Committees

AWARDS COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the administration of the Staff Graduate Recognition, Outstanding Staff Team Award, the Part Time Staff Award, and any other award approved by the Staff Senate as well as spearheading the fundraising for the awards that have been approved by the Staff Senate.
Chairperson: Roy Hatcher
rehatche@uark.edu

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE:
This committee shall be responsible for publishing any Staff Senate publication, maintaining the Staff Senate web pages including timely posting of approved minutes, and recommending and coordinating further communications opportunities.
Chairperson: Denise Bignar, dbignar@uark.edu

ELECTION COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for monitoring the filling of Staff Senate vacancies by appointment; submitting to the Staff Senate a report of vacancies to be filled by election that year and the length of term of each such vacancy; presenting a slate of candidates to the Staff Senate for the election of its officers and making clear to the Staff Senate that additional nominations for each office may be made from the floor.
Chairperson: Allen Lee Porter, alp025@uark.edu

EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER/YEAR COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for evaluating nominations and declaring the Employees of the Quarter; and evaluating the Employee of the Quarter for the past fiscal year and declaring the Employees of the Year.
Chairperson: Mary Skinner, marys@uark.edu 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for coordinating Staff Senate operations; proposing agendas for meeting of the Staff Senate; selecting staff members to be appointed to University committees; and monitoring the performance of staff members on the University committees.
Chairperson: Trish Watson, plwatki@uark.edu

INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, periodic review of current and proposed policies and procedures and formulation of a recommended course of action.
Chairperson: Lisa Frye, lfrye@walton.uark.edu

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for acquiring updated legislative information and alerting and proposing recommendations to the Staff Senate on all matters pertaining to proposed or pending legislation affecting staff employees of higher education, especially employees of the Fayetteville campus.
Chairperson: Eve Owens, emowens@uark.edu

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for soliciting nominations and selecting the recipients of the Staff Senate Scholarship, the Rick A. Haley Memorial Scholarship, and the Susan Imes Yell Scholarship.
Chairperson: Blake Chapman,
pbc@uark.edu

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE:
This committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the organization of the annual Staff Senate retreat, the organization of the Staff Senate Table and duties at the annual Health and Benefits Fair, the organization and planning for the annual Staff Senate Picnic, assisting the Legislative Committee with any public events that they may hold and planning any other special event during the year as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee or the Staff Senate Chair.
Chairperson: Autumn Parker, aep03@uark.edu
 
TRANSIT, PARKING, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE: This committee shall be responsible for addressing concerns and issues regarding campus parking and transit operations. Recommendations brought forth from this committee will be forwarded to the University of Arkansas Parking and Transit Committee for informational and advisory purposes only.
Chairperson: Jeremy McAtee, jmcatee@uark.edu