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Staff Senate Board Meetings

The Staff Senate Board is the administrative arm of the Staff Senate, and represents the Senate to the university administration. The Board is comprised of nine elected staff members, who are serving either a one or a two year term. Of these Board members, there are positions held by elected officers on the Staff Senate Board. These positions include the following: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary.

The Staff Senate Board meetings are held monthly to discuss business issues. Committees are formed and led by board members. They involve staff members collaborating together to attain the accomplishment of the objectives of the committee.

Upcoming Staff Senate Board Meetings 

  • July 11, 2019 (planning meeting)
  • September 5, 2019
  • October 3, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • August 6, 2020 (transition meeting)


Community Outreach - Develops and coordinates campus-wide outreach programs, including the annual Giving Tree program.
Tami Stanko - Chair
Tracy Kash
Kristie Persinger
Olivia Thompson-Tinsley

Legislative - Sets up and organizes the balloting procedures for Staff Senate Board nominations and elections; interprets Staff Senate bylaws and recommends changes.
Amy Figot – Chair
John Grant
Mariana Hernandez
Stefanie Janes
Cathy Phillips
Suzanne Schimanski-Gross
Cynthia Simpson

Social - Plans and arranges staff events and staff activities, including a welcome to new staff members and health and wellness activities.
Cheri Frost - Co-Chair
Kristie Persinger - Co-Chair
Diane Sobania
Olivia Thompson-Tinsely

Welcome (formally Staff Recognition) - Welcomes new staff and mentors new staff
Olivia Thompson-Tinsley - Chair
Amy Figot
John Grant
Melody Kellogg
Scott Kujawa

Staff Development  - Develops and coordinates training and workshops to improve staff productivity, skills, and morale.

Health and Safety (Ad Hoc) - Promote and present on health and safety topics that would aid in promoting best practices.
Roger Hairrson - Chair

Join a Committee

Be a part of the Change for the better...join a Staff Senate committee today. 

Or, if you wish to contact a committee with a suggestion or with questions please send an email to In the Subject line please put the committee your email is intended for.