Much Expected



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), Rebekah Bernard, Gina Butler, Renee Giovagnoli, John Harris, Margaret Hynosky, Kristi Klien, Bryn Schofield, Zoë Rothrock and 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: Chair - Richard Walsh, Rebekah Bernard, Elizabeth Geeza, Kristi Klien, Andrea Malia, Dale Martin and Rose Striefsky 

Election & Membership

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

Members: Chair- Bryn Schofield, Kristi Klien, Zoë Rothrock and Kyle Thomas


The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely.

Members: Chair-Gina Butler, Jonathan Kirby, Jenn Kretsch, Mark Murphy and Crystal Ondrick

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: Co-chairs -John Harris and Margaret Hynosky, Lynn Andres, Erica Armstrong, Peggy Doolittle, Barry Eiden, Chris Harris, Jonathan Kirby, Crystal Ondrick, Ryan Puksta, Kevin Rude and Michael Tuffy 

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: Chair- Renee Giovagnoli, Lynn Andres, Barry Eiden, Bernie Krzan, Elizabeth Geeza, Meg Hambrose, Kevin Roginski, Rose Striefsky and Michael Tuffy 

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 Peggy Doolittle, Renee Giovagnoli, Bernie Krzan, Bill Pilger and Bryn Schofield