UT Staff Council Officers and Committees

Elected Officers:

Title Name
Chair Jaime Davis
Vice Chair Jacqueline (Page) Stephens
Recording Secretary Sara Bernier
Parliamentarian Larrimie (Gordon) Gordon

 

Executive Committee:

Purpose: The membership of the Executive Committee consists of the elected officers of the UTSC and each of the committee chairs. Information about each committee is below. Standing committees are those that are part of our bylaws and Annual committees are created each year as the interests of the Staff Council Representatives changes.

Title Name
Chair Jaime Davis
Vice Chair Jacqueline (Page) Stephens
Recording Secretary Sara Bernier
Parliamentarian Larrimie (Gordon) Gordon
Chair of Resources Stephanie Myers
Chair of Benefits Eric Wilson
Chair of Communications Elizabeth (Liz) Arredondo
Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Glenn Dembowski
Chair of Health and Wellness Elizabeth (Beth) Busse
Chair of Issues and Research Eda Matthews
Chair of Professional Development Sean Cartell
Chair of Staff Council Operations Sandra Catlett
Chair of Sustainability William (Billy) O’Leary
Chair of Transportation Elizabeth Korves

 

Committee descriptions:

Standing committees are part of our bylaws and have projects every year, while annual committees are formed each year as the need arises.

Standing committees:

Communications

Purpose: Solidify the role of communications within Staff Council, review and enhance Staff Council's social media profile, and raise the profile of Staff and Staff Council; projects may include reorganizing a new UTSC website and organizing a “staff organizations” luncheon.
Chair: Liz Arredondo

Diversity and Inclusion

Purpose: Promote diversity and inclusion education at all levels to ensure a welcoming and inclusive campus climate and to provide all staff with a voice and the opportunity to be heard.
Chair: Glenn Dembowski

Health and Wellness

Purpose: Initiate and support projects that increase staff access to, and awareness of, health and wellness programs on campus; projects may include returning Weight Watchers to campus, creating a payroll deduction for GetFIT, and researching subsidized rates for Rec Sports memberships.
Chair: Beth Busse

Issues and Research

Purpose: Research issues submitted to Staff Council, resolve them if we can, and delegate them to another committee as appropriate.
Chair: Eda Matthews

Professional Development

Purpose: Offer professional development opportunities to Staff Council Reps and campus at-large; projects may include managing PD grants, scheduling professional development opportunities for campus, promoting and clarifying the Staff Ed benefit, and creating a mentorship program.
Chair: Sean Cartell

Sustainability

Purpose: Initiate and support sustainability projects that benefit UT staff and the entire UT community.
Chair: Billy O’Leary  

Annual committees:

Benefits

Purpose: Promote awareness of various benefits available to UT staff. Advocate for changes in parking policies that impact staff; projects may include Retention study/report, developing a “one stop shop” for UT perks, promoting flexible work options.
Chair: Eric Wilson

Staff Council Operations

Purpose: Focus on the critical project of creating internal operating documents. UTSC will be undergoing a redistricting process and elections and communications plans will be created.
Chair: Sandra Catlett and Larrimie Gordon

Parking/Transportation

Purpose: Work closely with stakeholders to help guide policy changes, resolve issues, and initiate projects that benefit the UT community.
Chair: Elizabeth Korves