President Tom Oeltmann convened the meeting at 7:45 am and stated that the order of business would be nontraditional in order to accommodate the long program.
Election: Oeltmann reported there would be an alteration in the normal cycle of succession and terms of office for the Presidency since he was stepping down as President after only one year in office due to changes in his position at Vanderbilt Univ. Lisa Alty would assume the Presidency one year early, Anne Ewing would remain as Immediate Past President until Lisa completed three years as President, and the newly elected Vice President would serve in that position for three years. Oeltmann requested approval of this arrangement, which was granted by a voice vote.
Anne Ewing presented the slate for the election prepared by the Nominating Committee, comprised of Tom Oeltmann, Jean DeSaix and herself. The slate was:
- President Elect:
- Linda Luck (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
- Keith Garbutt (West Virginia University)
- Representative to NAAHP Board of Directors (one to be elected):
- Karen De Olivares (Southern Methodist University)
- Jennifer Steffen Kimble (Emory University)
- SAAHP Board of Directors (two to be elected):
- Ken Crawford (Western Kentucky University)
- Barry Fox (University of North Carolina – Asheville)
- Herb House (Elon)
Ballots were distributed, it was noted that the biographical information for Jennifer Steffen Kimble and Linda Luck on the ballots had been scrambled, and attendees were reminded that there can be only one vote per institution. There were no nominations from the floor. Ballots were distributed, marked by the delegates and then collected for tabulation.
PROGRAM PART I
Carol Fox of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine presented information about the school, with emphasis on the Atlanta Campus of PCOM.
NAAHP: NAAHP President Jerry Putnam and Executive Director Susan Maxwell addressed the assembly.
Jerry Putnam presented the plans for his NAAHP Presidency. He wants strengthen our relationship with the 16 national health professional associations (represented on the Advisory Council), to help them understand the uniqueness and independence of the four regions, and to enlist their assistance in expanding our advisor membership. He plans to keep humanism at the forefront, to continue our participation in Virtual Evaluations, and to do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis with the NAAHP Board members. In response to a question, he replied that we are approaching the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for financial support for membership initiatives with community colleges.
Susan Maxwell, NAAHP Executive Director, relayed a message from Jacquelyn Gaines expressing gratitude and an eagerness to work with us. She also reported that there are now 1220 members of NAAHP and described Robert Wood Johnson’s support of the minority colleges initiative which resulted in 25 new members. One way that NAAHP is supported the regions is to do hotel negotiations for meetings. She has been invited to join the Association of Schools of the Health Professions. She noted that 3500 room-nights at a rate of $49 are being held for the 2008 NAAHP meeting in Chicago . She is willing to assist in any way she can. Her contact information is on the NAAHP web site.
Minutes: The minutes distributed by Secretary Susan Morrison were approved without revision.
Treasurer’s Report: Jerry Seebach presented the financial report and summarized it. The SAAHP had $27,000 before the Nashville meeting, the profit from the Nashville meeting was $4000 (from on $26,000 income and $22,000 spent), and the current balance is $30,614.76. Other specific expenses included: domain registry, Earthlink for the web site, and travel for Lisa Alty to a planning meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Election Results: Anne Ewing announced the election results:
- SAAHP President-elect:
- Linda Luck (Ewing inserted that the next SAAHP-only meeting in 2009 would be in Birmingham, Alabama)
- SAAHP Board of Directors:
- Kenneth Crawford
- Herb House
- Representative to NAAHP Board:
PROGRAM PART II
Three representatives from Princeton Review gave a brief presentation on what they have to offer.
