November meeting to feature Elizabeth Ortiz, Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 324

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@WorkLifeDePaul on Instagram. A new way to connect with fellow DePaul employees.

@WorkLifeDePaul will highlight the adventures and leisure activities of DePaul faculty and staff. Are you a professor conducting research on the other side of the world? Did you recently take a family trip? Are you simply enjoying an afternoon in the city? Send pictures!

Submit photos any time

Show what you do away from the office. Whether you're submitting for one of our seasonal photo contests or just want to share images from a recent adventure, we want to post your photos. Stay tuned for details about our Holiday Photo Contest coming in December.

Submission guidelines: The purpose of this project is to show all of the fun — adventures near and far — of DePaul faculty and staff when they are away from work.

How to submit photos:

1. Share your pictures via email. Send them to
2. Upload images through Qualtrics.

Committee Thanks!

Thank you to all who submitted interest in participating on the Speech and Expression Advisory Committee and the Investment and Plan Administrative Committee. We were thrilled by the high number of committed staff who volunteered to serve. We’re pleased to announce the new members of those committees:

Speech and Expression Advisory Committee
Ellen Fingado, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office
Karen Tamburro, Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Shajuan Young, Assistant to the Associate Deans, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Investment and Plan Administrative Committee
Eric Savage, Senior Fiscal Analyst in Academic Fiscal Administration

Town Hall Meetings

The Strategic Planning Task Force will host a series of Town Hall meetings this fall to solicit university input to the 2024 plan that is now under development. All faculty, staff and students are welcome at any of the sessions to provide ideas and suggestions to the planning teams.

Session 2

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Loop, DePaul Center Room 8005

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
3:30 - 5 p.m.
LPC, Cortelyou Commons

Staff Council Goals and Accomplishments - what have we been doing this past year?

Visibility and Awareness

  • Hosted an emergency staff town hall session with the Fr. Holtschneider to address the university's actions and next steps following the Milo Yilannopolis visit; regarding campus climate, staff diversity, and staff concerns regarding support for our marginalized students (June 2016).
  • Open letter submitted to Fr. Holtschneider calling for transparency and ongoing updates to address campus safety and address the issues of bias, hate speech, diversity and culture within the DePaul community (July 2016).
  • Organized staff support to fill shifts for the St Vincent Church soup kitchen for the month of December, when typical student support is unavailable due to the academic break.
  • Hosted the annual staff Budget Forum with EVP, Jeff Bethke, and Provost, Marten den Boer (March 2017).
  • Hosted the annual staff town hall with Fr. Holtschneider (April 2017).
  • Developed visible presence at events through wearing Staff Council branded apparel.
  • Staff Council representation at the university's Presidential Search public announcement.
  • Diversity, Mission, and Inclusion

  • Provided financial sponsorship to five employee resource groups.
  • Sponsored several university-wide celebrations and events: MLK Breakfast, PDC Diversity Forum, DePaul University's Black Leadership Coalition Annual Students of African Decent Graduation Celebration/Staff Soles, Latinos Empowered at DePaul Students of Latino Decent Graduation Celebration, ELEVATE's inaugural Asian/Pacific Islander Desi American Graduation Celebration, and the DePaul Parent Connection's inaugural "Take Your Child to Work Day."
  • Presented the annual Staff Council Diversity Award at the annual President's Diversity Council Reception.
  • Staff Council representation at six Race and Free Speech events
  • Staff Council representation at ten President Signature Series events
  • Constituent Concerns and Interests

  • Appointed 21 staff members to serve on the Presidential Search and Staff Vetting Committees.
  • Filled 36 staff appointments to open university-wide committees.
  • Advocated for the re-instatement of the summer hour benefit (Re-instated Summer 2017).
  • Advocated for part-time staff tuition benefits (Approved, FY'18 budget).
  • Advocated for increased staff benefits including: childcare, additional two-week maternity leave, and two week paternity leave through University Benefits and Compensation Committee (Approved, FY'18 budget).
  • Reviewed proposed policy changes to university-wide policies that impact staff.
  • Collaboration with University partners

  • Worked collaboratively with HR on the Staff Compensation Program Rollout and communication plans
  • Collaborated with Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and hosted a pilot Staff Professional Development Speed Mentoring initiative (April 2017).
  • Collaborated with both Faculty Council and Student Government Association to host a shared governance networking reception (May 2017).
  • Who serves on Staff Council?

    Learn more about who is currently elected to Staff Council, what Committee they serve on, as well as what department they are affiliated with. Membership info includes photo, name, committee, department, and email.

    Page 1: Organizational Chart outlining Steering Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Committee Chairs
    Page 2: Staff Council members
    Click here for Staff Council Directory

    SC Directory


    Staff Council is here to advocate for staff, participate in university governance, and engage with staff about issues faced in the workplace. When it comes to questions and problems in the office or on campus, Staff Council can guide you in the right direction, though it is important to remember that we are neither a confidential resource nor a mediator.

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