Staff Senate Initiatives

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Represent staff and create partnerships through direct participation in University committees (See Councils and Committees for complete list of Senate representation on University committees.)
  • Perform the Staff Satisfaction Survey every two years and report back findings to the University administration and Board of Governors.
  • Sponsor and coordinate Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising
  • Raise funds for the Staff Senate Scholarship
  • Provide information about Staff Senate during the Human Resources New Employee Orientation
  • Participate in the City of Springfield Adopt-A-Street program
  • Manage donation drives and volunteer events for community partners. 
  • Facilitate the Staff Senate Leadership Series which includes the leadership book club, sponsorship of the administrative professionals/professional development forum.
  • Enhance staff engagement at University athletic events including BearFest Village and staff appreciation day at the Missouri State University vs. University of Missouri baseball game
  • Assist HR with Staff Appreciation Week events, games, and food
  • Sponsor Pineapple Whip once each year to express appreciation to staff