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, May 9 at 3 p.m., Close-Hipp Lumpkin Auditorium, 8th Floor via Microsoft Teams.
Expand all May 9, 2023 Agenda
Call to Order- Rushondra James, PhD – President
Roll Call/Attendance Report- Katherine Hilson, Secretary
Establish Quorum- Bo Hart, Parliamentarian
Approval of Minutes – Bo Hart, Parliamentarian
: President’s Update
Rushondra James,PhD - President
Reports of Committees: Membership – Kelley Fink Communications – Craig Brandhorst/ Dwaun Sellers Staff Policy and Well-Being – Megan Colascione/ Ja-Nae Epps Professional Development – Georgia Doran Community Projects – Brian Hull By-Laws – Kim Rose
Announcements / Order of Business – Executive Committee or Senators
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 – 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Representing Your Voice
Your elected Staff Senators have the opportunity to:
Provide input and help to shape USC 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 USC.
Provide your colleagues a voice in university governance.
Connect with USC 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 USC 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 Summer 2022 and is made up of five officers including president,
vice president, parliamentarian, treasurer and secretary.
After starting her University of South Carolina career 13 years ago in the College
of Social Work, Rushondra James moved to the College of Information and Communications,
where she serves as assistant dean for student services. James brings her work experience,
institutional knowledge and commitment to peer advocacy to bear in her current role
as staff senate president. Learn more ...