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March 14, 2012

Highlights from the March 7 Classified Senate meeting

Submitted by Lois Schreiner

Here are the highlights from the March 7 Classified Senate meeting. A draft of the meeting minutes is available on the website.

Assistant Vice President for Administration Report:

Gary Leitnaker reported that marriage licenses and birth certificates are needed by March 15 for a health insurance audit. He also reported on the increase to parking permits as well as the peer review issues.

Sue Peterson gave an update on legislative items including re-districting and the budget.

Standing Committees:

  • Campus Affairs: Maria Sweet reported on updating the website and pictures for the presentation board
  • Legislative Affairs: Dale Billam reported on the elections and officer election to be held at the April meeting. 
  • Recognition Ceremony Committee: Annette Hernandez reported that letters were being sent out for recognition recipients and retirees.

Campus Committee Reports:

  • Faculty Senate Fringe Benefits Committee: Pam Warren reported on the items discussed at the meeting including increasing the employee tuition assistance and how unclassified sick leave is being handled.
  • Recycling Committee: Cherry Rosenberry reported on the Open House and Recyclemania.
  • Parking Operations Committee: Terri Wyrick reported on the issue of client stalls. An Open Forum will be held on April 6.
  • Peer Review: Discussion was held on the Peer Review process.
  • Dean of College of Ag Search: Lois Schreiner reported that Dr. John Floros was selected as the new Dean and he will begin on August 1, 2012.
  • Dean of College of Education Search: Lesa Reves reported that the candidates are currently on campus for interviews.
  • Director of Corporate Engagement Search: Lesa Reves reported that the candidates will be on campus for interviews the weeks of March 12-16 and March 19-23.
  • Dean of K-State Salina Search: Annette Hernandez reported that they are in the process and hope to have candidates interview on campus by the end of April.
  • Sesquicentennial Anniversary of KSU – Becki Bohnenblust reported on things that were happening in honor of our 150th anniversary. The kick-off date is set for February 14, 2013.
  • Campaign for Nonviolence Presidential Committee – Janice Taggart reported on ideas non-violence issues that were discussed.