The Staff Senate held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 11.

Rob Yust, vice president of business affairs reported about the approval of the budget for the next fiscal year. A $77.1 million budget was passed and included a 1.5 percent raise for all employees, with a minimum of $500 for full-time employees and $250 for part-time.

Senate members also discussed the Back to School Kick-Off Celebration, which will be held on Aug. 15. More information will be forthcoming regarding the vent.

The Staff Senate executive team for 2014-15 is Robert Frossard, president; Elisa Bryant, president-elect; Patty Holder, secretary; and Lauren Powell, parliamentarian. Three new staff senators were also welcomed: Pam Hosp, Kim Noll and Chris Owens.

Nominations for the next Southern Service Champ award will be accepted through the end of the month. Please visit to vote.

The next meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Room 310 of Billingsly Student Center.