The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Engagement Committee is to recognize employees for their contributions to the university and show appreciation for dedicated service and foster a workplace of choice by developing, supporting and implementing events and programs.

To cultivate an environment of inclusiveness and appreciation.

High Five Program, Staff Recognition Breakfast, Increase Awareness of Staff Awards and Staff Council Scholarship, Recognition How-To’s

2016-2017 MEMBERSHIP:
Chair: Heather Swanson

Members: Sandra DuPree, Rachel Klem, Jewell Madsen, Kacie Otto, Deborah Phillips, Erica Portley, Dana Self,  Liza Urdang,

2nd Wednesday of the month, from 2-3pm at the Administrative Center Conference Rooms.



Staff Council Voting Member Nominations: Now Open!
Call for nominations due March 9, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Staff Award Nomination Form – Nominations are now closed.

Staff Council 2017 Scholarship Application – Deadline: January 20th

Award Descriptions:


Staff are also eligible for three Service and Engagement Awards:

  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Diversity
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement

Click here for more information on these awards.


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