The Staff Advisory Council is a group of staff members from across the college that meets regularly with Human Resources leadership to research, discuss, and provide feedback on institutional policies and practices. Outside of monthly meetings, Council members act as ambassadors to their local campus communities, sharing information and identifying issues of importance to staff. The Council also collaborates with HR staff to organize annual staff appreciation events.
Examples of staff policies and procedures the Council has shaped are:
- Expanded staff tuition benefit
- Accelerated schedule for increasing vacation accruals for support staff
- Changes to the bereavement policy
The council is comprised of 18 members, 3 from each of the “Neighborhoods” listed below. We created these neighborhoods so that the membership of the council can represent the community as a whole. New members are solicited annually. Staff may express interest themselves or be referred by others. Council members serve a 3 year term. The Council meets monthly.
|Name||Departments Covered / Council Members|
All departments reporting to the Dean of the Faculty (including Mystic)
Lauren Vining-Barsotti, Computer Science Department, March 2021 – December 2023
Justine Beringer, Dean of the Faculty Office, March 2020 – December 2022
Anna Robertson, Athletics Department, March 2020 – December 2021
|Campus Life and College Relations||
All departments reporting to the VP for Campus Life and VP for College Relations, except for Dining.
Leila Derstine, Alumni Relations, March 2019 – December 2022
Kelan O’Brien, Development Office, January 2020 – December 2022
Ivy Rodriguez, Office of Student Life, March 2019 – December 2021
Aaron Charbonneau, Dining Services, March 2021 – December 2023
Jordan Phillips, Dining Services, March 2021 – December 2023
Alison Stitcher, Dining Services, March 2019 – December 2022
|Central Admin||All departments reporting to:
Except for Facilities.
Janice Williams, Dean’s Office, March 2021 – December 2023
Michael Storm, Office of Communications, March 2021 – December 2023
Jaime Campbell, Controller’s Office, March 2019 – December 2021
Diane Koperniak, President’s Office, March 2019 – December 2022
Ricky Harrington, Facilities, March 2021 – December 2023
Julie Sniezek, Planning Design and Construction, March 2021 – December 2023
Scott Henderson, Facilities, September 2017 – December 2021
|Provost’s Areas||All departments reporting to the Provost, including:
Jessie R. Mandel, Office of Information Technology, March 2021 – December 2023
Barbara Palmer, WCMA, March 2019 – December 2022
Laura Zepka, Williams Libraries, March 2019 – December 2021
Ex Officio members
Staff Council welcomes questions, comments and suggestions from members of the staff.
For more information visit the Human Resources website.