University of Minnesota, Morris
April 2, 2007
Members Present: Andy Lopez, Bryan Herrmann, Pete Wyckoff, Joe Basel, Sarah Mattson,
Sharon VanEps, Ken Hodgson, Lowell Rasmussen, Pareena Lawrence,
Maddy Maxeiner, Sara Haugen
Guests: Matt Abbott, Jacquie Johnson, Gary Strei
Discussion of Designated Suppliers Program
Matt Abbott asked for an endorsement to back the principle of the resolution. Joe Basel expressed concern that the language was heavy on the Workers Rights Consortium. Pareena Lawrence thinks that many institutions are behind the principle of the concept and that each institution will decide how to apply it. Joe Basel inquired about writing a new resolution taking out the DSP & WRC language. Matt was concerned that it would become too vague. Pareena asked committee members to vote on the resolution as is. Motion does not pass. Matt and Joe will work on the language using a unified approach.
Gary Strei distributed budget information. Pete Wyckoff asked for more details on the current staffing and projected staffing for next year.
Report on Master Plan RFP
Lowell Rasmussen reported that the subcommittee has read the 10 proposals and would like to invite 3 firms to campus. Each firm will make a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers.
Minutes prepared by Carrie Grussing