45th Annual Meeting of the Mountain Plains Management Conference
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1. Nominating Committee Report
Eric Pratt, Roy Cook and
Richard Vail and
The position of Board Chair Elect for the Board of Directors is established to provide succession continuity. James Frost accepts the nomination as Board Chair Elect. The Board certified Jim’s appointment.
2. Report on Conference Matters
33 registered participants at the 45th Annual Meeting
7 additional attendees
29 papers and workshops presented
32 papers submitted
4 rejected or withdrawn
Suggestions for the next conference:
a. A board meeting during the Friday luncheon should be planned
mailing list needs to be up-dated;
d. Two-year schools will be pursued
e. Book representatives are potential supporters for plaques and refreshments
f. The host school will provide plaques for best paper awards and retiring board members
Electronic Journal of Business and Economics statistics:
a. Vol. 4 (2002) 25 papers submitted, 8 accepted, 32% acceptance
b. Vol. 3 (2001) 27 % acceptance
It was suggested that the recipient of the “Best Paper Award” at the Conference be encouraged to submit his/her article to the electronic journal and provided with $50 to pay the submission fee.
3. Rotation Schedule
It is requested that the list of participants be forwarded to Southern Utah University for inclusion on the members list.
The rotation schedule for future Mountain Plains Management Conferences is:
Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO in 2004 – 46th conference
Metro State College, Denver, CO in 2006 – 48th conference
Casimir will send a “thanks for the
effort” letter for Mario Reyes and
4. By-Laws Amendment
The verbiage of Section 6.3 of the Mountain Plains Management Conference by-laws will be amended to indicate the three-year term of office for elected board members. Mesa State College will send out the amendment to all members for approval next year at the meeting (required to be sent thirty days before the vote).
5. Organizing Interest Divisions
A desirable goal is to establish permanent tracks for the Mountain Plains Manage- ment Conference so the host school can focus on organizing the conference, rather than hurriedly establishing temporary (for one year only) tracks for each discipline.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at