Members present:Mr. James Mathews, Mr. Terence Parker, Ms. Jonnie Wilson,
Mrs. Beverly Woodson Day, Ms. Becky Woodson, Ms. Jackie
Cooper, Dr. Elvin Holt, Dr. Barbara Lyman
VISION:To promote togetherness,
develop a strong unified body, and gain recognition within the SWT and
surrounding community.Empower and
encourage other faculty and staff to be about the coalition.
Discuss Dr. Trauth’s Investiture speech
·Thursdays from @ U-CLUB
·Wednesdays @ (location to be determined)
Vincent Morton is
interested in participating in any funding initiatives that may happen on
actively use the newly designed newsletter to pass on information to the
Coalition members feel
that Dr. Trauth laid out the challenge that lay
ahead of SWT.The Coalition needs
to have input in what will drive the university in the coming years and the
Coalition needs to be represented everywhere.Members agreed that now is the time to
develop our plans and strategies so that we are in the best possible position
to assist Dr. Trauth meet her goals, as well as, we
Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff now has a checking account.Members are encouraged to pay
dues--$12.00 per semester/$24.00 per academic year.
Members proofed the
newly designed membership cards.All paid members will receive membership cards.
Coalition should consider honoring Dana Smith and Kenny Tucker for their role
in desegregating Southwest Texas State University.
Michelle Hearn, an
African American student has been selected to go to New York to interview for
a Rockerfellow Fellowship.
Virtual Mentoring Program has been established and will be tested after Spring
Gates Fellowship now requires students to be nominated while still in high
school.Coalition members were
encouraged to nominate high school students they know.
Paws Preview selected
two Coalition members as Den namesakes:Den Parker (Terence Parker) and Den Wilson (Jonnie Wilson).
1.Letter to Dr. Trauth thanking her for meeting with the Coalition recently
and outlining our discussion items/plan of action.
2.Letter to Dr. Mayo to thank her for a
great Black History Month presentation and exhibit.
3.Get an update from Dr. Smith and Dr.
Benn to ascertain where is our assistance needed in the upcoming Minority
4.Go forward with the newsletter.Circulate the newsletter via email to
all Black faculty and staff members, Deans, Student Affairs Council and Black
5.Get correct e-mail addresses of all
Black Faculty and staff members.
6.Send a greeting card to LaTonya Henry who is recovering from major surgery.