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Current Senate

Title Officer

Bill Mains


Ray Plaza

Past President

Andrew Corrales

Communications Co-Chairs

Adam Brunnquell

Sheereen Siddiqui

Events & Service Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Kone

Lydia Hultquist

Elections & Bylaws Chair

Brian Moon

HR Support and Counsel

Sheila Javier

Collaborative Governance Specialist

Ixtlac Dueñas

Representative Group

Staff Senator

Alumni Relations

Kate Viso


Adam Brunnquell


Claire Linney



Auxiliary Services

John Rebagliati

College of Arts & Sciences 

Jessica Gopp

College Arts & Sciences 

Tina Sciolla

Development Office

John Callan

Development Office

John "Buck" Pascale

Enrollment Management

Derrick Hwa

Finance & Administration & UFO

W. Mark Litteral

Human Resources Administration & KOC

Aryana Alvarez 

Inclusive Excellence

Raymond Plaza

Inclusive Excellence

Sarah Dagnino

Information Services

Brian Moon

Information Services

Wilfredo Hernandez

Jesuit School of Theology

Jasmine Allen

Leavey School of Business Scott Amen

Leavey School of Business

Jill Martin

Markkula Center

Joel Dibble

Miller Center

Lydia Hultquist

Mission & Ministry

Maria Autrey Noriega


Hallie Bodey


Lauren Baines


Sheereen Siddiqui

School of Education & Counseling Psychology 

Carmina Mendoza

School of Engineering 


School of Law

Andrew Amador-Corrales

School of Law

Christina Johnson

School of Law

Ellen Platt

SCU President & Chief Operations

Sukhi Johal

Student Life

Amanda Chavez

Student Life

Elizabeth Kone

Student Life

Victor Pineda

University Library

Kalvin Van Gaasbeck

University Marketing & Communications

Alejandra Ruiz

University Operations  

Linda Hylkema

University Relations

Yvonne Dominguez

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 Fair; 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.

For academic year 2022-23, the Staff Senate will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. 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 & Service, Communication, and Elections & Bylaws, as well as to University committees external to the Senate.

As to the time commitment, Senators may expect to devote two hours per month to simply attend the monthly Staff Seante meeting and communicate with their constituents, while a Senator who volunteers to serve on a Staff Senate 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.