Staff Senate Agenda December 7, 2017

Staff Senate Meeting Agenda

December 7, 2017

10:30 AM in Cass Hall Conference Room

  1. Sign-in
  2. Welcome new full time MSU-WP employees
    1. IT Director- David Young will begin Nov. 27, 2017
  3. Call To Order
    1. Approval of Agenda
  1. Approval of Minutes (November 1, 2017)
  2. Chancellor Update, Dr. Bennett
  3. Faculty Senate, Jerry Trick
  4. President Administrative Council Reports
    1. Mary Kellum report from faculty senate
  1. Budget Meetings are taking place for 2018-2019
  2. Cost Savings for University for fiscal year 2018-2019
  3. Cost Savings Committee will meet immediately following Staff Senate meeting (Jared, Michael, Jennifer, Laurie, Kelly)
    1. MOSERS increase $39K
    2. Overall enrollment is down for spring by 10% in credit hours and 12% in enrollment
  4. Diversity Activity-Grayson Gordon
  5. Wear jeans week of Dec. 18-20?
  6. United Way Deadline Dec. 8
  7. 1 minimum wage is going from $7.70 to $7.85
  8. Make sure you do your approvals on Dec. 15 for employees


Staff Senate Mission Statement:

The Staff Senate serves as a liaison to administration as an advocate for staff welfare and productivity, in conjunction with the University’s mission, to support, improve, innovate and promote academic excellence.

University Mission Statement:

Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution, we provide accessible, affordable, and quality educational opportunities.

  1. President Elect Report (Bruce Cavitt)
  2. Secretary Report (Kileene Collins)
  3. Treasurer Report (Jennifer Walker)
  4. Department/Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion
  5. Announcements
    1. Thank you from Sylvia Kuhlmeier
    2. Holiday reception on Dec. 14 in Lybyer 104-105
    3. Grizzly basketball games Friday at 7 and Saturday at 1
    4. Trivia Night Jan. 27
    5. #GrizzlyGearMonday take pics of your Grizzly gear on Monday’s
    6. Employee Recognition Luncheon is Jan. 19 noon-1:30
    7. Late Night Breakfast is on Dec. 12 from 8-10pm at Soul Café in the Lofts
    8. Next meeting is February 1


  1. Adjournment

Next meetings:

Feb. 1

March 1

April 5

May 3 (Bruce takes over)


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