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Staff Senate Officers - FY18

Staff Senate Membership / Who is My I.P.E.D.'s Rep?


  • Committee Duties

    Develop a yearly budget for the Staff Senate to be approved.


    • Jessi Jones (Chair)
    • Tara Adams
    • Rita Alwan
    • Lisa Bauer
    • Ed Bonza
    • Angela Evans
    • Vickie Moody
  • Committee Duties

    1. Coordinate and provide information to staff members concerning Staff Senate initiatives using available communications methods.
    2. Maintain Staff Senate web page and social media sites.
    3. Collaborate with Human Resources to provide information to new staff members.
    4. Develop and maintain the Staff Senate brochure(s).
    5. Maintain and coordinate Digital Signage material.
    6. Coordinate approval for the use of the Kennesaw State University logo on materials.


    • Levi Sexton (Chair)
    • Connie Allen
    • Andy Altizer
    • Sara Blunk
    • Aisha Cheeks
    • Nicole Phillips
    • Tiffani Reardon
    • Joshua Tijerina
    • Sandra Walton
  • Committee Duties

    1. Electing Officers
        1. Prepares a list of officer candidates from Staff Senate Members in good standing and distributes the list to the Staff Senate Members.
        2. Collects the nominations from Staff Senate Members and presents nominations at the regular May meeting.
        3. Collects and tallies votes at the regular June meeting.
    2. Electing Members
        1. Ensures fair and equitable representation across applicable IPEDS groups.
        2. The committee Chair requests a report from Human Resources of all full-time classified staff members by IPEDS groups.
        3. The committee Chair prepares the Call for Nominations (an email that includes the directions to nominate from the appropriate attached IPEDS group report).
        4. The committee prepares the ballot of eligible nominees.
        5. Elections shall be by email or with the assistance of the UITS Department.
        6. The committee provides the results to the Staff Senate Chair, who communicates the results to the University President, campus, and newly elected Staff Senate Members.



  • Committee Duties

    1. Review, research, and inform Staff Senate on issues pending executive or legislative action that may affect all staff members.
    2. Address issues relative to collective staff concerns which may result in resolutions (outside of grievance issues, which are addressed by university policy).
    3. Provide an annual review of all University policies and procedures affecting staff including, but not limited to, benefits, parking, safety, staff development and training.
    4. Research issues and recommend actions concerning the health, welfare, and benefits of all staff members.


    • Kevin Williams (Chair)
    • Chris Beam
    • Jeffrey Bernard
    • Christopher Gaydon
    • Jeffrey Hiett
    • Jeannine Jones
    • Connie Lane
    • Ashley Richardson
  • Committee Duties

    1. Select a Staff Member of the Month Award recipient from the nominees submitted for the current month.
    2. If no nominees are received for the current month, select a winner from the list of candidates received in the prior month(s).
    3. The committee Chair provides a list of winners from the year to the appropriate department for consideration of Employee of the Year award.
    4.  Research and communicate educational and professional development opportunities to all staff members.


    • Amy Gay (Chair)
    • Katherine Bass
    • Ron Bullock
    • Jonathan Coker
    • Jennifer Dawkins
    • Bonnie Folker
    • Kevin Gecowetz
    • Christy Hendricks
    • Lyndon Pitman
  • Committee Duties

    1. Reviews the current Bylaws of the organization.
    2. Drafts amendments.
    3. Reviews and submits recommendations for proposed amendments to the Bylaws as directed by the Executive Committee.


    • Christine Bryant (Chair)
    • Bill Bradshaw
    • Atul Joshi
    • Lois Leahy
    • Ashley McClure
    • Robert Milam
    • Ted Stafford
    • David Tatu
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