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About Staff Council

UHD Staff Council is dedicated to increasing communication, providing staff-requested organizational assistance, and ensuring staff issues, concerns, and interests are relayed to senior University leaders.

Our mission is to act as an advisory body to the President of the University and promote positive and meaningful communication among UHD staff, the President, and the University community in order to achieve the Staff Council’s goal of providing UHD with a collective voice in staff-related University matters.

The Staff Council also promotes recognition of staff contributions to the mission of the University and recommends individuals to serve on committees where policies and procedures affecting staff will be discussed.

Over the years, Staff Council and its various committees have performed many services, including reviewing and providing recommendations on issues affecting staff benefits, parking, safety, staff development, and training.

One of the most substantial developments is an initiative to increase staff participation. To accomplish this, all full-time and part-time, benefits-eligible employees are automatically inducted as UHD Staff Council members and encouraged to attend monthly Council meetings to share issues, concerns, and/or interest items.

Staff Council needs your help to be successful! Please participate in the nomination and election process and attend scheduled Staff Council Meetings.​

​​​From the Desk of the Staff Council President
Photo of Caroline Smith

Greetings Fellow UHD Staff, 

My name is Caroline Smith and I am grateful to serve as your Staff Council president for the 2022 academic year. A double-alum of UHD, I also work as the Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement and an adjunct faculty member in the Marilyn Davies College of Business. I’d like to thank my colleagues for electing me president and trusting me to represent you and advocate on behalf of staff. I am honored and humbled by your support. 

I will use my experience in collaboration and communication to listen to staff, and to report all feedback. I believe Staff Council members are most effective when they're serving as a two-way avenue for information between staff and administrators.

You can get involved with Staff Council and make an impact! There's always more to be done as we work to continuously improve morale and advocate for the rights of staff. We invite you to participate at any level you possible. There are five Standing Committees and other Ad Hoc Committees that meet to do the work where the rubber meets the road. Any interested staff member can join a committee and we hope you will consider joining one that interests you​.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent you, and I look forward to working together. 


Caroline Smith

​​​​Join us at the next ​​Staff Council meeting!


May 18

10:00 AM

RSVP Here​

All Staff Council meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

​​​Meeting Minutes & Agendas

​Past meeting minutes and upcoming agendas


​​​Get Involved!​

Leave suggestions for future meeting agenda items, policy concerns, questions and more. 

​​Share your noteworthy life events or shout out your fellow staff members.

Join a Standing Committee!​
The success of ​Staff Council​​​ depends on each of its staff members. Read more about standing committees here​.

Submit an event to the calendar​
Do you have an event or volunteer opportunity you would like to share with staff? The event may be on or off campus. Let us know.

Help other staff stay informed
​Feel free to print out this flyer and post it in places you feel your colleagues will be able to see. Help us spread the word!

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Last updated 4/25/2022 11:29 AM