning students will be moving into residence halls on Thursday, August 17 and new freshmen will be moving in on Friday, August 18.  She stated that a mass e-mail will be sent out to inform all members of campus about this.

Our next meeting is Monday, August 7.

Motion: To adjourn
  Proposed:  Rep. Kegley Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Minutes submitted by:  Lisa Caskey, Secretary