University Staff Senate

2018-2019 University Staff Senate (USS)

2018-2019 USS Senators

First Row Left to Right: Bonni Falkner, Lisa Miller, Tammy Wolf, Gretchen Yonko
Second Row: Jenn Tack, Michelle Klass, Robin Sweeny
Third Row: Lystra Yates, Josh Entzminger, Dhani Cole
Fourth Row: Kate Martin, Faith Ashley, Jason Jenson
Fifth Row: Brad Beebe, Josh Schram, Linda Borofka

2017-18 US Monthly Appreciation Award Winners

USS Award Winners

Shared Governance

On September 6, 2013, Board of Regents adopted Regent Policy Document 20-20, under which university staff may participate in institutional governance.

Policy Statement:

  • Provide its university staff members the opportunity to be active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development of the institution;
  • Provide its university staff members the full participation in the formulation and review, and presentation in the development, of all policies and procedures concerning university staff members, including university staff personnel matters, except where state law preempts UW System policy; and
  • Provide its university staff members the right to structure themselves in a manner in which they determine, and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance.

Our Purpose: 

  • To engage university staff in the development and promotion of professional development and recognition activities
  • To create opportunities to provide input on issues that affect university staff
  • To facilitate communication among university staff and administrators

Goals and Objectives:

  • Coordinate university staff professional development opportunities
  • Coordinate the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award
  • Provide input on the development of programs that would benefit university staff
  • Provide recommendation for university staff representation on ad hoc committees and other university committees as requested
  • Provide recommendations on communication opportunities to university staff
  • Provide opportunities for communication

University Staff Senate Chair

Bonni Falkner, Chair
(715) 232-2424


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