Campus Committees and Representatives

This page is intended to serve as a resource for staff to know what committees are on campus and who their representatives are. This page provides a brief description of the role of each committee on campus. Below you will find a link to each campus committee's page to assist you in reaching your representative. We have included committees that may not have staff represenation, but may be relevant to your issue/concern. If you have a concern or issue please take the time to voice it to the appropriate committee. Staff input is necessary to have a functioning campus! For more information, please see the Unversity Senate Committee Directory.

*This page is not a comprehensive list of campus committees, but includes committees which report directly to the University Senate and/or committees which include staff members who are appointed by Staff Council, the University President, or by the Senate Appointments and Elections Committee. If you would like to add a campus committee to this list, please email

Staff Council Standing Committees

Committee NameCurrent MembersCommittee Description & Duties
Staff Council Executive Committee

President: Sulaina Banks

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Phil Rouse

Treasurer: Vacant

Committee comprised of Council Leadership

Prepare agendas and preside at all general and special meetings of the Council. Furnish the University President and Staff with a written yearly report of activities, accomplishments, and concerns of the Council as needed. Serve as the liaison with the administration on issues pertaining to Staff Council and its projects. Coordinate Staff membership on other campus committees. Review reports, petitions, and proposals referred to Staff Council for possible action; determine whether or not they fall within the jurisdiction of Staff Council and refer to the appropriate committee, who shall then make recommendations to Staff Council. Take minutes at general meetings of the Council. Post minutes, reports, and announcements to the Council website. Reconcile Staff Council financial accounts, including monies receivable and payable. Coordinate with committees on any fundraising activities or other financial operations of the Council. Have other powers and perform other duties as necessary and assigned by Staff Council.

Branding & Communications Committee

Chair: To Be Determined


  • Pending


Generate a social media presence highlighting all Humboldt staff members on the Staff Council platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and the Staff Council website while periodically reviewing other platforms to use as an outreach tool. Coordinate advertising for all Staff Council events. Develop and maintain appropriate campus partnerships and outreach. Maintain, edit, and review all communications for the Staff Council. Research and promote trainings, professional development events, and opportunities advertised on campus that will benefit all staff members. Create and promote Staff Council Merchandise. Other matters as assigned by the Staff Council.

Governance Committee

Chair: To Be Determined


  • Pending

Recommend any needed amendments to the constitution and bylaws as needed. Publicize and supervise the election process, tally ballots, and announce the selection of members and officers of Staff Council in Spring. As part of election procedures, the Governance Committee Chair shall inform the nominee and runners-up of the election results. Rule on any selection disputes. Other matters as assigned by the Staff Council.

Recruitment & Recognition Committee

Chair: To Be Determined


  • Pending

Coordinate all staff awards in conjunction with the President's Office. Coordinate delivery of welcome baskets to new Humboldt Staff Members. Coordinate the monthly Staff Spotlight. Develop and implement strategies to improve recruitment for inclusive representation of staff to the Staff Council and the University Senate. Coordinate on-campus outreach efforts for all Staff Council events. Lead in the recruitment of new members, such as tabling, flyers, etc. Other matters as assigned by the Staff Council.

Staff Engagement Committee

Chair: To Be Determined


  • Pending

Coordinate at least two events with the University President, Coordinate two staff gatherings (one each semester). A community service project shall be incorporated into each gathering. Coordinate all logistics for the Staff Appreciation event Coordinate comfortable places and spaces for staff members to embrace different activities and communication methods. Coordinate with the Staff Council the solicitation of donations and prizes for the Staff Appreciation Event. Manage the "Make a Connection". Other matters as assigned by the Staff Council.

