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Committees

Staff Senate committees are not limited to the members as listed.  Any member can join a committee of his/her choice at any time.

This committee will be responsible for identifying ways to begin recognizing the staff at Austin Peay State University. This group will be responsible for documenting what awards Staff Senate will be responsible for and the process/criteria for being selected for recognition.

Chair: Lorneth Peters

 Members: Jenny Rhodes, Kim Jorgenson, and Denise Hemingway

The Constitution and By-Laws Committee will  review and edit the Staff Senate Constitution and By-laws annually. The committee will also be responsible for submitting recommendations of additional changes needed.

Co-chairs: Stephen Dominy and Ashley Nelson

Members: Louisa Murray and Sharita Goodrich

The Membership/Elections Committee will maintain member attendance lists for our regular meetings. This committee will also track current membership, notify members as they near their term limits, accept nominations for membership elections, create, disburse, and tally ballots for elections, and announce results of elections. 

Members:  Executive Committee.

The PeayBay/Awards Committee will work with IT to maintain the PeayBay system. This committee will solicit donations of auction items from on-campus organizations/departments only. This committee will also work within an assigned budget to make purchases for PeayBay auctions and will schedule, announce, and facilitate each PeayBay auction. 

Chair: Shannon Manly

Members: Kay Stanley and Sherry Kendrick

The Social Responsibilitiy Committee will respond to any community service or outreach efforts in the best interest of university personnel (e.g. Help An Elf). 

Co-Chairs: Jo Baldwin and Kelly Carpenter

Members: Tonika Jordan, Barbara Tucker, Donna Conklin, Margret Douglas

The Staff Appreciation Committee will organize, facilitate, and solicit volunteers for the annual event, which is held to celebrate the contribution our staff members make to Austin Peay. The committee will utilize an assigned budget and existing campus resources to create a memorable event.  

Chair: Louise Mitchell

Members: Kim Jorgenson, Angie Leonard, and Jasmin Linares

The Staff Concerns Committee will investigate concerns brought to the Staff Senate from other staff members either by way of a Senator or via electronic submission. This committee will respond to each inquiry/concern appropriately and will act as a "filter" in determining which concerns require Senate attention/action. 

Members:  Executive Committee

The Staff Senate Sustainability Committee was formed in the spring of 2017. As a new committee its membership will spend the 2017-18 academic year determining how the committee can best advance sustainability among APSU staff.

Co-Chairs: Stephen Dominy and Laura Prange

Members: Judy Thompson, Cecil Wilson, Parishweta Bhatt, Marlies McKnight and Jennifer Placke