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Welcome New Chair, Chair-Elect, and Senators!

Please join Staff Senate in welcoming Megan Allred as the newest Chair of Staff Senate and Jordan Calfee as Chair-Elect. Megan will serve as Chair for the July 2017-June 2018 term and then Jordan will assume the role of Chair for the 2018-2019 term.

Megan Allred is the new Staff Senate Chair for 2017-2018   Jordan Hinkley is the new Staff Senate Chair-Elect for 2017-2018

Megan Allred, Chair (left) and Jordan Calfee, Chair-Elect (right)

Newly Elected Senators

The staff listed below were recently elected to serve on Staff Senate as representatives for their respective divisions. They will serve a two-year term, which will last from July 2017 through June 2019. Please feel free to reach out and congratulate them!

Academic Affairs

  • Mary Browning
  • Jessie Heim
  • Yvonne Marsan
  • Levi Moore
  • Emily Morgan
  • Gail Picillo
  • Linda Register
  • Jennine Strange

Business Affairs:

  • Adam Clark
  • Daniel Gaither
  • Patti Golka
  • Hollie Jernigan
  • Chris Riendeau
  • Justin Smith
  • Eric Twine

Chancellor's Division:

  • Olivia Cunningham
  • Kelly Moore
  • Liz Woidt

University Advancement:

  • Keith Fraser

Farewell to Lauren Auton & Senators

Thank you to Lauren Auton for serving as Chair for the 2016-17 term and for the following senators who recently completed their terms. We appreciate your contributions to making UNCW great!

  • Gina Bowen
  • Mary Browning
  • Jordan Calfee
  • Kimberly Cockrell
  • Melissa Cox
  • Ashley Cribb
  • Brenda Jarrell
  • Courtney Lee
  • Colleen Opalka
  • Kat Pohlman
  • Linda Register
  • Fidas Reyes
  • Liz Woidt

These senators have completed their term.

Senators completing a term on Staff Senate were recently recognized at the June Staff Senate meeting for their service on Staff Senate and for their dedication to staff. Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli joined Staff Senate leadership in recognizing these senators.
(Pictured left to right: Kat Pohlman, Melissa Cox, Colleen Opalka, Gina Bowen, Fidias Reyes, Chancellor Sartarelli, Jordan Calfee, Linda Register, and Megan Allred)

Spring 2017 Staff Survey Results Are In

2017 Spring Survey Results Are In

Staff Senate received 372 complete responses to the spring survey. Staff members were asked to rate topics individually in relation to how important each topic is to them in their job, with 10 being very important and 1 being not important.

Read the results here.

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 2-4:30 p.m. 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