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Current Senate

President Melissa Brotherton
Vice President Matthew Hendricks
Secretary Michelle Salmiery
Communications Co-Chairs

Sergio Lopez 

Cindy Cooper

Events & Service Chair Samantha Kibbish
Elections & Bylaws Co-Chairs

Brian Moon

Maureen Muscat

HR Support and Council Charlie Ambelang
Ex-Officio President              Luis Lecanda        
Representative Group Staff Senator
Alumni Relations Melissa Brotherton
Alumni Relations Maureen Muscat
Arts & Sciences Susan Babbel
Arts & Sciences  John Hyde
Arts & Sciences  Rima Nemechek
Athletics Chad Cardinal 
Auxiliary Services/Housing  Gigi Groener
Business School Toby McChesney
Business School  Cindy Cooper
Campus Ministry Andrew Chai
Development Matthew Hendricks
Development  Vacant
Education and Counseling Psychology Emma Wadiak
Engineering Vacant
Financial Aid Office Luis Lecanda
Finance & Administration Vacant
General Counsel Delilah Montoya
General Counsel/HR Mariela Rodriguez
HR  Charlie Ambelang
Ignatian Center Kayla Wells
Information Services Billie Knepper
Information Services Brian Moon
Jesuit School of Theology Tanisha Sparks
Library Helene LeFrance
Markkula Center Vacant
Miller Center Mary G. Forbes
Office of Marketing & Communications Harold Gutmann
Parking & Transportation Laura Ceja
Residence Life Michelle Salmiery
School of Law Sergio Lopez
School of Law Thomas DeGuzman
School of Law Carly Koebel
Student Leadership/Student Life Samantha Kibbish
Student Leadership/Student Life Shellie Barber 
UFO, BO, Controller  Vacant 
Undergraduate Admissions Rosalie Saladzius
Undergrad Studies/LEAD Scholars  Andrea Santillian 
University Administration Vacant
University Finance Vacant
University Operations  Marissa Pimentel
University Operations  Laura Ceja
   
   

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 11 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.