Meet the Members of the Staff Council
On July 1, the Staff Council elected 20 representatives to serve as advocates for staff issues in 2013-2014. This year, the Staff Council has aligned it’s members with specific departments to share information and to gather feedback. The Staff Council has championed actions that include the closing of AU during winter break, increased “Campus Beautification Day” participation, and the donation of more than 15 boxes of winter clothes to A Wider Circle last year.
In this issue of the HR newsletter, and in subsequent issues, we will introduce you to different members of the Staff Council. We invite you to contact your representative with your compliments, concerns, and issues so that we can share them with the wider AU community.
New member Elyas Abubakr of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) says that, “Serving [on council] allows me the opportunity to continue working professionally with a diverse group of staff, campus partners, and engage more actively in addressing their concerns.” Contact Elyas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kogod School of Business’ Andrea Carpenter, another first-time member, says that she is looking forward to “getting to know other staff from across campus and continuing to make AU a fantastic place to work.” Andrea is the staff council liaison to the Kogod School of Business. Contact Andrea at email@example.com.
Elizabeth Nelson of Human Resources adds that she is most “excited to share new ways to promote the council's work.” Elizabeth is the staff council liaison to the Office of Finance and Treasurer - Administration, External Relations & Auxiliary Services, and Risk Management & Safety Services. Elizabeth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Curley of AU’s Office of Sustainability and a newly-elected secretary in the executive committees cites the Staff Council meetings as her favorite part of membership because, “it’s where members collaborate and hatch plans.” Emily is the staff council liaison to the Library. Contact Emily at email@example.com.
For more on Staff Council’s new members and initiatives, please visit american.edu/staffcouncil or on Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/AUStaffCouncil.
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