April 30, 2001
By Eric Rangus email@example.com
At his first Employee Council meeting as president, Bill McBride announced that his theme for 200102 will be the Year of Community.
The theme ties into McBrides interest in servant leadership, a
philosophy used primarily in business that emphasizes increased service
to others, a sense of community in the workplace and the sharing of power
in decision making.
If you give somebody the means to do a good job, theyll do
a good job for you, McBride told the council April 18 in the Jones
Room of Woodruff Library. Were trying to present an alternative
to the ego-driven, you will do this-type of management.
The council plans to offer several programs and brown bags related to
servant leadership throughout the next academic year.
To open the meeting, McBride welcomed new council members (about one-third
of those in attendance), distributed information packets and briefly discussed
Committee chairs Cheryl Bowie (special issues), Don Newsome (membership)
and Cheryl Sroka (communications) discussed their responsibilities and
invited new members to join them. They will be asked to officially sign
up for committees at the next council meeting.
Several committee co-chairships and University Senate memberships were
filled. Julia Leon will co-chair the special issues committee, Laquanda
Jackson will co-chair the membership committee, and Margie Varnado will
co-chair the communications committee. Sroka will sit on the fringe benefits
subcommittee of the University Senate, and Steve Elwood of nursing will
be the councils senate member from Health Sciences. The only open
position is parking representative for the University Senate.
The next Employee Council meeting will be Wednesday, May 16, in the Jones
Room from 24 p.m.
If you have a question or a concern for Employee Council, send e-mail to McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org.