University Staff Council

Inaugural Meeting

March 14, 2003

 

President Kim Goldenberg opened the meeting with a welcome to the CSAC and USAC council members and recognized the critical importance of this type of timely dialogue in moving Wright State forward.

 

Bill Rickert convened the meeting recognizing that the format for the council meetings is a work in progress. Currently the council is structured to allow for presentations/discussion from different departments (the first of which was Facilities Planning and Management) who will be asked to share initiatives etc.

 

A discussion of snow emergency closure procedures resulted in the following suggestions for consideration and additional general information:

•  The Cabinet will review the policy as it is currently stated in the Wright Way Policy for consideration of the following recommendations:

•  Priorities have been established for snow removal:

 

Matt Filipic made some general observations about facilities as follows:

•  Recognized that we have great facilities and would not trade them for any other state university's facilities.

•  Physical Plant is aging and we will be required to spend more capital dollars on improvements and necessary upgrades than in the past (i.e. electrical infrastructure)

•  State funding is decreasing

•  WSU must generate more of the dollars needed to fund initiatives

 

Vicky Davidson shared information on capital projects including:

 

From the Unclassified Staff Council minutes of 3/20/03, submitted by Susan Wehmeyer