MSU PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
                           August 21, 2002
                                   
PRESENT:  Jim Mitchell, Clyde Carroll, Glenn Puffer, Jim Manning.
ABSENT:   Carina Beck, Leslie Schmidt, Becky Ward.

The meeting was called to order by 2001-02 Chair Jim Mitchell at 2:10
PM.  The minutes of the June 19, 2002, meeting were approved as
distributed.

Chair's report.
     - Jim Manning, member of the Ombudsman nominating committee,
     reported that the committee completed its work in early June.
     Three names were forwarded to President Gamble.  An announcement
     of the Ombudsman is imminent, according to the President's
     Office.
     - Jim Mitchell reported that UPBAC will meet Tuesday, August 27.
     A proposal to deal with the budget reductions made to the
     university budget by the special legislative session will be
     presented and discussed.

New members and officers.
     - Chair Mitchell thanked out-going members and officers and
     presented the individuals elected to these positions:
          - Glenn Puffer - member from Student Affairs, replacing
          Carina Beck
          - Jim Manning - reelected from Academic Affairs
          - Leslie Schmidt - Chair
          - Glenn Puffer - Chair Elect
          - Becky Ward - UGC Steering Committee member.

Other.
     - Jim Mitchell was thanked for the excellent work he has done,
     representing professionals, during the past year.

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 PM.