Minutes October 6-7, 2011


OCTOBER 6-7, 2011


Attendees: Mark Scott (Geneseo), Diane Williams (Oneonta), Jerry Stacy (Cobleskill), Shannon Richards (Morrisville), Glenn Gaslin (Morrisville), Diane Dimitroff (Brockport), Bill Guerrero (Purchase), Piere Gagnon (Cortland), Steve Deutsch (New Paltz), Wayne Duprey (Plattsburgh), Patricia Heath (Delhi), Tom Kent (Adirondack), David Schissler (Jefferson), Stephen Schnorr (Alfred)


Contract :  Mark S. updated attendees on status of new contract.  SASA/SUNY response to questions raised by OSC has been submitted.  It is not anticipated that approval will be received prior to expiration of current extension so following discussions with Jeff McGrath ASC’s will be encouraged to submit another six month extension for the period of January 1 – June 30, 2012.


Annual Conference:  Diane W. updated group on conference details.  Annual conference will be at the Desmond in Albany, NY from January 4-6, 2012.  A call for programs will be released soon and a few suggested topics were:

*College Store (textbook impact)

*Community College topic of interest

Members were encouraged to submit a program for concurrent sessions.


Blind Vending Update-: UB, Buffalo State and Binghamton have been selected as campuses that will be impacted by the legislation.  Site visits are scheduled for October 25 at UB and Buffalo State.  Currently they are only looking for a small retail location to sell limited convenience store items.  At this time it is not anticipated to impact vending machine sales.


Strategic Sourcing: discussion about impact (if any) at Auxiliary Services level.  Jeff McGrath will attempt to run interference and be the point person for any inquiries to Auxiliary Services.  There is currently an inquiry for survey of SUNY campus food service operations identifying which are self-operated versus contracted.


Shared Services:  round table discussion on how campuses are responding to this SUNY initiative.  Examples are:

  • Sharing of college President (ex: Cobleskill-Delhi)
  • Exploration of shared services between campus ASC operations
  • Integration with local community college
  • HR workgroup is reviewing possible sole source solutions for health care, worker’s compensation and disability.



Public/Private Partnerships: what are ASC’s doing in response to this SUNY strategic plan goal.  Several examples were referenced by those in attendance:

  • New Paltz: exploring construction of a field house for community youth
  • Alfred: community garden
  • Oneonta: rents textbook space to local vendor (Damascene Book Cellar)
  • Morrisville: equine center


Survey:  two different survey’s were discussed:

1)    Salary survey formerly managed by Tom Massera of Alfred.  Members thought this tool was useful and should be released again.  Jerry S. volunteered to administer this survey and compile results.

2)    Survey of general membership to determine how we (SASA) can effectively serve our members.  Survey will include all SUNY institutions.  Mark S. & Diane W. agreed to steer this initiative


Spring Meeting:  Geneseo will host the spring meeting in April.  More information to follow during spring semester.



Tour:  on Friday morning Glen G. took attendees for an informative tour of their equine rehabilitation facility located a few miles from college.  Glenn & his staff provided a summary of funding, property acquisition, facility development, service provided and management summary of the $7 million facility.


Appreciation:  thank you to Glenn G., Shannon R. & their entire staff for the hospitality and hosting of fall meeting.



Respectfully  Submitted,  –Wayne Duprey