About Us

The Senate is an advisory body to Chancellor Woodson. In fulfilling this role, the Senate:

  • Initiates the review of policies and/or procedures and make recommendations regarding interest/concerns that affect staff members;
  • Receives proposed policies or policy changes from the chancellor for review and recommendations;
  • Assists in the communication of issues and activities affecting staff members; promotes and facilitates staff participation in the university community;
  • Encourages a sense of community among all university employees.

Leadership

The Executive Committee includes the Executive Officers and the Chairs from each committee and meets on the third Wednesday of each month at various locations.

Committees

Communications

Charles Hall

Chair

The Communications committee provides effective and meaningful communication to all staff constituents to participate and learn about Staff Senate activities, events and university news; helps publicize Staff Senate and its activities; and promotes staff issues and concerns as opportunities arise.

Committee Members

  • Charisse Rogers
  • Greg Hedgepeth
  • Christenna Hutchins
  • Godshen Pallipparambil
  • Charles Hall
  • Quashon Bunch
  • Ruthie Fairbanks
  • Patrick Porter

Community Service and Engagement

Shaketa (Keta)
Williams

Chair

The Community Service and Engagement committee is to foster a university-wide culture of service and engagement, promoting high-impact, high-quality community partnerships that are mutually beneficial, innovative, collaborative and accessible to the diverse community that NC State Staff Senate serves. The committee provides advice and support to other Staff Senate committees on matters related to the coordination, tracking/documentation, assessment, and recognition of community engagement of participating staff members.

Committee Members

  • Morgan Hembarsky
  • Pam Van Emden
  • Meghan Metcalfe
  • Donise Benton
  • Karen Marcus
  • Megan Millman
  • Matthew Carastro
  • Latonya Boone
  • Birtena (Marie) King
  • Shaketa (Keta) Williams

Computer Loan Program

Joe Sutton

Chair

The Staff Senate Computer Loan Program puts computers into the hands of qualifying employees.  The program administers, images, and maintains primarily Windows and Macintosh machines and provides essential training for program participants.  By providing access to technology, this program connects employees to resources and enables them to further develop their computer skills and expand their knowledge in ways that benefit both the employee and the NC State campus community. 

Functions provided by committee members include imaging the computers, updating the program participant list, maintaining inventory, training participants, and promoting the program to campus.

Committee Members

  • Joe Sutton
  • Claudia Kearney
  • LaShanda Morgan
  • Erin Amari
  • Jude DesNoyer
  • Ernest Harrell
  • Jennifer Homan
  • Jessica Anderson

Diversity and Inclusion

Jameco
McKenzie

Chair

The Diversity and Inclusion committee promotes and encourages inclusivity and diversity throughout campus in order to make all members of the NC State community feel welcome, safe, and validated.

Committee Members

  • James McDonald
  • Charissa Puryear
  • Cheri Bennett
  • Beth Cloniger
  • Latoya Giles
  • Whitley Grant
  • Savannah Matherly
  • Jameco McKenzie
  • Adrienne Ellis
  • Brandon Garrett
  • Trish Palmer

Employee Experience and Relations

Michelle Healey

Chair

The Employee Relations and Experience committee addresses concerns and works with university departments to revisit and/or clarify university policies and procedures affecting the NC State staff experience and employment satisfaction, while taking actions to meet the evolving needs of the university employees.

Committee Members

  • Jaclyn Johnson
  • Maria Muresan
  • Christopher Resh
  • Ivan Garcia
  • Michelle Healey
  • Tyrone Fisher
  • Lori Davis
  • Nikki Evans
  • James Hewitt

External Affairs

Vacant

Chair

The External Affairs committee raises the consciousness of university staff as to how they are affected by actions at the state, federal, and international levels.

Committee Members

  • James Draper
  • Zachary Arcaro
  • Jaquan Scott
  • Valeria Wehiong Batta
  • Caffie Darden

Governance

Arlene Mabry

Chair

The Governance/Elections committee reviews proposed changes to the bylaws, preparing recommendations as deemed appropriate; accepts nominations for the Staff Senate elections; creates, disburses, and tallies ballots; and renders the final election results to the elected and Senate body.

Committee Members

  • Arlene Mabry
  • Cordella Rashid
  • Maggie Epps
  • Brigette Perry
  • Shannon Chiera
  • Asia Gray-Battle
  • Joseph (Joey) Brooks

Resources and Environment

Maria Limmen

Chair

The Resources and Environment committee shall be to make recommendations to the Staff Senate regarding the campus environment, air quality, and sustainability issues. The committee shall inform and educate the campus body about sustainability best practices in a way that builds awareness and involvement.

Committee Members

  • Adriana Lanzas
  • Laura Riddle
  • Beth Rosen
  • Casey Sandmeyer
  • Kirsten Hoeflaken
  • Tricia Cage
  • Maria Limmen
  • Robby Badders
  • Brittany Bell
  • Adam Bensley
  • Ranjani Rajagopalan