Much Expected

Committees

Executive

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: Amy Driscoll McNulty (chair), Lynn Andres, Rebekah Bernard, Gina Butler, Peggy Doolittle, Elizabeth Geeza, Renee Giovagnoli, Meg Hambrose, Margaret Hynosky, Rose Ann Jubinski, Kristi Klien, Patrick Mullarkey, Bryn Schofield and Ryan Sheehan 

Communications

The Communications Committee will improve university wide communication 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.

Co- Chairs -Elizabeth Geeza and Margaret Hynosky

Members: Barbara Barletta, Carlene Coombes, Amy Driscoll McNulty, Jonathan Kirby, Mark Murphy and Michael Rorick  

Election & Membership

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

Co-chairs: Kristi Klien and Bryn Schofield

Members: John Harris and Rose Ann Jubinski 

Finance

The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely.

Chair- Rebekah Bernard

Members: Jenn Kretsch and Michael Tuffy 

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.

Co-chairs - Lynn Andres and Ryan Sheehan

Members: Salisa Brown, Pauline Palko, Ryan Puksta, Kevin Rude and Susan Shimsky 

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.

Co-chairs: Renee Giovagnoli and Meg Hambrose

Members: Chair- Gina Butler, Bill Hurst, Bernie Krzan, Crystal Ondrick and Jennifer Pennigton 

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.

Co-Chairs - Peggy Doolittle and Patrick Mullarky

Members: Geri Barber