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 Department Family Term Ends
Staff Senate President:
Robert Waller Budget Office Staff Senate President-Elect 4/20
Staff Senate Presdent Elect:
Abby Ehling  Graduate Studies Academic 4/22
Academic - 4 Senators        
Holly Shriner  Graduate Studies Academic 4/20
Samantha Montague CLAS Academic 4/21
Justin Johnson  Physics and Astronomy Academic 4/22
Tiffany Learned  International Student Services Academic 4/22
Administrative - 7 Senators        
Melody Henning Ctr for Online & Distance Lrn Administrative 4/20
Mary Murphy Ctr for Online & Distance Lrn Administrative 4/21
Teri Chambers Acad Achieve & Access Ctr-AAAC Administrative 4/21
Travis Arellano Business Administration Administrative 4/21
*Susan Shaw Parking & Transit Member At Large (Administrative)  4/20
*Elissa Stewart Eaton Hall SSC Member At Large (Administrative) 4/21
Leslie Wilson, A  Undergraduate Advising Center Administrative 4/22
Administrative/Management- 8 Senators        
Annette Delaney Kansas Geological Survey Administrative/Management 4/20
Jane Tuttle Student Affairs Administrative/Management 4/20
Connie Jordan O'Leary SSC Administrative/Management 4/21
Jessica Webb Human Resources Administrative/Management 4/21
Jessica Chilcoat  Strong Hall SSC Administrative/Management 4/22
Michelle Ginavan Hayes  Eaton Hall SSC Administrative/Management 4/22
Jeff Severin  Center for Sustainability Administrative/Management 4/22
Tim Spencer  Eaton Hall SSC Administrative/Management 4/22
Information Technology-4 Senators        
Adam Braun Information Technology Information Technology 4/20
Matthew Deakyne  Information Technology Information Technology 4/22
Rick Evanhoe  Information Technology Information Technology 4/22
Lisa Hallberg  Life Span Institute Information Technology 4/22
Operations-5 Senators        
Charlotte Goodman FS Custodial Operations 4/21
Jessica Brown  Facility Services Operations 4/22
Jeremy Chance  Recreation Services Operations 4/22
Steve Conway  Facility Services Operations 4/22
Chris Wallace  Public Safety Operations 4/22
Research - 7 Senators        
Ranu Pal Higuchi Biosciences Center Research 4/20
Katherine Merriweather Achievement & Assessment Inst Research 4/21
Tanya Spacek Achievement & Assessment Inst Research 4/21
Kevin Liu Graduate Affairs Research 4/22
Azure Pellegrino SES & STEM Research 4/22
Christopher Lyon Ctr Enviro Benefical Catalysis Research 4/22
Kajsa Elizabeth Mullenix Bureau of Child Research Research 4/22
Student Services - 3 Senators        
John Nelson-Hronek Undergraduate Advising Ctr. Student Services 4/21
Megan Belaire, Academic Advisor, CLAS Student Services 4/22
Michelle Wilson, Student Program Achievement & Assessment Inst Student Services 4/22
Support - 6 Senators        
Kimberly Spencer Lied Center Support 4/20
Todd Carpenter Office Public Saftey Support 4/20
David Day Provost Office Support 4/21
Angela Andres  Libraries Support 4/22
Mary Dykmann  Business Development Support 4/22
Brian Moss  Libraries Support 4/22


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