MINUTES: ORGANIZATIONAL Meeting of the Villanova University Senate for Academic Year 2009-2010 in Bartley Hall, Room 2001 on Friday, MAY 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
PRESENT: Dr. Chiji Akoma; Dr. Sohail C. Chaudhry; Mr. Ryan Conway; Mr. Daniel Gelwicks; Ms. Nicole Harmuth; Ms. Margaret Holtgrieve; Mr. Bryan Kerns, Executive Secretary; Ms. Dorothy Malloy, Esq.; Dr. Victoria McWilliams; Mr. Edward Mentry; Mrs. Meghan Mogan; Mr. Gilbert Morejon; Mr. Tahir Qadeer; Mrs. Mary Quilter; Dr. Donna Shai; Ms. Lindsay Waters; Dr. Joyce Willens; Ms. Selma Koury-Wunderlich ’58 (representing the Alumni Association President)
Ms. Helen Heron, Recording Secretary.
ABSENT: Dr. Thomas Buckley; Mr. Thomas Carlin; Mr. Robert Capone ’62 (Unable to Attend-Notified in Advance); Mr. James Danko (NIA); Dr. Joseph Dellapenna (NIA); Rev. Kail Ellis, OSA (NIA); Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick (NIA); Mr. Stephen Fugale; Dr. Gary Gabriele (NIA); Dr. Beth Hassel (NIA); Dr. John Johannes (NIA); Dr. Sarvesh Kulkarni; Dr. F. Emmet McLaughlin; Mr. Robert Nashak ’96 ; Mr. Vincent Nicastro; Rev. John Stack, OSA (NIA); Mr. Kenneth Valosky (NIA); Dr. Fayette Veverka; Dr. Barbara Wall (NIA); Dr. Thomas Way
INVOCATION - Senator Daniel Gelwicks
I TRADITIONAL TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON – Senator Daniel Gelwicks
INTRODUCTION OF NEW STUDENT SENATORS
II ELECTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
III ELECTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE UNIVERSITY SENATE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010:
A. TWO ADMINISTRATORS
B. TWO FACULTY MEMBERS
C. TWO STUDENT MEMBERS
D. ONE STAFF MEMBER
IV CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF APRIL 17, 2009
V LISTING OF APPROVED MEETING DATES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010:
VI SHALL US 7879-2-4 AGAIN BE ADOPTED AS AN OPERATING RULE FOR THE COMING YEAR?
"THAT new Agenda items may not be introduced in the Senate after 5:00 P.M.; no Senate debate will take place beyond 5:30 P.M. These rules may be overturned by a majority of those present and voting."
Invocation - Senator Daniel Gelwicks
I. TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON
The Temporary Chairperson for today’s meeting, Senator Daniel Gelwicks 2009-2010 and Student Body President of Villanova University, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. He then gave the Invocation for the new Academic Year:
Philippians 41: 6-7
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus
Senator Gelwicks then turned the meeting over to the Chair, Dr. Robert Styer.
II. ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
Nominations for Executive Secretary were opened. Senator Gelwicks nominated:
SENATOR BRYAN KERNS
Seconded by Senator Qadeer
Senator Gelwicks then introduced the new Student Senators to the assembly
Walter J. Fleming
III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
A. Administrative Members –
Senator Malloy made a motion to nominate the following names:
SENATOR BARBARA WALL
SENATOR JOHN P. STACK, O.S.A.
Senator Quilter made a motion to nominate the following names:
SENATOR BETH HASSEL
SENATOR JOHN P. STACK, O.S.A.
By consensus, Senator Stack was elected to the Executive Committee.
The Chair failed to call for a formal vote for the remaining administrative seat, resulting in confusion about the outcome.
B. Faculty Member – Senator Quilter nominated the following:
SENATOR SOHAIL C. CHAUDHRY
Seconded by Senator Styer
C. Student Member - Senator Kerns nominated the following:
SENATOR TAHIR QADEER
Seconded by Senator Gelwicks
D. Staff Member - Senator Chaudhry nominated the following:
SENATOR MARY QUILTER
Seconded by Senator Willens
There being no further nominations, the nominations of members of the Executive Committee were closed. The Chair thanked these members for their willingness to serve.
IV. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES
The MINUTES of the April 17, 2009 meeting were moved for approval as written. The minutes were unanimously approved as written.
V. LISTING OF APPROVED MEETING DATES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
(President’s Annual Address)
FRIDAY, FEB. 5 – Budget Meeting
FRIDAY, MARCH 12
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
All meetings will be held in Bartley Hall, Room 2001 at 3:30 p.m.
The planned dates were moved for approval; seconded and approved. The meetings are scheduled for 3:30 P.M. in BARTLEY HALL, Room 2001 for the next Academic Year.
VI. The Operating Rule, US 7879-2-4 was considered by the Villanova University Senate for the coming Academic Year 2009-2010:
“That new Agenda items may not be introduced in the Senate after 5:00 P.M.; no Senate debate will take place beyond 5:30 P.M. These rules may be overturned by a majority of those present and voting.”
There being no objections, the operating rule was adopted for the next academic year by unanimous vote.
Senator Styer read a brief history of the Senate written by Dr. Robert Langran.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
• Senator Quilter asked if the timing of the University Senate meetings could be changed to 2:30 p.m. The Chair suggested we put that on the agenda for
the September meeting.
• The Chair informed the Senate that Senator Gerald Long will be stepping down as an Administrative Senator. Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr will be filling his
There being no other business, a motion To Adjourn was made by Senator Qadeer and seconded by Dr. Akoma. Adjournment took place at 10:37 a.m. The next Senate Meeting will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 in Bartley Hall, Room 2001 at 3:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by,
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SENATE