University Committees and Initiatives

USAC is often called upon for staff nominations to University committees. If you would like to be considered to serve in this capacity, contact the chair of the Elections and Nominations Committee. Below is a listing of staff who have been selected to serve on campuswide committees where USAC has either submitted nomination slates or selected a representative.

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  • Naming Principles Commission

    The University of Richmond’s Naming Principles Commission was established by the President and the Board of Trustees in May 2021. Composed of faculty, staff, student, alumni, and Trustee representatives, and assisted by external experts and advisors, the Commission has been charged with developing clear and rigorous principles to provide consistent guidance for future decisions at the University of Richmond related to namings and across applications of names (e.g., buildings, professorships, programs, etc.).


  • Planning and Priorities Committee

    The Planning and Priorities Committee (P&P) assists in shaping institutional priorities and establishing the direction of resource allocation, reviews university priorities and the University’s financial position, and makes recommendations to the President regarding the budget.

    Originally two staff members were elected by University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) for three-year terms. However, beginning in the fall of 2018, one additional staff seat was added to P&P, increasing staff representation to three seats.

  • Fringe Benefits Committee

    In fall 2016, four staff members were chosen by Dave Hale to serve a three-year term on the newly formed University Fringe Benefits Committee. This committee is an administrative advisory committee. 

  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

    In the fall of 2016, four staff members were chosen by the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) co-chairs to serve on the QEP Steering and Selection Working Group committees. The QEP Development Working Group – The membership of this committee will be large, involving approximately ten faculty members, staff representatives from any and all relevant areas, and multiple student members.