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Staff Council

Dear colleagues:

At our Fall Convocation in September, I announced the creation of a Staff Council that will serve as an advisory body to gather feedback from staff constituents and advance ideas to share with the Cabinet and with me. 

The goals of the Staff Council are:  to consider issues and provide counsel on matters that impact the university and to foster greater communication to all members of the university community.  

In order to launch this initiative quickly, I asked senior administration for an initial slate of nominations of individuals for me to appoint to the Council.  It is my sincere hope that the members of the Council represent an active cross-section of staff members from across all divisions. 

I asked the individuals listed below to serve an initial term on the Staff Council for the 2019-2020 academic year, and am grateful that each has accepted this responsibility.  Going forward, immediate agenda items will include: designing standard procedures and developing a process to elect new members. 

The first meeting of the Council will be Thursday, October 3. At the meeting, members will be briefed on their role and responsibilities, and elect a Chair.

Al Acerra  Police Department
Karen Blaney      Information Support
Bill Byrne  Facilities
Mike CallahanVeteran Services
Jon Cascone  Rec, Fitness, Intramurals
Carolyn Ciervo University Advancement
Kathy DabneyStudent Activities
Liz GensemerUndergraduate Admission
Mary Kate Kane School of Education
Nancy Kusch Finance – Bursar’s office
Mark Mohrman Athletics – Communications
Karen MorrowOffice of the General Counsel
Rosaly RiveraHuman Resources

Please join me in thanking our colleagues for supporting this important initiative. I fully expect that you will be hearing more from the Staff Council in the near future. 


Dr. Patrick Leahy