Equity Working Group

 *Acting Chair: To Be Determined

*To be determined*

University Senate Standing Committees

Committee NameCurrent Members - Term; Phone Ext.Committee Description and Duties
Senate Executive Committee (SenEx)Kailyn Doyle; 2020-2021This entity serves as the primary governing body for the campus. It performs the administrative functions of the University Senate.
Academic Policies Committee (APC)Morgan Barker; 2019-2022Develops and maintains the academic policies of Cal Poly Humboldt.  Receives requests and agenda items from the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC), the University Senate, APC members, and other university community members; works with the ICC to prioritize items; vets changes and proposals through the ICC with recommendations forwarded to the Senate
Appointments and Elections Committee (AEC)Sasheen Raymond; 2022-2023Oversees the appointments and elections for the University Senate, General Faculty, Senate Standing Committees, Faculty positions on University committees, and other duties as outlined in the Senate Bylaws, Section 11.5.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (CBC)Vacant; 2020-2022The Committee shall review periodically the Constitution and Bylaws of the Senate and related university policies with regard to shared governance and committee work, and it shall recommend to the Senate such changes as may be desirable. It shall report to the Senate its recommendations with respect to any proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws that have been submitted in writing, signed by the originator(s), and referred to the Committee by the Senate or by the Senate Executive Committee. ii. Questions concerning interpretations of the text of a Senate-approved document shall be referred to the Committee. Interpretations by the Committee shall be reported in writing to the Senate and shall be considered binding unless reversed or altered by the action of the Senate. iii. The Committee shall consider each year, as may be necessary, revision of the list of Standing and Ad hoc committees and of the membership and functions of each committee.
Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)*Membership does not include Staff; meetings are open to the publicIn conformance with the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Memorandum of the Understanding (MOU), the Committee shall consider matters that involve particularly the individual or collective relationship of faculty to the university … This committee parallels alike standing committee of the Academic Senate of the California State University. …
Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC)

*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positions

Jenni Robinson; Ex-Officio - (x6222)

The Humboldt University Senate charges the ICC with the careful consideration and deliberation of all academic planning and curriculum matters. It is the expectation of the University Senate that ICC members work collaboratively and act in the best interest of the university-wide community and in consideration of the Humboldt mission and strategic plan.
University Policies Committee (UPC)Deserie Donae; 2023-2024 (x6013)The Committee is charged with reviewing the existing policy processes on campus and recommending to the Senate for its approval a policy process that addresses the campus need for a transparent, efficient, and clear policy process rooted in principles of shared governance.
University Resources and Planning Committee (URPC)

Anthony Baker; 2020-2022 - (x3560)


The Committee shall make recommendations to the Senate and, within the policy guidelines established by the Senate, advise the President and appropriate administrative officers concerning the allocation of university resources and general budget policy. The Committee shall act as the deliberative body of the Senate on issues pertaining to university budgets, long-term capital planning, and allocation of special funds. The Committee shall question, review, and evaluate resource allocations based on current fiscal priorities and strategies in support of the University vision and Strategic Plan and evaluate the consistency of resource allocations (both budgeted and un-budgeted funds including enrollment growth funds) with that vision and plan. The Committee shall review and make recommendations concerning new budget allocations (augmentations and reductions), cross-divisional budget allocations and allocations to special funds, and advise administrators on the use of those funds. It is not the role of this committee to interfere with internal division processes, but rather to review and evaluate the consistency of resource allocations with agreed-upon budget priorities and the University’s vision and strategic plan. The function shall not be construed as to in anyway imply an Humboldt Faculty Handbook Appendix F, Part 2 University Senate Bylaws & Rules of Procedure authority with regard to specific personnel decisions, and at all times is constrained by contractual agreements of the University. The Committee shall receive quarterly budget reports to review how budgeted and unbudgeted funds are spent relative to agreed budget categories and priorities, and make relevant recommendations. The Committee shall review reports on budget and expenditure outcomes and impacts; it shall receive, review and advise on annual reports from division leaders concerning achievements relative to projected goals and objectives. The Committee shall serve as the consultative body on long term fiscal planning, reviewing patterns of previous expenditures and proposing changes as they may affect student success consistent with the University mission, and making general policy recommendations regarding present and future resource decisions including consultation on the development of proposals for nontraditional funding.

