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May 29, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

WHET Board Meeting

Columbia State Community College

May 29, 2014

11:00 a.m.


Board members present: Jewell Winn, Shanna Jackson, Henrietta Kellum-Lusk, Cissy Holt, La Kiesha Armstrong, Cassandra Anderson, Patricia Burks-Jelk

Dial-in board members-Lisa Borre, Connie Huddleston, Regina Henry, Dalila Duarte, Nancy Ramsey

  1. Call to Order at 11:05 a.m. by Dr. Jewell Winn
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurer’s report- La Kiesha Armstrong
    Board members to mail $20 courtesy fund to La Kiesha Armstrong at Belmont University
  4. Member’s only/Website- Dalila Duarte
    Board should create log in for member only access- nine members registered to date
  1. Recommendation- early bird registration discount for annual conference
  2. Question- Hal Ramer Scholarship deadline extended from May 30, 2014 to     August 31, 2014.
  3. Pat Pierce deadline is August 31, 2014.
  4. Update scholarship application deadline in Formstack
  5. Recommendation- change newsletter title to “Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. I”
  6. Recommendation- add past events to website- Institutional Representative Meeting minutes added
  7. Recommendation- relocate Women in Community College publication on the website from member login to “News/Events” tab as “Resources folder”
  8. Handout (attached) fliers- Call for proposals and request for conference vendors
  9. Further revamp of vendor flier- Jewell, Connie, Lisa and La Kiesha


  1. New Business- Feedback from Dr. Apple- Jewell Winn1) President Winn met with Dr. Apple, WHET Presidential advisor.  President Winn responded by email to questions and charges given to WHET.  Email will be forwarded to the board.

2) Request to develop data assessment and outcomes on WHET initiatives- systemic benefit to all institutions.

3) Recommendation by Nancy Ramsey- methodology- survey, identify questions and assessment of self-report data.

Unfinished Business

  1. Recommendation by Shanna Jackson to freeze board
    April board meeting recommendation for bylaw amendment- freeze for two year specifically President and President-elect
    2) Second recommendation- stagger terms for remaining board members


Motion to amend the bylaws for President and President-elect

Second, Motion carried


Regional Meeting/ACE Women Network- Shanna Jackson

1) Roundtable regional meetings- looking to host a regional meeting near TN/MS border- TBA

2) Economic Summit for Women- Jewell Winn

Recommendation to sponsor using Civic/Organization Support
Event scheduled October 19, 2014


Motion for WHET to register as a participating sponsor for Economic Summit for Women

Second, Motion carried


3) Recommendation to change organization annual member business meeting to prior to Thursday reception.

Motion to pay Dr. Idahlynn Karre requested fee for keynote speaker for annual conference

Second, Motion carried
4) Consideration to increase annual registration fee for members


Conference pending items

Sign up for a planning committee

Sponsorship- Recruit sponsors and vendors

Hotel established as Holiday Inn Express in Murfreesboro


Meeting adjourned by President Winn at 2:10 p.m.



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