University Staff Council

University Staff Council (USC) is a body composed of staff employees elected by their staff colleagues to represent the concerns of and act as a voice for their constituents.

USC will be an open forum where, within a spirit of respect and frankness, staff representatives and other colleagues will discuss and address cross-University topics and concerns with respect to community building, job fulfillment, work process improvement, and other issues with the ultimate goal of contributing to the Villanova’s Mission and values.

The name of the organization is “University Staff Council” (USC).

ARTICLE II: Council Activity and Context
Section A:
The USC will be an open forum where, within a spirit of respect and frankness, staff representatives and other colleagues will discuss and address cross-University topics and concerns with respect to community building, job fulfillment, work process improvement, and other issues with the ultimate goal of contributing to the University’s Mission and values.
Section B:
The USC will maintain close communication with the President and key Villanova departments and offices as it makes recommendations and in certain instances upon approval from the President or appropriate Vice President, Associate Vice President or Executive Director plans and implements projects and procedures.

ARTICLE III: Reporting
The USC will report directly to the University President. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the USC will meet with the President on a regular basis. The USC will closely coordinate community events with the Assistant to the President for Events.

ARTICLE IV: Staff Council Membership
Section A:
Membership will consist of one representative from each major area of the University. In addition, smaller units, in order not to be left out, will be grouped in clusters and a single representative elected for each cluster of units. The Council Members link defines the areas from which representatives will be selected.
Section B:
Representatives can be any non-union* staff member up to and including the position of Director, who is not a full-time faculty member.
Section C:
USC representatives will serve as information hubs, conveying information and ideas from their constituencies to the USC and, conversely, communicating USC activities and issues to staff members of their constituencies. With the permission of the department head, the USC representative has the flexibility to decide whether permanent or ad hoc teams should be formed within the department to enhance performance and build community.
*Union staff members are represented exclusively by their Union with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment.

ARTICLE V: Elections and Term of Office
Section A:
Representatives will be elected by staff within the particular areas. An Elections Committee will handle this process. Elections will occur every two years. For the first year, the ET Leader group will design and implement the election process. Subsequently an Elections Committee of the USC will do such. The Elections Committee will make recommendations as needed regarding the election and replacement of members.
Section B:
A USC representative’s term of office is two (2) years. Representatives are eligible to run for re- election. Representatives cannot serve more than 2 consecutive terms. A representative elected or appointed to fill the remainder of a vacated seat may serve that partial term and 2 additional full, consecutive terms if that representative took over the vacated seat more than halfway through the term of the one vacating it. If it is less than half the term, the representative can serve only one additional full term.
Section C:
The President will appoint one of his staff to sit on the USC as a full fledged member.
Section D:
All Chairs of USC committees will be ex-officio, voting USC members. The committees may draw on others, e.g., faculty, staff, and students, depending upon the required expertise.

ARTICLE VI: Officers and Executive Committee
Section A:
The USC will select four officers from among its membership: 1 Chair, 1 Vice-Chair, 1 Treasurer and 1 Secretary.Their term of office is 2 years with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. These four officers, as well as the presidential appointee, will constitute the Executive Committee which may meet privately at times (e.g., to prepare for USC meetings, meetings with the President and other key business).
Section B:
If it is absolutely necessary to make decisions in between full USC meetings and if it is impossible to poll University Staff Council Members, the Executive Committee may make such decisions.

ARTICLE VII: Attendance at Staff Council meetings
Section A:
Representatives are expected to attend all meetings. If however a representative has two unexcused absences over an academic year, the leaders of the Staff Council will send a letter to the representative asking if he/she still wishes to serve. The Executive Committee of the Staff Council will look into the situation and, if necessary, call for an election of the replacement the representative.

Section B:
If a representative misses a meeting for a valid reason, he/she may send a substitute and this substitute has full voting power.

ARTICLE VIII: Link to Department Heads, University Senate, Faculty Congress and Student Government Association
Section A:
Each member of the USC will meet regularly with the leader of the area they represent to ensure effective communication.
Section B:
The USC Chair and Vice-Chair will be ex-officio, voting members of the University Senate.
Section C:
The Chair and Vice Chair of the USC will meet as necessary with the leaders of the Faculty Congress and the leaders of the Student Government Association to ensure close communication.

