Senators Present: Angie Campbell, Brad Green, Zoraida Irizarry, Cay Kolling, Adrienne Paladino, Matt Pederson, and Linda Strange
Senators Absent: Suzann Bennett, Sandy Bingham-Porter, Greg Boyd, Harold Harris, Dwayne Helander, and Phil Lang
Guest: Paul McCann, President Bill Perry, and Charles Phillips I Call to Order
President Kolling called the meeting to order at 1:18 p.m.
II New Business
There was not a quorum to approve the March 9, 2009 Unofficial Minutes.
Council on University Planning and Budget Representative Cay Kolling informed the senate that a new committee will be formed called Cost Containment. President Perry has asked for this committee to be developed to look at what on campus we have done in the past and what we can do better on making our campus a green campus.
Civil Service Council Representative Angie Campbell gave a brief statement about the response they had regarding the State Universities Civil Service Systems Office being on campus and also informed the senate that the council has decided to have them back on a regular basis.
Union Advisory Board Representatives Zoraida Irizarry and Brad Green informed the senate that a student was chosen for the Outstanding Senior Award.
President Kolling informed the senate that April 25, 2009 is Panther Service Day. President Kolling also explained how to track bills pertaining to Eastern Illinois University on External Relations web site.
Mr. Paul McCann and President Bill Perry discussed Governor Quinn's proposed budget for fiscal year 2010. The governor has proposed an increase of $836,000.00.
Mr. Paul McCann also discussed the pension/savings/stimulus money.
President Kolling asked Senator Pederson to appoint a BSW Food Service Employee to a one year term. The other position that the senate needs is an Administrative and Professional position to be appointed by President Perry.
President Kolling also asked the senate to meet during the summer. The committee had no objects, so meetings will continue throughout the summer.
President Bill Perry also informed the senate on changes that have been made to the new energy center.
III. Old Business
Daycare Resolution – The senate discussed the many positives and negatives of this proposal and decided to table this discussion and vote until further information was received. Dr. White suggested having the Faculty Senate and the Staff Senate join together and talk about the positives and negatives. Also suggested having Dave Mauer return and maybe he can answer some questions for both senates.
IV. Other Issues and Concerns
Meeting adjourned at 2:04 p.m.
Brad Green, Recorder
The next meeting will be held on January 12, 2008 at 1:15 p.m. in the 1895 Room.
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