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CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Student Union Board of Governors
Attendance: S. Lamont, N. Clark, L. Gargamelli, V. Hass, J. Hartig, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss, D. Ross, R. Campbell, J. Kaufman, H. Palmer, D. Sarro Meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Student Center by Chairperson Shari Lamont. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Student Services Ms. Kaufman reported that the committee ran a commuter coffee at which they asked students to write down suggestions and comments on Student Center facilities and services. She has distributed them to the appropriate staff members and have asked them to respond in writing to them. The responses will be posted on the Listen Up! board in the North Hall next week. House Committee Ms. Gargamelli reported that the committee had gotten a request from The Recorder to be allocated the small office that had been vacated by the Dial Yearbook. A discussion followed regarding need and possible use by other clubs. Ms. Gargamelli said that what supported their request was that they were now independent of the SGA; and as such, the equipment in the once common area now belonged to them. Issues of another club using their equipment posed a problem. Also The Recorder planned to publish weekly and said they needed the space for staff to be able to do this successfully. It was also shared that other clubs will be able to have space in the new Student Center when it reopens. MOTION (Gargamelli/Palmer) To allocate permanently the small office that had been vacated by the Dial Yearbook to The Recorder. Motion Passed (7-Yes, 0-No, 2-Abstained) SUBOG 98-07 Next Ms. Gargamelli indicated they had a request from some clubs, which included PRIDE, for information in setting up a voice mailbox for club inquiries and to look into the possibility of setting up a library where clubs could leave books, magazines and materials for students to use. Mr. Orloske indicated that they could easily set up a "voice only mailbox" on the system without getting a phone line. As for the latter request, it would take some investigation. MOTION (Schneeweiss/Clark) To have the Board look into a way of setting up a library where clubs could leave books, magazines and materials for students to use. Motion Passed (10-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 98-08 Mr. Orloske said he would be glad to allow clubs to leave magazines to be added to the periodical lending library at the Information Center. This has been done in the past. He even offered to add the subscription to the Center budget if the magazine had a frequent usership, which they track at the desk. Other options were discussed including use of the Library and possibly the Resource Centers of the Womens Center and Cultural Education Center if appropriate to those areas. Budget Committee Mr. Campbell reported that the committee did not meet. However, he did report that he had been looking at the proposed changes to the Program Council portion of the SUBOG Constitution and said he would be making the appropriate changes to their budget reports should they occur. Also reported was that there had been no request for use of the $2,000 from the display board in the Devils Den, as yet, from clubs for program support. Program Council Ms. Gargamelli gave the Program Council report and highlighted upcoming events of Spring Week including a Casino Night tonight, Muddy Sunday mud events, and the last event of the year the play "Rent." She reported that the events thus far during Spring Week have been generally well attended and students have had fun. OLD BUSINESS Program Council Constitution Mr. Connelly reported that since the reading of the proposed changes to the Program Council portion of the SUBOG Constitution, many discussions had occurred. These discussions have prompted all involved in developing the document to understand that more discussion needs to occur regarding several parts of the planned reorganization. They realize that it may take a semester or more to come to a final structure that all can agree to. However, one part of the plan, the restructuring of the committees, was deemed critical to revitalizing the Program Council. To that end, he asked that section 9.3, which outlines the structure of the Program Council committees, be voted on and that the remainder of the proposed changes be tabled until next semester. Mr. Connelly explained that the consolidation of the current nine committees down to six would broaden the variety of program types that each of the committees could produce. The only committee not to be changed would be Sidetracks. This new structure would allow students to pursue a variety of interests in one committee. It would also reduce the size of the Program Council and make it easier to get and stay involved in. Some concerns were raised that the consolidated committees may have too large a job and may make it hard for students to fulfill their mission. Mr. Connelly and Mr. Schneeweiss indicated that that may be a problem but the research the committee did on other schools indicated that approaches like this have worked. They said they would have to monitor it to make sure it is meeting goals. MOTION (Sutera/Clark) To accept Section 9.3 of the revised Program Council portion of the SUBOG Constitution, which outlines the committee structure, in whole. Motion Passed (11-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 98-09 MOTION (Sutera/Gargamelli) To table the remaining proposed changes to the Program Council portion of the SUBOG Constitution. Motion Passed (10-Yes, 0-No, 0-Abstained) SUBOG 98-10 Mr. Orloske reported the Addition/Renovation Project was continuing to go well. He invited Board members to attend a presentation that was being done for the President on May 4, 1998, in the Reception Room at 1:00 p.m. He said that what would be shown would be very close to what would ultimately be built. NEW BUSINESS Election of New Board Chair Ms. Lamont then asked if the two people nominated for the Board Chair would accept the nominations. Mr. Campbell indicated that he accepted. Mr. Edison also accepted the nomination via a letter to Ms. Lamont. Ms. Lamont indicated that Mr. Edison was unable to attend the meeting due to work related conflicts. He had asked Ms. Lamont to read a letter to the Board related to his qualifications and interest in the position, which she did. She then allowed Mr. Campbell to do the same and speak to his background and interest in being Board Chair. A secret ballot was then conducted. Mr. Orloske, the Executive Secretary, and Ms. Lamont then took the ballots away and counted them. Ms. Lamont then reported to the Board that Mr. Campbell had received the majority of the votes and congratulated him. She then officially passed the gavel to Mr. Campbell so that he could chair the balance of the meeting. Mr. Campbell recognized Ms. Clark who then read a statement recognizing Ms. Lamonts contributions as Board Chair for the past year and asked that it be so moved for the record. MOTION (Clark/Gargamelli) The members of the Student Union Board of Governors wish to gratefully thank and praise on behalf of the University community Shari Lamont for her service as the 1997-1998 SUBOG Chair. Motion Passed (By Acclamation) SUBOG 98-11 After a round of applause, Mr. Campbell indicated that another meeting would be needed in order to address the Program Council budget for 1998-1999. After discussion, it was decided to hold the meeting on June 4, 1998, at 6:00 p.m. Meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Duane A. Orloske Executive Secretary /mz
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