45th Annual Meeting of the Mountain Plains Management Conference
October 10, 2003 at 12:00 noon
Chairman Barczyk acknowledged the efforts of Dean Byron
Dangerfield and Assistant Dean Jack Morris for their efforts in hosting the
2003 Mountain Plains Management Conference at the University of Idaho. He also acknowledged the dedicated efforts
of Mario Reyes and
Chairman Barczyk acknowledged and recognized the outgoing board members: Eric Pratt of New Mexico State University and Roy Cook of Fort Lewis College. Both will receive plaques in recognition of their service from the University of Idaho, the host institution.
Chairman Barczyk recognized members of the current Board of Directors:
Debbie Gilliard, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Chairman Barczyk reported that:
1. The conference has institutionalized the practice of providing best paper awards.
2. The Board of Directors decided to pay the $50 submission fee for the recipients of the best paper awards if they published their papers in the Mountain Plains Journal.
3. The conference has institutionalized the role of staff photographer. Frank Elston of Concordia College was recognized for his efforts in providing photographs of last year’s meeting at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
4. The names of two persons from Southern Utah University (SUU) are being solicited to serve on the board. SUU will host the conference in 2005.
5. The conference rotation schedule has been finalized. It involves the following institutions:
46th annual conference at Mesa State College in 2004
47th annual conference at Southern Utah University in 2005
48th annual conference at Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2006
49th annual conference at Idaho State University in Pocatello in 2007
6. Host institutions are being sought for the 50th and 51st annual conferences in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
8. The conference banquet would be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2003 in a meeting room at the University Inn.
Chairman Barczyk joined Mario Reyes in presenting a plaque
to recognize the efforts of
Chairman Barczyk opened the floor to discussion of other issues. Building membership was discussed. The membership felt that two-year colleges represented an untapped market for the conference. The co-chairs of next year’s conference will take steps to send calls for papers and warmly welcome participants from two-year colleges situated in the mountain plains region.
The business meeting was adjourned at 12:30 p.m.