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Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Minutes for Friday, April 20, 2007, 1849 Meeting Room

Present:  A. Estrom (Chair),C. Bombria, L. Yeomans, J. Ceja, C. Brine, C. Zohlman, D. Lynch, S. Martinez, E.  Tuttle,  A.Taitague, D. Macchiaroli, J. Higgins, R. Bachoo, J. DiPlacido, M. Garofalo, K. Barone, I. Ceballos, C. Whitmoyer

Absent:  M. McDonald, S. Oates, S. Trowers, M. Toston, S. Sweeney


Mr. Estrom called the meeting to order at 2:06 PM.  He welcomed all and asked that the minutes from the previous meeting be approved.

MOTION (C. Zohlman/D. Macchiaroli)                                                               SUBOG 2007-26

To approve the minutes of the March 30, 2007, meeting as attached

Motion Passed:  13-Yes         0-No                1-Abstained


CAN Report
C. Bombria presented the CAN Report (see attached).  Ms. Bombria spoke about the exciting lineup of events for Spring Weekend including a Busta Rhymes concert, Raining Jane concert, Six Flags trip and carnival and outdoor BBQ. 

Mosaic Report
S. Martinez reported on the activities of the Mosaic Center Committee.  Unfortunately the Mosaic Lens Photography Contest was cancelled due to lack of submissions.  Events for the future include an Africa Showcase for October 8.

House Committee
R. Bachoo spoke about campus security in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings of a week ago.  The University has been working on their emergency planning for well over a year.  He indicated that approximately $600,000 will be spent this year on cameras and monitoring around the campus.  A vulnerability survey was completed; and they are working on cited issues, such as communication technologies.  He indicated that student contact information will be collected starting next year so emergency notifications can be made with better contact.  The campus will be looking at how we deal with student / staff mental health issues as well.

C. Zohlman indicated House Committee interest in pursuing digital signage as part of our project for signage this fall.  R. Bachoo mentioned that something might be in the works on this but did not share details (time).  There was also some discussion about adding artwork to rooms in the Student Center.  O. Mamed indicated that this was something that the House Committee had done in the past and that art from students and faculty had been acquired in the past, as well as commissioned works (i.e., Generations Within). 

Student Services Committee Report
A. Taitague gave the report as chair for this area.  Two Commuter Coffee Programs took place in April. Approximately 50 – 70 students per day participated and indicated informally that they appreciate the information sharing and hospitality shown to commuters during these programs.

Budget Committee Report
The members of the SUBOG Recognition Banquet Committee requested an additional sum not to exceed $500 since they had forgotten to include the plaques and gavels for the outgoing and incoming chairs (which were not done last year) and some other items and decorations for the program.               

MOTION (C. Whitmoyer/O. Mamed)                                                                 SUBOG 2007-27  

To approve additional funding to the SUBOG Recognition Program for plaques and folios

Motion Passed:  14-Yes         0-No                0-Abstained

Old Business

No old business.

New Business

An election process was conducted and the final result was that Mr. Ken Barone was elected by his peers, per the constitutional guidelines, to be the next Chairperson of the Student Union Board of Governors.

MOTION (O. Mamed/S. Sweeney)                                                                    SUBOG 2007-28  

The Student Union Board of Governors wishes to thank and praise Alex Estrom for his service and dedication to the Board and the Student Union ideal of service and community.  He has served the Board in several capacities over the past three years.  We recognize him for his leadership as the 2005-2007 Board Chair.

Motion Passed:   By Acclamation!!!



-SUBOG Recognition is May 1, 2007, in Alumni Hall.  May Madness will be similar to the “March Madness” basketball theme.  Show your CCSU school spirit.  Wear your best Blue Devil attire!

The next meeting will be May 11, 2007.  The meeting in May is to ratify new members and to pass the budget for SUBOG, CAN, Mosaic and Leadership Development Funds.

Respectfully submitted, 

Wayne Otis Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2006-2007