History and Mission
The Staff Advisory Council was originally established by Dr. Marshall Gordon in November 1988 and consisted of eleven staff members from various job classifications. It took some time for the Council to gain momentum, but it really started to take off in 1993 under Dr. Keeling, acting President of the University.
Since its inception in 1988, Staff Senate has been making significant strides for staff by increasing staff involvement on campus and by initiating or assisting in the development of many staff benefits.
Through the years, many staff members have been involved in refining our mission and objectives. In 2001, the Staff Advisory Council became known as Staff Senate. As a representative body of the University, working with Student Government Association and the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate maintains standing committees and ad-hoc work-groups to support the public affairs mission of the University, plan activities for staff, raise money for scholarships and other worthy causes, advise staff on University resources, communicate information to staff throughout our community, and support the professional and personal development of all staff.
The Staff Senate Executive Board consists of the following officers: Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect/Treasurer, past Chairperson, Secretary, and the Coordinator of Staff Senate Committees. Additionally, the Chairperson may appoint Assistants to the Chair as nonvoting consolatory members, during that Chairperson's term, who serve to support and provide focus for key initiatives. 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, if they are not currently also serving as a sitting Senator.
|Rut Munoz Aliaga
|Mary Lynne Golden
|Mary Lynne Golden
|Mark Stillwell/Mike Murphy