2019-2020 Executive Committee
2019-2020 Staff Senators
|Representative Group||Staff Senator|
|Alumni Office||Rachaella Giannotta|
|Arts & Sciences||Kari Craighead|
|Arts & Sciences||Anna Rivard|
|Arts & Sciences||Janis Davis|
|Auxiliary Services||Judy Anderson-Hamed|
|Leavey School of Business||Shane Maye|
|Leavey School of Business||Marina Masini|
|Campus Ministry||Andrea Cruz|
|Finance & Administration||Vacant|
|Human Resources & KOC||Alma Ruiz|
|Finance Administration||Charlie Ambelang|
|Ignatian Center||Hannah Dahdouh|
|Information Services||Billie Knepper|
|Information Services||Brian Moon|
|Information Services||Nadia Nasr|
|Jesuit School of Theology||Tanisha Sparks|
|Markkula Center||Leslie Leonetti|
|Campus Ministry - Staff Senate President||Andrew Chai|
|Office of Marketing & Communications||Harold Gutmann|
|School of Education & Counseling Psychology||Harleen Bola|
|School of Engineering||Mike Rasay|
|School of Law||Andrew Amador-Corrales|
|School of Law - Staff Senate Past President||Carly Koebel|
|School of Law||Janelle Atangan|
|Student Life - Staff Senate President-elect||Kori Lennon|
|Student Life||Leah Nakasaki-Peterson|
|Student Life||Joanna Thompson|
|Undergraduate Admissions||Sarah Stricker|
|University Finance Office||Vacant|
|University Operations||Linda Hylkema|
|University Operations||Joe Pereira|
The Staff Senate exists in part to contribute to the growth and welfare of the staff and to promote a positive and supportive work environment. It is a recognized part of the University governance system that provides a forum for open communication among staff and between staff and administration. It is a consultative and deliberative body with authority to make recommendations on all matters which have a significant bearing on the working environment of the staff. It also serves as the official nominating body for staff appointments to administrative committees, and for other task forces and search committees.
In the past, the Senate has promoted the interest of the staff in a number of ways: sponsoring annual events such as the Staff Faire and the SCU Day of Service; promoting sustainability by advocating for a limited number of free parking permits for those who bike to work; sponsoring forums related to staff concerns; providing staff with opportunities for volunteer service; publishing State of the Staff reports; and much more.
The Staff Assembly is divided into groups of departments based upon a "commonality of interest." For example, staff members in the Philosophy, Music and Physics departments are assigned to the Arts & Science group while staff in Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Records are assigned to the Student Administration group. Each group has one or more representatives depending upon the number of staff in the group. Senators are elected for a term of two years, and terms are renewable.
The Staff Senate meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Representatives are expected to attend these meetings regularly and, if they cannot attend a particular meeting, to arrange for someone from their group to attend in their place.
Representatives are also encouraged to participate in Senate programs by serving on one of several committees: Events/Community Service, Communication, and Elections & Bylaws, as well as to University committees external to the Senate.
As to the time commitment, some representatives simply attend the single monthly meeting while a representative on a committee should expect to devote perhaps four or five hours a month to Senate business.
The Staff Senate provides a valuable service to the SCU staff. Please participate by nominating yourself or someone in your group who you feel will contribute positively.