Welfare and Security Committee



Van Leer Building Room 218, 3:00PM

Wednesday, August 24, 2005



WSC Members Present: Mary Ann Ingram, Chair (ECE), Jilda Garton (GTRC), Gail Palmer (ECE), Jane Weyant (COE), Frank Lambert (ECE), Paul Supawanich (Student), Tom Akins (DOPP) Ex-officio.


1.      The minutes of our April 27, 2005 meeting were approved as presented.


2.      We approved the 2004-2005 Annual Report.  Frank Lambert will give the Annual Report at the Annual Faculty Assembly on Tuesday, October 11, at 3:00pm, at the GLC.


3.      We elected our new Chairman: Mary Ann Ingram of ECE.  We recognized the outstanding job that Frank Lambert has done as Chairman of the previous year.


4.      We reviewed the projects that we will continue into the 2005-2006 year:


  1. Automatic External Defibrillators – These have popular support, but no funding.  Our priority going forward is to explore ways to fund the installation and maintenance of AEDs across campus.   The committee agreed to devote the next meeting to this issue, by inviting administrators from Human Resources, College of Engineering, School of ECE, and others.
  2. Safety on Campus – Mary Ann Ingram will follow-up with Chief Crocker to learn the results of the Campus Safety Walk that was held on April 18. 
  3. Violence Against Women – Gail Palmer is a member of the Violence Against Women Task Force, and she will keep us informed on the progress of that group.
  4. Motorized Carts – The committee views this as an important safety issue because the number of carts on campus is growing, many are not street-worthy, they sometimes move among pedestrians, and there is currently no policy governing their use.  A proposal for a policy was presented to Bob Thompson in the fall of 2004.
  5. Bus service on Bobby Dodd and Cherry Streets – Interest in this has been indicated by certain faculty on the hill and certain students accessing the library.  The committee agreed to request that Bob Furniss address this issue for us in one of our meetings this fall.


  1. The committee agreed to take up the new topic of multi-campus governance.  The committee agreed to request that Monte Hayes, the Chair of an ad hoc committee addressing this issue, attend one of our meetings this fall.
  2. Frank Lambert will contact Said Abdelkhalik about replacing Lionel Lemarchand on this committee.
  3. Next Meeting – will be scheduled for early October.