Committees 2022-2023

 

Staff Senate Standing Committees Descriptions
Committee Name Chair  - Committee chairs may change after the first meeting of the new year.                                                                   
Committee on Anti-Racism Efforts (CARE)                         Chair: Leondra Gully Vice Chair: Nakia Strickland
Credentials & Nominations Committee (C&N)                     Chair: Jennifer Steier  Vice Chair: Barbara Bishop
Executive Committee (EC)                                               Chair: John Smith Vice Chair: Kevin Ledford
Policy & Economic Development Committee (PED)               Chair: Virginia Hosono Vice Chair: Rajvi Parikh
Services & Facilities Committee (S&F)                                 Chair: Mark Woolwine Vice Chair: Jason Sievers
Staff Grievance Committee (SGC)                                     Chair: Theora Hudson Vice Chair: Angela Cox

Staff Help Assistance & Relief Efforts Committee (SHARE)                       

Chair: Kari Donahue Vice Chair: Tony Simms
Staff Morale & Engagement Committee (SME)          Chair: Skip Hurley Vice Chair: TBD                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
University Wide Committees Descriptions
Committee Name Staff Senate Representative                

Academic Technology Committee 

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year Description: This committee advises the University Provost on information technology issues, and it plans long-term developments to maintain the university’s leadership statewide in information technology. Contact: Rehan Khan

Kathrine Linzy 

Awards & Designations

Senators Appointed: 2

Term of Appointment: One year Description: The committee receives nominations for naming UofL buildings, rooms, sites or other facilities or areas, and for instituting or changing awards and/or naming recipients of awards.

Kent Gardner  & Faith Yount

Bookstore Advisory

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year

Description: This committee meets to advise and make recommendations on issues regarding the campus bookstore.

Meeting frequency: This committee meets 1 time prior to the book adoptions due date each semester. Additional meetings may be called as needed.

Contact: Lisa Ennis

Barbara Bishop

Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality (CODRE)

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two-year appointment

Special Condition: Senate recommends multiple names to the President for selection. Appointment to CODRE will also include a seat on the Staff Grievance Committee (SGC).

Preferred Requirement: Appointees should have served at least one full year as a staff senator before representing the senate on this committee.

Description: The commission meets to advise the President on issues of diversity, to monitor and assess unit action plans to develop and implement initiatives to enhance campus diversity, and serve as the Campus Environment team.

Denise Hand

Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two-year appointment

Special Condition: Senate recommends multiple names to the President for selection. Appointment to COSW will also include a seat on the Staff Grievance Committee (SGC).

Preferred Requirement: Appointees should have served at least one full year as a staff senator before representing the senate on this committee.

Description: The commission serves as the President's chief policy advisor on the status of women at UofL, monitors and assesses unit action plans to implement the University's responses to the Task Force on the Status of Women, and recommends initiatives that should be undertaken to make the University more welcoming to and supportive of women.

Heidi Cooley-Cook

Community Engagement Steering Committee 

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two years

Special Condition: seat defaults to the elected Chair of Staff Morale and Engagement Committee.

Description: The purpose of the Community Engagement Steering committee is to advance university wide community engagement by serving as an internal advisory committee for the Office of the President and Provost on matters pertaining to community engagement of faculty, staff and students. The committee provides advice and support to the Office of Community Engagement on matters related to the coordination, tracking/documentation, assessment, and recognition of community engagement of faculty, staff and students.

Defaults to SME Chair - Skip Hurley                                                 

Dining Services Committee

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year

Preferred Requirement: Simultaneous appointment to the Senate’s Services & Facilities (S&F) committee is preferred.

Description: This committee provides advice to the Assistant Director Procurement Diversity and Auxiliary Contracts on matters pertaining to dining service operations, including location of dining service outlets, quality and quantity of products, service, product lines or offerings, as well as any other dining service related matter.

Meeting frequency: This committee meets twice a semester. Once a few weeks after the start of the semester and again prior to the end of the semester. Additional meetings may be called as needed.

Contact: Lisa Ennis

TBA - A member of S&F 

Faculty Senate

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year Description: This representative is to attend the Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee meetings and act as a liaison between the Staff and Faculty Senate’s by reporting on progresses of the Staff Senate to the Faculty Senate. Appointment is as ex-officio (non-voting) member

Mike Materna

Faculty Senate Academic Programs Committee 

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year

Preferred Requirement: Current or prior experience working for an academic unit is preferred.

Description: This is a Faculty Senate governed committee, whose responsibilities are to recommend criteria for evaluation of proposals for academic programs, elimination or alteration of academic programs, and monitoring existing programs as directed by the Faculty Senate. Appointment is as an ex-officio (non-voting) member.

Cassandra Mattingly

Faculty Senate Planning & Budget Committee

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year

Preferred Requirement: Simultaneous appointment to the Senate’s Policy, Economics and Development (PED) committee is preferred.

