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Council for Unions and Student Programs April 24th, 2009 Spokane Falls Community College


Kayeri Akweks (SBCTC); Jonathan Brown (HCC); Michelle Butler (EdCC); Dani Chang (GRCC); Toni S. Hartsfield (OC); Kim Jackson (Big Bend); Faisal Jaswal (Bellevue College); Mari Kruger (Pierce College Puyallup); Alison Heather F. McKenzie (SFCC); Josh Turpen (Whatcom); Alison Ninmann (SCC); Kelly Robbins (YVCC); Walt Sommers (Pierce College Fort Steilacoom); Bruce Stekle (SFCC); Sheila Walton (LWTC)

  • 1.


    • a.

      Welcome from the VP of Student Services

    • b.

      Welcome from the Assoicate Dean of Student Life

  • 2.

    Meeting called to order 9:00 am.

  • 3.

    Approval of minutes from winter 09 meeting

    • a.

      Mari Kruger moved to approve the minutes; Dani Chang seconded

    • b.

      No discussion

    • c.

      Motion passed; one abstention.

  • 4.

    Amendments to the agenda

    • a.

      No amendments were made to the agenda.

  • 5.


    • a.

      WSSSC: Kelly Robbins presented for Jack Huls.

      • i.

        A significant amount of time has been spent on the State budget, and bills. The report covers various topics including: the Go-Forward project; financial aid software requiring several fixes; Degree Audit being on target for release in Bellevue in mid May; multi- cultural and disability services earmarks being supported and not removed from the budget; major trends to impact colleges for strategic planning; summary of finding on the community college mission study.

    • b.

      President’s Report: Kelly Robbins

      • i.

        The Multi-Cultural Directors of Student Services council was contacted to develop a join meeting for fall quarter. CUSP would like to schedule a joint meeting. The Multi- Cultural Directors Council is not decided upon an annual or biennial year meeting schedule. A confirmation of the meeting will occur after their spring quarter Council meeting. Kelly will follow up with the CUSP fall meeting schedule.

    • c.

      Treasurer’s Report: presented by Kelly Robbins

      • i.

        Bank balance: the savings account has $970.52, checking has $7549.35. Expenses for winter meeting net $546.00. Other expenses will include the Voice Academy organizer.

    • d.

      State Board Report: Kayeri Akweks

      • i.

        Kayeri reported on the State Board which included updates from various bills being reviewed and passed by the legislature.

      • ii.

        The House and Senate developed an agreement for the State budget but no detailed information had been sent. That is expected by 4.24.09. That information will be sent to the list serve

      • iii.

        Kayeri discussed various reports including “trends in strategic mission”. That report will be developed through a task force, which will research issues facing the community/technical college system. Does CUSP need to respond to that task force? Possibly. Several people are reviewing issues. Writing the report will not go through a

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