Staff Council

Staff Council Mission Statement

The Staff Council’s mission is to provide leadership and representation in supporting the interests of the full Staff Assembly, and in helping the staff engage in a productive collaboration with the President and all University constituencies to advance the mission of the University as a whole.

The Staff Council seeks to foster communication and collaboration between the administration and staff, among the various campus constituencies, and contributes to the governance of the University in an advisory capacity. The Staff Council seeks to advocate on behalf of staff by reviewing and promoting concerns, issues, and ideas to enhance the quality of the University work environment and fulfilment of the University mission.

Contact and Communications

Staff Council sends regular communications via email, hosts events, and seeks input from staff and other groups. We invite anyone to contact Staff Council members directly, or by emailing

Current employees can see members, committees, documents, and more on the Staff Council Confluence page.

Staff Council Members

  • Ellen Almer, University Marketing & Communications
  • Katie Anderson, Athletics
  • Peter Anderson, Physical Plant
  • Viviana Belisle, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Marcelene Cunningham, Center for Online Education
  • Bethany Hoeflich, Office of Advancement
  • Luke Johnson, Athletics
  • Erin Matonte, Admissions
  • Elman McClain, Campus Safety
  • James Meyer, Information Technology, Chair
  • Sheryl Nichin-Keith, Brandel Library
  • Melinda Peterson, Admissions
  • Rachael Russell, School of Business and Nonprofit
  • Diamond Smith, School of Education
  • Baily Warman, Seminary Admissions
  • Tessa Zanoni, International Affairs