Standing Committees

News and Networking

This committee will develop and implement communication strategies for the Staff Senate, including but not limited to maintaining the Staff Senate web page, social media, creating a newsletter. The committee determines the best methods for communication, both internally for the Senate and externally with the University. Once a month the committee recognizes a staff member who exemplifies extraordinary behavior in their duties, as the Spotlight on Staff for the month. In addition, the committee may assist other committees and officers with visibility and public relations publicity, including but not limited to flyers, announcements, newsletters, mass emails, and other promotional activities.

Chair: Megan Ellisor

Special Events

This committee shall serve to promote the Staff Senate to the University Community, and surrounding communities to foster staff pride and work with the appropriate University offices and/or news services to publicize the Staff Senate and its activities; plan and coordinate activities at which staff can meet their Staff Senate representatives and learn about Staff Senate activities and service opportunities.

Chair: Shelly Nettuno  Co-Chair: Kristina Grimes

Staff Development

This committee shall create and host programs to provide staff with learning and development opportunities. In addition, the committee will seek opportunities to collaborate with Human Resources to provide training programs that address such issues as career and professional development, university course enrollment, continuing education, diversity training, basic skills development, health awareness, and recreational opportunities. This committee will also plan and implement an annual conference for the purpose of providing a low cost professional development option.

Chair: Nikki Stifflemire Co-Chair: Stacie Szaal

Staff Affairs

This committee shall address concerns brought forth by the University President, Staff Senate Executive Board, and/or the Staff Senate including, but not limited to administrative policy and procedures, staff evaluations, parking and transportation, and campus safety. This committee shall identify, analyze, and formulate recommendations for issues affecting SHSU’s staff members. The recommendations shall be reported to the Staff Senate and/or Executive Board. for adoption by the Staff Senate. This committee shall present recommendations to the leadership of SHSU and advocate on behalf of staff interests.

Chair: Sarah Browning

Nominations and Elections

The committee shall handle all nominations and elections procedures as set forth in the By-laws; coordinate and validate all elections to the Staff Senate. No Staff Senate member who is a candidate for a Staff Senate position may be a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.  Additionally, this committee will review absences and act upon vacancies as outlined in Article III, Section 6 of the by-laws.

Chair: Justin Ball