MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
MAY 17, 2007
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
With President-elect Clint Brewer presiding, the meeting of the executive committee of the Society of Professional Journalists was called to order at 9 p.m. on Thursday May 17, 2007, via telephonic conference call.
The following members were present: President-elect Clint Brewer; Secretary-treasurer Dave Aeikens; Immediate Past President David Carlson; Vice President for Campus Chapter Affairs Mead Loop; Region 5 Director Richard Roth; and Region 10 Director Nathan Isaacs.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EVALUATION
President-elect Clint Brewer called the meeting to order and explained the purpose of the meeting to discuss the performance evaluation of Executive Director Terry Harper.
Brewer said the evaluation process began in January with a request to executive committee members who wished to take part in the process. President Christine Tatum, Brewer and Aeikens responded. On May 7, Harper and Brewer met in Nashville, Tenn. Later, committee members were asked to complete an evaluation form that ranked Harpers work in 15 categories. They could also make remarks. Brewer compiled the information, wrote a narrative and distributed the review to Aeikens and Tatum for editing and contributions. The review was then distributed to the committee.
Brewer led the committee through a discussion of each aspect of the review. Some minor changes were made.
At 10 p.m. EST Isaacs excused himself from the call and noted his support of the review.
Upon proper motion and second by Aeikens and Roth, respectively, the executive committee approved by a vote of 4-1 the evaluation for the Executive Director.
Brewer declared the meeting adjourned.