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Council Committees

The University Staff Advisory Council Bylaws provide for the establishment of standing committees and the creation of ad hoc committees as needed. Below are the membership lists for those committees and the committee charge for the 2020-21 session.

Additionally, we are asked, from time to time, to provide nominations and appointments to various University-wide committees. In this section, are membership lists for USAC committees and staff representatives selected for some University administrative committees and initiatives.

Communications Committee, consisting of a chair and at least two (2) additional council members with at least one (1) from each election cycle. This committee leads the Council's operations in communicating internally and to staff across campus via email, our website, social media, and print.

2020-21 Members: Michele Bedsaul (Chair), Ashelle Brown, Paul Sandman, Kaylin Tingle, Kourtney Ennis, Susan Sokolsky, Taylor McNeilly, and Mark Stanton

Elections Committee, consisting of at least six (6) council members with at least one (1) member from each election year cycle, and including one Executive Board member. The Elections Committee runs the annual election process for USAC membership and manages staff elections to the University's Planning & Priorities Committee.

2020-21 Members: Mitch Alters (Chair), Josh Jeffreys, Joseph Minick, Beth Simms, Jeff Smith, Fred Hagemeister, and Jessica Washington

Volunteer and Engagement Committee will coordinate the Council's volunteer roles and evaluate and respond to invitations for USAC to participate in campus outreach events.

2020-21 Coordinator: Priscilla Green (Chair), Allison Olivia Johnson, Richard Thomas, Katy Olney, Frank McMurrough, Craig Buchbinder, and Jennifer O'Donnell

Faculty Liaison serves as a connection between the Faculty Senate and USAC. They attend the monthly Faculty Senate meeting in order to share information between the two constituencies. USAC, in turn, welcomes a Faculty Senate representative to attend our monthly meetings. 

2020-21 Liaison: Allison Olivia Johnson

Interested in Serving?

USAC welcomes the involvement of all staff on committees. Please email mstanton@richmond.edu if you'd like to serve. Elected membership to USAC is not a requirement.