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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: Mark Murphy (chair), Stephanie Adamec, Rebekah Bernard, Gina Butler, Amy Driscoll McNulty, Renee Giovagnoli, Meg Hambrose, Kristi Klien, Mary Ellen Pichiarello, Pete Sakowski, Bryn Schofield, Richard Walsh


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: Co-chairs - Richard Walsh and Julie Brackeva-Phillips, Stephanie Adamec, Rebekah Bernard, Meg Hambrose, Marg Hynosky and Justin Tambeau

Election & Membership

The Election and Membership Committee will fill vacancies on university committees, coordinate Staff Senate elections, and the annual Meet & Greet.

Members: Co-Chairs- Amy Driscoll-McNulty and Pete Sakowski, Lisa Bealla, and Bryn Schofield


The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely.

Members: Chair-Gina Butler, Erica Armstrong,  Meg Hambrose, Bill Pilger, Kevin Rude, and Bryn Schofield

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: Chair-Kristi Klien, Erica Armstrong, Tom Coleman, Lori Flynn, Renee Giovagnoli, Lucy Grissinger, Steve Hallock, Marg Hynosky, Gerry Loveless, Dale Martin, Janice Mecadon, Ryan Puksta, Kevin Roginski, Kevin Rude, Kyle Thomas, Richard Walsh, and PJ Worsnick  

Staff Development

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: Co-Chairs- Renee Giovagnoli and Meg Hambrose, Stephanie Adamec, Kristi Klien, Bernie Krzan, Gerry Loveless, Mary Ellen Pichiarello, Ryan Puksta, Pete Sakowski, and Cynthia Tokash

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: Co-Chairs-Gina Butler and Mary Ellen Pichiarello, Lisa Bealla, Lori Flynn, Renee Giovagnoli, Lucy Grissinger, Janice Mecadon, Kevin Roginski, and Cynthia Tokash