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University Of Kansas Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is the governing body for all staff at the University of Kansas and advocates on their behalf for workplace improvements, professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and more.

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Staff Senate Elections

Staff Senate elections have concluded. New senators will be announced at the transitional meeting. Thank you to all who participated!
Election Information

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Senate Members

The Staff Senate is composed of members representing the major divisions of work responsibilities across campus, who meet once per month to hear committee reports and discuss issues that directly affect staff.

Executive Committee

Senate officers and committee chairs/chair-elects meet once per month, prior to the full Senate meeting, to determine agenda items and discuss all issues presented to the Staff Senate.


Staff members can serve on both Staff Senate and University Senate committees, which research and develop solutions for KU staff and report to the Senate on matters within their charge.

Questions or Feedback?

We'd love to hear from you! Use the online form to send a message to the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Latest Staff Senate Communications

Letter from the Incoming President | Spring 2024

Incoming Staff Senate President Teri Chambers writes to KU staff with an outlook on the body's work for 2024-2025.

Letter from the Outgoing President | Spring 2024

Outgoing Staff Senate President Chris Wallace writes to KU staff with an update on the body's work throughout 2023 and 2024.

Joining the Staff Senate D&I Committee

Are you interested in making sure our staff feel a sense of inclusion and belonging here at KU? The Staff Senate Diversity & Inclusion Committee needs you!

DEIB at KU Libraries: Advising Equity, Building Strategy, and Library Magic

Dean Carol Smith and Mike Broadwell, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Libraries Equity Advisor, spoke with us about recent updates and ongoing DEIB work at KU Libraries. We discussed how the new strategic plan will infuse DEIB work throughout to make the Libraries as successful and…