The Executive Committee of the Staff Senate manages and oversees the Staff Senate. The Staff Senate is always looking for volunteers to serve and assist on our various sub-committees. You do not need to be a Staff Senator to participate. Click on the following links to view information about each committee.
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.
Members: Nancy Bowers, Kimberly Curry, Pat Holmes, Libre' Jones
The Communications Committee manages the marketing of the Staff Senate to the University community that it serves by producing a newsletter and maintaining the Staff Senate website that informs staff of Senate happenings such as open Staff Senate meetings and annual Staff Senate elections.
Chair: Yimei Wu
Members: Ken Fahnestock, Tom McHugh, Amshu Siddalingaswamy
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, food drives, clothing drives, bake sales, flower sales or volunteer work. Recent outreach work included: Any Soldier project, collecting YoPlait yogurt lids for Breast Cancer Research, Virtual Food Drive with the Maryland Food Bank and Family Connections.
Chair: Jean Marie Roth
Members: Jennifer Aumiller, Colette Becker, Krtstie Nichols, Bill Crockett, Dawn Flair, Mary Jo Pohlner, Bernadette Taylor
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. One member of this committee should be a CUSS representative.
Co-Chairs: Dave Delooze and Roy Ross
Members: Mary Jo Pohlner, Bill Crockett
Works with the President's office to nomnate and review all nominations for Board of Regents Staff Awards from UMB
Chair: Dawn Flair
Members: Colette Becker, Danielle Brown, Nancy Bowers, Anthony Brown
Members of the Staff Senate have been appointed by the Senate to the following committees:
CUSS – A Council of University System Staff (CUSS) representative will be appointed each session of the Staff Senate or approximately once a year. 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: Nancy Bowers (CUSS Secretary), Gynene Sullivan (CUSS Chair), Roy Ross - Primary Members
Dave DeLooze, Bill Crockett, Carol McKissick - Alternates
IT Steering Committee – An appointed member of the Staff Senate may sit in on the IT Steering Committee and bring information back to the Senators. This appointment serves as a communication channel between the IT Steering Committee and the Staff Senate.
Representative: Tom McHugh and Ken Fahnestock
Parking Committee – An appointed member of the Staff Senate may sit in on the Parking Committee and bring information back to the Senators. This appointment serves as a communication channel between the Parking Committee and the Staff Senate.
Representatives: Bill Hoffman and Bernadette TaylorPresident's
Outreach Council - An appointed member of the Staff Senate may sit on the 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.
Representatives: Phyllis Lovito and Dawn Flair
Safety Awareness Committee – An appointed Senator participates in the Safety Awareness Committee and may be asked to contribute recommendations or comments as a Senator.
Representatives: Bernadette Taylor and Kimberly Curry
University Events Committee – An appointed Senator will participate as a committee member of the Special Events Committee to assist in the planning and promotion of campus events.
Representatives: Kimberly Curry and Ken Fahnestock
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. Our goals include:
- The lowest energy consumption rate (Btu / square foot) among comparable institutions.
- Solid waste recycling rates that are double any legislative mandate.
- Achieving LEED Certified status for all occupied campus facilities.
Representatives - Bernadette Taylor and Carol McKissick
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.
Work Life Strategies Committee - Provides resources for staff and faculty who seek assistance with career or life transitions associated with managing their complex personal and professional lives. The University of Maryland believes that assisting with identifying the options associated with changes will increase an individual’s work satisfaction, work environment, productivity and personal development. This program is based on the belief that employees have primary responsibility for personal decisions and the University of Maryland has primary responsibility for making resources accessible to interested and motivated employees.
Representative: Ken Fahnestock and Danielle Brown