Staff Senate

General Committees

The membership of the Staff Senate shall consist of all employees that are Subject to the Personnel Act (SPA) and Exempt from the Personnel Act (EPA) non-faculty employees, whether permanent full time or permanent part time.

The WSSU Staff Senate meets monthly for one hour unless otherwise announced. Meetings shall be held once a month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Notice of meetings shall be received by the membership at least three (3) days prior to the meeting.

Staff Senate Committee Descriptions
(printable .pdf)

Budget Committee - Melendia Roseboro

The Budget Committee will be responsible for budgetary and financial matters, as well as reporting budget status and preparing a budget for the Executive Board. This committee shall also develop policies and procedures for committees of the Senate in compliance with university and state policies, especially regarding fund raising events. This committee is also responsible to ensure that appropriate entities of the university are properly notified. The Budget Committee shall provide information regarding common campus resources that may help alleviate certain budgetary constraints, and other general budgeting and/or information.. 

  VACANT   -  -

Campus Culture Committee - Chelii Broussard

The Campus Culture Committee shall provide recommendations to improve the culture on campus. Winston-Salem State University is committed to providing a workplace in which all individuals are treated respectfully and equally. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Bridgette Holmes holmesbr@wssu.edu 8649
Shannon Mebane mebanesa@wssu.edu 8531
Jessica McClain mcclainje@wssu.edu 3458
Katrina Myers mccoyka@wssu.edu 3082
Tiffany Seawright seawrightt@wssu.edu 8041
Chris Williams williamsch@wssu.edu 2981
Jameka Williams

Communications Committee - Melvin Fenner

The Communications Committee shall be responsible for regularly disseminating information of interest to the staff of WSSU. This committee shall develop a Senate newsletter, format logos and write articles to be submitted to the Office of Marketing and Communications for review and/or recommendations and returned to the Communications Committee for presentation to the full Senate before publishing. This committee shall also maintain and manage the Senate's website to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is available at all times. The Secretary of the Senate shall serve as liaison to the Communications Committee.

Derrick Hargrove hargrovede@wssu.edu 2409
Tarina Whitfield whitfieldta@wssu.edu 8926

Community Service Committee - VACANT

The Community Service Committee shall identify community service activities or initiatives on campus and in the surrounding community that are relevant to WSSU staff and shall coordinate staff participation in these activities. A strong emphasis is placed on Senate presence in and devotion to WSSU and the community. The staff is encouraged to submit their service interests, needs, and ideas to the committee chairs throughout the year.

     

Employee Recognition Committee - Johnetta Brown-Amerson

The Employee Recognition Committee is responsible for programs designed to boost morale and/or recognize employees for outstanding accomplishments in the workplace. Representatives from this committee shall work with, or become a part of, any existing committees performing the same or similar functions on behalf of the university e.g. the Staff Development Office in Human Resources.

 Vacant -  -

Governance Committee - Brenda Fulmore

The Governance Committee shall confer with the Executive Committee through the appropriate legislative offices of the university about issues important to the mission of the Staff Senate and the University as a whole. This committee is designed to encourage participation of the members of the Staff Senate in the political process, to serve in an advocacy role for the betterment of the Staff of WSSU, and to communicate to the Staff Senate and the staff of the University regarding issues impacting higher education employees.

The committee shall serve as a resource for the Senate on questions and concerns relating to the Bylaws and/or parliamentary procedures. The committee shall review all Senate constitutions, bylaws and procedures, when adopted and/or amended for conflict or inconsistency with WSSU Staff Senate and UNC Staff Assembly governance. This committee shall advise the Senate on resolving conflicts with any documents relating to the Staff Senate/UNC Staff Assembly. The committee shall request the Executive Committee action when necessary to bring Staff Senate documents and procedures into conformity with stated parliamentary procedures.

The committee shall advise the Staff Senate of changes to the bylaws that may require action of the WSSU Staff Senate to avoid conflict or inconsistency in Governance of the State. The President-Elect shall serve as the liaison to this committee.

James K. Mascenik mascenikjk@wssu.edu 8636
JoAnn Hairston hairstonj@wssu.edu 2489
Jennifer Wolfe wolfej@wssu.edu 2762

Health & Wellness Committee - Tiffany Seawright

The Health and Wellness Committee provides educational information that encourages better health practices. Workshops, seminars, and special events focus on five areas: self-responsibility, nutritional awareness, physical fitness, stress management, and environmental sensitivity. This committee collaborates with Human Resources and other campus wide initiatives.

