2020-2021 Executive Committee
2020-2021 Staff Senators
|Representative Group||Staff Senator|
|Arts & Sciences||Kari Craighead|
|Arts & Sciences||Anna Rivard|
|Arts & Sciences||Janis Davis|
|Auxiliary Services||Erica Leyva|
|Leavey School of Business||Bill Mains|
|Leavey School of Business||Chi Lo|
|Campus Ministry||Andrea Cruz|
|Enrollment Management||Claire Kreeft|
|Finance & Administration & UFO||Kim-Ha Ho|
|Human Resources & KOC||Gabby Guerrero|
|Information Services||Adam Hays|
|Information Services||Brian Moon|
|Jesuit School of Theology||Dianna Gallagher|
|Markkula Center||Leslie Leonetti|
|Miller Center||Stacey Sauber|
|School of Education & Counseling Psychology||Sarah MacGregor|
|School of Engineering||Joanna Padua|
|School of Law||Andrew Amador-Corrales|
|School of Law||Elizabeth Edwards|
|SCU Mission||Hannah Dahdouh|
|SCU President & Chief Operations||Anne Mcmahon|
|Student Life||Tiger Simpson|
|Student Life||Allie Dahlberg|
|University Library||Nadia Nasr|
|University Marketing & Communications||Deborah Lohse|
|University Operations||Linda Hylkema|
|University Operations||Michael Brady|
|University Relations (Alumni Relations)||Rachaella Giannotta|
|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 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.