Staff Council Committees

Manages the Council's internal and external communication initiatives, oversees the Voice of Staff process, and develops appropriate communication strategies to enable the council to work with its various university constituencies.
Current Members: Brian Gier (Chair), Jeff Carrion, Courtney MacIntyre, Winny Lucas, Darren Davis, Victoria Van Kirk Pride

Diversity, Mission & Inclusion
Advises and collaborates with key university departments, such as, University Mission & Values and the Office of Institutional Diversity on topics related to staff diversity, inclusion, culture and environment.
Current Members: Sandra Tanksley (Chair), Norma Hidalgo, Claire Paetsch, Kate O'Brien

Evaluates and recommends ways to make the council more effective, both in its internal functioning, as well as in its impact on the university at-large.
Current Members: Stephanie Halaska (Chair), Mallory Warner, Valerie Paulson

Fiscal Planning Advisory
Acts as an advising committee to the President of Staff Council as he/she participates in University fiscal planning processes and committees. The committee's scope includes advising Staff Council representatives participating on committees such as the Strategic Resource Planning Committee (SRAC) and other similar and/or related committees. The Committee provides feedback to both the administration of the university and the President of Staff Council during this process. The Committee also communications regularly with Staff Council members to keep them up to date and notifies them of issues of importance affecting staff and the university, while understanding and adhering to the confidentiality of the information that is given.
Current Members: Shajuan Young (Chair), Andrea Wynne, Kevin Turner, Zienna Miller

Membership & Elections
Coordinates the logistics of all council meetings, events and recruitment.
Current Members: Cynthia Delgadillo (Chair), Jeanne Williams, Naomi Leighton, Erin Berkowitz, Blake Trchka

Staff Resources
Serves as a liaison between the staff members of the university and all employment-related issues, including but not limited to benefits and compensation, public safety, and recruiting.
Current Members: John Gieger (Chair), Jessica Alverson, Jessica Cook, Jason Majchrzak


  1. The Steering Committee is composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and the chairs of the standing committees and shall be chaired by the President of the Council.
  2. The Steering Committee will meet prior to the monthly Staff Council meeting to set the agenda. The calendar of Steering Committee meetings, agendas and minutes will be communicated to the full council in a timely manner.
  3. The Steering Committee shall encourage and recruit qualified staff to run for Staff Council by:
    1. Promoting a diverse candidate pool that represents a variety of areas in the university community.
    2. Contacting all candidates who have submitted petitions prior to the election, and their supervisors, to reiterate council responsibilities and activities.
Current Members: Charles Snelling (President), Nancy Hashimoto (Vice President), Victoria Simek (Secretary), Brian Gier, Sandra Tanksley, Stephanie Halaska, Shajuan Young, Cynthia Delgadillo, John Gieger

University Wide Committees

As one of several elected councils charged with university governance, Staff Council is frequently called upon to appoint and/or recommend Staff Council members and staff-at-large to serve on university-wide committees.

403(b) Plan Investment and Administration Committee
Harry Bryant

Campus Recreation Advisory Committee
Enhance the quality of life of students and the DePaul community by encouraging healthy and active lifestyles through participation in health and fitness programs and services.

Faculty Council Liaison
Nancy Hashimoto

Gerald Paetsch Advising Award Committee
Reviews nominations for the annual academic advising award.
Claire Paetsch

Joint Council
Charles Snelling

Policy Review Group (PRG)
Charles Snelling, Kevin Turner

President's Diversity Council (PDC)*
Sandra Tanksley, Tzong Chang
*subcommittees are open for general membership. Please contact the Diversity office.

Staff Quality Service Award Committee
4 Staff Council members to be named

Strategic Facilities Committee
Charles Snelling

Strategic Resource Allocation Committee (SRAC)
Draw up the year's budget, review University's financial planning to see that annual budgets are compatible with long-term planning, recommend policies to support the annual budget and financial planning and to facilitate its implementation.
Charles Snelling, Shajuan Young

Tuition Pricing Committee
Develop long-term policies for tuition pricing and fees.
Charles Snelling, Nancy Hashimoto

University Athletic Board
Recommend guidelines pertaining to the operation of the Athletic Department, advise the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Athletic Director regarding the athletic programs of the University and review all athletic policies and programs in light of the philosophy of DePaul and the regulations of any intercollegiate body of which DePaul is a member.
Rebecca Pagan

University Benefits and Compensation Committee (UBCC)
Explore options in benefits for and review compensation of DePaul employees.
John Geiger

University Board
Hear cases involving alleged misconduct by students, groups of students, or student organizations and determine findings and sanctions to impose for violations.
Brian Maj

University Committee on International Programs (UCIP)
Recommends to the president, provost, deans, faculty council and others policies and programs which could be incorporated into the university’s strategic planning. Furthermore, the committee identifies opportunities which assist the university’s efforts to further internationalize its programs and curricula.