Staff Council

Shared Governance

Each fall, staff are encouraged to participate in the shared governance process by serving on a University committee. Participation provides the opportunity to have a voice in the affairs of the university, working with students as well as colleagues and associates from all areas of campus and of the local community. A list of committees and available opportunities is distributed to all staff. Based upon requests received, the Staff Council Executive Committee recommends employees for committee service to the University President, with the President making final appointments.

  • Staff Representation on University-Wide Committees: Committee membership for the 2022-2023 academic year is finalized.  Every fall, requests for seats to be filled are sent out using the shared governance participation request form (PDF) (PDF).  Committee assignments are made with a request to serve form from staff, in the case that more requests than seats are available, it will go to a vote of all staff council with the majority vote being recommended for appointment. Staff member recommendations are given to the University President for final appointment. We currently have openings for Area Ambassadors.  Please check back in fall 2023 to find out more about committee seats that need to be filled.
  • Area Ambassadors:  Staff representation on Staff Council are called Area Ambassadors.  Staff represent 19 areas on campus.  Please contact the Staff Council for details if you are interested in becoming a Staff Council Area Ambassador at