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Staff Council Committee Leadership 2013-2014

Staff Council committees include membership from the Staff Council Representatives as well as non-representatives. If you are interested in assisting any of the committees below, contact the Staff Council President or the chairs below.

Staff Development

Chairman: BJ Simmons
Co-Chair: Micha Russell
Members: Kenneth Groene, Tonya Dobson, Matt Parham, Marissa Burns

Staff Development Committee explores the opportunities the University and staff face in building a strong and productive relationship. Examine what works, what hinders, and what sustains this relationship and offer a set of practices and activities that can contribute to a positive working partnership between staff and the University, ie. Staff Enrichment Day, Summer Development Luncheon, others as selected by committee.

Staff Affairs

Chairman: Elaine Chew

Staff Affairs is responsible for reviewing the University committee structure and staff assignments, making recommendations on staff representation. The Committee also has the responsibility of polling the Tarleton staff on issues of critical interest or importance and reporting the results to the Staff Council for action or recommendation. This committee hosts Coffee With The Council, a forum providing you an opportunity to discuss issues of concern to you and the Tarleton family.

Employee Appreciation

Chairman: Elaine Chew
Members: Frances Blair and Kay Wiley

The Employee Recognition Committee is charged with the implementation of programs and/or procedures which will recognize the accomplishments of the staff community.

Public Relations

Chairman: Lacie Harris
Members: Sally Simpson, BJ Simmons and Kurt Mogonye

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for keeping the Staff Council Web Page information current and accurate. The committee is also responsible for producing a Staff Council brochure annually to be distributed at the beginning of each fiscal year. In addition the committee may be called on to assist other committees and officers with visibility and public relations publicity which could include flyers, announcements, newsletters, and other.

Hospitality & Fundraising

Chairman: Ben Kunze
Co-Chair: Faith Stiffler
Members: Clell Murray, Nelda Moore, Leslie Newcomb and Alyson Chapman

Special Events Committee serves the staff of Tarleton State University and the surrounding community in creating and communicating professional opportunities and to assist in developing leaders and better citizens who will challenge and enrich the future of the University and the community, ie. Holiday Showcase, Festival of Trees, and others as selected by the committee.

Healthy Campus Representative

Representative: Kay Wiley

The representative will provide a voice for Staff Council for the campus wide Healthy Campus initiative.


Chairman: Faith Stiffler
Co-Chairman: Ben Kunze
Members: Nikki Jackson, BJ Simmons & Elaine Chew

The Staff Council Scholarship committee exists to follow all processes, requirements, and details associated with issuing scholarships to our Tarleton State University staff members who are also enrolled in Undergraduate or Graduate courses at the University. This allows the committee to vote and award scholarships to Tarleton staff who are continuing their education.