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Current Senate

President Joanna Thompson
President-Elect Andrew Corrales
Past President Andrew Chai
Communications Co-Chairs

Sarah Brockmeyer

Daniel Norberg

Events & Service Co-Chairs

Michelle Kim

Lupe Ponce-Gomez

Elections & Bylaws Chair

Brian Moon

Kim-Ha Ho

HR Support and Counsel Liz Quevedo

Administrative Support

Ixtlac Dueñas

Representative Group

Staff Senator

Alumni Relations

VACANT

Athletics

Lauren Redman

Athletics

Sarah Hebel

Athletics

VACANT

Auxiliary Services

Erica Leyva

College of Arts & Sciences 

Debra Lambert

College of Arts & Sciences 

Tina Sciolla

College Arts & Sciences 

VACANT

Development

John Callan

Development

VACANT

Enrollment Management

VACANT

Finance & Administration & UFO

Kim-Ha Ho

Human Resources Administration  & KOC

Gabby Guerrero

Information Services

Brian Moon

Information Services

Wilfredo Hernandez

Jesuit School of Theology

Dianna Gallagher

Leavey School of Business

Bill Mains

Leavey School of Business

Michelle Kim

Markkula Center

Leslie Leonetti

Miller Center

Stacey Sauber

Provost

Duane Voigt

Provost

Sarah Brockmeyer

School of Education & Counseling Psychology 

Sarah MacGregor Hays

School of Engineering 

Joanna Padua

School of Law

Annemarie Scott

School of Law

Elizabeth Edwards

SCU Mission

Jim Somers

SCU President & Chief Operations

VACANT

SCU President & Chief Operations

VACANT

Student Life

VACANT

Student Life

Daniel Gerhardt

Student Life

Lupe Ponce-Gomez

Student Life

Joanna Thompson

University Library

Nadia Nasr

University Marketing & Communications

VACANT

University Operations  

Michael Brady

University Relations

Daniel Norberg

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.