Staff Senate Members


The Staff Senate Executive Board consists of the following officers: Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect, past Chairperson, Secretary/Treasurer, and Director of Staff Relations.  Staff Senate officers shall be voting members of the Senate with the exception of the Chairperson, who shall vote only in case of tied votes, and the Past Chairperson, who will only serve in an advisory capacity.


Any full time staff person who is in good standing and who has been employed by Missouri State University for at least one year is eligible for nomination as a Staff Senate Senator.  There are two types of senators including divisional members, who represent the major units to which they report (e.g., Provost's area), and occupational members, who represent major occupational categories (e.g., Job Family 1).


Staff Senate has several standing committees and also sends representatives to serve on various university committees at the request of the Administration.  Standing committees are made up of both senators and staff members at-large.  All senators are required to serve on at least one standing committee per term year, but both senators and staff members at-large may serve on more than one committee.  The Staff Senate Chairperson recommends representatives for university committees based on the expertise of the employee and his/her area of representation.