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  • 2016 USI Support Staff Recognition Award
    2016 USI Support Staff Recognition Award

    This year's winner of the Employee Recognition Award will be announced at the fall staff luncheon. Look for emails inviting you to the luncheon. RSVP will be requested for this luncheon.


    Employee Ambassadors are here to uphold Staff Council’s mission of encouraging the enhancement of the work environment and work life of employees, fostering staff involvement in University matters and upholding and strengthening the mission of the University of Southern Indiana.

Staff Council

Please join us in Congratulating and Welcoming our newly and re-elected members of USI Staff Council for the 2016-2018 term!

  • Nick Bebout – Network Technician II, Information Technology
  • Mary Ann Bernard – Senior Administrative Assistant, USI Foundation
  • Gloria Butz – Laboratory Supervisor, Biology Department
  • Cole Collier – Campus Store Technology Associate, Campus Store
  • Travis Dickison – Administrative Assistant, Registrar
  • Vince Frazier – Science and Engineering Lab Technician, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
  • Denise Michael – Senior Administrative Assistant, Risk Management
  • Heather Odom – Senior Administrative Assistant, Nursing and Health Professions Advising Center
  • Kathy Oeth – Administrative Associate, College of Liberal Arts
  • Tammy Oliver – Recruiting Supervisor, Career Services and Internships
  • Stephanie Russell – Senior Program Assistant, Outreach and Engagement
  • Jeffrey Smith – Custodial Worker, Custodial Services
  • Julie Whorl – Administrative Assistant, Biology Department
  • Tina McCalment (Alternate) – Senior Administrative Assistant, Planning, Research and Assessment
  • Sherry Tynes (Alternate) – Information Systems Associate, USI Foundation
  • Rebecca Lutton (Alternate) – Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts

And…THANK YOU to all who participated in this year’s election.

What is Staff Council?

Staff Council is an elected group of individuals who represent the support staff of USI. Its purpose is to support the University and assist in making the managerial process more effective by:

  • Encouraging the enhancement of the work environment and work life of employees.
  • Fostering staff involvement in University matters.
  • Upholding and strengthening the mission of the University of Southern Indiana.

Overview and History

The USI administration approved the formation of a staff council in the fall of 1989. An Ad Hoc committee was formed to develop a mission statement and set of bylaws. The first official meeting was held in July 1990.

The Council has an executive committee consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Immediate Past Chair. The Council has the following standing committees:

For more information about Staff Council or to be involved, please contact the current Staff Council Chair.

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