Wednesday, Nov. 3: 6 p.m.
The board unanimously approved revisions to the AS club recognition procedure. They also unanimously approved a charge and charter for the Budget Committee, which is chaired by the AS business director and responsible for reviewing the budget proposals of all AS organizations and activities, establish the operating budget for the next year and present it to the board for approval.
Additionally, the charge and charter for the Facilities and Services Council passed with a vote of 5-1, with changes that will be reviewed again by the board by Jan. 15. There was lengthy discussion over details in the charge and membership sections of the charge and charter document.
With a 5-2 vote, the board approved a transfer of $20,000 of undistributed funds from last year to the operational enhancement and board discretionary fund. Vice President for Business and Operations Benjamin Brockman and VP for Academic Affairs Ramon Rinonos-Diaz voted no on the motion. The operational enhancement fund will receive $17,000 from the transfer, while the remaining $3,000 will go into the board discretionary fund.
Board members then heard information items on the AS Student Trustee Selection Committee charge and charter and the draft of the 2010 AS legislative agenda, which both the Legislative Affairs Council and the Student Senate have approved. The agenda draft focuses on the issues of state funding levels to higher education, tuition and financial aid. There was much discussion over the agenda draft, particularly over one section that advocates a level of state support equivalent to the university’s maintenance operating level established in the 2007-2009 biennium.
The board will vote on whether or not to approve the draft next week. The draft is available online at gov.as.wwu.edu, in the board of directors meeting minutes section.
During board member reports, VP for Student Life Jamin Agosti said that the Green Energy Fee Committee had recently hired a graduate assistant, and that the committee will likely set the deadline for fee allocation proposals sometime in the middle of winter quarter. Vice President for Governmental Affairs Byron Starkey reported that around 1,200 people dropped off ballots in Viking Union 714 on Election Day.
The meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.