ARTICLE IX: Meeting Leadership/Location/Notification
Meetings will be led by the USC Chair. If for any reason the Chair is unable to attend the meeting, the Vice-Chair will lead the meeting. The USC will meet once per month at a University location. USC meetings will be publicly announced and will be open to all interested Villanovans, staff, faculty, students, alums, etc.

ARTICLE X: Staff Recognition
The USC will continue to actively support, participate in and plan university-wide forms of staff recognition. Such programs include: Distinguished Service Award (Individual and Team Awards), Above and Beyond Awards, Work Process Improvement Award.

ARTICLE XI: Community Gatherings
The USC will actively support, participate in and plan university-wide events (such as the Bread and Soup Lunch, Faculty/Staff Picnic, Christmas Social, Midnight Shift Recognition events).

ARTICLE XII: Suggestion System
The Suggestion System for work process improvement, whereby “any Villanovan at any time can make a suggestion for improvement” will be maintained by the USC and will be operated by a committee of the USC. All suggestions will be shared with the applicable decision maker in the area(s) that would be impacted by the suggestion.

The USC will have an annual operating budget that will be allocated by the President’s Office.

ARTICLE XIV: Reviewing and Amending the USC Charter

This Charter will be reviewed annually at a USC meeting. The Charter may be amended by a two- thirds vote of the members present. Proposed amendments must first be approved by the President before coming to the USC for a vote.
Approved by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A. President, Villanova University
April 2008

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Staff Council general body meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month and are open to all staff. Look for more information in Campus Currents about joining us at a future meeting. 

University Staff Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Dougherty Hall – West Lounge
Zoom Link
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Call to Order and Welcome

Old Business
• Representative Terms (March 2023)
o Father Peter’s office handles facilitating the nominations to review/confirm representatives.
 Liz will be resending emails to those current representatives that are eligible to serve as second term.

Executive Council/Committee Updates
• Communication: no update.
• Community:
o Hosted our first staff appreciation day on February 27th, and we served 400 coffee and doughnuts to staff members in the Connelly Circle.
o Staff Picnic – updates to come!
• Staff Development:
o Had first meeting with new members.
o Ideas: Staff Tuition Remission virtual event this spring; Career Fair-type event in-person in the fall
 Would like to discuss opportunities to work with ODEI on several ideas. Liz to connect the new ODEI USC representative with the committee for discussion.
• Staff Resources:
o Posted an announcement in Campus Currents, received 10 suggestions that committee will be reviewing and will report back on.
• Staff Recognition:
o Printed flier distributed campus-wide last month, saw a small uptick in nominations.
 We are past the deadline for select awardees, will connect with Chrissy to determine next steps with the luncheon date quickly approaching.
Professional Development Opportunities
On Campus Trainings/Events:
• Training for Suicide Prevention (QPR) – 3/29
Training for Suicide Prevention (QPR) – 3/29, 11:45am-1pm, on Zoom. You are invited to attend a 60-minute training session open to faculty, staff and students on Friday, Feb. 24 from 3–4:15 p.m. in Driscoll Hall Room 244 (in-person session), or Wednesday, March 29, from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. (via Zoom). Register Here
• Lenten Surrender/Easter Expansiveness: An Eco-Spiritual Retreat – 3/24
Villanova Employees, with approval from their supervisor, may attend this one half-day with no loss of pay or charge to vacation time. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Human Resources at ext. 7900. Additional information is below. Register Here.

Off Campus Opportunities/Professional Organizations
• 2023 NASPA Annual Conference
4/1 – 4/5, Boston, MA
NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators is “the professional home for the field of student affairs.” Registration for their annual conference is still open. CLICK HERE for information.
• ASACCU Conference: “Ever Press Forward”
6/27 – 6/30, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
The Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) is hosting their annual conference in June at the University of St. Thomas. CLICK HERE for information.


