The University of South Carolina Staff Senate serves as an open forum to facilitate
communication and collaboration among university staff members. It also serves as
an advisory committee to the university president, adding an essential voice to strategic
conversations and decisions that support the goals of the institution.
All staff are invited to attend virtually Tuesday, February 8 at 3 p.m., Close-Hipp Lumpkin Auditorium via Microsoft Teams.
Expand all Review the January 11 Agenda
Staff Senate General Body Meeting Agenda Close-Hipp Lumpkin Auditorium January 11, 2022, 3 - 4 p.m.
Call to Order- Shelley Dempsey, PhD- President
Roll Call/Attendance Report- Andrenette Hudley, Secretary
Establish Quorum- Tyson Lusk, Parliamentarian
Approval of Minutes- Tyson Lusk, Parliamentarian
Guest Speaker(s):Audrey Korsgaard, PhD, Chair, Faculty Senate
Reports of Officers
By-laws Amendments- Tyson Lusk, Parliamentarian
Reports of Committees (as needed): If no report/ please state
Vanessa Berry/ Carolina Maulana Communications
– Bailey Watts/Lauren Angelo Duck Staff Policy and Wel
l-being - Megan Colascione/ Ja-Nae Epps Professional Development
– Melissa Kupfer/ Leroy Sims Community Project
– Joe Fortune/ Katherine Hilson By-Laws- Bo Hart/ Kim Rose
Ad Hoc Committee (Staff Representation)- Wright Culpepper
Order of Business
Bylaw Amendment Voting– Tyson Lusk, Parlimentarian
Officer Candidate Timeline- Leena Holt and Angela Wright
Announcements (Executive Committee or Senators)
Next meeting: Tuesday, February 8, 2022- Close/Hipp Lumpkin Auditorium
Representing Your Voice
Your elected Staff Senators have the opportunity to:
Provide input and help to shape UofSC programs and policies that have an impact and are of interest to staff.
Gain a deeper understanding of how the university works, how decisions are made and what offices do what.
Collaborate with staff from across campus and to be a part of a community that cares deeply about
the well-being of staff at UofSC.
Provide your colleagues a voice in university governance.
Connect with UofSC leadership. Staff Senate hosts senior leadership at monthly meetings and provides time for staff
to engage in a conversation with campus administrators.
Hear first about upcoming UofSC initiatives.
Develop professionally and try on a different hat. The Senate provides many opportunities to serve on university-led
committees, planning groups and staff senate committees.
Network and gain greater access to additional leadership opportunities.
Meet your Staff Senator and share with them what matters to you.
Meet the Staff Senate Executive Committee
Staff Senate executive committee began its tenure in Spring 2021 and is made up of five officers including president,
vice president, parliamentarian, treasurer and secretary.
Shelley Dempsey has had many roles at the University of South Carolina, including
student and teacher. Now, the director of On Your Time initiatives will serve as the
first president of the new Staff Senate.
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