Minutes - April 20, 2005

Minutes - April 20, 2005

Vol. XL, No. 1


April 20, 2005

The opening session of the 40th convening of the Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University was held on Wednesday, April 20, in the Program of the University Center. The following Senators were present: Susan Swartwout (acting as chair), James Champine (chair), Rick Althaus, Mary Elizabeth Ambery, David Baird, Michael Cobb, Kim Dillivan, Daniel MacLeay, Jim McGill, Cheryl Milde, Larry Underberg (for Bruce Mims), Debbie Beard (for Carolyn Rainey), David Reinheimer, David Smith, Bonnie Stepenoff, HaoHao Wang, Pat Willingham, Xuesong Zhang, Martha Zlokovich, and Min Zou. Senate Secretary Paula Cunningham was absent due to illness.

Absent, and not represented by their Alternates, were, Ronald Clayton, Mary Ann DeLine, Marc Fulgham, Kathy Gilliland, Priscilla Hornby, Arrick Jackson, Elaine Jackson, Jayanti Ray, Marc Strauss, and Rebecca Summary.


Nominations were opened for the Chair-elect position.Senator Althaus nominated Michael Cobb from Physics, and this was seconded by Senator Ambery.There were no other nominations and Senator Cobb was elected by acclamation.

Ballots were distributed to select a representative from each college and Kent Library for the Membership Committee.It took three ballots to select a Senator from Business.The following individuals were selected to represent their colleges:David Smith (Business); Kathy Gilliland (Health and Human Services); Jim McGill (Science and Mathematics); Cheryl Milde (Education); Pat Willingham (Kent Library); Bruce Mims (Liberal Arts); and Kim Dillivan (School of Polytechnic Studies).

Because four of the seven committee members were not present selection of the committee chair was postponed until the May 4 meeting.


The meeting ended with a special ceremony for senate secretary Paula Cunningham who is retiring.Outgoing Chair Swartwout presented her with a card signed by the senators and gifts of a music box and an embroidered blanket.At the suggestion of former SenatorNaugler she was presented with a plaque and gavel and was awarded the title of “Honorary Senator” for her 15 years of service.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 PM to a reception in honor of Paula.

Approved May 4, 2005