Barge Hall - 412
Ex-Officio members: Jim Gaudino, Wayne Quirk, Bill Vertrees, Sherer Holter, Marji Morgan, Wendy Bohrson, Matt Cziske, Elaine Ames
Ex-Officio Advisory, Non Voting members: Ed Day, Dennis Defa, Pat Devlin, Roger Fouts, Shelly Johnson, Mark Lundgren, Judy Miller, Steve Rittereiser, Staci Sleigh-Layman, John Swiney, Bob Tosch
Guests: Sandy Colson, Kevin Conwell, Anna Fischer, Bob Ford, Rob Lowery, Randy Ryan, Karla Shugart
No information items to review at this time.
No university policies to recommend for approval at this time.
Changes to all of these procedures have basically been made to update CWU procedures with the SAEM manual. Sherer Holter recommended endorsing all ten procedures. President Gaudino acknowledged that these procedures have been endorsed by PAC and are approved by him as well.
No departmental policies/procedures to review at this time.
Jim reminded folks to send departmental policies forward through the PAC approval process. Basically, this process is intended to get policies that are currently being practiced vetted by PAC, dated, and signed by the appropriate vice president in case of an audit or whistleblower.
Jim introduced Randy Ryan. Randy gave some background on the Washington State Combined Fund Drive. He shared a summary of what CWU has done the past several years. Karla Shugart is CWU's campaign leader. Randy asked for PAC/Cabinet support for Karla in leading CWU's campaign. Karla reported that we have designated Oct 4-19 as our themed week. Karla introduced the committee members (Sandy Colson, Bob Ford, & Rob Lowery) and thanked them for their work on this important project.
Other Campus Updates
President Gaudino - We are preparing for the next legislative session. State financial woes will continue for at least another biennium. Projections are currently at a 3 billion dollar shortfall in the coming biennium. Ann Anderson has been convening the legislative officers of the six state universities to try and develop a unified plan/message. Governor Gregoire has organized a group called the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education Funding. They will be meeting regularly to discuss funding for higher education. Jim will be meeting with some of the membership of this group to make sure they understand the obstacles that higher education is facing and tell CWU's story.
Jim commended Ken Baxter and Steve Rittereiser for organizing a first ever Community Day event that coincides with our first football game. Many activities are planned for the day. For a complete list of the day's events, visit:www.dailyrecordnews.com/communityday
Mallory Holtman was recently hired as the new CWU Head Softball Coach.