Staff Senate Committees

All committee rosters are accurate for the 2020-2021 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

  • Kyana Smith, Co-Chair
  • Kim Klotz, Co-Chair
  • Ashley Isom
  • Audreka Peten
  • Lynetta Morris
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Nadia Eslinger
  • Taylor Ingram
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • 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

  • Nadia Eslinger, Chair
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Jason Davis
  • Kristen Jetts
  • Natalie Shock

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

  • Maree Herring, Co-Chair
  • Paul Dielmann, Co-Chair
  • Angela Haynie
  • Ashley Isom
  • Audreka Peten
  • Kim Klotz
  • Richard Hammond

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

  • Audreka Peten, Chair
  • Ashley Isom
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Julia Robison
  • Maree Herring
  • Michael Hooper
  • Richard Hammond

Communications Committee

Charge

Develop and implement a communication plan for Staff Senate.

Members

  • Ashley Isom, Chair
  • Angela Jackson
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Jason Cole
  • Kristin Jetts,
  • Susan Peterson, 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

  • Susan Peterson

Elections Committee

Charge

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

Members

  • Steven Shook, President
  • Nadia Eslinger, Vice President
  • Ashley Isom, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Gayfield, Parliamentarian
  • Carlos Herrera, Treasurer

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

  • Henry Smiley, Co-Chair
  • Kristen Jetts, Co-Chair
  • Lynetta Morris
  • Audreka Peten
  • Jason Cole
  • Michael Hooper
  • Natalie Shock
  • Susan Peterson

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

  • Garth Clayborn, Co-Chair
  • Susan Peterson, Co-Chair
  • Angela Jackson
  • Ashley Isom
  • Lynetta Morris
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Henry Smiley
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Kyana Smith
  • Natalie Shock
  • Shelby Fiegel

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
  • Taylor Ingram, Co-Chair
  • Lynetta Morris
  • Michael Hooper
  • Nadia Eslinger
  • Shad Foley
  • Thomas McDaniel

Professional Development Committee

Charge

To assist staff employees in pursuing opportunities for professional development.

Members

  • Dierre Littleton, Chair
  • Angela Jackson
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • Garth Clayborn
  • Hunter Roberts
  • Richard Hammond
  • Charlotte Strickland (University Training representative)

Reynolds Ushering Committee

Members

  • Carlos Herrera, Co-Chair
  • Deloise Mowdy, Co-Chair
  • Angela Haynie
  • Garth Clayborn
  • Henry Smiley
  • Jennifer Day
  • Melanie Watson
  • Shelby Fiegel
  • Steven Shook
  • 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

  • Angela Jackson, Chair
  • Deloise Mowdy
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Gunnar Bartlett
  • Henry Smiley
  • Kyana Smith
  • Thomas McDaniel
  • Paul Dielman
  • Kim Klotz

Spring Social Committee

Charge

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

Members

  • Ashely Isom, Co-Chair
  • Shad Foley, Co-Chair
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Elizabeth Gayfield
  • Garth Clayborn
  • Jason Davis
  • Jennifer Day
  • Melanie Watson
  • Paul Dielmann
  • Taylor Ingram
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

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

  • Gunnar Bartlett, Chair
  • Jason Cole
  • Julia Robison
  • Shad Foley
  • Shelby Fiegel

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
  • Melanie Watson, Co-Chair
  • Angela Haynie
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Dierre Littleton
  • Julia Robison
  • Kristen Jetts
  • Kyana Smith
  • Maree Herring
  • Susan Peterson
  • Taylor Ingram