Staff Senate


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.

The Executive Committee shall be composed of elected officers and the chair of each committee. The Executive Committee shall conduct business between monthly Staff Senate meetings and shall report such action(s) to the full Staff Senate during its monthly meetings.

Staff Senate By-Laws
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Fundraising Committee - Arthur Hardin

The Fundraising Committee will be responsible for budgetary and financial matters, as well as reporting budget status and preparing a budget for the Executive Committee. This committee shall also develop policies and procedures for committees of the Staff 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 Fundraising Committee shall provide information regarding common campus resources that may help alleviate certain budgetary constraints, and other general budgeting and/or information. 

Janet Dombrowski 2210
Arthur Hardin 8877
London Mickle 2203
 Tarina A. Whitfield 8926

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.

Chelii Broussard  8743
Bridgette Holmes 8649
Katrina Myers 3082
Tiffany Seawright 8041
Christian Williams 2981

Communications Committee - Tarina A. Whitfield

The Communications Committee shall be responsible for regularly disseminating information of interest to the staff of WSSU. The committee shall receive, edit, or produce and then distribute general communications for Staff Senate related materials via the designated Staff Senate email. This committee shall publish a wrap-up of the monthly Staff Senate general meetings. This committee shall also maintain and manage the Staff Senate's website to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is available at all times.

Ellen Campbell 2750
Jo Ann Hairston 2489
Camilla Norris 2157
Tiffany Seawright 8041
Tarina Whitfield 8926

Community Service Committee - Andrea Jenkins

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 Staff 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.

Andrea Jenkins 3114
Zena Moreland 2383
Anastasia Polk-Bethea 2837
Michelle Jordan 2275
Maria Ortiz 2540
Monique Ellison 8818
JoAnn Hairston 2489
Tori Edmonson 2868

Employee Recognition Committee - Cynthia Cunningham

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.

June Anthony  8759
Yolonda Crim  8908
Karen Dunlap  2151
Beverly Irby  8814
Alan Ireland  2935
Keyona McNeil  8724
Shagail Reed  2442
Jonathan Smith 8046

Governance Committee - Venus Boston

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 Staff Senate on questions and concerns relating to the Bylaws and/or parliamentary procedures. The committee shall review all Staff 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 Staff 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.

June Anthony 8759
Elaina Barron 2701
Venus Boston 2983
Cornelius Graves 2082
Laura McDonald 8656

Health & Wellness Committee - Florence Adams

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 is directed to collaborate with campus wide initiatives associated with health and wellness.

Florence Adams  3445
Marian Booker 8915
Deana Brim 3345
Ellen Campbell 2750
Keauna Ford 8939
LaVon D. Gray 8936
Vivian Spencer 8935
Cindy Strine 3384
Betty Tilley 3056

Orientation Committee - Quentin Gunter

The Orientation Committee educates newly elected members and alternates to enable them to become fully contributing members of the Staff Senate and provides continuing development for members. The chair of this committee represents Staff Senate during Human Resource’s new employee orientation sessions to educate new employees of the university about the Staff Senate.

Quentin Gunter   2830
Christina Hale 2275
Shaadia Moore  8608
Zena Moreland  2383
Sophia Kennedy  2520
Revonda Reed  8932

Professional Development Committee - Deidra Gilliard

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 Staff 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.

Deidra Gilliard
Regina Craven
 Theodis Chunn   8819 
Tiffany Seawright 8041
London Mickle 2203
Camilla Norris 2157

Workplace Improvement Committee - Cheryl Jefferies - WIC Committee Photo

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.

Cheryl Jefferies  3090
Latasha Arnold  3386
Angela Peterson-Beatty 2949
Tammy Cunningham 2659
Stephanie Galloway 8009
Arnita Hill  3211
Reginald Leak 3334
Aaron Leftwich 3466
Shagail Reed 2442
Tiffany Seawright 8041
Betty Tilley 3056
Dianne Walker
Christian Williams 2981

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