The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, President-elect, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Chairpersons of the standing committees. At least one representative from each constituency is included on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is convened by the President when the advice of the Staff Senate is requested in the interim between regular meetings of the full Staff Senate. The committee provides advice to the President on issues before the Staff Senate.
Members: Meg Cullen-Brown (chair), Ann Barnoski, Melissa Bevacqua, John Harris, Caitlyn Hollingshead, William Hurst, Margaret Hynosky, Mark Murphy, Elizabeth Rozelle, Donna Rupp, Catherine Schneider and Joseph Wetherell
The Communications Committee will improve university wide communiucation by updating the Staff Senate website and promoting awareness of this website; revisit existing procedures and modify where needed, and utilize social media for promoting Staff Senate programs.
Members: Melissa Bevacqua (Co-chair), Caitlyn Hollingshead (Co-chair), Anthony Cernera, Meg Cullen-Brown, Rita DiLeo, Craig Fedoryk, John Harris, Mark Murphy and Theresa Sandrowicz
Election & Membership
Members: John Harris (Co-chair), Donna Rupp (Co-chair), Craig Fedoryk, William Fiorini, Kevin Roginski, Pete Sakowski and Alex Wasalinko
The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely.
Members: Joseph Wetherell (Chair), Janine Freeman, Margaret Hynosky, Catherine Schneider and Kenneth Smoke
Social Events & Community Building
The Social Events and Community Building Committee will provide community building opportunities among staff with a "welcoming session" for new employees at the beginning of the fall semester, establish a system for contributing money to charities, organize food drives, identify other activities, and review roundtable discussion procedures. Plans also include coordinating with the 125th Anniversary of The University of Scranton activities to avoid schedule conflicts.
Members: Ann Barnoski (Co-chair), Margaret Hynosky (Co-chair), Kathy Clause, Sherry Edwards, Janine Freeman, William Fiorini, Synthia Guthrie-Kretsch, Caitlyn Hollingshead, Kevin Roginski, Ryan Sheehan, William Pilger and Kenneth Smoke
The Staff Development Committee will ensure the awareness and availability of opportunities for staff that will assist in their personal and professional development through updating and circulating the Employee Resource Document, continued work on a staff mentoring program, a fall program on Ergonomics and a spring program with the Jesuit Center.
Members: William Hurst (Co-chair), Elizabeth Rozelle (Co-chair), Tim Barrett, Melissa Bevacqua, Gina Butler, Tammi Cherra, Barb Eagen, Marg Hynosky, Jason Oakey, Jennifer Pennington, Kevin Roginski and Pete Sakowski
To view the fall presentation on Ergonomics, please click here.
Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards
The Staff Recognition and Excellence Committee will provide equitable recognition of staff members through the Sursum Corda Award, acknowledge staff who have completed degrees, coordinate monthly Spirit Awards, explore new ways of recognizing staff, review current procedures, and coordinate Annual Awards Luncheon.
Members: Joe Wetherell (Chair), Lisa Bealla, Gina Butler, Barb Eagen, Synthia Guthrie-Kretsch, Diane Lang, Pauline Palko, Ryan Sheehan, Diane Valentino and Jamie Hayes
Ad-Hoc Ombudsman Committee
The Ombudsman Committee was formed as an Ad Hoc Committee and began meeting in the fall 2012 term. The Ombudsman Committee determined that its charge was to research the role of an Ombudsman within a college community.
Members: Diane Lang (Co-Chair), Denise Gurz (Co-Chair, Staff Senate Volunteer), Meg Cullen-Brown and Betty Rozelle
Ad-Hoc Wellness Participation Committee
The mission of our committee is to develop a standardized working policy guideline document for the use of how hours are charged during the normal workday for the University of Scranton’s Staff personnel engaging in established Wellness Program activity classes. Currently there is a lack of consistency throughout the campus on how these hours are implemented and documented. Our committee will address this issue and research the means to make recommendations to the program to ensure it is equitable for all participants. The current inconsistencies are noted in such a way that some campus departments do not require the use of personal time or lunch hour time to participate in daytime classes while other departments have stricter rules governing time and are charged personal time or use of lunch time accordingly.
Our tasking will involve researching how various universities, local and federal governments and other work force organizations handle wellness program design, scheduling, time charged and a review of their employee satisfaction with each facet of their own prospective program. Upon completion of our findings a formal report with survey results and a written policy draft will be presented to the Staff Senate for their review and recommendations.
Members: Timothy Barrett (Chair), Tom Coleman, Craig Fedoryk, Steve Hallock, Donna Martin, Kevin Roginski and Pete Sakowksi