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  1. Old Business
    • Bylaws
      The Bylaws were unanimously approved by electronic vote. The Bylaws will be posted on Penn State Fayette’s homepage.
  2. New Business
    • 2014 Meeting Schedule
      According to the Bylaws, Senate meetings will be held three times per semester and the group agreed on Thursday mornings. The officers will meet and set the meeting schedule for 2014 and post the information on the website. An email to all staff will also be sent listing the meeting schedule.
    • Election of Officers
      • Chair
        Billie Jo Yuhaniak made a motion to elect Rick VanBuren as Chair. The motion was seconded by Scott Williams. The motion was unanimously passed.
      • Vice Chair
        Scott Williams made a motion to elect Rita Gumbert as Vice Chair. The motion was seconded by Sharon Rendine. The motion was unanimously passed.
      • Secretary
        Paul Mihalko made a motion to elect Billie Jo Yuhaniak as Secretary. The motion was seconded by Janet Kowalczyk. The motion was unanimously passed.
        Congratulations were offered to the officers on their appointments.
    • Other
      Open discussion ensued. Paul Mihalko spoke briefly on the new electronic work order software that will be used in 2014. All staff will receive training.

We closed the meeting by encouraging active participation in the Staff Senate process and expressed appreciation for the enthusiasm in this new and important initiative. We look forward to working together to achieve positive results for Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.