Discover the 35 candidates within seven distinct categories who ran for Staff Council by downloading the Voters' Pamphlet.
Two of the candidates were initially listed under the wrong campus area. The Voters' Pamphlet was updated on 1/24/19 with the corrected campus areas for those candidates.
These three campus areas are derived from Human Resources classifications.
Staff in Academic Focus areas account for 39% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Staff in Structural Focus areas (also known as Administrative or Operations) account for 33% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Staff in Academic Focus areas account for 29% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Any full-time or regular part-time employee may be elected to the Staff Council if:
All Seattle University staff will get to vote in the Staff Council election.
Staff will be able to vote for candidates in all three campus areas, not just their own.
During the nominations period (Wed, Nov 18 through Mon, Jan 14), the campus community was encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague to run for a seat on the Staff Council.
The Elections Committee (made up of Steering Committee members who are not running for a seat on the Staff Council) processed nominations, contacted individuals nominated by a colleague to determine interest, confirmed candidates' eligibility for participation with Human Resources, and then requested short personal statements and headshots from each candidate.
After the nominations period was closed, the Elections Committee finished processing all of the nominations and finalized the voters' pamphlet which contains the headshots and personal statements for all of the 35 candidates within seven distinct categories:
The voters' pamphlet was released the week prior to the election (Jan 22) so that all Seattle U staff will have time to read about all of the candidates prior to the election period.
The Staff Council election period will run from Monday, Jan. 28–Friday, Feb. 1. Voting will be done electronically.
The names of the elected Staff Council members will be announced during the week of February 4th.
Then the Staff Council President and the Elections Committee will appoint four At-Large seats. The At-Large seats allow for increased diversity on the council and magnify voices of underrepresented groups on campus.
Once all 19 seats of the Staff Council are filled, the Staff Council will begin meeting and the Steering Committee will disband.