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, Jessica Welch

Vice President, Cortney Koors

Treasurer, Anthony Baker

Secretary, Mary Watson

Committee comprised of Council leadership, meetings held as needed to set Staff Council meeting agendas, discuss committee work, and upcoming projects.
Gender Equity Working Group

Chair, Vacant

Executive Officer, Jessica Welch

This working groupis designed to address gender equity in staff work and expectations throughout the campus, to improve the staff recognition awards process, to promote discussion on redefining the criteria to be recognized and awarded, and to support staff council in communicating to the campus community this redefinition.

Governance Committee

Chair, Steven Margell

Member, Lauren Lynch

Member, Katlin Goldenberg

Executive Officer, Mary Watson

Recommend any needed amendments to the Bylaws, on an as needed basis; Publicize and supervise the election process, tally ballots and announce the selection of members and officers of Staff Council in the spring, inform the nominees and runners-up of the election results.
When Staff Members are appointed to either the University Senate or any Standing Committee of the University Senate, the Governance Chair shall inform the nominees and runners-up of the election results, as well as the University Senate Appointments and Elections Committee membership, the Staff Council membership, and the elected persons’ immediate supervisor or direct lead. Rule on any selection disputes, in collaboration with the Staff Council Executive Committee. Be intentional with inclusive representation when approaching recruitment of staff on Staff Council and the University Senate and Campus Committee open seats.

Marketing Committee

Chair, Gabby Pelayo

Executive Officer, Jessica Welch

Member, Lorraine Casazza

Member, Kailyn Doyle

Member, Cortney Koors

Member, Casey Park 

Generate a social media presence highlighting the success of staff and Staff Council, including platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and the Staff Council website; periodically review other platforms to use as an outreach tool. Coordinate advertising & on-campus outreach efforts for all Staff Council events. Develop and maintain appropriate campus partnerships and outreach. Provide marketing pilot: Make a Connection. Maintain social media content, and collect Staff suggestions pertaining to Staff Council itself and relay information to Council.

Recruitment Committee

Chair, Brandon McMillin

Executive Officer, Jessica Welch

Member, Amelia Wright

Member, Deserie Donae

Lead in the recruitment of new members, such as tabling, flyers, etc.
Coordinate monthly Staff Spotlight, coordinates with Marketing Committee to upload online; Develop and implement strategies to improve recruitment for inclusive representation of staff on Staff Council; Coordinate the delivery of Welcome Bags for newly hired employees.

Staff Service Projects Committee

Chair, Sulaina Banks

Executive Officer, Anthony Baker

Member, Kim Coughlin-Lamphear

Member, Molly Pucillo

Member, Sasha Wallace

Coordinate at least two events with University President, one each semester
Coordinate two staff potlucks, one each semester, each with a community service project. Coordinates with the Treasurer on funding questions. Coordinate all aspects, such as room reservations and catering, for the Staff Appreciation Event. Coordinates with Staff Council and the Office of the President when executing event details. Coordinate all Event Feedback surveys/online forms and collect the associated data immediately following all events.

University Senate Standing Committees

Committee NameCurrent Members - Term; Phone Ext.Committee Description and Duties
Senate Executive Committee (SenEx)Sarah Bacio; 2019-2020 - (x3341)This entity serves as the primary governing body for campus. It performs the administrative functions of the University Senate.
Academic Policies Committee (APC)Morgan Barker; 2019-2022 - (x4460)Develops and maintains the academic policies of Humboldt State University.  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)Vickie Thornburgh; 2019-2020 - (x4448)Oversees 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)Mary Watson; 2018-2020 - (x3651)The 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 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 a like 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 HSU 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 HSU mission and strategic plan.
University Policies Committee (UPC)Deserie Donae-Janousek; 2019-2021 - (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 address 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; 2018-2020 - (x3560)

Alex Gradine; 2019-2021 - (x4461)

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 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 HSU 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 to develop timelines.
Instruction Related Activities Committee (IRA)*Membership does not include Staff, excepting Ex-officio positionsAdvise the President regarding both level 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 HSU 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 HSU International Center (a committee member) reports committee business to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Parking and Transportation CommitteeVacant (non-MPP Staff are appointed to this committee by Staff Council)The 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 govern the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to advance the welfare of HSU through the development, encouragement, and management of sponsored programs and other special campus programs and their related trusts. The HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation administers virtually all externally-funded grants and contracts and submits proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of Humboldt State University. 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

Summer Turner; (2019-2020) - (x5799) 

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