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: Kristen Abell and Lona Davenport
Members: KC Atchinson

Contact Email: davenportlm@umkc.edu or abellk@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: Heather Swanson and Liza Hughey
Members: Jewell Madsen, Megan Gonzalez, Jenni Hashman, Roland Hemmings

Contact Email: hugheyl@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
Vice Chair: Steve Barnes
Members: Hannah Bernardini, Alexandra Richter, 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: Sandra Smith and Rhonda Agnew
Members: Cherie D., Elisa Day, Jennifer Fultz, William Rex Hinecker, Tamica Lige, Shana Malone, Angela McDonald, Julie Myer, Velda Robins, Stephanie Stewart-Towns, Almaz Wassie

Contact Email: 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: Susi Mickey
Members: Breann Branch, Roland Hemmings, Karen King, Kimberly Johnson, Emma Satterfield LaRae Vowiell

Contact Email: mickeysu@umkc.edu