Staff Senate Committees

All committee rosters are accurate for the 2019-2020 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

  • Angela Jackson, Co-Chair
  • Nadia Eslinger, Co-Chair
  • Ashley Isom
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • Tabitha Hasson
  • Will Baker
  • VACANT
  • Beth Adair
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Ashton Hankins
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Steven Shook

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

  •  Steven Shook, Chair
  • Audreka Peten
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • VACANT
  • Angela Haynie
  • Natalie Shock
  • Michael Hopper
  • Beth Adair

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

  •  Tabitha Hasson, Co-Chair
  • Will Baker, Co-Chair
  • Paul Dielmann
  • Jason Davis
  • Angela Jackson
  • Richard Hammond
  • Kyana Smith

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

  •  Veneta Fricks, Chair
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • VACANT
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Shelby Fiegel

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

  •  Lesley Graybeal, Chair
  • Angela Jackson
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Audreka Peten
  • Michael Hopper
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Natalie Shock

Communications Committee

Charge

Develop and implement a communication plan for Staff Senate.

Members

  •  VACANT, Chair
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Melanie Watson
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Kristin Jetts, Courtesy
  • Angela Jackson, Courtesy

Courtesy Committee (Sub 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

  • Kristin Jetts
  • Angela Jackson

Elections Committee

Charge

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

Members

  •  Kimberly Klotz
  • Steven Shook
  • Shelby Fiegel
  • Nadia Eslinger
  • Carlos Herrera

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

  • Kristen Jetts, Chair
  • VACANT
  • Michael Hopper
  • Audreka Peten
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Natalie Shock
  • Susan Peterson
  • Tabitha Hasson

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

  •  Jason Cole, Co-Chair
  • Susan Peterson, Co-Chair
  • Natalie Shock
  • Tabitha Hasson
  • Melanie Watson
  • Michael Hopper
  • Carlos Herrera
  • VACANT
  • Susan Peterson
  • Kyana Smith
  • Richard Hammond

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

  •  Jason Davis, Co-Chair
  • Nadia Eslinger, Co-Chair
  • Veneta Fricks
  • Kristen Jetts
  • Ashley Isom
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Beth Adair

Professional Development Committee

Charge

To assist staff employees in pursuing opportunities for professional development.

Members

  •  Jenna Davidson, Chair
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Angela Jackson
  • Audreka Peten
  • Beth Adair
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Jason Cole
  • Shelby Fiegel
  • Charlotte Strickland (University Training representative)

Reynolds Ushering Committee

Members

  •  Shelby Fiegel
  • Angela Haynie
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • Paul Dielmann
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Melanie Watson
  • Lesley Graybeal
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Ashton Hankins

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
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Jenna Davidson
  • Jason Cole
  • Susan Peterson
  • Kyana Smith
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Paul Dielman
  • VACANT

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

  • Carlos Herrera, Co-Chair
  • Melanie Watson, Co-Chair
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Jason Davis
  • Tabitha Hasson
  • Ashley Isom
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Will Baker
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Richard Hammond
  • Kimberly Klotz
  • Ashton Hankins

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

  •  Paul Dielmann, Chair
  • Jennifer Day
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Lesley Graybeal
  • Kimberly Klotz

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

  • Richard Hammond, Co-Chair
  • Kyana Smith, Co-Chair
  • Steven Shook
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Jason Davis
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • Melanie Watson
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Susan Peterson
  • Kristen Jetts
  • Kimberly Klotz