Western Association of Gradaute Schools

2009 March Executive Committee Minutes

Executive Committee
March 6, 2009
Hotel Encanto Las Cruces, New Mexico

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:20 p.m.


The minutes of the meeting of December 4, 2008 were approved as corrected.

Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $48,108.36 as of December 31, 2008, was accepted, following a discussion of probable financials for the Las Cruces meeting.

Approval of agenda for 51st Annual Meeting

The agenda for the 51st Annual Meeting was approved.

Preliminary report on 2009 Annual Meeting

Linda Lacey described the various ways in which cost containment for the 2009 meeting was achieved. She also reminded the Executive Committee that WAGS pays only transportation for the Past President to represent WAGS on the CGS Board and of the new policy for WAGS to pay the Secretary/Treasurer’s assistant two payments of $2,100 per year.

Executive Committee Election Report
President Margrit von Braun, University of Idaho
President-Elect Carl Fox, Montana State University
Secretary/Treasurer Linda LaGrange, New Mexico Highlands University
Past President Linda Lacey, New Mexico State University
Member-at-Large Moheb Ghali, Western Washington University
Member-at-Large Joseph Benoit, University of North Dakota
Member-at-Large Ramona Mellott, Northern Arizona University
Peter Dorhout of Colorado State University was appointed to fill out the unexpired Member-at-Large term of Laura Robles, who received a promotion and is no longer a graduate dean.

52nd Annual Meeting 2010

Margrit von Braun reported that the 52nd Annual Meeting will be held March 19 – 21, 2010 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Old Business

The call for papers process for the Annual Meeting was discussed. Members now probably see this arrangement as the norm. The Executive Committee can continue to fill in gaps if necessary. Comments were made as well about the Friday workshop.

The election process was also discussed. All were in agreement that the process should begin earlier.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.