KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
2006 Annual Meeting
Eastern Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
March 3, 2006
Business Meeting Minutes
1. The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by
President Joe Gershtenson of Eastern Kentucky University.
2. Minutes of the 2005 meeting were approved as distributed.
3. Perry Ballard has apparently left Brescia, so will not be able to
serve as president for the coming year. Therefore, President
Gershtenson nominated Michael W. Hail of Morehead State to
be President-Elect (President after this meeting) and to host the 2007
meeting. By unanimous
vote, Ballard was elected. Gershtenson then nominated John
Heyrman of Berea College to be President-Elect (after this meeting) and
to host the 2008 meeting. By unanimous vote, Heyrman was elected.
4. President Gershtenson offered thanks to all panelists and members
attending, pointed out that it is very gratifying to see how many
undergraduate students attend -- something that many state
organizations do not seem to encourage -- and noted that he would have
more to say on the subject at the dinner meeting. We had about 75
5. Executive Secretary Mike Berheide (Berea College) gave his report, distributed separately.
6. Under new business:
a. Berheide, on behalf of the Executive Committee, moved the
following: Whereas the
job of Executive Secretary has been expanding over the past few years,
and there is currently no provision for the sudden departure of the
Executive Secretary (a possibility which would make it very difficult
for organization funds and resources to be accessed), the Executive
Committee of the KPSA moves to amend the Constitution to include the
following language, to be placed at the end of Section IV. Officers:
"Associate Executive Secretary.
The Associate Executive Secretary shall assist the Executive Secretary
in the performance of the above duties, and shall have all the powers
pertaining to that office, including serving as a financial account
signatory. The Associate Executive Secretary shall assume the
office of Executive Secretary upon that officer's resignation,
dismissal or inability to hold office, or upon expiration of term in
case no Executive Secretary shall have been elected. The
Associate Executive Secretary shall serve a five-year term of office,
which may be renewed as appropriate."
Motion seconded and carried.
b. Berheide then nominated
Saundra Ardrey to serve as Associate Executive Secretary. Elected
c. Berheide, on behalf of
the Executive Committee, moved the following: Whereas graduate
students have been
valuable contributors to KPSA panels, yet are ineligible for either the
Hughes or Rifai Awards, the Executive Committee moves to modify the
terms of the Hughes Award to include eligibility for both faculty and
graduate students from Kentucky colleges and universities.
Motion seconded and carried. Graduate student papers will be
eligible for the award, effective at this meeting.
d. Michael Hail asked for information regarding nominations for the
Distinguished Political Scientist Award. Nominations are to be
forwarded to the Executive Committe, which will decide on the honor.
e. Berheide moved a rising vote of thanks for Joe Gershtenson.
7. Michael Hail of Morehead State University was installed as
President for 2006-07, effective at the close of the current
conference. The next
annual meeting will be planned for March 2-3, 2007, hosted by Morehead
8. The meeting adjourned at 6:25pm.