Members Present: Dan Franklin, Kurt Keppler, John Marshall, Orby Moss, John Diehl, Debra Snell, Andrew Sumner, Bill Thomas, Martha Bullard, John Rowell, David Martin
Members Absent: Rankin Cooter, Norman Crandell, Alicia Woo, Richard Fendler, Hiram Johnson, Melissa Fowler, Thom Wubbenhorst
Additional Attendees: Carol Owen, Blaine Hughes
Call To Order
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 by chair Daniel Franklin.
Out of State Tuition Waivers
Blaine Hughes reported on the availability of tuition waivers for out of state scholarship athletic recruits. Apparently, not only are the number of tuition waivers available to the University limited by the Board of Regents. There may be an attempt to reduce the number of out of state tuition wavers available to the Athletics Program at GSU. It remains to be seen as to whether the Athletics Department will be able to retain its full complement of tuition waivers.
Dan Franklin commented that since the System had doubled the number of tuition waivers available to the University that the Athletics Department should gain a proportional number of waivers and that the argument should be pressed at the APACE Committee which makes recommendations as to the allocation of tuition waivers.
Approval of Minutes
A quorum being present, Dan Franklin asked for Approval of the Minutes from the April meeting. The minutes, as amended, were approved.
Orby Moss asked that the Athletic Schedules for the 1997-98 academic year be approved. After a brief discussion they were approved unanimously by the Committee.
Election of the Chair
Dan Franklin was reelected to another term as Chair of the Committee. The vote was unanimous.
Carol Owen and Blaine Hughes have asked that student athletes be allowed to register for classes at the beginning of the regularly scheduled registration period. In this way student athletes will be able to coordinate their class schedule with their competition and practice schedules.
Ms. Owen will report to the Committee on the progress of this initiative by the end of June.
-Kurt Keppler announced that the Women's Basketball games would now be broadcast on the Campus radio station.
-It was decided that the Committee would continue to meet at 10:00 a.m., in Room 840 of 1 Park Place for the next academic year.
-Orby Moss reminded the Committee that there will be an awards reception for GSU student athletes on May 29 at 4 p.m. in the common area of the Urban Life Building. The entire campus community is invited. There is also an Athletics Golf and Tennis Booster event scheduled for June 2 at Hamilton Mill Country Club. All interested Athletics Boosters are invited to participate.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.