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University Senate Meeting Minutes

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY SENATE

Volume 22                  September 24, 2012                   Number 1

1. Call to Order:  

The September 24, 2012 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:01 p.m. in the Ropp Center, Room 105, by Vice President Heath Tims.

2.  Roll Call:  Sandi Richardson

Senators absent from the meeting and without excuse or proxy:  Kate Perot and Nazir Atassi.      

3.  Adoption of Agenda:

A motion to accept the agenda was made by Jeff Yule and seconded by Julie Holmes; the agenda was approved without change.

4.  Adoption of Minutes:  May 2012

A motion to accept the May 2012 minutes was made by Selwyn Ellis and seconded by Saul Zalesh; the minutes were approved without change.

5. Guest:

  • Dr. Gary Richard, Vice President of the University of Louisiana System

6. Adoption of Proposed University Senate Budget: Latoya Pierce

The budget figures for May-August are linked here.

7. New Business/Announcements

  • Introduction of new Senate members and recognition of Executive Committee members
  • University Senate atmosphere
    • It is hoped that the University Senate increase their action to have a greater impact toward real change for the University
  • Purpose and Attendance
  • Robert's Rules of Order by Kim Barlow, Parliamentarian
  • Report on Faculty Advisory Council Meeting tabled until October 2012
  • Report on Administrative and Planning Council Meeting tabled until October 2012
  • Faculty Advisory Council representative is Larry Jarrell and alternate is Heath Tims
  • Presidential search committee representative is Heath Tims (Mr. Wayne Parker, Chair).
  • Popular opinion supported having guest speaker every other month or when pressing changes warrant.
  • Brainstorm Session for topics & issues to address in the 2012-2013 year
  • Standing and Temporary Committee assignments given

9. Voluntary Remarks:

None

10. Adjournment:  A motion to adjourn was made by Saul Zalesch and seconded by Jean Gourd. The meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

Sandi Richardson, Recording Secretary


OmniUpdate

Officers

President
Michael Swanbom
Engineering and Science
318-257-3908
mswanbom@latech.edu

Vice President
Patrick O'Neal
Engineering and Science
318-257-5235
poneal@latech.edu

Treasurer
Dave Merchant
Professional & Workforce Development
318-257-4433
davidm@latech.edu

Parliamentarian
Lisa Merritt
Liberal Arts
318-257-2377
lisa@latech.edu

Secretary
Sandi Richardson
College of Business
318-257-3702
sandir@latech.edu

Ex-Officio President
Heath Tims
Education
318-257-3770
htims@latech.edu

Representative
Ernie Rufleth
Liberal Arts
318-257-5500
erufleth@latech.edu

Representative
Julie Rutledge
Applied and Natural Sciences
318-257-4456
rutledge@latech.edu

Representative
Colin Wick
Engineering and Science
318-257-2345
cwick@latech.edu

Representative
Rich Mancil
Education
318-257-2045
rmancil@latech.edu

Representative
Bill Stammerjohan
College of Business
318-257-3828
wstammer@latech.edu

Representative
Boris Teske
Prescott Library
318-257-2992
teskeb@latech.edu

Representative
Justin Kavalir
Specialized Services
318-257-2325
jkavalir@latech.edu


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