M I N U T E S
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Mountain Plains Management Association
October 7, 2010
The 2010 meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 12:45 p.m. by Board President Casimir Barczyk in Room 229A at Weber State University – Davis Campus. Board members in attendance were: Alan Hamlin, Donald Carpenter, James Frost, Ed Harris, Srivatsa Seshadri, David Summers and Richard Vail. Geoff Gurka and Larry Carstenson also attended.
The minutes of the October 8, 2009 Board of Directors meeting were revised to correct the year reported in item 1 to 2009. The minutes were approved as amended.
Ed Harris, Conference Chair, reported on the activities of the 2010 Mountain Plains Management Conference (MPMC). There were 54 paid registrants. There were 59 submissions, which included 27 full papers and 32 abstracts. The winners of the Best in Track paper awards will each receive a certificate and a $100 cash award. The Board expressed its sincere gratitude to Ed Harris and his organizing team for a job well done.
Returning members of the Board of Directors, term expiration years, and roles for 2009-10 are as follows:
Alan Hamlin, 2012, Member
Casimir Barczyk, 2012, President
Carla Cabarle, 2010
Donald Carpenter, 2010
James Frost, 2012, Member
Ed Harris, 2011, Conference Chair
Srivatsa Seshadri, 2011, Member
David Summers, 2012, Member
Richard Vail, 2010, Past Conference Chair
Tom Liesz, 2012, Conference Chair Elect, effectively resigned because of his institution’s withdrawal as host of the 2011 MPMC at the University of Idaho.
An amendment to the Bylaws of the Mountain Plains Management Association, Section 5.01 d, Article V (Host Colleges or Universities), was discussed and revised. The revised document was approved by the Board and will be voted on at the Membership Meeting on October 8, 2010. The revised amendment is appended to these minutes.
The Board discussed and approved the following rotation schedule:
53rd National Meeting of the MPMC – Mesa State College in 2011
54th National Meeting of the MPMC – University of Nebraska – Kearney in 2012
55th National Meeting of the MPMC – Southern Utah University in 2013
56th National Meeting of the MPMC – Idaho State University in 2014
57th National Meeting of the MPMC – Mesa State College in 2015
The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors, comprised of Donald Carpenter, Srivatsa Seshadri, and David Summers, recommended:
That Suzanne Lay of Mesa State College be nominated as a Board member for a term ending in 2013.
That Larry Carstenson of the University of Nebraska – Kearney be nominated as a replacement for the Board position vacated by Srivatsa Seshadri for a term ending in 2011.
That David Summers be appointed President of the Board for a one year term ending in 2011.
That Geoff Gurka of Mesa State College be appointed to the Board and named Conference Chair with a term ending in 2013.
That Kay Hodge of the University of Nebraska – Kearney be appointed to the Board and named Conference Chair Elect with a term ending in 2013
The nominations of Suzanne Lay and Larry Carstenson will be submitted for a vote at the October 8, 2010 Membership Meeting.
The appointments of David Summers, Geoff Gurka, and Kay Hodge are Board actions that do not require a vote by the membership.
Going into the 2011 MPMC, and assuming that the recommendations of the Nominating Committee are approved, the Board will consist of the following members:
Alan Hamlin¸ Southern Utah University, Member, 2012
Casimir Barczyk, Purdue University Calumet, Member, 2012
Larry Carstenson, University of Nebraska – Kearney, Member, 2012
James Frost, Idaho State University, Member, 2012
Geoff Gurka, Mesa State College, Conference Chair, 2013
Ed Harris, Weber State University, Past Conference Chair, 2011
Kay Hodge, University of Nebraska – Kearney, Conference Chair Elect, 2013
Suzanne Lay, Mesa State College, Member, 2013
David Summers, University of Houston – Victoria, President, 2012
The Board recommended that the website of the MPMC contain a link that would describe the process of becoming a conference host. The next opportunity to host a conference would be in 2016, in which case, an institutional commitment would have to be received in 2014.
The Board requested Donald Carpenter to draft an amendment to the Bylaws that would address Board membership and named chair positions.
The Board decided that future conferences should produce two CD’s, one of which would be the Proceedings containing full papers. The other would contain “Other Presentations” of the named meeting, e.g., the 53rd National Meeting of the MPMC.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1.45 p.m. The next formal meeting will occur in October 2011 on the campus of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado.
2010 Revised Amendment to the Bylaws of the MPMA
[In September 2010, the Board of Directors of the Mountain Plains Management Association voted to present the following proposed amendment to the MPMA Bylaws to be considered by the MPMA Membership at its annual meeting on October 8, 2010 in Layton, Utah. It was amended at the Board of Directors meeting on October 7, 2010.]
"5.01 d Host Colleges or Universities. The Board of Directors is responsible for approving a rotation of host colleges or universities. This conference is hosted on a rotating basis among four colleges, including Idaho State University, Southern Utah University, Mesa State College (Grand Junction), and the University of Nebraska at Kearney and other colleges chosen by the Board of Directors. The directors will choose from among those colleges who have submitted a letter of intent from the dean (or similar authority) of the candidate college."