Staff Senate

Staff Senate Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month

A Message from the Chair

I am fortunate to work alongside the wonderful staff that we have on our beautiful campus.  As I begin my seventh year at UNCW, I am honored to serve in the role of Staff Senate Chair. 

The Staff Senate represents and advocates for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty staff by communicating directly with our Chancellor and other administration both on campus and at the state level.  In order to best represent and advocate for staff, we need to hear from you!  I would like to personally invite all staff to attend our Senate meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2-4 pm.  Please visit our Meetings page for meeting locations and information on our upcoming guest speakers.

If you have suggestions or issues, please share them with us by emailing me at or connect with us anonymously through our Suggestions Box.  We look forward to working with you to build on the progress that has already been made.

Lauren Auton ‘12
Staff Senate Chair 2016-2017

Staff Senate 2016-2017 Platform

Staff Senate administers a survey each year to gain better understanding of which topics are most important to the staff on our campus.  Using feedback received in our spring 2016 survey and after discussions with our senators, Staff Senate leadership has chosen to focus on staff communication, morale and appreciation, and involvement during the 2016-2017 term.  In order for us to be as successful as we can be, we believe that this should be a combined effort across campus and therefore, we challenge other staff on campus to join us by focusing on ways that you can make improvements in these areas.  See more information about our platform below and think about how you can help instill value, promote opportunity, embrace knowledge and sense of place, and bridge the gap here on our campus.  

UNCW Staff Senate Platform 2016-2017

For a printable version, click here.