Description: This is a Faculty Senate governed committee; whose responsibilities are to carry on strategic and long-range planning and budget processes and to make recommendations on priorities to the Faculty Senate. Appointment is as ex-officio (non-voting) member.

 

John Morgan

Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)

Senators Appointed: 4

Term of Appointment: Two years for regular senate appointments, with appointments ending in alternate years. One year each for the Senate Secretary/Treasurer and PED Chair.

Special Condition: Per Staff Senate by-laws, one seat defaults to the elected Secretary/Treasurer, and one seat defaults to the elected Chair of the Policy, Economics and Development (PED) committee.

Preferred Requirement: Of the regular senate appointees, it is preferred that at least one is simultaneously appointed to the Senate’s Policy, Economics and Development (PED) committee.

Description: This committee shall advise the Associate Vice President for Human Resources regarding policy, practice, and programs. It acts as a sounding board for proposed changes prior to going to individual constituent groups.

At Large - Kathleen Elsherif                                                                             

At Large - Patti Williams

Sec-Treasurer - Carcyle Barrett

PED Chair - Virginia Hosono

Intellectual Property Committee

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two years

Special Condition: Senate recommends multiple names to the Executive Vice President for Research for selection.

Description: This committee shall periodically review for the President of the University all activities of the Technology Director and shall issue an annual report to the President on its activities and the status of the University's Intellectual Property holdings; review and evaluate procedures to encourage the development and commercialization of the University's Intellectual Property; and review disputes between the Creator or appeals by faculty, staff, other employees, or students subject to this Policy and recommend resolution.

TBA

Legislative Monitoring & Advisory Committee (LMAC)

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two years

Description: The LMAC meets weekly during January through April, to closely monitor bills that have been presented by the House and Senate that advance the University’s interest.

Carcyle Barrett

 

Non-Academic Grievance Committee

Senators Appointed: 5 (3 regular appointees and 2 alternates)

Term of Appointment: Two years, with appointments ending in alternate years

Description: This committee meets when requested, to review proceedings in a non-academic grievance in accordance with REDBOOK guidelines (Sec. 6.8.4).

Member - Christopher Dye 2023

Member - Lisa Floore 2024

Member -Nakia Strickland 2023

Alternate - Heidi Cooley-Cook 2023      Alternate - Kimberly Laun 2023

 

Parking Advisory Committee

Senators Appointed: 2 (1 from Belknap, 1 from HSC)

Term of Appointment: One year

Special Condition: The senator appointed to represent the Belknap campus will work on the Belknap campus, and the senator appointed to represent the Health Sciences campus will work on the Health Sciences campus. This is regardless of the constituency group that the senator may represent.

Description: The purpose of the Parking Advisory Committee is to review parking issues related to policy and planning and to make recommendations to Parking Administration and the Associate Vice President for Administration. The Committee also serves as communication medium between Parking Administration and various constituencies within the University.

Contact: Gary Becker

Belknap - Hayley Eisenberg 2023

HSC - Martin Brown 2023

Parking Appeals Committee

Senators Appointed: 4 (2 from Belknap, 2 from HSC)

Term of Appointment: Two years; appointments end for one senator from each campus in alternate years.

Special Condition: The senators appointed to represent the Belknap campus will work on the Belknap campus, and the senators appointed to represent the Health Sciences campus will work on the Health Sciences campus. This is regardless of the constituency group that the senator may represent.

Description: This committee reviews submitted parking citation appeals with the University Parking Rules and Regulations as the foundation for which to adjudicate same.

Contact: Gary Becker

Belknap - Kari Donahue 2023

Belknap - Tessa McGilbra 2024

HSC - Theora Hudson 2023

HSC - Skip Hurley 2024

Student Government Association Representative

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: One year

Description: The senate representative to the SGA is to attend SGA meetings, typically held bi-monthly on a Tuesday evening, and act as a liaison by reporting on the progress of the Staff Senate to the students. Appointment is as ex-officio (non-voting) member. Contact: Dr. Michael Mardis

Rebecca Ledford

University of Louisville Police Advisory Committee (UPAC)

Senators Appointed: 1

Term of Appointment: Two years

Description: This committee serves as an advisory group to the University Police, and includes providing advice on safety issues that impact the university, assisting with efforts to maintain a positive relationship between the University police and the university community, and assisting with University Police sponsored events.

Contact: Chief Gary Lewis Jr.

Byron Terry
Committees that Default to Staff Senate Officers
University Board of Trustees Chair - John Smith
University Foundation Board of Directors Chair - John Smith
UofL Athletic Association (ULAA) Vice Chair - Kevin Ledford
Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) Secretary-Treasurer - Carcyle Barrett                                                                                                               
Updated 9.14.2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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