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



Name Email Category Term Ends  
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 2019  
Keah Cunningham Academic April 2018  
Debora Deering Administrative April 2018  
Eddie Munoz Administrative April 2019  
Adam Braun ​Information Technology ​April 2019  
Bethany Gross ​Research ​April 2019  
Mary Murphy Administrative April 2018  
Melody Lawrence Administrative April 2019  
Denys Brand ​Research ​April 2019  
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  
Kevin Liu Administrative/Management April 2019  
Jennifer Ananda Administrative/Management ​April 2019  
Kimberly Spencer Support ​April 2019  
Robert Waller Administrative/Management 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  
Melody Henning ​Administrative ​April 2019  
Clint Johnston Operations April 2019  
Susan Shaw Administrative ​April 2018  
Charlotte Goodman Operations April 2018  
Chris Wallace Operations April 2019  
Peggy Robinson Operations April 2019  
Sean Festag Operations April 2018  
Swathi Pullagurla Research ​April 2018  
Jenny Flinders Research April 2019  
Todd Carpenter Support ​April 2019  
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  

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