Governing Body for Staff at the University of Kansas

Executive Committee

The Senate Executive Committee shall consist of up to 24 members, with eleven voting members. The Senate President, President-Elect, Senate Secretary, Senate Treasurer, the Technology Officer and chairs of the standing committees shall be voting positions. Individuals serving as Secretary-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, or Chair-Elect shall vote only in the absence of the Secretary, Treasurer, or appropriate Chair.


Representatives of Human Resources and the Faculty and Student Senates shall be ex-officio, non-voting members. The representatives of the USS Council and the UPS Council shall be ex-officio, non-voting members.

Officers and Chairs

The President of the Staff Senate presides over Senate meetings and acts as the official representative of the Senate. The person elected to the President-Elect position serves one year in that position, one year as President, and one year as Past President.

Staff Senate President, O'Leary SSC
Staff Senate President-Elect, O'Leary SSC
Secretary, Institute for Policy & Social Research
Treasurer, O'Leary SSC
Technology Officer, Information Technology
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Deanne Arensberg,, Office of Research

Chris Wallace,, Public Safety Office

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Chair: Michelle Wilson,, Center for Educational Opportunity Programs
Chair-Elect: Tiphani Dixon,, Study Abroad & Global Engagement

Elections Committee
Chair: Matt Deakyne,, Information Technology
Chair-Elect: Jessica Brown,, Custodial Services

Legislative Affairs Committee
Chair: Michelle Ginavan Hayes,, Eaton Hall SSC
Chair-Elect: Monica Bradshaw,, Human Resource Management

Personnel Affairs Committee
Chair: Leslie Wilson,, Undergraduate Advising Center
Chair-Elect: Todd Carpenter,, Public Safety Office

Professional Development Committee
Chair: Kim Spencer,, Lied Center
Chair-Elect: Kelly Banks,, Spencer Museum of Art

Public Relations Committee
Chair: Mary Murphy,, Center for Online & Distance Learning
Chair-Elect: Justin Runge,, Marketing Communications

USS Council Representative
Chris Wallace,, Public Safety Office

UPS Council Representative
Brian Moss,, Libraries

University SenEx Representative
Teri Chambers,, Biodiversity Institute

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