Jun 02

Staff Senate Planning Meeting Minutes 6/2/16

In attendance: Michelle Branton, Kileene Collins, Jennifer Walker, Jill Stephens, Grayson Gordon, Terri Combs, Sherath Rongali, Geoffrey Ping, Angela Marcak, Bruce Cavitt, Mary Maupin, Alexandra Graham, Janet Surface, Karla Bean, Sylvia Kuhlmeier and Sheila Barton.

Minutes: Approved

Treasurer’s Report: $558.64

Emeritus Status for Donna Bassham: Approved

General Updates

  • A thank you letter was received from Arkansas Children’s Hospital for the $100 contribution we made in honor of Connie Morgan
  • Marci Bean is now located at the front desk in Looney with the same extension
  • Jared Cates is now located in Putnam

Departmental Updates

  • AEL: Lybyer 101 & 102 have been designated for use by the College Readiness Program
  • Career Development: Applications for Coordinator have been reviewed and interviews to follow
  • Library: Summer reading is available for all, including children. Thanks to a donation by Rachel Peterson and family, there are now 50 audio books available to check out
  • IT: Windows 10 updates will be occuring over the summer

Projects for the coming year

  • Scholarship Fund
  • Staff Evaluation Process
  • Wall of Dedication
  • Labor Standards
  • Flex Time during summer
  • Retirement Matching Funds
  • Health Services
  • Adopt-A-Street & Habitat For Humanity (Volunteer Opportunities)
  • Joint Staff Senate meeting with Springfield Staff Senate

Next Staff Senate meeting will be July 14, 2016 at 10:30am – Location TBD



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May 06

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes 05/05/16

In attendance: Mary Kellum, Kileene Collins, Jennifer Walker, Sylvia Kuhlmeier, Grayson Gordon, Geoffrey Ping, Jill Stephens, Laurie Wall, Karla Bean, Dakota Bates, Scott Schneider, Eryn Walters, Sharon Holland, Anyta Cavitt, and Bruce Cavitt

I. Updates


  • BOG will meet in West Plains on June 10.
  • 274 students are eligible for graduation.
  • May 5 Alumni & Friends Picnic at 6pm in the Civic Center. Dr. Lunday will be awarded with the Distinguished Staff Award.
  • Based on the Legislature’s decision, it is being proposed for all staff to receive a 2% raise and there are some that are below market and will be receiving an additional 1%, along with a few others, based on ADP scores over the last 3 years.
  • DOE audit response draft letter has been sent to lawyer for final review before presenting to the DOE on June 1.
  • May 5 Cinco De Mayo celebration.
  • May 6 End of the year Kite flying/Disc Golf picnic at what is formerly known as Buck Park 12:30pm.
  • May 7 “Cinema Vivant” concert at 7pm in the Civic Center Theater.
  • May 9 Long Range Plan Campus community meeting 3pm in Melton 112.

 Minutes: Last month’s minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: $658.64

Admin Council: Shared by Dr. Bennet in his updates.

II.  Departmental Updates

Library (Sylvia Kuhlmeier): Shared updates to the Library over the past year and plans for updates in the future.

Business & Support Services (Scott Schneider): Hass-Darr Hall planning is still ongoing.

IT (Grayson Gordon): Network will be down Saturday, May 21.

Development (Eryn Walters): June 3 Grizzly Golf tournament; May 13 Transfer Reception for MSU-WP graduates who have graduated during the 2015-2016 school year who have and will be transferred to the Missouri State University Springfield campus 1:30pm in Dogwood Room at the Civic Center.

III. Old Business 

Presentation of New Officers:

  • President – Michelle Branton
  • President Elect – Laurie Wall
  • Secretary – Kileene Collins
  • Treasurer – Jennifer Walker

IV. New Business

Recognition of Outgoing Officers:

  • President – Mary Kellum
  • President Elect – Michelle Branton
  • Secretary – Kileene Collins
  • Treasurer – Jennifer Walker

Welcome New Hires

  • Bruce Cavitt, Academic Specialist TRiO
  • Geoffrey Ping, Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Anyta Cavitt, Academic Advisor-West Plains Department: COE-Education Advisement



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