Staff Council committees

All Missouri S&T staff members are welcome to attend and join all open Standing and Special Interest committees. You do not have to be a Staff Council member to take part in Staff Council activities. If you are  interested or have suggestions for committees or activities, please do not hesitate to reach out and email us.

The Advocacy Committee exists to represent and promote the interests and concerns of the staff. The committee will strive to advocate for improved working conditions of physical, mental and monetary value. Its members will conduct surveys and forums, and create special interest committees as needed to gather and understand the needs of the Missouri S&T staff members. These responsibilities will contribute to a better community and environment for the campus staff and help with employee retention and development. Meetings are closed to Advocacy Committee Members only due to confidentiality of concerns being discussed. Concerns can be sent directly to the Advocacy Committee at mststaffcouncilad@mst.edu

Key Responsibilitites

  • Create and promote professional development opportunities to help career advancement. This could be by hosting online webinars, promoting professional development opportunities,  providing training opportunities.
  • Host an annual professional development event on campus for all staff.
  • Address concerns and grievances that periodically arise among staff, such as payroll, working conditions (mental and physical), staffing, etc.
  • Play a large role in helping Staff Council live up to its purpose.

 

AdvocacY Committee Members: 

Michele Warren

Chair of Advocacy

Bea Bonebrake

Committee Member

THERESA BUSCH

Commmittee Member

Tom French

Committee Member

Jennifer Ice

Committee Member

Stephanie Lewis

Committee Member

Barbi Spencer

Committee Member

John Cook

Ex Officio Member

The Campus Involvement Committee’s purpose is to maintain a connection among staff, campus, and the Rolla community. The members will be responsible for planning and promoting social events, charitable activities, and community service opportunities; along with helping to maintain an active involvement of staff well-being. The committee will strive to build and nurture a strong campus community.

Key Responsibilitites

  • Shall coordinate staff awards and recognition opportunities.
  • Organize special events such as, but not limited to, Fall Appreciation and Staff Appreciation Day.
  • Promote and create opportunities for a healthy and positive campus environment, encouraging good habits with regard to staff physical well-being.
  • Plan charity drives and events to help give back to our local community.
  • Create and promote special events for staff, to help build a better working relationship among University peers and the Rolla community.

 

Campus Involvement Committee Members:

Lisa Winstead

Chair of Campus Involvement

Bea Bonebrake

Committee Member

STEPHANIE FANN

Committee Member

Emily Kost

Committee Member

JENNIFER ICE

Committee Member

CLORICE REYES

Committee Member

Jacquelyn Sansone

Committee Member

BARBI SPENCER

Committee Member

Joe Tupper

Committee Member

SIMONE WALDON

Committee Member

John Cook

Ex Officio Member

 

The Communications Committee shall consist of a chair, at least two (2) staff council members, and members from various areas of the University and shall be responsible for promoting and publicizing the activities and accomplishments of the Staff Council by proactively gathering and disseminating information in a timely and effective manner through email, the Staff Council website, University publications (e.g. eConnection), and other appropriate media.

Key Responsibilitites

  • Strive to help Staff Council fulfill its purpose, by keeping a strong line of communication between administration and staff.
  • Facilitate the publication of all Staff Council meeting times and locations.
  • Maintain the Staff Council webpage.
  • Provide communication and promotion assistance to all Staff Council committees.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Staff Council communication archive.
  • Welcome new members and visitors to Staff Council in an appropriate fashion.
  • Welcoming new S&T staff hires and sharing information about Staff Council.

  

Communication Committee members:

Velvet Hasner

Chair of Communications

Emily Kost

Committee Member

Stephanie Lewis

Committee Member

Joe Tupper

Committee Member

John Cook

Ex Officio Member