Council and Committees

Communication  If there is an issue, concern or good news that you would like to have Staff Association address or pass on, please contact a representative to council, a member of the appropriate committee, or any member of Staff Association Council.  We would also appreciate your ideas regarding community projects, special events and guest speakers. 

2014-15 Council and Committees

  • President - Patrick Daniel 
  • President Elect- Brenda Brandon
  • Past President – Tonya Ackley
  • Secretary - Diana Beaver
  • Treasurer - Karen Strotman

Representatives to Council

  • 2013-15 Ann Robinson
  • 2013-15 Randy Stiles 
  • 2014-16 Sharie Radzavich
  • 2014-16 Christina Graham


 Communications Committee assists with getting information out to all staff members regarding events and information of general interest; with Council approval, may prepare and submit articles to the SAC newsletter; appoints a member, or serves collectively, as Historian. Members: Alan Hancock, Chris Burnette, Jim Pascarella, and Kimberly Weinberg

Staff representative: TBD

Elections Committee secures an eligible slate of candidates each spring; initiates, publicizes, and conducts UPBSA elections; devises election guidelines. Members: Past president & chair Tonya Ackley, Melissa Stiles, Emily Parana, Lynette Campogiani, and Nicole Stark .  

Staff representative: Tonya Ackley

Events Committee promotes goodwill among staff, faculty, and students via college-wide events. This committee also oversees an August program for new staff members. Some of our events include the golf outing, bowling, ice skating, and Panther Pride Days. Members: Archangela Graffius, Christine Tyler, and Shelly Whitman

Staff representative: Ann Robinson

Staff Welfare Committee promotes health, safety, and security for all members of the College community; identifies needs and make recommendations regarding the University's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Harassment Policy guidelines; support staff members throughout the staff grievance procedure, providing guidance to ensure that due process is provided to all staff. This committee also sponsors a variety of wellness programs. Members: Bob Dilks, Lori Smith, and Kathleen Neeson

Staff representative: TBD

Professional Development Committee The duties of the Professional Development Committee shall be to promote the staff development of all members of the University community. The committee will meet with the Director of Human Resources to ensure that staff has adequate training resources. Members: Kim Rublee, Beth Fantaskey, Sofia Brien, Antonio Bradley and Marcia Avey

Staff representative: Randy Stiles