Staff Senate Committees

2012 - 2013

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)
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)
Paula Carnes-Ashe

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

Resources and Environment Committee

Address staff concerns and proposals related to the work environment, campus environment, work safety, parking and transportation, building and equipment repairs, and other associated topics.

Andy Voelker (Chair)
Robin Hitch
David Rathbone

Scholarship Committee

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

Marty Brow(Chair)
Phyllis Franks
David Rathbone
Amy McKenzie


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