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​The UHD Staff Council was formed on July 30, 1986, when former UHD President, Dr. Alexander Schilt, sent a memo to staff proposing the creation of a staff council. Lee Ellwood, Dr. Schilt's assistant at the time, was deemed the Council liaison.

Staff-wide elections, involving more than 200 staff members, were held on October 13, 1986. The first group elected to create the new UHD Staff Council met with Dr. Schilt. Those members were Penny Ellis, Vickie Black-Lewis, Robert Jurica, Terry Elliot, Marilyn Allen, Angie Mifflin, Laura Olejnik, Martha Cantu, Lloyd Matzner, and Kenneth Allen.

On December 18, 1987, the group met and elected Penny Ellis as President. Also during this meeting the first Staff Council Bylaws were established.

On January 7, 1988 the first official meeting of the UHD Staff Council commenced.


​​Bobbi Shaw
​Rhonda Scherer
​Liza Alonzo
​Gladis Moya
​Isidro Grau ​20​16-2017​​
​Deb​ora Evans ​20​15-2016​​
​Debra Shouldi​​ce​​​ 2014-2015
No Staff Council 2013-2014
Tiziano Hernandez 2012-2013
Elliot Ballard 2011-2012
John Lane 2009-2011
Karen (Alfaro) Rivera 2008-2009
Kenya Hicks 2006-2008
Lucy Bowen 2004-2006
Yesenia Montoya 2002-2004
Scottie Attaway 2001-2002
Brenetta Brooks 1999-2001
Gary Greer 1997-1999
Marie Cepeda 1995-1997
Mersades Richard 1994-1995
Lloyd Matzner 1992-1994
Nan Benz 1991-1992
Said Fattouh 1990-1991
Vickie Lewis-Black 1989-1990
Penny Ellis Founding President elected December 18, 1987.​

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