September 29, 2003

Employee Council town hall with Wagner moving to November

By Eric Rangus

Led by its new president, Don Newsome, accountant in the Candler School of Theology, the Employee Council held its first meeting of the academic year, Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Goizueta Business School.

The meeting served primarily as an introduction for new members to the council’s responsibilities. Several representative slots on the University Senate were filled, as well as a handful of council positions.

The council’s two open University Senate positions will be filled by Jane Lawson, Yerkes, and Amy Verner, Emory College Office. Sitting on the Senate’s parking and transportation committee will be Kimberly Worthy from the School of Medicine, and on the fringe benefits committee will be Jan Stephenson from Grady Hospital.

Internally, Melodye Moore, School of Medicine, will chair the communications committee with Sonia Delbridge, Office of Research Compliance, as co-chair. Terri Campen, School of Medicine—Emory, volunteered to be co-chair of the membership committee.

The only officer slot remaining open is parliamentarian. Newsome said the council’s executive committee would select a candidate at its next meeting.

Special issues chair Susie Lackey said the council-sponsored annual town hall meeting with the president, regularly scheduled for late September, would most likely move to November to give new President Jim Wagner time to become acclimated to the University.

The next Employee Council meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. Like all council meetings, it is open to all employees.

If you have a question or comment for Employee Council, send e-mail to President Don Newsome at