Sherrunda Alston alstonsl@wssu.edu 2380
Pamela Baucum baucumpl@wssu.edu 3102
Renee Berry kirbysr@wssu.edu 2384
Karen Dominque dominiqk@wssu.edu 2680
Brooklyn Edwards edwardsbr@wssu.edu 2769
Vanessa Hood hoodv@wssu.edu 3353
Suvondra Montgomery montgomerysu@wssu.edu 3071
LaKrista Page pagell@wssu.edu 8934
Laura Riddle riddlelb@wssu.edu 2112
Chandra Wells wellsch@wssu.edu 2896
Jennifer Wolfe wolfej@wssu.edu 2762

Legacy Committee - VACANT

The Legacy Committee writes, compiles and manages a chronological record of events as well as the historical facts of the WSSU Staff Senate. The committee will focus much of its energy supporting, planning, and helping with recording the history of WSSU Staff Senate and other celebrations of the Senate. Given that, here are a few goals:

1) Interview(s) of the early leaders of the Staff Senate which would be shared in various mediums,

2) Assist in the preparation and execution of document archiving, activities, photos and other
    materials of the Senate,

3) Help in the organization of informational session(s) around the history of the Staff Senate,

4) Assist in the coordination of other efforts that would highlight the Senate's history, and

5) Work with the former Presidents to get more of their biographies completed. The goal would be to
    complete these for the Presidents who have previously served, including the current President's
    autobiography.

     

Nominating Committee - VACANT

The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President. The nominating process shall be determined by the President at least 30 days prior to the election of new officers at the end of every two (2) years.
     

Orientation Committee - William Kellum

The Orientation Committee educates newly elected members and alternates to enable them to become fully contributing members of the Senate at their first official meeting and provides continuing development for members. The chair of this committee represents Staff Senate during HR's New Employee Orientation sessions to educate new employees of the university about the Senate.

 Vacant  -  -

Professional Development Committee - Kevin Byers

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is designed to provide support to SPA and EPA non-faculty for professional development needs to perform their jobs to attain the university's mission, goals, priorities and employee needs as resources are available. This committee monitors the activity of the professional development funds as well as the application and awards process. This includes promoting the application period and establishing guidelines for the 1) written application 2) rating system and 3) selection process for use by the Senate. Upon approval of a recipient, the chair of the committee will distribute a congratulatory correspondence to the staff member and execute the paperwork for processing.

Professional development needs may include: assistance with books, academic assistance for activities that directly relate to development of key competencies, attending conferences and workshops.

The academic assistance program is not an employee benefit, right or entitlement; it is a management program for workforce development. The Professional Development Committee shall be responsible for the development and implementation of educational opportunities in conjunction with the staff development officer of the university that fosters the following nine (9) professional core competencies:

1) Diversity and Inclusion

2) Ethics and Morals

3) Leadership Development

4) Mentoring, Advising and Service

5) Personal Development

6) Professional Best Practices

7) Professional Competencies and Development

8) Student Engagement and Service

9) Values, Integrity and Character

The professional core competencies are a set of operating values and guiding career philosophies that governs and defines the development of the whole employee. Each competency will be used to govern our internal motivations and conduct as we continue to work to better develop our operating processes and build stronger relationships with our internal and external constituents. All applications made to the PDC shall reflect one or more of the above core competencies. The Vice President shall serve as the liaison of the committee.

Guila  B. Cooper coopergb@wssu.edu                     8615
Michelle Jordan jordanmi@wssu.edu                 2275
Melendia J. Roseboro roseboromj@wssu.edu           3003
Jennifer Wolfe wolfej@wssu.edu                2762

Workplace Improvement Committee - Terry Harmon

The Workplace Improvement Committee shall be responsible for gathering information regarding workplace improvement recommendations and/or questions that are not addressed by employee grievance policies and procedures. The committee will present recommendations and/or questions to the Executive Committee for consideration and approval prior to submitting to the Chancellor for discussion and/or action. The Parliamentarian shall serve as the committee liaison and shall be composed of at least twelve additional members.

Alvita Byers byersal@wssu.edu 5898
Owen Cooks cooksoj@wssu.edu 2855
Cynthia Cunningham cunninghamcy@wssu.edu 8910
LaVon Gray grayla@wssu.edu 8936
Dick Kabis kabisd@wssu.edu 2870
Patricia McClary mcclarypa@wssu.edu 3030
Maria Ortiz ortizm@wssu.edu 2078
Betty Tilley tilleyb@wssu.edu 3056
Curissa Townsend townsendcu@wssu.edu 2569

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