Senate Committees and Campus Committee Liaisons

BOR Staff Awards
Works with the President's office to facilitate the nomination process and review all nominations for Board of Regents Staff Awards from UMB.
Chair: Colette Beaulieu

The Communications Committee creates and maintains communication of Staff Senate presence, involvement, and opportunities to staff, and works to establish and increase awareness of the Staff Senate's role to speak out for and impact staff-related concerns and issues. The channels we established so far include: producing materials with the Staff Senate, tabling at fairs, maintaining a social media presence, and contributing to The Elm online newsletter.
Chair: Yimei Wu
Members: Colleen Day, Nancy Bowers, Susan Holt

Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Committee participates in and may coordinate events related to improving the welfare of individuals in the local Baltimore community. These events may include fundraising for local charities or volunteer work. Outreach work has included:  projects benefiting The Ronald McDonald House, the Children's Hospital at UMMS, Veterans Hospital, collecting school supplies for local schools, Cell Phones for Soldiers, toiletries for homeless shelters, etc.
Chair:  Laura Bell
Members: Lois Warner, Sandra Rollins

Council of University System Staff (CUSS)
The mission of the Council of University System Staff is to provide a voice for Staff employee concerns in reference to basic decisions that affect the welfare of the University System of Maryland, its constituent institutions, and its employees.  CUSS functions in an informed advisory role in administrative areas and in the functional support aspects of academic matters.
Representatives:  Bill Crockett (CUSS Chair), Roy Ross, Kevin Watson - Primary Members
Colette Beaulieu, Amanda Azuma, Janice Nance-Richardson - Alternates

The Policy/Legislation Committee reviews all Staff Senate by-laws at the appropriate time, researches by-law issues or potential outcomes of a change. The committee recommends amendments as needed but only after ensuring a change will not compromise the integrity of the Staff Senate. As part of Legislation the Committee or a representative is responsible for tracking all bills, proposals within the state or federal government that may impact staff of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Chair: Roy Ross
Members: Angela Hall, Bill Crockett

University Life
This committee addresses issues that directly affect Staff and their day to day life here at this University. They have and continue to address issues such as affordable daycare, leave donation, seniority issues, time keeping, Staff recognition and anything that affects Staff morale here at UMB.
Chair: Craig Boegner
Members: Amanda Azuma, Janet Nance-Richardson, Ken Fahnestock, Nakiya Schurman

Campus Committee Liaisons:

Members of the Staff Senate have been appointed by the Senate to act as liaisons to the following campus wide committees:

Child Care Committee: This committee works on enhancing the child care options both on and off the campus.
Liaisons: Elisa Medina, Carol McKissick

Community Engagement Committee:
Liaisons: Laura Bell, Yimei Wu

Faculty Senate Liaison:
Liaison: Carol McKissick

Parking Committee: An appointed member of the Staff Senate act as a liaison to the Parking Committee and brings information back to the Senators. This appointment serves as a communication channel between the Parking Committee and the Staff Senate.

President's Outreach Council - An appointed member of the Staff Senate is a liaison to President's Outreach Council to provide enriched educational, health, and career experiences and opportunities for community children through a coordinated partnership of UMB with local community schools. The Council is expected to foster more interdisciplinary collaboration in outreach efforts to strengthen the social impact of UMB in the local community, create many enduring positive relationships, and engender future Maryland leaders. 
Liaison: Laura Bell

Safety Awareness Committee – An appointed Senator act as a liaison to the Safety Awareness Committee and may be asked to contribute recommendations or comments as a Senator.
Liaison: Carol McKissick

Sustainability Committee - The University of Maryland Baltimore recognizes its responsibility to a sustainable future and is dedicated to working diligently to that end. It is our commitment that the built environment of the University will have the lowest impact on the natural environment of any comparable university. We are committed to working toward best-in-class sustainable facilities operations. 

University Events Committee – An appointed Senator participates as a liaison to the Special Events Committee to assist in the planning and promotion of campus events.

USGA Liaison: Craig Boegner

Women's Forum - The Women's Forum encourages life-long learning, professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities. To accomplish this, they maintain a focus on interests and issues affecting women, as women are the fastest growing segment of today's workforce. Their role is to survey, encourage and assist each campus in establishing viable forms of support for women that create opportunities for community building.
Liaison: Nakiya Schurman