How Can I Get Involved?

It is easy for you to become involved with Staff Council!

  1. You can attend meetings of the EKU Staff Council.  Click Calendar of Events or News and Announcements to view the scheduled meetings.
  2. You can volunteer to work with one of the Staff Council committees.  Contact one of the Council representatives to get more information.
  3. You can contact one of the Staff Council representatives with your recommendations or concerns.  Click the Directory to see the list of elected members of the Council.
  4. If your representative's term is expiring, become a candidate! Elections are held once a year in November.

Staff Council Committees

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shall establish and maintain WEB and print materials to disseminate information on all matters pertaining to the EKU Staff Council. They shall work closely with other standing committees of the Council to ensure timely and accurate communication with the university community.

Members Include: Jessie Hunt, Barbara Kent, Stephanie King, Treva Macy, Jennifer Newman, Jennifer Ott (Secretary), and Julie Spease (Chair).

Elections and Credentials

The Elections and Credentials Committee is responsible for conducting the elections of members of the Staff Council, as well as the staff representative on the Board of Regents. The Elections and Credentials Committee shall conduct an annual review of the Membership Representation Table to insure that the Staff Council appropriately and equitably represent the University staff. This committee shall certify the eligibility of candidates for election to the Staff Council, maintain a council roster and election records.

Members Include: Leah Banks, Ann Cotton, Stephanie King, Debra Simpson, Tosha Sparks, and Julie Spease.

Issues and Benefits

The Issues and Benefits Committee shall review general, broad-based issues and concerns involving personnel policies, procedures and plans and forward recommendations to the Staff Council. The Chair of the Issues and Benefits Committee shall serve on the University Health Care and Benefits Committee, as well as any standing or ad hoc committee on the Staff Handbook.

Members Include: Jessie Hunt, Barbara Kent, Dixie McHone, Jennifer McKnight, Jennifer Newman, Debbie Simpson, and Erin Bailey (Ex-Officio).

Staff Recognition and Professional Development

The Staff Recognition and Professional Development Committee shall work with Human Resources to identify and recommend to the President appropriate staff training and professional development opportunities. In addition, they shall study and make recommendations to enhance employee recognition concerning appropriate awards and activities to recognize outstanding staff performance and achievement.

Members Include: Leah Banks, Ann Cotton, Stephanie King, Treva Macy, Dixie McHone, Jennifer McKnight, Tosha Sparks, and Erin Bailey (Ex-Officio).

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