Staff Senate Call for Nominations | FY2024 Elections

Dear Staff,

Staff Senate elections are approaching, and we encourage you to participate in the 2024-2025 year! With open seats in seven of the eight job categories (Academic, Administrative, Administrative/MGMT, Operations, Research, Student Services, Support), Staff Senate needs representation from a variety of areas, departments, and job functions. You can view the continuing senators on the election website and self-nominate or nominate a colleague through March 4th, 2024, via the online form.

Staff Senate is the governing body for staff at the University of Kansas, representing all full-time university support staff and unclassified professional staff at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Our mission is to provide all staff with a voice, a forum, and avenues for growth. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing a formal mechanism for communicating common concerns to appropriate University and State officials
  • Serving as a forum for member presentation and discussion of common concerns of employment
  • Supporting all forms of employee growth through in-house training and professional development financial support

Here are a few great reasons to serve on Staff Senate:

  • Network and collaborate with other KU colleagues and campus partners
  • Learn more about KU, University Governance, and higher education administration
  • Be part of a proactive group that ensures staff involvement in major decisions at KU
  • Represent 3,000 staff at KU and advocate for those staff who do not have a voice

Members are encouraged to get involved as much as possible, with time commitments including:

Elections for Staff Senate will be held from March 18th through March 25th, 2024. The April Staff Senate meeting will be a transition meeting from the current to the newly elected Staff Senate, with the May Staff Senate meeting being the first full meeting of the newly elected Staff Senate. If elected, please plan to join the transition meeting on April 10th, 2024, from noon to 1:30 p.m.


Best Regards and Rock Chalk!

Staff Senate Elections Committee

Teri Chambers, Staff Senate President-Elect