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Staff Council

The UCM Staff Council serves as the representative body of the staff. The purpose of Staff Council is to:

  • Promote and contribute to the mission and the goals of the university and advise the University President on matters of mutual interests
  • Serve as a representative of its members in such matters as may directly affect staff employees and to recommend changes in existing policy as needed
  • Promote high professional standards and to collaborate with the administration to encourage and assist staff in their pursuit of professional development
  • Foster and enhance communication and interaction between members of the Council and the university community in pursuit of a spirit of unity and cooperation
  • Encourage members to participate in university activities

Staff Council Representatives and Meeting Information

Executive Committee

President, Jackie S. Jackson, jjackson@ucmo.edu 

Vice President, Chris Beggs, beggs@ucmo.edu 

Secretary, Carol Knight, cknight@ucmo.edu 

Treasurer, Teresa Huffman, thuffman@ucmo.edu 

Representatives

Serving the Academic Affairs/Student Experience and Engagement units:

  • Leslie Cooper, Office Professional II for Aviation Maintenance
  • Amber Goreham, Director of Career Services
  • Teresa Huffman, Administrative Coordinator for Elliott Student Union
  • Carol Knight, Design Specialist I for Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Jill Larsen, Office Professional II to Dean of the College of Education 
  • Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities and Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Serving the Finance & Administration/Office of Technology units:

  • Belinda Bell, Ancillary Accountant
  • Lisa Butler, Director of Procurement and Materials Management
  • Melanie Gross, Manager of Technology Support Center
  • Cherie Hiatt, Budget Analyst

Serving the President/University Advancement units:

  • Shelly Bachus, Executive Assistant to Vice President for University Advancement
  • Jackie Jackson, Director of Annual Giving
  • Heather Jennings, Title IX Analyst
  • Kristen Plummer, Administrative Assistant for President's Office

Representatives serving At-Large:

  • Chris Beggs, Executive Director of Academic Support Services
  • Kevin Courtwright, Supervisor of Grounds Department
  • Jim Pryde, Manager of Technology Support

Meetings

Staff Council meetings are open to all staff members and are typically scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm in Elliott Student Union Room 236. A meeting is not held in the month of August. Check the UCM Daily for updates. 

Minutes

UCM staff members may contact Staff Council Secretary, Carol Knight, at cknight@ucmo.edu for a a digital copy of meeting minutes. Minutes are also published to the UCM Daily each month once approved by the Council.  

Committees

Elections- Contact Judy Kenney at kenney@ucmo.edu to join committee!

Employee Appreciation- Contact Tia Milburn at tmilburn@ucmo.edu to join committee!

Parking and Traffic- Contact Tina Walker at twalker@ucmo.edu to join committee!

Salary and Fringe Benefits- Contact Lisa Butler at ljbutler@ucmo.edu to join committee!

Faculty Senate Liason- Glenda Carmack

Faculty Senate International Affairs Committee Liaison - Suzy Latare

 

Staff Council President

Jackie S. Jackson
Director of Annual Giving
Smiser Alumni Center
Tel: (660) 543-4579

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