About the Senate: Committees
The Executive Committee makes decisions for the Senate in emergency situations, develops meeting agendas for the entire Senate, annually reviews Senate guidelines and recommends motions to the Senate.
Chair, Patty Fox
Chair-elect, Terry Ismert
Treasurer, Tiffany Bowie
Secretary, Carol Porter
Parliamentarian, Crystal Wilson
Past Chair 1, Cindy Retchin
Alternate to Staff Assembly, Anne Branigin, Jennifer Washington
This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Bylaws and procedures of the Senate. Any updates to the bylaws are due by May of each year.
Chair, Bill Powell
This committee shall handle all nominations and elections procedures as set forth in the bylaws. It shall also be the responsibility of the Committee to contact the nominated candidates prior to the meetings where elections are scheduled to be sure they are willing to serve and to fully explain the duties and length of term of each office to the potential candidates.
Chair, Lauren Brunell
This committee develops and implements a variety of communications with the Senate’s constituencies, paying particular attention to communications with SPA and EPA non-faculty employees at UNCW concerning Senate activities and opportunities. One member of the Communications committee will serve as the Staff Senate Webmaster and is thus responsible for updating and maintaining the Senate website and one member will serve as Staff Senate Newsletter Reporter and Editor thus responsible for the development of the Newsletter monthly.
Chair, Mandy Hodge
Webmaster, Angie Edwards
This committee educates newly elected members and alternates to enable them to become fully contributing members of the Senate at their first official meeting, conducts any retreats of the Senate, and provides continuing development for members. The chair of this committee represents Staff Senate during HR’s New Employee Orientation sessions.
Chair, Carol Porter
This committee monitors the activity of the Scholarship fund as well as the application and award process for the fall and spring semesters. This includes promoting the application period and establishing guidelines for the online application process. This committee will update the Scholarship Handbook as needed. The Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications and present applicant(s) to the full Staff Senate for approval as the scholarship recipient(s). Upon approval of a recipient(s) by the Senate, the committee works with the Staff Senate Chair and Financial Aid Department to distribute a congratulatory letter to the student and ensure the funds are transferred to the student’s account.
Chair, Beth Roberts
This committee does fundraisers to increase the base in the Staff Scholarship fund. The committee works with Staff Senate to establish fund raising events and solicits volunteers to help with those special projects.
Public Relations Committee
This committee promotes the objectives and accomplishments of the UNCW Staff Senate and aids in the promotion and organization of Staff Senate events. The Committee works with University Relations to provide announcements and updates to the UNCW community. In order to properly disseminate and promote these events, a member of the Public Relations Committee serves as a liaison to the Communications Committee. The Public Relations Committee duties may include but are not limited to: organizing the Staff Senate booth for the UNCW Perks Fair, Teal Spotlight, and sending thank you notes on behalf of the Staff Senate.
Chair, Katie Lange
Legislative Ed Committee
This committee informs current SPA and EPA non-faculty about issues regarding legislation in the North Carolina House and Senate and the US Congress that directly impacts the employment of SPA and EPA non-faculty at the university. The committee collects information about pending legislation regarding salaries, health care, university funding issues, and other issues pertaining in like scope, communicates pending legislation without prejudice, and creates means for SPA and EPA non-faculty to communicate individual opinions or desires to legislatures under university and State guidelines.
Chair, Carol Torok
Top Ten Committee
This committee works to articulate the Top 10 issues identified by SPA and EPA non-faculty to be brought forth to the Chancellor on an ongoing basis. The committee’s findings are presented to the Staff Senate for review prior to submission to the Chancellor.
Chair, Kimberly Cockrell
Anne Branigin, Staff Assembly Chair Committee
Crystal Wilson, Staff Assembly Alternate