September 25, 2013 Meeting Minutes

SAAESD Fall Meeting

September 25, 2013

Columbus, OH

Participants:

Bill Brown, TN
Wes Burger, MS
Nancy Cox, KY
Mary Duryea, FL
Jonathan Edelson, OK
Gina Eubanks, LA
Bob Godfrey, VI
John Hayes, FL
George Hopper, MS
Jody Jellison, VA
Rogers Leonard, LA
John Liu, AL
Nathan McKinney, AR
Reuben Moore, MS
Saied Mostaghimi, VA
Craig Nessler, TX
Steve Oliver, TN
Chris Ray, SC
Rick Roeder, AR
John Russin, LA
Bob Shulstad, GA
Clarence Watson, AK
Joe West, GA
Steve Workman, KY

Executive Director’s Office:
Eric Young, SAAESD
Donna Pearce, SAAESD

Action Items:

 Agenda #  Actions Taken
Agenda – Approved (Russin/Brown)
Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Watson/Cox)
Interim Actions – Approved (Russin/Cox)
S1 SERA Renewal Requests

All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved

S8 Nominating Committee Report

The nomination was accepted and George Hopper, MS was elected as chair-elect for 2013/14 and chair in 2014/15.

Close nominations – Approved (Watson/Cox)
Nomination – Approved by acclamation

S9 Resolutions Committee Report

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Saied Mostaghimifor his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Elvin Roman-Paoli (PR) who has left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.

Agenda:

Time Item Number Agenda Item – Presenter
8:00 Welcome and Introductions – Saied Mostaghimi

Approval of Agenda

Minutes  April 1-4, 2013

Interim Actions

  • Appointed Wes Burger (MS) as Administrative Advisor for New SERA S_temp3122 ” Southern Region Integrated Water Resources Coordinating Committee”
  • Appointed Clarence Watson (AR) as Administrative Advisor for SCC-13 “Statisticians Group”

Action taken:

Agenda – Approved (Russin/Brown)
Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Watson/Cox)
Interim Actions – Approved (Russin/Cox)

8:05 S1 SERA Review Committee Report, Recommendations, and Approval  – Reuben Moore

Action taken: All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved

8:15 S2 Multistate Research Committee Report – Steve Workman
8:20 S3 NRSP RC Report – Clarence Watson
8:40 S4 Use of MRF for SCC, SERA, SDC and SDC Process Change – Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • S-65 may use to account for MRF Hatch expenditures on faculty participating in Development Committees, Coordinating Committees, and Extension-Research Activities, as well as travel an initial meeting to plan a new multistate project prior to a DC number being assigned.
  • Only new projects will be assigned an SDC#
  • All renewed proposals will be assigned an S_temp #.  The proposal will operate under the S_temp# until a new project has been approved and assigned a new S#.
  • If a “Active” project terminates before the revised project is approved the S_temp# will become an SDC# with a two year term or until officially approved at NIFA
9:00 S5 Academic Programs & Experiment Station Directors Joint Meeting Follow Up – Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Would like to meet one more time then less frequently – every two years
9:15 S6 Status Reports – Eric Young

9:35 S7 Spring 2014 SAAESD Meeting – Bob Shulstad

In meeting discussion:

  • Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, GA
  • March 31 – April 3, 2014
  • Monday through Thursday
    • Open with Monday night reception
9:40 S8 Nominating Committee Report – Bill Brown

The nomination was accepted and George Hopper, MS was elected as chair-elect for 2013/14 and chair in 2014/15.

Action taken: Close nominations – Approved(Watson/Cox)       Nomination – Approved by acclamation

9:45 S9 Resolutions Committee Report – Rick Roeder

  • A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Saied Mostaghimi for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Elvin Roman-Paoli (PR) who has left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.
9:50 S10 Presentation of SAAESD “Gavel” to incoming Chair – Saied Mostaghimi

  • Outgoing chair, Saied Mostaghimi, presented the Associations’ official gavel, a pocketknife, to incoming chair, Bill Brown
9:55 S11 Closing Remarks and Announcements – Bill Brown
10:00 S12 Adjourn@10:15 AM