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2014 March Executive Committee Minutes

Western Association of Graduate Schools

Minutes 03/31/14

Fargo, North Dakota

Present: Linda La Grange, Ramona Mellott, David Wittrock, Becky

Aanerud, Elisa Mattison, Laura Bender, Jodie Hanzlik, Lorie

Liebrock, Donna White, Wade Parkhouse

Treasurer’s Report

There was $42,966.96 in the WAGS bank account as of 03/30/14.

New Business

We discussed the dates for the planning meeting to be held in

Anchorage. It was first suggested that the meeting be held September 26-28. However, there were some schedule conflicts, and the meeting date was moved to September 21-23, 2014.

The solicitation for the theses competitions will be sent to the members next week.

Suggestions for the Future

  • Increase the number of staff-specific presentation at the spring meeting
  • Have a WAGS recruiting table at the December CGS meeting
  • Make spring conference schedule available to CGS attendees
  • Donna volunteered to coordinate the WAGS dinner we hold every year at CGS
  • We should increase our outreach efforts to include Mexico,

Pacific Rim, and more Canadian universities

  • Should we consider going back to our previous spring meeting schedule of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday?
  • Ask CGS to schedule the Summer institute in Canada (for instance, Whistler)

The meeting was adjourned by tacit agreement over the dinner entrée.