- Academic Affairs
- Accountability and Compliance
- Administration and Finance
- Center for Health and Homeland Security
- Center for Information Technology Services
- Communications and Public Affairs
- Community Engagement
- Government Affairs
- Human Resource Services
- Office of Philanthropy
- Operations and Planning
- UMB Police Department
- President's Office
- Research and Development
- University Counsel
Committees and Liaisons
The Staff Senate has a number of subcommittees that work on issues that affect 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.
Chair: Riham Keryakos and Jenn Volberding
Members: Colette Beaulieu, Steven Boggs, Susan Holt
The Communications Committee creates and maintains communications for the 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 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: Hillary Edwards
Members: Mary Phelan, Kevin Watson
The Community Outreach Committee contributes to and coordinates events related to improving the welfare of individuals in the local Baltimore community, including fundraising for local charities or volunteer work. We liaise with the UMB Community Engagement Center for events, activities, and important information. Our outreach efforts include collecting school supplies for local schools and toiletries and toys for homeless shelters.
Co-Chairs: Jill Hamilton and Lois Warner
Members: Michael Azen, Sarah Hokenmaier, Sharese Essien, Kecia Hitch
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.
Terms begin in August.
Representatives: Colette Beaulieu, (2019-2021), Susan Holt (2017-2019), Jenn Volberding (2019-2021)
Ayamba Ayuk-Brown (2019-2020), Casey Jackson (2019-2021), LaToya Lewis (2019-2020)
The Policy/Legislation 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. Responsible for tracking all bills, proposals within the state or federal government that may impact staff of UMB. Serve or liaise with UMB CUSS representatives and align priorities across USM and UMB specifically.
Chair: LaToya Lewis
Members: Ayamba Ayuk-Brown, Allison Deitz, Priti Wakefield, Lakeisha Wilson, Lei Zhang
Address issues that affect staff and their day-to-day life at UMB, such as affordable day care, leave donation, professional development, timekeeping, and staff recognition. Participate in Universitywide committees as representatives of the Staff Senate and all staff. Assess and recommend opportunities for advancement with Campus Climate Survey and others. Plan, execute, and promote Staff Senate activities across campus, including meet-and-greets, network activities, and professional development opportunities.
Chair: Mary Beth Gallico
Members: Gregory Brightbill, Christina Fenwick, Casey Jackson, Kent Buckingham
Campus Committee Liaisons
Members of the Staff Senate have been appointed by the Senate to act as liaisons to the following Universitywide committees:
Arts and Culture Council
Liaison: Colette Beaulieu
Campus Sustainability Steering Committee
Liaison: Casey Jackson
Liaison: Hillary Edwards
Liaison: Kristy Novak
Funding Model Working Group
Liaison: Sharese Essien
HR Learning and Development Advisory Board
Liaison: Sarah Hokenmaier
HR Working Group
Liaison: Mary Beth Gallico
Office of Community Engagement Advisory Network (OCEAN)
Liaison: Lois Warner
Parking and Transportation
Liaison: Ayamba Ayuk-Brown
President's Diversity Advisory Council
Liaison: Gregory Brighbill
President's Task Force on Sexual Harassment
Liaison: Gregory Brightbill
President's Council for Women
Liaison: LaKeisha Wilson
Liaison: Michael Azen