Governing Body for Staff at the University of Kansas

Staff Senate Members 2022-2023


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.  To find what category your job title falls under, plese see:  Job Families are 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



Email Name Unit Category Term
  FY2023 President Jessica Chilcoat O'Leary SSC FY2023 President 25-Apr
  FY2023 President-Elect Chris Wallace Operations FY2023 President-Elect-USS 25-Apr
4 Senators Academic Liz Barton Academic Success Academic 25-Apr Ryan Edmonds Ctr Orientation Transition Prg Academic 25-Apr Desiree Neyens University Academic Support Ct Academic 25-Apr Michelle Wilson Achievement & Assessment Inst Academic 25-Apr
6 Senators Administrative Deanne Arensberg Office of Research Administrative 24-Apr Kelly Banks Spencer Museum of Art Administrative 23-Apr Teri Chambers Biodiversity Institute Administrative 24-Apr Marissa Marshall Film and Media Studies Administrative 24-Apr Mary Murphy Ctr for Online & Distance Lrn Administrative 24-Apr Leslie Wilson Undergraduate Advising Ctr. Administrative 25-Apr
9 Senators Administrative/Management Cady Bush Higuchi  Biosciences Centers Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Kim Conard KUCR - AMS Team Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Jena Gunter Institute for Policy & Social Research Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Aaron Quisenberry Transportation Services Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Robert Waller Budget Office Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Jui-Shen Wang School of Pharmacy Administrative/MGMT 24-Apr Latrina Collins Achievement & Assessment Inst Administrative/MGMT 25-Apr *Scott Cossel Libraries At-large 23-Apr *Sarah Wilson Merriman University Academic Support Ct At-large 23-Apr
4-Senators Information Technology Jeremy McLeod Information Technology Information Technology 25-Apr Leslie Soden Information Technology Information Technology 25-Apr *Melissa Foree CLAS-Academic Advisor At-large 23-Apr *Allan Jackson Information Technology Information Technology-At Large 23-Apr
4-Senators Operations Jessica Brown Custodial Services Operations-UPS 25-Apr Emily Foltz Landscape Operations-USS 24-Apr
8-Senators Research Joseph Andrew Geology Research Nikhila Gunda Transportation Research Center Research 24-Apr Lindsay Elliot Jorgenson Institute for Policy & Social Research Research 23-Apr Kevin Liu Achievement & Assessment Institute Research 25-Apr *Kayla Wegley Physics and Astronomy At-large 23-Apr *Terri Hurtado Eaton Hall, SSC At-large 23-Apr *Erin Kelley-Garrison Undergraduate Biology Program-Academic Advisor At-large 23-Apr
3-Senators Student Services Anna Balmilero Academic Advisor Student Services 24-Apr Sara Chavez Student Affairs Student Services 25-Apr Jordan Wade Student Program Manager Student Services  24-Apr
5-Senators SUPPORT Todd Carpenter Public Safety Support-USS 23-Apr David Day Provost Office Support 24-Apr Mary Dykmann Business Development Support 25-Apr Brian Moss Libraries Support 25-Apr Justin Runge Marketing Communications Support 23-Apr
  * At-large, serving one year term.      

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