- 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.
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
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.
Chair: Lois Warner
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, (2017-2019), Susan Holt (2017-2019), Nichole Miskimon (2018-2020)
Alternates: Janet Nance-Richardson (2018-2019), Christina Fenwick (2018-2019), Sarah Hokenmaier (2018-2019)
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: Nicole Miskimon
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.
Campus Committee Liaisons
Members of the Staff Senate have been appointed by the Senate to act as liaisons to the following Universitywide committees:
Office of Community Engagement Advisory Network (OCEAN)
Liaison: Lois Warner
Liaison: Kristy Novak
Liaison: Susan Holt
President's Diversity Council
Liaison: Christina Fenwick
Liaison: Hillary Edwards
HR Working Group
Liaison: Mary Beth Gallico
This liasion acts as the voice of the UMB staff, contributing recommendations or comments.
Arts and Culture Council
Liaison: Colette Beaulieu
Funding Model Working Group
Liaison: Sharese Essien
HR Climate Survey
Liaisons: Kaya Smith, Nicole Miskimon