Governing Body for Staff at the University of Kansas

Senate Members

The Staff Senate is formed to facilitate greater involvement of staff (both unclassified and university support staff) in the university community, and to ensure that the opinions of staff inform the creation and implementation of university policies. Toward those ends, the Staff Senate serves as a forum for discussion among all university staff and as an advocate for staff interests with other governance bodies, the university administration, and the state Board of Regents.

The senators, each having one vote in the Senate, shall be elected by the members of the electorate. To ensure fair representation of all staff, the electorate shall be divided into eight categories representing the major divisions of work responsibilities across campus. The categorization of staff shall be accomplished by means of job families* designated by Human Resource Management.

Category Constituent Job Families
Academic Educational Support & Delivery
Administrative Administrative Support
Information Technology Information Technology
Operations Facilities Planning, Design & Operation, Skilled Trades,
Campus Srvs/Service Maint.
Research Research
Student Services Advising, Career & Student Services
Support Food Service and Dietary,  Healthcare
Library Services, Museum / Arts
Public Affairs, Public Safety
Publishing, TV, Radio & Video Production


Brian Moss _Staff Senate President April 2018
Michelle Ginavan Hayes _Staff Senate President-Elect April 2018
Abby Ehling Academic April 2019
Emily Gullickson Academic April 2019
Holly Shriner Academic April 2020
Keah Cunningham Academic April 2018
Debora Deering Administrative April 2018
Eddie Munoz Administrative April 2019
Mary Murphy Administrative April 2018
Melody Henning Administrative April 2019
Melody Lawrence Administrative April 2019
Susan Shaw Administrative April 2018
Tim Spencer Administrative April 2019
Annette Delaney Administrative/Management April 2018
Connie Jordan Administrative/Management April 2018
Jane Tuttle Administrative/Management April 2019
Jeff Severin Administrative/Management April 2019
Jennifer Ananda Administrative/Management April 2019
*Kevin Liu Administrative/Management April 2019
Robert Waller Administrative/Management April 2020
Lee Ann Adee Administrative/Management April 2019
Adam Braun Information Technology April 2019
Andy Jackson Information Technology April 2019
Greg Smith Information Technology April 2019
Kristoffer Dover Information Technology April 2018
Leland Wilson Information Technology April 2018
<VACANT>   Operations April 2019
Charlotte Goodman Operations April 2018
Chris Wallace Operations April 2019
Clint Johnston Operations April 2020
Peggy Robinson Operations April 2019
Sean Festag Operations April 2018
Bethany Gross Research April 2019
Denys Brand Research April 2020
Jenny Flinders Research April 2019
**Michelle Wilson Research April 2019
Swathi Pullagurla Research April 2018
Tanya Spacek Research April 2018
Anna Paradis Student Services April 2018
Michael Chavez Student Services April 2019
Andrea Pitt Support April 2018
David Day Support April 2018
Kimberly Spencer Support April 2020
Melody Stratton Support April 2019
<VACANT>   Support April 2019
Todd Carpenter Support April 2020

* Change positions in July 2017.  Finishes term in elected category

** Member at large



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