Montana State University




Staff Senate Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in SUB 168

Andrew Board Ron Brekke Dave Clark Dave Court Ariel Donohue Diane Dorgan Marie Doubrava
Jacob Hahn Deb Harrison Keely Holmes Neil Jorgensen Peggy Lehmann Kerri Marx Wendy McCarty
Merry Paceley Roy Pino Joe Robbins Tracy Simonson Sylvia Sparkman Justin van Almelo Bill Van Horn
Deb Wilke Shana Wold          

  1. Call to Order, Additions or Corrections to the Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of February 18, 2015
  3. Guest Speaker.  Chris Kearns, VP for Student Success which encompasses the Register’s Office, Financial Aid, Student Health Service (Health Promotion, Alcohol & Drug Assistance Program, & VOICE Center), Dean of Students (Fraternity & Sorority Life, Parent & Family Relations, Student Conduct, Student Welfare, Activities & Engagement, Diversity Awareness, Recreational Sports & Fitness, Women's Center), Bobcat Rodeo Team, Counseling & Psychological Services, ASMSU Staff (KGLT, ASMSU Daycare, Outdoor Recreation & Sports), and Director of Admission
  4. Officer Nominating Committee – three volunteers – duties: solicit nominations for officers and report at April meeting – Staff Senate Chair
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Association of Shared Governance Leaders – Staff Senate Chair
    2. Budget Council – Dave Court
    3. Campus Sustainability Advisory Council – Dave Clark
    4. Facilities Advisory Committee – Justin van Almelo
    5. MSU Benefits & IUBC – Ron Brekke, Kerri Marx, and Tracy Simonson
    6. NAIC/CoE Expansion-Parking Garage Subcommittee - Deb Wilke
    7. NAIC/CoE Expansion-Presentation Hall Subcommittee - Rita Larby
    8. Outreach & Engagement Council – Diane Dorgan
    9. Parking & Transportation Advisory – Jacob Hahn
    10. Planning Council –Keely Holmes
    11. President’s Commission on the Status of University Women – Sylvia Sparkman
    12. Recreational Sports and Fitness Advisory Board – Marie Doubrava
    13. Space Management – Bill Van Horn
    14. Tobacco Free Task Force – Peggy Lehmann
    15. University Facilities Planning Board – Neil Jorgensen
    16. University Council – Staff Senate Chair
    17. Other Committee reports
  6. Old Business
    1. Staff involvement on Dean/Dept. Head Reviews – Dave Court
  7. New Business
  8. Information Items
    1. General elections will be held in April/May.  Deb Harrison finishing 2nd term is ineligible to run for the Off Campus rep. opening.   Terms ending in August are Deb Wilke, Service Maintenance, Andy Board, Skilled Craft, and Sylvia Sparkman, Technical/Paraprofessional.
    2. Chair and vice chair election will held at May meeting.
  9. Updates and Other Business

Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 15, SUB 168