Staff Senate Committees

All committee rosters are accurate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Angel Bear Tree Committee

Charge

To provide assistance with the holiday expenses for UCA employees. Specifically, this is done through administering the Angel Bear Tree program on campus to gather, wrap, and distribute gift donations.

Members

  • Tracy Spence, Co-Chair
  • Steven Shook, Co-Chair
  • Beth Adair
  • Austin Dodson
  • Julia Dossett Morgan
  • Lesley Graybeal
  • Kristin Jetts
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Thomas McDaniel

Appointments Committee

Charge

Make recommendations to Senate of appointments to university and Staff Senate committees; make recommendations to Senate to fill vacant Senate positions.

Members

  • Lesley Graybeal (Vice President), Chair
  • Kimberly Ashley-Pauley
  • Diana Burroughs
  • Julia Dossett Morgan
  • Leslie Knox
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Tyra Phillips
  • Tracy Spence

Basketball Committee

Charge

Acquire and equip workers to work as ushers for each home basketball game. These volunteer positions raise money for Staff Senate to use to benefit as many UCA staff members as possible through Staff Senate sponsored programs.

Members

  • Sharla Ashcraft, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Ashley-Pauley, Co-Chair
  • Jason Davis
  • Austin Dodson
  • Gina Haddick
  • Thomas McDaniel

Commencement Committee

Charge

Obtain and organize volunteers to work as ushers at each commencement ceremony. These are volunteer positions and this is simply a service of Staff Senate, not a fundraiser as basketball and football usher volunteer opportunities.

Members

  • Diana Burroughs, Co-Chair
  • Shelby Fiegel, Co-Chair

Compensation Committee

Charge

Develop a 5-year plan for addressing salary concerns of staff within the budget and make recommendations to the Strategic Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC).

Members

  • Jenna Davidson, Co-Chair
  • Lesley Graybeal, Co-Chair
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Lori Hudspeth
  • Karen Pruneda

Courtesy Committee

Charge

Receive notification of staff and faculty members who are suffering significant loss or who are celebrating a significant milestone, and send Congratulations, Get Well, Goodbye, New Baby, Retirement, Sympathy, or Thinking of You greeting cards.

Members

  • Susan Peterson, Chair

Elections Committee

Charge

Determine upcoming vacancies on the Senate and fill appropriately within the constraints of the approved constitution.

Members

  • Lesley Graybeal (Vice President), Chair
  • Erica Ruble (President)
  • Roger Gelwicks (Secretary)
  • Beth Adair (Treasurer)
  • Jenna Davidson (Parliamentarian/Historian)

Emergency Fund Committee

Charge

To serve as responsible stewards of the Staff Senate Emergency Fund. The committee shall administer all activities related to review, approval, and fund disbursement related to all Staff Senate Emergency Fund applications.

Members

  • Alyson McEntire, Co-Chair
  • Tyra Phillips, Co-Chair
  • Beth Adair
  • Gina Haddick
  • Kristin Heffington
  • Leslie Knox
  • Susan Peterson
  • Karen Pruneda
  • Tracy Spence

Employee Recognition Committee

Charge

Award deserving UCA staff members by recognizing an Employee of the Quarter for each quarter, as well as two Employees of the Year (one classified and one non-classified).

Members

  • Shelby Fiegel, Chair
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Jason Cole
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Julia Dossett Morgan
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Susan Peterson
  • Craig Seager
  • Steven Shook
  • Tracy Spence

Football Committee

Charge

Acquire and equip volunteers to work as gate attendants, ticket takers, and ushers for each home football game. These volunteer positions raise money for Staff Senate to use to benefit as many UCA staff members as possible through Staff Senate sponsored programs.

Members

  • Kimberly Ashley-Pauley, Co-Chair
  • Roger Gelwicks, Co-Chair
  • Beth Adair
  • Jason Davis
  • Gina Haddick

Professional Development Committee

Charge

To assist staff employees in pursuing opportunities for professional development.

Members

  • Erica Ruble, Chair
  • Beth Adair
  • Shelby Fiegel
  • Roger Gelwicks
  • Kristin Heffington
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Steven Shook
  • Jaleesa Thomas
  • Charlotte Strickland (University Training representative)

Reynolds Ushering Committee

Members

  • Jason Cole, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Klotz, Co-Chair
  • Sharla Ashcraft
  • Diana Burroughs
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Lesley Graybeal
  • Leanna McClendon
  • Thomas McDaniel

Scholarship Committee

Charge

Make applications available for the three Staff Senate scholarships and decide which applicants will be awarded how much money for each of the scholarships based upon the provided guidelines.

Members

  • Kristin Heffington, Chair
  • Julia Dossett Morgan
  • Lesley Graybeal
  • Carmesha Jemerson
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Leslie Knox
  • Erica Ruble
  • Steven Shook
  • Jaleesa Thomas

Spring Picnic Committee

Charge

To organize a luncheon open to staff and faculty that is sponsored by the President’s Office and Staff Senate.

Members

  • Diana Burroughs, Co-Chair
  • Nadia Eslinger, Co-Chair
  • Jason Davis
  • Austin Dodson
  • Gina Haddick
  • Carmesha Jemerson
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Craig Seager
  • Steven Shook
  • Jaleesa Thomas

Staff Handbook Committee

Charge

This committee is charged with keeping the Staff Handbook current and relevant to the needs of staff which includes the following: review board policies to ensure the most current policy is reflected in the handbook; make suggestions for revisions and updates to policies; work with HR to make any revisions needed; compare manual and policies to other universities our size to ensure we are current and transparent with all information that should be covered by asking committee members to research policies and table of content information in staff handbooks.

Members

  • Tyra Phillips, Chair
  • Roger Gelwicks
  • Lori Hudspeth
  • Karen Pruneda

Winter Feast Committee

Charge

To organize a fundraiser luncheon open to staff and faculty that is sponsored by the President’s Office and Aramark, the donations of which will go to the Angel Bear Tree Fund.

Members

  • Gina Haddick, Co-Chair
  • Steven Shook, Co-Chair
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Jason Davis
  • Austin Dodson
  • Nadia Eslinger
  • Carmesha Jemerson
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Susan Peterson
  • Craig Seager
  • Jaleesa Thomas