September 2005 meeting minutes

Minutes of the
Administrative Staff Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville

The meeting was called to order at 8:45 am by Susan Deigan, co-chair. Introductions were made.


  • Connie Serafin: Race for the Cure for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is scheduled for September 25, 2005 in Central Park. For more information, contact Ellen Mandel at or Aracelis Norberto at
  • Shanelle Henry Robinson & Danielle Plass: Diversity Week is the week of October 10, 2005. The week of special events and programs is designed to educate the Pace University campus community about multicultural groups and populations. Programs include special guest speakers and performances, panel discussions, etc. Further information can be provided through Shanelle Henry Robinson at
  • Susan Deigan: Through the same group which is providing a program during Pace Diversity week on Native Americans: Rethinking Columbus Day, a Native American Day program is scheduled in for Sept 17th and 18th at FDR Park in Yorktown, NY.
  • Center for Academic Excellence announcement: There will be sophomore events scheduled with a kick off on September 21, 2005.

Guest Speakers:

Gary Faulkner, Director of Auxiliary Services

Jeff Greenberg, Lackmann Culinary Food Services Representative.

Presented an overview of the RFP process in selecting this company which included a committee of all constituents, focus groups, questionnaires, etc. Introduced background on Lackmann and its philosophy, practices, and its ability to be flexible to meet the needs of our multiple campuses. Lackmann can explore the feasibility of piloting a program (an example was given of asking that they provide breakfast at Briarcliff). As flexibility is their philosophy, if something is not in the catering guide, ask and they will work with you and work to stay within budget. Reviewed need for utilizing e-procurement to obtain a purchase order number for any orders made.

Training Note: Sept. 27th - 30th Special Events training meetings will be held where you can learn more about the menus and the pricing.

They are:

Sept. 27th 10am - 12 noon PLV Campus Butcher suite

Sept. 29th 10am - 12 noon NY Campus Multipurpose Room

Sept. 30th 11am -1pm Law School Campus Tudor Room

Please feel free to ask questions of any dining services manager. For Pleasantville/Briarcliff the manager is John Krell at ext. 33763. For White Plains the manager is Marina Magas at ext. 44119.


Treasurer’s Report : Angelica Ferreira reported that this year’s budget is $4,000 - the same amount as last year. Last year we ran $2,000 over budget the cost of which Human Resources picked up. An assumption of a 5% budget reduction was made for this year; however in checking with our Human Resources Office in New York, we were informed that the 5% reduction will not be applied to our budget.


Committee Reports and Status:

Sign up sheets for each of the committees were passed around.

Benefits Committee – No report

Service Committee – No report

Picnic Committee – Peggy Caraccio welcomed anyone interested in volunteering to join the committee as well as any ideas or recommendations for our next picnic.

Faculty Council – Karen DeSantis left word that the first meeting of the Faculty Council is scheduled for October 7, 2005.


The below 2005 - 2006 Administrative/Staff Council Schedule was distributed:
(Corrections should be noted for a typo on the April date; it’s April 5th not April 1st.)
No meeting in January; no meeting in June due to Pace Picnic.

Sept 14, 2005
October 12, 2005
November 2, 2005
December 7, 2005
February 1, 2006
March 1, 2006
April 5, 2006
May 3, 2006