December 11, 2014

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center


Tami Springer, Amanda Huerta, Jan Solkey, Alisa in place of Elaine Brown, Shebra Guidry, Robyn Karkiewicz, Kristi Lax-Walker, Kim Miller, Joe Reimers, Marilyn Ipsen, Tricia Dalenberg, Kathy Troth with guest Valerie, Evelyn Mitchell, Michael Muller, Char-Anna Koblick


Bobbi McMahon




Adam Zielinski, Susan Nugent, Patrice Mullen

HR Liaison:    

Sharon Hawkins

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:05 pm by Tami Springer.   

November minutes were reviewed – Kim Miller made a motion to approve with a second by Shebra Guidry.

II. Committee Updates

Benefit Committee

No meeting

Parking Appeals

Nothing to report

Promotions Committee

None at this time        

Website Committee



Nothing to Report. No meeting until spring.

Compassion Fund

Two requests – both were granted. Clarification of maximum request is $600.00.

Eddy Street Commons

Bobbi McMahon, the rep for this committee, was absent. Tami read her report:  The group met on 11/18/2014 and broke into two groups.  Faculty, staff and students were all represented. They spoke about the possible direction that Eddy Street Commons and State Road 23 may be taking. The purpose of this committee is for the University to provide input and feedback about the type of businesses that be located in the Eddy Street Commons area.

III. New Business

Kathy Troth brought Valerie who will replace her at SAC Meetings. Kathy is retiring from the University. Shebra Guidry will be replacing her on the Compassion Fund Committee.  

IV. Additional Business

Sharon Hawkins stated that Human Resources is having a discussion about possibly adding two-year colleges as an educational benefit for employees’ children.   Sharon will keep SAC updated.

V. Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn at 1:46 pm. 1st Joe Reimers. 2nd Evelyn Mitchell.