Committees

With Staff Council, there are various subcommittees to help achieve the goals (link to goals page) of Staff Council.  Each have various meeting schedules and initiatives, all of which you can review on each subcommittee’s page.

You do not have to be a voting member of Staff Council to participate in any of the work subcommittees do. 

Communications

The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Communications Committee is to develop, identify and enhance the means of communication for staff.  The Communications Committee is available to provide assistance and support to all committees in efforts to achieve the goals of Staff Council.

Membership

Co-Chairs: Lona Davenport

Members: KC Atchinson, Megan Dooley, Lindsey Mayfield, Emily Reeb, Thomas Willoughby

Contact Email: davenportlm@umkc.edu

Engagement

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.

Membership

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Lyles-Maqsood and Jessica Riggins

Members: Megan Gonzalez, Liza Hughey, Audrey Lester, Julie Smith, Elora Thomas

Contact Email: lylesj@umkc.edu and rigginsjes@umkc.edu

Events

The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Events Committee is to conceive and coordinate inclusive events that celebrate and recognize the employees of UMKC.  Though they assist with all events that Staff Council has throughout the year, their signature event is the  UMKC Staff Appreciation Picnic that occurs during Staff Appreciation Week.

Membership

Chair: Marilyn Turbush

Members: Brittany Bummer, Ronchall Love, Alexandra Richter, and Anjing Xu,

Contact Email: turbushm@umkc.edu

Outreach

The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Outreach Committee is to promote the university’s key mission areas and visibility by positive engagement between the university and the broader community through service and collaboration.

Membership

Co-Chairs:  Alexandra Richter and Sandra Smith

Members: Shiela Cheffen, Kellee Harris, Amelia Howard, Shana Malone, Janey Stephens, Stephanie Stewart-Towns, Seth Tracy

Contact Email: richteram@umkc.edu and smithsandraa@umkc.edu

Professional Development

The mission of the UMKC Staff Council Professional Development Committee is to respond to the needs of staff by providing opportunities that contribute to strengthening skills, expanding knowledge and developing both personal and professional excellence in advancement.

Membership

Chair: Kelsey Owens and LaRae Vowell

Members: Humberto Gonzalez, Kimberly Johnson, Kim Kirschenbaum, Hannah Litwiller, Jennifer Parker-Burrus, Leslie Tracy, Kayla Weru, Jeannie Westmoreland

Contact Email: owenskel@umkc.edu and vowielll@umkc.edu