Campus Committees

Committee NameCurrent Staff Representatives; Term - Phone Ext.Committee Description
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Committee

Vacant (At-large Staff are appointed to this committee by the President)

Vacant (At-large Staff are appointed to this committee by the President)

Develop a plan for comprehensive education, prevention, and intervention programming concerning alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, including assessing community substance use and abuse and developing appropriate education and social norming strategies.  The committee reviews and develops recommendations for campus policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco, and drug use issues for students, staff, and faculty.  The committee submits a report at the end of each spring term to the Vice President for Student Affairs and to the President.
Center for Community Based Learning*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsThe Committee advises and provides direction to the Coordinator of Service Learning/Experiential Education through the formulation of policies, procedures, and strategic planning for the University's Service Learning and Experiential Education Initiative.
Committee on Faculty RTP Criteria and Standards*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsTo provide a mechanism for approval of department/unit criteria and standards and to provide a mechanism for the revision of existing approved standards. To ensure department/unit criteria and standards are in alignment with university standards and criteria as specified in Appendix J and that criteria and standards are not overly complex or prone to misinterpretation.
Disability, Access and Compliance Committee

*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positions

To assist in the evaluation of current campus policies and procedures relating to students with disabilities; develop prioritized plans relating to programs and services for students with disabilities; review barrier removal priorities as specified in the State University Administrators Manual (SUAM), and develop timelines.
Instruction Related Activities Committee (IRA)*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsAdvise the President regarding both levels of fee and allocation of fee revenue. Additionally, this committee reviews the intercollegiate athletics budget proposal from the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee prior to its submission to the President. The committee shall work within the confines of the Chancellor's Executive Order relating to instructionally related activities fee and BA letters of instruction coming from the Chancellor's Office.
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC)

*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positions

Stephen St. Onge; Ex-officio - (x3451)

Carl Hansen; Ex-officio - (x5877)

Sandy Weickowski; Ex-officio - (x4937)

Serve as a forum for the President and Athletic Director to seek advice and refine ideas and develop or revised policies of the Athletic Department on such subjects as equity compliance, annual budget and the direction and balance of sports that constitute the program.  The IAAC has the authority to review all proposed athletic policies and budgets and to make recommendations to the President and Athletic Director.  The committee will also review the Athletics Grant-in-Aid and Compliance Handbooks and update them as needed.
International Advisory Committee 

*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positions; Additional faculty and staff depending on interests, welcome upon application to the Chair (Non-voting members)

Provides advisory support for, and promotes programs and initiatives that foster international educational opportunities for the campus community, including (1) maintenance of the Humboldt International Center, (2) recruitment of international students and faculty, (3) the establishment and maintenance of faculty-led international programs, international student and faculty exchanges and international bilateral programs, and (4) the development of on-campus educational opportunities related to international education.  Advises the campus community regarding international programs and international educational opportunities.  Subcommittees are the International Education Week Committee, the International Programs Review Committee, and the International Admissions Advisory Committee. The Director of the Humboldt International Center (a committee member) reports committee business to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Parking and Transportation CommitteeKen Rainey; 2020-2021The Committee serves as a forum for parking and transportation issues. The Committee receives input, evaluates parking and transportation strategies, develops and recommends policies and procedures for adoption, makes other recommendations for action to the President, and implements strategies as directed by the President.
Sponsored Programs Foundation Board*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsThe SPF Board of Directors governs the Humboldt Sponsored Programs Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to advance the welfare of Humboldt through the development, encouragement, and management of sponsored programs and other special campus programs and their related trusts. The Humboldt Sponsored Programs Foundation administers virtually all externally-funded grants and contracts and submits proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of Cal Poly Humboldt. The board meets quarterly to provide financial oversight and programmatic direction to SPF management.
Student Fee Advisory Committee*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsAdvise the President regarding the establishment and adjustment of all campus mandatory, user, and penalty fees in accordance with the provisions of the Chancellor's Executive Order 740.
Student Grievance Committee

Vickie Thornburgh; 2020-2023 

Deals with grievances regarding academic issues and other issues not related to discrimination or misconduct.