Minutes for the Meeting on September 12, 2017
Student Center, 2223
Call to Order:Charleen Thomas, Chair
Welcome and opening remarks: Charleen Thomas-Chair
Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton was the first speaker;
Dr. Clayton is the Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.
Dr. Clayton spoke about the Critical Speaking series that has tapped different distinguished scholars, journalists and thought leaders to come to campus and share their diverse perspectives and ideologies throughout the school year.
Dr. Clayton believes this is important for our students to understand people that have different views.
On September 1, 2017 Cornel West and Robert P. George came to campus and shared their different views. September 25, 2017 Howard Ross founder of Cook Ross will be the guest to speak.
Dr. Clayton urged all faculty, staff and students to attend.
Don Andre was our second speaker;
Mr. Andre is the Parking Manager for Auburn University Parking Services.
Mr. Andre spoke about how many parking spaces that we currently have on campus.
Mr. Andre spoke about the employee shuttle that will shuttle Auburn University faculty and staff into main campus. Employee’s areas of pickup are Thatch on the west side, Hemlock and Beach Street.
The new Performing Arts will have 300 new parking spaces.
Parking is rolling out a new app.
License plate recognition is working great 5,100 tickets since the first day of class.
Parking services is looking for additional parking spaces.
Althea Tate Immediate past Chair spoke on Auburn University Staff Professional Day.
Final Remarks Charleen Thomas
Thank you to Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton and Don Andre for sharing your expertise with Staff Council.
Next General Session December12, 2017 9:00am room 2326 Student Center