August 9, 2022

Tuesday, 08/09/2022
John and Mary Gray Library, 8th Floor
Submitted By:
Stephanie Allen

The meeting was called to order by Diann Brodnax, President, at 2:10pm.  Roll was taken by Stephanie and a quorum was present.

Officers present:  Diann Brodnax, Dimples Jones, Stephanie Allen

Members present: Angela Burke, Candy Cazares, Megan Cochran, Lauren Gatto, Ashley Glenn, Alicia Hargreaves, Charlotte Holliman, Margo Hymer, Angie Laudig, Natalie Rhodes, Sharon Sanders, Ashley Sheehan, Katherine Tristan, Ciera Vaidya,  Julie Walker, Jon-Michael Wallace


The meeting began by introducing old/new Staff Council members.

Since staff are now all back on campus, membership requirements will be reinstated effective 9/1/2022 (absences, committee membership/meetings, etc).

During the counting of the ballots, there was discussion regarding the Staff Council committees.


Committee Reports:

Bylaws Committee:  No report.

Communications Committee:  No report.

Community Service Committee:  There will be a Cardinal Pantry drive at the Fall Convocation.  A stand-alone announcement will go out Wednesday.  Volunteers are needed to help collect the items.

Nominations Committee:  Jon-Michael gave the following report:

  • We are electing 3 officers:
    • President – for a 2-year term
    • Vice President – for a 1-year term (filling the vacancy left by Yinka Jenmy)
    • Treasurer – for a 2-year term
  • We have the following nominations:
    • President: Megan Cochran, Margo Hymer, Ciera Vaidya
    • Vice President: Angela Burke, Alicia Hargreaves, Yolanda Monroe
    • Treasurer: No nominations
  • Diann asked Julie Walker if she would run for Treasurer, and Julie accepted.
  • Speeches were given by the nominees.
  • Voting took place and the ballots were counted.
  • The new officers are:
    • President – Margo Hymer
    • Vice President – Yolanda Monroe
    • Treasurer – Julie Walker

Staff Awards Committee:  No report.

Staff Social Events Committee: No report.

Staff Relations Committee: No report.

Ad Hoc (Employee Initiative) Committee:  Diann will look into this since Sharlene Hatch is no longer with LU.

Ad Hoc (Centennial) Committee:  Diann will look into this issue.


Old Business:  None

New Business: None

Good of the Order:  Diann recapped what Staff Council has accomplished over the past few years.  KUDOS to Staff Council members!


The next Staff Council meeting will be September 13 at 2:00pm, on the 8th floor of the Gray Library. 

Megan moved to adjourn the meeting and Alicia seconded.

There being no further business, Diann adjourned the meeting at 2:42pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Stephanie Allen, Secretary

Lamar University Staff Council