October 1, 2001
PCSM maps out year, changes meeting dates
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Presidents Commission on the Status of Minorities
(PCSM) met for the first time this school year on Monday, Sept. 24, in
the Administration Building.
The first item of business was changing the groups monthly meeting
dates from the fourth Monday of each month to alternating between the
fourth Monday and the fourth Tuesday of every month. PCSM will meet the
following dates for 200102: Tuesday, Oct. 23; Monday, Nov. 26; Tuesday,
Jan. 29; Monday, Feb. 25; Tuesday, March 26; Monday, April 22. Members
opted for varying meeting dates in hopes of bolstering meeting attendance.
Seiton reminded the group that nominations for a chair-elect will be
accepted at the October meeting, and elections will be in November. Seiton
also asked for volunteers for PCSM liasions to the Presidents Commission
on the Status of Women (PCSW), The Presidents Commission on Lesbian/Gay/
Bisexual/Transgender Concerns(LGBT), University Senate and Employee Council.
Vera Rorie, assistant dean of Campus Life and director of the Office of
Multicultural Affairs, and college junior Christopher Richardson volunteered
for the University Senate positions. Other positions are still remain
Seiton said the PCSM website needs to be redesigned, and college junior Matthew Jackson agreed to assist Rorie on this project. Seiton said volunteers are needed to work on on the PCSMs "Strategic Diversity Plan" proposal. This study was discussed with President Bill Chace at the March meeting.
The plan is to identify ways Emory can best address and adopt diversity
into its day-to-day life.
PCSM will meet again on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail Seiton at email@example.com.