First Meeting of College Council Under New Governance Plan



February 21, 2018 | Campus Events

Guttman College Council.

College Council meeting February 21, 2018.


The inaugural meeting of the College Council under Guttman’s new Governance Plan was held February 21, 2018. Scott E. Evenbeck, College President, welcomed attendees and gave introductions. Stuart Cochran, Dean of Strategic Planning and Accreditation, then reviewed the Council Responsibilities and Council and Standing Committee membership under the new Governance Plan.  He provided an overview of Open Meeting law and procedures and discussed the role of the Council Secretary and Council Alternates, who now will have voting privileges to ensure a simple meeting quorum is met.

At this meeting, the College Council elected:

  • Vice Chair: Rebecca Walker
  • Secretary: Marcus Allen
  • 3 Members of the Council to Serve on the Executive Committee:
    • Nicola Blake
    • Bindi Patel
    • Tashana Samuel
  • 4 Faculty Representatives to Serve on the Legislative Committee:
    • Keino Brown
    • Mary Gatta
    • Jihyun Kim
    • Jinzhong Niu
  • One Full-Time Non-Teaching Representative from the Council to Serve on the Legislative Committee:
    • Diane Zechowski

The Executive Council will appoint a Parliamentarian. The development of By-Laws for the Council and Standing Committees will be created during the Spring I session.