Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee makes decisions for the Senate in emergency situations, develops meeting agendas for the entire Senate, annually reviews Senate guidelines and recommends motions to the Senate.

Chair, Patty Fox
Chair-elect, Terry Ismert
Treasurer, Tiffany Bowie
Secretary, Carol Porter
Parliamentarian, Crystal Wilson

Past Chair 1, Cindy Retchin

Alternate to Staff Assembly, Anne Branigin

Bylaws Committee

This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Bylaws and procedures of the Senate. Any updates to the bylaws are due by May of each year.

Chair, Bill Powell
Gina Bowen
Amy Knebel
Chris Padgett
Peggy Wichmann

Nominations Committee

This committee shall handle all nominations and elections procedures as set forth in the bylaws. It shall also be the responsibility of the Committee to contact the nominated candidates prior to the meetings where elections are scheduled to be sure they are willing to serve and to fully explain the duties and length of term of each office to the potential candidates.

Chair, Lauren Brunell
Angie Edwards
Kevin Farver
Chris Padgett
Jarrett Piner

Communications Committee

This committee develops and implements a variety of communications with the Senate’s constituencies, paying particular attention to communications with SPA and EPA non-faculty employees at UNCW concerning Senate activities and opportunities.  One member of the Communications committee will serve as the Staff Senate Webmaster and is thus responsible for updating and maintaining the Senate website and one member will serve as Staff Senate Newsletter Reporter and Editor thus responsible for the development of the Newsletter monthly.

Chair, Mandy Hodge
Angie Edwards
Sean Ahlum
Kevin Farver
Stephanie Herring
Jarrett Piner
Tara Romanella

Orientation Committee

This committee educates newly elected members and alternates to enable them to become fully contributing members of the Senate at their first official meeting, conducts any retreats of the Senate, and provides continuing development for members.  The chair of this committee represents Staff Senate during HR’s New Employee Orientation sessions.

Chair, Carol Porter
Tiffany Bowie
Dawn Brown
Katie Lange
Linda Register
Crystal Wilson

Scholarship Committee

This committee monitors the activity of the Scholarship fund as well as the application and award process for the fall and spring semesters.  This includes promoting the application period and establishing guidelines for the online application process. This committee will update the Scholarship Handbook as needed.  The Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications and present applicant(s) to the full Staff Senate for approval as the scholarship recipient(s).  Upon approval of a recipient(s) by the Senate, the committee works with the Staff Senate Chair and Financial Aid Department to distribute a congratulatory letter to the student and ensure the funds are transferred to the student’s account.

Chair, Beth Roberts
Mandy Baker
Gina Bowen
Kimberly Cockrell
Angie Edwards
Amy Knebel
Cheryl Nichols

Fundraising Committee

This committee does fundraisers to increase the base in the Staff Scholarship fund.  The committee works with Staff Senate to establish fund raising events and solicits volunteers to help with those special projects.

Chair,
Mandy Baker
Beth Roberts
Sara White

Public Relations Committee

This committee promotes the objectives and accomplishments of the UNCW Staff Senate and aids in the promotion and organization of Staff Senate events. The Committee works with University Relations to provide announcements and updates to the UNCW community.   In order to properly disseminate and promote these events, a member of the Public Relations Committee serves as a liaison to the Communications Committee. The Public Relations Committee duties may include but are not limited to: organizing the Staff Senate booth for the UNCW Perks Fair, Teal Spotlight, and sending thank you notes on behalf of the Staff Senate.

Chair, Katie Lange
Sean Ahlum
Dawn Brown
Stephanie Herring
Sam Nevarez
Tara Romanella
Sara White
Crystal Wilson

Legislative Ed Committee

This committee informs current SPA and EPA non-faculty about issues regarding legislation in the North Carolina House and Senate and the US Congress that directly impacts the employment of SPA and EPA non-faculty at the university.  The committee collects information about pending legislation regarding salaries, health care, university funding issues, and other issues pertaining in like scope, communicates pending legislation without prejudice, and creates means for SPA and EPA non-faculty to communicate individual opinions or desires to legislatures under university and State guidelines.

Chair, Carol Torok
Anne Branigin

Top Ten Committee

This committee works to articulate the Top 10 issues identified by SPA and EPA non-faculty to be brought forth to the Chancellor on an ongoing basis.  The committee’s findings are presented to the Staff Senate for review prior to submission to the Chancellor. 

Chair, Kimberly Cockrell
Lauren Brunell
Sam Nevarez
Cheryl Nichols
Bill Powell
Linda Register
Carol Torok
Peggy Wichmann

Staff Assembly

Anne Branigin, Staff Assembly Chair Committee
Crystal Wilson, Staff Assembly Alternate


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