Introduction of New Members: Tom Oeltmann asked those who were new members to introduce themselves. They are:
- Linette Aguiar-Scibelli
- Letina Banks* (Florida A&M Univ)
- Robert Baum (Vanderbilt Univ)
- Rachel Beecham* (Mississippi Valley State Univ)
- Sheila Brayboy (Univ of NC-Pembroke)
- Larry Brown (Virginia State Univ)
- Emil Chuck (George Mason Univ)
- Kate Dayton (Eckerd College)
- Todd Deal (Georgia Southern Univ)
- Ray Easterlin (Univ of Texas-Austin)
- Karen Eippert (College of Charleston)
- Shanta Goswami* (Univ of Texas at Brownsville)
- Elizabeth Hanie (Univ of NC-Charlotte)
- Alan Jaslow* (Rhodes College-Memphis)
- Nancy Johnson (Baylor Univ)
- Kent Klinger (Lipscomb Univ)
- Sonya Lamb (Virginia Commonwealth Univ)
- Dana McDowelle (Rice Univ)
- Gary Miller (Wake Forest Univ)
- Lori Nicolaysen (Univ of Virginia)
- John Palisano (Univ of the South)
- Rebecca Pazdral* (Univ of Texas-Dallas)
- Leah Stands (Virginia Military Institute)
- Darren Stoub (Rollins College)
- Greg Weiss (Roanoke College)
Those who introduced themselves as recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson grant to support their membership and attendance are marked by *.
Program Part III
Budge Mabry, Director of the Texas Medical & Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS), reported on the service and some recent changes. His presentation will be posted on his website.
Future Meetings: Lisa Alty reported on the 2007 joint meeting of the Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA) of the AAMC with the SAAHP. The meeting will be April 12-15, 2007, in Little Rock , Arkansas , at the Peabody Little Rock Hotel. Room rates will be $149/night (including 15.5% taxes). The theme is “Building Bridges.” A tentative program schedule includes: Opening session and plenary speaker late Thursday afternoon, a reception at the William J. Clinton School of Public Health, and a dinner and self-guided tour of the Clinton Presidential Library. There will be joint sessions with GSA on topics such as communications, MCAT transition to computer-based testing, and AMCAS, as well as separate SAAHP sessions for “Meet the Deans” and updates. They are trying to arrange tours to: University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Central High School , and Heifer International. She noted that Little Rock is reasonably easy to reach by plane. She will welcome ideas about our portion of the program.
Alty also reported that the SAAHP will host the NAAHP meeting in 2010. Locations being considered are: Richmond, VA ; Atlanta, GA ; San Antonio, TX (but only if it can be on the Riverwalk at reasonable rates); and Fort Lauderdale, FL, but no decision will be made for at least six months.
Resolutions: Susan Morrison read a series of resolutions. Each was endorsed by the membership with a voice vote:
- Be it resolved that the membership of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Kay Singer for spearheading the Virtual Evaluations project and marshalling it from an idea to its implementation.
- Be it resolved that the membership of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) expresses its sincere appreciation to Saeed Richardson for providing the computer expertise essential for moving the Virtual Evaluations project from an idea to its implementation.
- Be it resolved that the Executive Committee and General Membership of SAAHP express appreciation to Karen DeOlivares and Barbara Bell as they rotate off the SAAHP Executive Council as at-large members at the close of the current meeting.
- Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the membership of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) express its sincere gratitude to Dr. Thomas Oeltmann, President of the SAAHP, for his leadership of our organization over the last two years.
- Be it resolved that the Executive Committee and General Membership of SAAHP express appreciation to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Atlanta campus for its support of the SAAHP breakfast at the Portland meeting.
- Be it resolved that the Executive Committee and General Membership of SAAHP express appreciation to the Princeton Review for its support of the Board of Directors luncheon meeting at the Portland conference.
- Be it resolved that the Executive Committee and General Membership of SAAHP express appreciation to Program Chair W. Thomas Langhorne, Executive Director Susan Maxwell and all of the NAAHP staff for the program, hotel and general meeting arrangements in Portland, Oregon.
Tom Oeltmann then read another resolution:
- Be it resolved that the Executive Council and General Membership of SAAHP express appreciation to Susan Morrison as she leaves the Executive Council after nine years of dedicated service as Secretary of SAAHP at the conclusion of the current meeting.
David Pennington offered the final resolution:
- Be it resolved that the membership of SAAHP express their sincere appreciation to Tom Oeltmann for his effective leadership of SAAHP.
Adjournment: There being no additional business from the Executive Committee or the membership, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 am.
Susan J. Morrison