Staff Senate

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A Message from the Chair

I am fortunate to work alongside the wonderful staff that we have on our beautiful campus.  As I begin my seventh year at UNCW, I am honored to serve in the role of Staff Senate Chair. 

The Staff Senate represents and advocates for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty staff by communicating directly with our Chancellor and other administration both on campus and at the state level.  In order to best represent and advocate for staff, we need to hear from you!  I would like to personally invite all staff to attend our Senate meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2-4 pm.  Please visit our Meetings page for meeting locations and information on our upcoming guest speakers.

If you have suggestions or issues, please share them with us by emailing me at or connect with us anonymously through our Suggestions Box.  We look forward to working with you to build on the progress that has already been made.

Lauren Auton ‘12
Staff Senate Chair 2016-2017

You are invited to see The Secret Life of Pets

PERCH, in partnership with the Association for Campus Entertainment, is proud to host a family movie day in Lumina Theater.

The campus community is invited to FREE screenings of The Secret Life of Pets at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The earlier time is designed for students and employees with children.

The concession stand will be open to purchase soda, popcorn and candy. All items are priced at $2.25 or less.

Staff Senate Scholarship logo

The Staff Senate Scholarship was created to support university employees and their immediate family members seeking a degree at the university. Two recipients will be awarded $400 each to help with educational expenses. Applications for Spring 2017 will be accepted starting Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, October 15. For more information, click here.

Staff Senate Scholarship Recipients

At the July Staff Senate meeting, Sam West was presented the Staff Senate Scholarship and Aron Johnson was presented the Global Travel Grant. Brian Brinkley also received the Global Travel Grant but could not be present at the meeting. Congratulations to all our recipients!

Fall 2016 Recipient: Sam West

Sam West Fall 2016 Staff Senate Scholarship Recipient

Sam is a TAC support technician and also a full time student pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and is the first staff member to participate in this intensive research program at UNCW.  We want to congratulate Sam and wish him all the best in fulfilling his purpose here at UNCW.

Global Travel Grant Scholarship Recipients

Brian Brinkley – Director of the Education Lab, Watson College of Education

Brian Brinkley Global Travel Grant Scholarship Recipient

Brian traveled to the Leo Bradley Library in Belize to provide the educators and library staff with critical professional development that connects information systems and technology with classroom teachers and community resources.  Congratulations Brian!

Aron Johnson – Director of Development in University Advancement

Aron Johnson Global Travel Scholarship Recipient

Aron will be traveling to the University of Southampton, UK and University of Brest, FR which are partners with UNCW, to learn more about how the institutions engage and solicit their alumni.  She also plans to gather with alumni who have studied here at UNCW through the exchange program to talk with them on the experiences of their life on our campus. Congratulations Aron and safe travels!