The President’s Commission on the Status
of LGBT Concerns moved to create a formal budgeting structure at
it most recent meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 18, in 400 Administration.
Right now, the commission funds activities as they come, but policies
and procedures chair Kathy McKee presented a plan to create a budget
that would be approved at the commission’s first meeting each
academic year. The money earmarked for yearly activities (the Pride
Banquet, LGBT film festival co-sponsorship) would have to conform
to the approved budget, while funding for other areas (marketing,
other program sponsorships) could be appropriated using a formal
request process. Currently, funding requests are handled more informally.
The budget plan is tied into an idea that would set aside funds
for individuals for activities such as travel to academic conferences.
The plan will be voted on at a future meeting.
The nomination and outreach subcommittee announced it set up a volunteer
activity for commission members with Project Open Hand for Dec.
5. The subcommittee also announced that nomination flyers for the
2004–05 commission were being created and that subcommittee
members would focus on recruiting LGBT people from areas of the
University not currently represented on the commission.
For the commission’s information, LGBT studies chair Bill
Gilders distributed copies of the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee
on LGBT Studies at Emory, which was submitted to Emory College
Dean Bobby Paul on Oct. 15.
The next LGBT meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m.
in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or comment for LGBT, send e-mail to Chair
Jeff Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.