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Staff Senate Committees 2017-2018

Executive Committee

Executive - The steering committee of the Staff Senate.


Standing Committees

Bylaws - reviews, suggests, and proposes amendments to the Bylaws, as well as, suggests updates to committee descriptions on the Staff Senate Web site.

Election - rules on questions relating to qualifications of electors and members, nominates and receives nominations, presents a slate of nominees, and conducts the elections.

Legislative - monitors and reports legislative activity to the Staff Senate placing particular emphasis on initiatives affecting higher education and NDSU staff.  The committee depends on feedback from Staff Senate to propose and initiate a coordinated effort as a result of the given information; and monitors and reports on other federal, state and regional governing parties, such as North Dakota University System, the State Board of Higher Education, NDPERS, etc. for activity that may impact higher education, NDSU staff.

Public Relations - 1) publicizes the activities of the Staff Senate internally and externally; 2) assists the Staff Senate in opening up channels of communication among broaddbanded staff, and between broadbanded staff and administration; 3) develops ways to help broadbanded staff become more public relations minded by presenting a more positive and professional image to the university's various constituencies and, conversely, to develop guidelines on how the administration can assist in that effort; and 4) raises public awareness about the vital role performed by broadbanded staff in the success of the university.

Information Technology (IT) Committee - works with other committees to gather information to post on the Staff Senate Web site; reports, disseminates, and updates appropriate information technology to Staff Senate; and carries concerns from Staff Senate to the Division of IT.

Scholarship - administers the Broadbanded Staff Scholarship on an annual basis as outlined by the Classified Staff Scholarship Endowment (revised 9/23/93), by determining number and amount of scholarships based on available funds; by designing, updating, and disseminating application forms; and by selecting recipients.  the committee also administers discretionary Staff Senate scholarships when additional funds are made available.

Staff Development - identifies programs and activities that will provide personal and professional growth opportunities for university staff. In identifying programs, the committee will assess the needs and wants of staff through questionnaires and surveys.

Staff Recognition - reviews the guidelines for and administers awards, including Campus Kudos. The committee also provides recognition to staff who are recipients of outside awards.

Campus Engagement Committee - fosters collaboration between Staff Senate and campus organizations, including Faculty Senate and Student Government, through joint coordination of events that benefit the campus community.

Gunkelman Awards - meets to select through campus nomination those persons qualified to receive an award.

Senate Coordinating Council

Senate Coordinating Council Representatives - The Staff Senate shall be represented on Senate Coordinating Council by three (3) Staff Senate representatives: the president, past president and vice president to ensure the continuity of information and expertise. These Staff Senate representatives shall have the full rights of senators in Senate Coordinating Council matters. The Staff Senate will nominate and vote annually for these representatives.  See NDSU Policy 714 for more details.

Senate Coordinating Council Committees

Campus Space and Facilities - recommends policies for facilities.

Library - formulates policy recommendations for the NDSU
Libraries relating to areas such as general operations, interlibrary loans,
borrowing privileges, periodicals, acquisitions, media, data bases, electronic,
and other services.

University Athletics - two (2) Staff Senators serve to promote compliance with principles of conduct as defined by the NCAA and formulates policy recommendations regarding athletic guidelines. Stimulates interest in athletic events for the entire university community.

Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel - the selection of this panel shall be comprised of six (6) Staff Senate members, appointed by the Staff Senate President from a list of senators forwarded to the president or members of the Staff Senate Executive Committee, and in consultation with that same Committee, serving with six (6) appointed faculty members, and six (6) appointed students, acting in accordance with procedures and Policy 156.

Other Committees/Advisory Boards/Councils/Ad Hoc Committees


North Dakota University System (NDUS) Staff Senate - 3 year term: (3 members of the NDSU Staff Senate at the time of election with one representative vote.  A member shall become an ex-officio senator of the NDSU Staff Senate with no voting privileges at the end of his/her third election term or if not re-elected to a new term):  serve the staff employees of the NDUS colleges and universities as a forum to consider matters, concepts and developing trends related to staff, promoting communication among the SBHE, the NDUS Chancellor and staff employees of the System's Institutions.

Environmental Sustainability - two (2) staff senators will serve as members of the committee and be charged with developing new ways to provide recycling opportunities, evaluate the needs of sustainability on campus, research outside entities to help NDSU with our sustainability efforts, and develop new strategies to educate NDSU students, staff, and faculty about our current and future sustainability options in conjunction with Student Government and Faculty Senate.

Learning Space Advisory Committee - staff senate will elect a senator to represent staff views on scheduling, use, renovation, and creations of learning spaces (laboratories, computer labs, classrooms, etc) on campus.

PresidentJered Pigeon231-7267
President ElectAmanda Booher231-7172
Past PresidentJames (Jim) Osland231-9622
SecretaryGennifer Sprecher231-9907
TreasurerChristina (Tina) Exner231-8171
Membership/AttendanceCarin Engler231-8024
Communications/Public RelationsElizabeth Worth231-8476
Information TechnologyBen Bernard231-5784
Member-at-largeLoretta (Lorie) Herbel231-7656
Member-at-largeAlissa Kuntz231-7028
Member-at-largeMelissa Schwengler231-8378
Ex OfficioColette Erickson231-8958

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ChairGennifer Sprecher

Wendy McCrory

Frank Oakgrove

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ChairJames (Jim) Osland
Carin Engler
Gennifer Sprecher
Mike Paolini

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ChairDiane Axness
Co-ChairBen Bernard
Mike Paolini
Megan Bouret

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ChairElizabeth Worth
Amanda Booher
Megan Ramsett
Tammy Helweg
Angela Bachman
Cathy Giddings

Ann Marschke

Maggie (Margaret) Latterell

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Nate Robideau
ChairBen Bernard
Megan Ramsett

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Daniel Erichsen
ChairKay Hopkins
Jason Medders
Kaelen Napolean
Megan Bouret
James (Jim) Osland

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Co-ChairLoretta Herbel
Co-ChairNiki Lynnes
Kelly Haugen
Tracy Fuller
Emilie DeWitte
Naomi Kosen
Tabitha Thomas
Coreen Kozlowski
Frank Oakgrove
Roland Hall

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1000/3000 BandKaelen Napolean
4000 BandPatty Lloyd
Co-Chair5000 BandApril Helgaas
6000/7000 BandWeston Gould
At-LargeLoretta (Lori) Askew
Co-ChairAt-LargeNaomi Kosen
At-LargeElizabeth Cronin
At-LargeKrista Olson

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Patty Lloyd
Co-ChairAlissa Kuntz
Co-ChairMelissa Schwengler
Cathy Giddings
CeCe Rohwedder
Nate Robideau

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ChairWendy McCrory
Co-ChairAmanda Booher
Megan Ramsett
Connie Jadrny
Weston Gould
Angela Bachman
Colleen Aas
Jessica Rose

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James Osland (2018)
Jered Pigeon (2019)
Amanda Booher (2020)

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Ben Bernard
Melissa Schwengler
Weston Gould

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Megan Ramsett

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Angela Bachman

Diane Axness

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Diane Axness (2018)
Naomi Kosen (2019)
Elizabeth Cronin (2020)

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Megan Ramsett

Elizabeth Cronin

Colleen Aas
CeCe Rohwedder
Connie Jadrny

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Mike Paolini

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