- Academic Affairs
- Administration and Finance
- Center for Health and Homeland Security
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- Communications and Public Affairs
- Development and Alumni Relations
- Government Affairs
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- Office of Community Engagement
- Operations and Planning
- Office of the President
- Police and Public Safety
- Research and Development
- University Counsel
Committees and Liaisons
The Staff Senate has a number of subcommittees who work on issues that effect UMB staff.
This committee works with the President's office to facilitate the nomination process and review all nominations for the Board of Regents Staff Awards from UMB.
Members: Steven Boggs, Kiscia Cannon, Janet Nance-Richardson, Sarah DiTizio
This committee oversees the review of Staff Senate bylaws to make sure they are consistent to Robert's Rules of Order and serve the best needs of the Staff Senate as an organization.
Members: Nicole Barber, Angela Hall, Pamela Wright, Kaya Smith
The Communications Committee creates and maintains communications for Staff Senate - our presence and involvement on-campus, and opportunities for staff. We work 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 have established so far include: producing materials with the Staff Senate, tabling at fairs, maintaining a social media presence, and contributing to The Elm, , and the Common Calendar.
Chair: Riham Keryakos
Members: Steven Boggs, Susan Holt
The Community Outreach Committee contributes to and coordinates events related to improving the welfare of individuals and families in the local Baltimore community. Our outreach efforts benefit UMB’s partner elementary schools in Baltimore’s West Side, the UMB Community Engagement Center, and the CURE Scholars program, the patients of the VA hospital, as well as charitable organizations such as the YWCA Druid Heights Transitional Housing and the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore.
Chair: Lois Warner
Members: Karen Underwood, Sarah DiTizio, Mona Kiriakos
Community Outreach Committee Goals for 2016 – 2017 Year
One of our favorite and most successful community projects is the Back to School supply drive. And we are already up and running! We have big blue donations totes placed in every school, and several administration buildings collecting back to school supplies for the UMB partner elementary schools in Baltimore’s West Side. We will deliver school supplies to our eight Baltimore City partner schools: George Washington, Southwest Baltimore Charter, Franklin Square, Furman Templeton Prep Academy, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Booker T. Washington, James McHenry, Harlem Park, and Green Street Academy. We have reminder emails sent weekly to staff as well as articles running in The Elm promoting this project. Donations will be collected, sorted and delivered after the Memorial Day weekend. Last year we created an online donations link that is very convenient for staff to make monetary donations. This link continues to be a steady source of cash donations for our community projects.
Another committee favorite is the Holiday Gift/Toy drive. Each year we collect donations to benefit a local charity. Again the big blue donation totes will be placed all around campus, and announcements placed in the Elm and reminders sent through staff-directory emails. This project will be underway by the end of October.
Last year we contacted the VA hospital to ask where they could use our help. Per their request we delivered a supply of puzzle, activity and game books for their patients. We will reach out to them again to see if they would like us to do the same or what else we can do to benefit our veterans in their care. This project will likely begin in early January.
Throughout the next year we will also continue to volunteer our time and resources in collaboration with Ashley Valis, Robin Saunders, Bill Joyner and Brian Sturdivant to enhance the work of the UMB Community Engagement Center and The CURE Scholars program. We would also like to discuss with the President’s office the idea we had to add an optional $1.00 donation (or any other nominal donation) to tickets for campus-sponsored events.
The mission of the Council of University System Staff (CUSS) is to provide a voice for staff and employee concerns in reference to basic decisions that affect the welfare of the University System of Maryland (USM), 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: Amanda Azuma, Bill Crockett, Angela Hall
Alternates: Hillary Anne Edwards, Susan Holt and Nicole Miskimon
The Policy/Legislation Committee reviews all Staff Senate by-laws at the appropriate time, researches by-law issues and 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.
Members: Hillary Anne Edwards, Ken Fahnestock, Angela Hall, Janet Nance-Richardson, Kevin Watson, Nicole Miskimon
This committee addresses issues that directly effect staff and their day-to-day life at UMB. They have addressed, and continue to address, issues such as affordable day care, leave donation, seniority issues, time keeping, staff recognition, and staff morale.
Chair: Nicole Barber
Members: Kent Buckingham, Kiscia Cannon, Jessica Rowe, Mike Ruddock, Pamela Wright, Kaya Smith
Campus Committee Liaisons
Members of the Staff Senate have been appointed by the Senate to act as liaisons to the following Universitywide committees:
This committee works on enhancing the child care options both on and off campus. Currently this committee is not meeting, but Staff Senate will continue to monitor changes in Child Care opportunities on campus.
Office of Community Engagement Advisory Network (OCEAN)
Liaison: Lois Warner
Liaison: Colette Beaulieu
This appointment serves as a communication channel between the Parking Committee and the Staff Senate.
Liaison: Susan Holt
President's Diversity Council
Liaisons: Amanda Azuma
This liasion acts as the voice of the UMB staff, contributing recommendations or comments.
Liaison: Steve Boggs
This senator voices staff concerns and acts as the communications conduit between the sustainability committee and the staff senate.
Liaison: Angela Hall
An appointed Senator participates as a liaison to the Special Events Committee to assist in the planning and promotion of campus events.
Liaisons: Kiscia Cannon, Riham Keryakos