October 2007 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Administrative Staff Council
Wednesday October 3, 2007

Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville



  • Carol Turco  -  SDACA – The yearbook accepting names for dedications for faculty, staff and students – send any nominations to Elaine Scanlon who will forward them to Carol – see handout one
  • Andrea Winters – Diversity Team – Read statement on the essence of the conference to be held on Nov. 2 – see handout two
  • Kathi Reczek – Lienhard  - Flu shots will be given on 11/6 – possibly in the VIP Room – Goldstein Center – from 12 – 5 PM – cost as of now will be $30.  Includes faculty, staff and students.  Cost may be partially subsidized – no decision yet.  Flu shots in PNY will be on 11/7.
  • Karen DeSantis – Weight Watchers will be meeting on Thursdays from 1 – 2 in Meeting Room A or B – Kessel Campus Center – need 15 people to do it – if interested, contact Karen or Betsy Garti
  • Peggy Caraccio – anyone wanting to be added to listserv, send email to mcaraccio@pace.edu 
  • It was requested to pass the word to all staff and students to sign up for e-alerts (https://ealerts.pace.edu/)


Minutes approved by Marianne Hricay and seconded by Andrea Winters



  • Treasurer – Christina Conte.  Our budget was $4000.  We are waiting to hear if the 5% budget reduction affects administrative staff council budgets as well.  We have spent $720 for food (breakfast for 20 people for 8 meetings).
  • Benefits Committee – no report this month
  • Faculty Council Representative – Karen DeSantis – The next faculty council meeting is on Friday October 5.  She will report of this at the next meeting.
  • Picnic Committee – needs to be formed.  Volunteers needed.
  • Service Committee – no report this month


New Business

            Suggestions for future speakers are:

                        Steven Johnson – OSA

                        Robina Schepp or Chris Tyburski – EM

                        Rick Whitfield – Finance

                        Meghan French – Government Relations


Guest Speaker John Agnelli  - Director – SDACA – see the linked PowerPoint presentation for many details.  Some highlights of the talk were:

  • SDACA is always looking for chaperones for events (especially the upcoming trip to Montreal.
  • All staff are encouraged to attend as many events as possible - in particular the 50 days and 50 nights events on campus.
  • Sponsors for students who have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving are being solicited.    “Take a student home for Thanksgiving” Look for more information in upcoming emails.
  • SDACA can write activities/student development transcripts to supplement their academic transcripts 

The next meeting is Wednesday November 7, 2007.


Respectfully submitted,

Christina Conte