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

  • Kimberly Klotz (Chair)
  • Kimberly Ashley-Pauley
  • Diana Burroughs
  • Gina Haddick
  • Audreka Peten
  • Erica Ruble
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Jaime Ashmore

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
  • Christopher Brown
  • Paul Dielmann
  • Jennifer Day
  • 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

  • Shelby Fiegel (Chair)
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Holly Gibbons
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Deloise Mowdy

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 (Chair)
  • Natalie Shock
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Amanda Smallwood
  • Karen Pruneda
  • Audreka Peten

Communications Committee

Charge

Develop and implement a communication plan for Staff Senate.

Members

Shelby Fiegel
Kimberly Klotz
Audreka Peten
Steven Shook
Michael Hopper

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
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Shelby Fiegel
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Beth Adair

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

  •  Kristin Jetts (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Pruneda (Co-Chair)
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Amanda Smallwood
  • Holly Gibbons
  • Gina Haddick
  • Susan Peterson
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Nadia Eslinger

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 (Co-Chair, EOY)
  • Tachia Awbrey (Co-Chair, EOQ)
  • Brandon Combs
  • Amanda Smallwood
  • Jaleesa Thomas
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Gina Haddick
  • Natalie Shock
  • Susan Peterson
  • Jaime Ashmore

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)
  • Jason Davis (Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Day
  • William Baker
  • Beth Adair
  • Kristin Jetts

Professional Development Committee

Charge

To assist staff employees in pursuing opportunities for professional development.

Members

  •  Erica Ruble (Chair)
  • Alyson McEntire
  • Holly Gibbons
  • Angela Jackson
  • Steven Shook
  • Natalie Shock
  • Sharla Ashcraft
  • Beth Adair
  • Charlotte Strickland (University Training representative)

Reynolds Ushering Committee

Members

  •  Deloise Mowdy (Co-Chair)
  • Holly Gibbons (Co-Chair)
  • Gina Haddick
  • Jennifer Day
  • William Baker
  • Jason Cole
  • Beth Adair
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Jaime Ashmore
  • Paul Dielmann

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

  •  Beth Adair (Chair)
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Sharla Ashcraft
  • Erica Ruble
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Jaleesa Thomas
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Jaime Ashmore
  • Diana Burroughs
  • Carlos Herrera

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

  •  Kimberly Klotz (Co-Chair)
  • Carlos Herrera (Co-Chair)
  • Jason Davis
  • Angela Jackson
  • William Baker
  • Christopher Brown
  • Jaleesa Thomas
  • Amanda Smallwood
  • Diana Burroughs

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

  •  Karen Pruneda (Chair)
  • Jennifer Day
  • Paul Dielmann
  • Kristin Jetts

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

  •  Jenna Davidson (Co-Chair)
  • Steven Shook (Co-Chair)
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Jason Davis
  • Christopher Brown
  • Nadia Eslinger
  • Jaleesa Thomas
  • Susan Peterson
  • Tachia Awbrey
  • Paul Dielmann