About Staff Council
In March 2002, to give EKU's employees better channels for communication with the administration, President Glasser assembled a steering committee to develop a Staff Council. The committee reviewed similar organizations at several other institutions, and then prepared a set of guidelines and bylaws to meet our own needs. The Board of Regents approved the Staff Council in 2003.
To foster communication and serve as a communication conduit between staff and the President, provide recommendations on matters pertaining to staff, and promote the welfare of all staff through professional development and formal recognition while serving the Mission of the University.
Staff Council Membership 2021-2022
Caelin Scott, Chair
Ashley Thacker, Vice Chair
Heather Foster, Treasurer
Laura Kearns, Communications Officer & Programming Chair
Jeremiah Duerson, Elections & Credentials Chair
Tessie Bowman, Member at Large
Lindsey Carter, Member at Large
Jennifer Cochran, Member at Large
Kimberly Cook, Member at Large
Dekia Gaither, Member at Large
Trevor George, Member at Large
Trent Hurt, Member at Large
Stephanie King, Member at Large
Callie McMullin, Member at Large
Travis Martin, Member at Large
Grant Stepp, Member at Large
Lara Vance, Member at Large
Jessica Ehrhart, Ex-officio Member
Exempt and non-exempt employees who are eligible for full benefits as described in the Staff Handbook, who are not members of the Provost Council and/or the Administrative Council, and who are not eligible for election to the Faculty Senate, shall be eligible to serve.
Election Process and Timeline
Elections will be held annually in November/December. The normal term of office is three years, with one-third of the Council being elected each year.
Website and Email Address
Find more information about the Staff Council, including the bylaws, nomination forms, and announcements about the elections, at http://staffcouncil.eku.edu. . The email address for Staff Council matters is firstname.lastname@example.org.