Kilcawley Center, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44505

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Minutes for August 23, 2010

27 Voting Members of SGA

35 Voting Members Present

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Nicholas Meditz) called the meeting to order at precisely (4:14pm)

Mr. Meditz introduced the first guest speaker President Cynthia Anderson.

President Cynthia Anderson spoke of the University’s past years as well as upcoming year and gave well wishes for the upcoming year for Student Government. She stressed the importance of involvement in SGA and extracurricular activities on campus.

Mr. Meditz welcomed Mr. Scott Schulick to the podium.

Mr. Schulick spoke on some of the changes that can be seen in the University and shared some personal stories he has witnessed in his position. He stressed the importance of being a SGA representative and campus involvement.

Mr. Meditz welcomed Mr. Jack Fahey to the podium.

Mr. Fahey spoke of the importance of building relationships on campus in order to achieve goals. He also spoke of the influence SGA has on campus and applauded the efforts of SGA.

Mr. Meditz welcomed Dr. Chester Cooper to the podium.

Dr. Cooper mentioned the absence of Advisor Martin Manning, and that his presence is greatly missed. He stressed the importance of being above the level of mediocrity.  He also stressed the level of power possessed by SGA.

Mr. Meditz recognized the presence of Dr. Judith Gaines and Ms. Melodie Provencher. He recognized the presence of Secretaries Ms. Jill Jonda and Ms. Genna Notareschi. Mr. Meditz welcomed the meeting guests to the dinner provided.

Ms. Stafford took a point of personal privilege for class and appointed her proxy Mr. R. Meditz. He accepted.

Mr. R. Meditz took roll call. [See: Attendance list is attached.]

Quorum was reached with 27 of 35 voting members present.

Mr. Meditz moved into Executive Business.

 

EXECUTIVE BUSINESS:

 

The standing rules were approved as written.  No objections.

The minutes were approved as written.  No objections.

Ms. DiBernardi appointed Ms.Gessler as a personal proxy.  She accepted.

Mr. Everly appointed Mr. Davenport as personal proxy. He accepted.

Mr. Meditz reported on office update that took place over the summer.

Mr. Meditz reported on Parking.  Mr. Meditz talked with Parking Services.

Mr. Meditz reported on the SGA Budget Proposal set forth by Ms. Abbie Twyford and Mr.

Zachary Brown.

Mr. Meditz reported on the University Meal Plan.  The Meal Plan has been restructured for this year. Mr. Novotony is working on adding to the meal plan new establishments.

Mr. Meditz reported on summer appropriations to student organizations.

Mr. Meditz reported on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Mr. Meditz reported on the efforts to renovate Kilcawley Center.

Mr. Meditz yielded himself to questions from the board.

Questions were asked about parking and fees.

Mr. Meditz yielded time to the Executive Vice President for his report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Mr. Mesik reported on technology issues.

Mr. Mesik reported on paperless efforts by SGA and across campus.

Mr. Mesik yielded himself to questions. No questions were asked.

 

Time was yielded to Ms. Gessler for the Student Life Committee Report.

Ms. Gessler reported on marketing SGA and transparency.

Ms. Gessler reported on promoting diversity within the campus.

Ms. Gessler yielded herself to questions. No questions were asked.

Time was yielded to Mr. Davenport for the University Affairs Report.

Mr. Davenport reported on an ad-hoc committee for disability services.

Mr. Davenport reported on the state of the campus including issues involving traffic safety, no smoking, and recycling.

Mr. Davenport yielded himself to questions.

Questions were asked about campus policies on smoking.

 

UNIFINISHED BUSINESS:

No unfinished business.

Mr. Meditz opened the floor to New Business.

Mr. McIntyre motions.

Ms. Gessler seconds this motion.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mr. Meditz opened the floor to discussion on the budget.

Mr. McIntyre motions.

Mr. Mesik seconds this motion.

Questions were asked about the budget.

Mr. Mesik motions to close discussion on the budget.

Ms. Gessler seconds this motion.

Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Meditz opens the floor to nominations for Chair of Academic Affairs.

Ms. DiBernardi accepts nomination.

Mr. Meditz opens the floor to nominations for Chair of Financial Affairs.

Ms. Justice nominates Ms. Ocular. She accepts.

Mr. Davenport nominates. Mr. Everly accepts.

Mr. Meditz moves to vote of higher precedence.

Mr. Ocular receives majority vote of twenty-one (21).

Mr. Everly receives six (6)

Mr. Meditz opens the floor to nominations for chair of Student Life.

Mr. Gessler nominates Ms. Sarich. Ms. Sarich accepted.

Mr. Meditz opens the floor to nominations for chair of University Affairs.

Ms. Richardson nominates herself.

Mr. Nuzzi nominates Mr. Adamson. Mr. Adamson accepts.                                                Mr. Adamson nominates Mr. Nuzzi. Mr. Nuzzi accepts.

Mr. Meditz moves to a vote of higher precedence.

Mr. Nuzzi receives majority vote of twenty (20).

Ms. Richardson receives five (5).

ADVISOR AND MEMBER REMARKS:

None.

Mr. Meditz moved to announcements.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

Mr. Meditz moved to gallery remarks

GALLERY REMARKS:

None.

Mr. Meditz moved to adjournment.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Davenport motioned adjournment.

Mr. Nuzzi seconds the motion.

Mr. Meditz adjourned the meeting.

Name Present
Troy Adamson x
Haneen Adi
Jason Anderson x
Travis Battiest
Ryan Beil x
Carissa Benchwick x
Taylor Clark
Dr. Chet Cooper x
Gary Davenport x
Alyssa DiBernardi x
Jerod Everly x
Elyse Gessler x
Patrick Gessler x
Lyndsie Hall x
Jenna Hallapy
Alexandria Hatosky x
Nicole Horvath x
Sanaz Jalali x
James Jarvis x
Lilian Justice x
Lindsay Lipp x
Dr. Martin Manning
Justin McIntyre x
Nicholas Meditz x
Ryan Meditz x
Kelly Mehalco x
Stephen Mesik x
Levant Miller
Anthony Nuzzi x
Cory Okular x
Natalie Passarelli x
Nicole Peterson x
Celeste Popio x
Andrew Smith x
Lashanda Richardson x
Jessica Sarich x
Sarah Stafford x
Diane Stahl
Melania Vlad x
Victoria Volpe x
Terrell Wesley x