The Staff Council election period ran from Monday, Jan. 28–Friday, Feb. 1. Election results were released on February 8th, in the week following the election (Feb 4-8).
Seattle University staff have not had a consistent formal representative voice on campus, unlike students (SGSU, GSC) and faculty (Academic Assembly). The need for staff to have a greater voice in guiding and shaping Seattle University has been discussed for several years and was affirmed as a priority for the university in the 2015 Campus Climate Survey.
A steering committee, currently consisting of thirteen staff members from around the university, is meeting monthly in order to lay the groundwork for the formation of a Staff Council here at Seattle U. The Steering Committee has drafted a purpose statement for the eventual Staff Council:
The purpose of the Seattle University Staff Council (SUSC) is to serve as a formal representative voice of our diverse and intersectional staff community. The Staff Council will advocate on behalf of staff and make recommendations to University leadership, including the President’s Cabinet, on matters which impact staff including Seattle University culture. To ensure a positive environment and the personal and professional growth of all staff, SUSC will partner to develop opportunities for staff across all levels and departments.
I am pleased to provide the election results from the recent Staff Council election; 61 percent of the 793 staff on campus voted in this election, showing the importance and excitement about this process. Election results are posted on the Staff Council website and are password protected. The new Staff Council members are listed within.
Feb 8, 2019
The election for Seattle University Staff Council is about to begin. All staff will have an opportunity to vote electronically next week, between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1. Today we write to share that the Voters’ Pamphlet is now available. Within the Voters’ Pamphlet, you will find information about all 35 candidates running for staff council within seven distinct categories.
Jan 22, 2019
Recognizing that many staff just returned from the holiday break, the deadline for Staff Council nominations has been extended to end of day, Monday, Jan. 14. You still have a bit more time to nominate someone (a colleague or yourself!) that you think makes a difference on campus to run for one of 19 Staff Council seats.
Jan 7, 2019