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Student Union Board of Governors

IN ATTENDANCE: Orloske, Bula, Moylan, Schneeweiss, Kiernan, Lausier, Timpany, Herget, Voli, Ross

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex of the Student Center.

As the designated representative from the Graduate Student Association was not present, Ms. Timpany skipped the first agenda item of welcoming them to the Board.

Ms. Timpany then indicated for procedural considerations that the order of the agenda be changed. Seeing no objections, she proceeded to the House Committee report.

Mr. Lausier indicated the committee had not met but asked Ms. Timpany to update the Board on the Semesters decoration project. She indicated that there had been a positive response from the articles that Mr. Connelly had placed in various University publications. A number of people had sent in memorabilia from when they attended the school. These decorations would be installed in Semesters this summer. Mr. Orloske added that the sound system would be upgraded and moved this summer in that room to improve the Center's ability to set up quickly given the anticipated increase in programs from the closing of Welte.

Ms. Timpany reported the Flag Display was now working out quite well and that the dedication of it to President Harris was a real hit at the Recognition Program. She indicated that President Harris was very touched by the acknowledgment.

The next item, the selection of the Special Interest Seats on the Board for the coming year, was discussed. It was decided that it would be important to choose the constituencies that should be represented so that the selections process can proceed as soon as possible and have representatives chosen before the October meeting. After an informal brainstorming session and ballot, the Special Interest Seats for 1996-1997 were designated as follows:

International Student Representative
Student Center Organization Tenant
Cultural Organization Representative

Next Ms. Timpany opened the floor for nominations for the position of SUBOG Chairperson for 1996-1997.

Ms. Crystal West was the only nomination. Ms. Timpany closed nominations and asked Ms. West to speak to her nomination which she did.

MOTION: (Lausier/Bula) To nominate Ms. Crystal West for the position of SUBOG Chairperson for 1996-1997.

Motion Passed: 8 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstained SUBOG 96-10

Ms. Timpany then passed the Chair to Ms. West who chaired the meeting to its end.

Ms. West then recognized Ms. Kiernan who put forth a motion to recognize Ms. Timpany for her contribution to the Board as Chairperson.

MOTION: (Kiernan/Lausier) The Student Union Board of Governors would like to recognize and commend Kim Timpany for her contributions to the Board. Although her tenure as Chair was short, it was significant in the long history of the Student Union Board of Governors.

Motion Passed: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained SUBOG 96-11

Ms. Kiernan then gave the Program Council report for the past month highlighting the Spring Weekend activities. She commented that the attendance to all events was good, and they were very pleased with the participation. She was especially thrilled with the sold out show with Billy Joel which was the highlight of the week. The only disappointment was the last minute cancellation of the Fugee's Concert which resulted from an illness in the band.

She then introduced Doug Kalwat, Program Council Treasurer, who presented the Program Council budget for 1996-1997 as well as presented a proposal to transfer funds from the PC Reserves account to fund the summer programs.

MOTION: (Kiernan/Moylan) To approve the transfer of $1,200 from the Program Council Reserves account #994100 to the Summer Program account #994610 to fund the 1996-1997 Summer Programs.

Motion Passed: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained SUBOG 96-12

Mr. Kalwat went through the budget and indicated it represented about the same distribution of funds to the committees as this past year though it was based on slightly less projected income from fees. There were some questions concerning the Film Committee budget given it was moving to the Ballroom next year as well as the current size to the Reserve Fund.

MOTION: (Moylan/Lausier) To approve the Program Council budget for 1996-1997 as proposed.

Motion Passed: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained SUBOG 96-13

Mr. Schneeweiss then presented the Student Activities budgets for both Leadership Development and the Mosaic Committee program for 1996-1997. In presenting the budget he gave a brief history of the two accounts and the activities and programs they supported.

MOTION: (Bula/Herget) To approve the budgets for both Leadership Development and the Mosaic Committee program for 1996-1997.

Motion Passed: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained SUBOG 96-14

During open floor discussion, Mr. Orloske updated the Board on the Student Center Addition/Renovation Project. He reported that due to staffing issues in the CSU Front Office, the selection of the Program Designer and Architect have been delayed by over a month. Current plans have the program design phase starting this summer with architectural planning done in the fall. Mr. Orloske indicated that initial conversation will occur this summer and invited Board members to attend any of the summer meetings that would be occurring. He asked anyone interested doing so this summer to contact him directly so that they would be informed of any meeting times.

Finally, Ms. Timpany took this opportunity to thank members of the Board for their hard work during the past year and their contributions to the Board's accomplishments.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Duane A. Orloske
Executive Secretary


Last updated: May 6, 1996