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


Michelle Ginavan Hayes Staff Senate President April 2019
Robert Waller Staff Senate President-Elect April 2020
Abby Ehling  Academic April 2019
Emily Gullickson  Academic April 2019
Holly Shriner  Academic April 2020
Samantha Montague Academic April 2021
Eddie Munoz Administrative April 2019
Mary Murphy Administrative April 2021
Melody Henning Administrative April 2020
Melody Lawrence Administrative April 2019
Teri Chambers Administrative April 2021
Tim Spencer Administrative April 2019
Travis Arellano Administrative April 2021
Annette Delaney Administrative/Management April 2020
Connie Jordan Administrative/Management April 2021
Jane Tuttle Administrative/Management April 2020
Jeff Severin Administrative/Management April 2019
*Larry Laubhan Member At-Large (Operations) April 2019
Jessica Webb Administrative/Management April 2021
Kevin Liu Administrative/Management April 2019
Lee Ann Adee Administrative/Management April 2019
*Michelle Wilson Member At-Large (research) April 2019
*Elissa Stewart Member At-Large (Administrative) April 2021
Adam Braun Information Technology April 2020
Andy Jackson Information Technology April 2019
Greg Smith Information Technology April 2019
Charlotte Goodman Operations April 2021
Chris Wallace Operations April 2019
Clint Johnston Operations April 2020
Peggy Robinson Operations April 2019
Richard Stephens Operations April 2019
*Susan Shaw Member At Large (Administrative)  April 2020
Jenny Flinders Research April 2019
Katherine Merriweather Research April 2021
Ranu Pal Research April 2020
Tanya Spacek Research April 2021
John Nelson-Hronek Student Services April 2021
Michael Chavez Student Services April 2019
Angela Andres Support April 2019
David Day Support April 2021
Emily Beran Support April 2021
Kimberly Spencer Support April 2020
Melody Stratton Support April 2019
Todd Carpenter Support April 2020

* Members at large



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