Staff Senate Committees


Governance Committee

Handles the nomination, election and orientation process for representatives and officers; manages bylaws and related procedures as well as other issues and activities related to governance.

Robin Hitch (Chair)
Patrick Hinkle
David Rathbone
Andy Voelker

Human Resource Committee

Addresses all staff concerns and proposals in the area of salary/benefits, job classification, privatization, staff development and training, diversity/multiculturalism issues, and other issues related to human resources.

Pam DeGraffenreid (Co-Chair)
Michelle Cooper (Co-Chair)
Patrick Hinkle

Public Relations Committee

Plans and coordinates the communication function of the Staff Senate so staff can exchange ideas with representatives on issues and concerns; also handles employee recognition activities, service projects and other activities related to public relations.

Jen Nickel (Chair)
Amy McKenzie
Sarah Carter
Robin Hitch
Andy Voelker
Jennifer Cooper

Scholarship Committee

Handles all aspects of the Staff Senate Scholarship including application review, fundraising and notifying award winners.

Marty Brow(Chair)
David Rathbone
Amy McKenzie
Brian Wood


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