UCCS staff governance group elects officers


Officers for the UCCS Staff Association – a new governance group that was born from the merger of the Professional Exempt Staff Association and Staff Council – recently were elected. The Staff Association advocates for the interests of staff, provides information exchange and professional development, fosters spirit and cooperation among staff members, and provides representation to various boards, councils and committees. All UCCS staff members are automatically members of the Staff Association.

Officers for a revamped UCCS Staff Association are: Steve Medlin, director, Student Financial Services, president; Cindy Norton, chemical management, Environmental Health and Safety Department, vice president/president-elect; Andrea Hassler, trails specialist, Campus Recreation Center, secretary; Deborah Gillman, bookkeeper, Bookstore, treasurer; Kristy Hignite, administrative assistant, Facilities Services, member-at-large, classified; Stephanie Smith, program assistant, Political Science Department and Economics Department, member-at-large, classified; Stephanie Vigil, program assistant, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, chair, Classified Staff Pay and Benefits Committee; Alejandro De Jesus, assistant director, University Center, member at large, university staff; Jolene Schauland, MBA admissions coordinator, College of Business, member at large, university staff; and Megann Powell, assistant director, University Center, chair, University Staff Pay and Benefits Committee.

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