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 Present:  Jen Macken, Mary Larson, Michele Seikel, Kristen Burkholder, Barbara Miller, Misty Smith, Merrall Price

Merrall Price (Chair) called the meeting to order at 12:33 pm

Approval of April Minutes:  
•    Kristen made a move to approve, Mary seconded, all in favor (with date correction); minutes of April meeting approved

Old Business:
•    Childcare – Michele talked to Dr. Bird about the childcare issue and Dr. Bird said she would contact Human Resources to get an RFID issued so they can start to do research with no money involved
•    New Provost & Approaches – discussed the new provost’s views on childcare and also discussed how to get childcare on his radar
•    Liaisons & Representatives – discussed having a liaison or representative from as many different groups on campus as possible, groups would include GPSGA, Staff Advisory Council, Non-Traditional Association, etc.
•    Bylaws Revisions – discussed the proposed changes to the bylaws, changed them a little bit and voted to send the changes out to the membership for a vote to approve the suggested bylaw changes
•    Meeting Location – decided to start meeting in the Library starting in September due to construction at the Student Union, meetings will still be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm if possible
•    Officer Elections – Michele Seikel is the incoming Chair, Mary Larson was voted in as Vice Chair and Misty Smith was voted in as Secretary/Treasurer

New Business:
•    Dr. Kirksey – discussed writing a congratulatory letter from WFC to Dr. Kirksey for his new position as the Associate Vice President of Institutional Diversity, Mary made a motion to approve, Helen seconded, all in favor
•    Research Awards and Research Week – discussed trying to send letters out  asking for donations in early September, Jen said we could get more money from Stephen McKeever if we bring in a big name speaker for research week, also discussed how to improve the application and letters of support process

New Business:
•    Annual Report – Merrall needs to write
•    Abortion Laws Protest – concerned citizens to protest abortion laws on 05/10 at 7:00 pm in Tulsa

•    Next meeting TBA
•    Meeting adjourned at 1:25 pm