Area Updates
• Open Enrollment Dates are set – April
• The Human Resources benefits team is happy to offer the first annual NOVAfit! Financial Wellness Week, March 27-30. There is something for everyone around financial wellness - topics include financial management, social security, Medicare and retirement. Please share the attached flyer with your areas for broader reach!
• Wellness Fair – April 12th 10am-2pm in the Villanova Room, more details to come!

Falvey Library:
Upcoming Events @ Falvey Library:
• Virtual Digital Seeds Lecture: Tyechia Thompson, PhD, and Carli Smith on “Baldwin’s Paris 2.0”
Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m. REGISTER HERE
Baldwin’s Paris 2.0 (BP2) is the culmination of a Virginia Tech graduate seminar on Black American literature, where Thompson and Smith traced and interrogated the African-American expatriate experience in the city of Paris. BP2 is a multimodal prototype that was collaboratively pitched, designed, implemented, and evaluated by their team that maps quotations from James Baldwin’s fiction and essays directly onto the city of Paris, including contemporary images and street views, links to archival/historical material, and paths that follow characters’ movements. They extended the scope of Baldwin’s Paris 1.0, originally executed by Thompson, to include more detailed location-specific information so that Baldwin scholars and enthusiasts can use the tool in order to form analyses of character and place. Event is sponsored by Falvey Library.
• “A Womanist Path to Ending White Christian America” featuring Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
Wednesday, March 29, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner
Live attendance is encouraged, but you can also view via livestream here.
The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and Patrick Lyoya, and others are only the latest episodes in a brutal history of racial violence in this country -- racial violence that is the consequence of a white supremacist system. A troubling part of that reality is that white supremacy is grounded in Christian history, texts, ideas, and institutions. Is Christian faith possible apart from anti-Blackness? In this session, we will explore this question as we contemplate the meaning of the end of “White Christian America.” We will study the liberative possibilities found in womanist theology, a discourse developed by Black women. This session will be facilitated by Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart. Reverend Naomi is an ordained minister, justice advocate, public administrator, and adjunct professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Library, Center for Peace and Justice Education, and Theology and Religious Studies, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
• Scholarship@Villanova featuring Alessandra Seggi, PhD, on “Youth and Suicide in American Cinema: All the Silence We Don’t Talk About“
Thursday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner
A large project, which culminated in the publication of Youth and Suicide in American Cinema: Context, Causes, and Consequences in 2022, examined the portrayal of youth and suicide in American film from 1900 to 2019.
Among other things, this portrayal tends to omit the physical and emotional consequences of suicidality on the suicidal individual. The consequences on the bereaved are even more infrequently depicted. Silence can also complicate relationships and affect someone’s suicidality. It can hide complicity, when not voicing our concerns when we have some, or not speaking up in front of injustice, or not seeking help when in a crisis. Silence also demonstrates how we become complicit in perpetuating injustice, how we might aggravate our condition, or how we might perpetuate a life in suicidal mode.”
This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Library, the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Department of Communication, is free and open to the public.
• “The Italian Heritage of American Popular Music,” presented by Peter Spina
Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner
The rich musical heritage that Italian immigrants brought with them at the turn of the last century has had a major impact on shaping United States culture. From the birth of the nation’s commercial music industry in the early 1900’s through its evolution into American post-World War II pop, Italians had an outsized role and impact. Join us as Mr. Spina delves into how this occurred and discusses some of the key artists that led the way, particularly those from the Philadelphia Italian-American community. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Library and the Italian Studies Program, is free and open to the public.

Law School:
• Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium, 04/18
Join us on April 18 for Villanova University's second annual Anti-Poverty Symposium in collaboration with the Villanova Sustainability Leadership Council and the Office for Mission and Ministry. This symposium will assemble experts in poverty alleviation and sustainability to discuss and motivate the community to contribute to the significant effort of building a sustainable planet free from poverty.
• The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, 03/31
What are the legal implications of starting a league that features a growing sport? How do leagues continue to adapt to the challenges of maintaining player safety and wellness during and outside competition? How will leagues combat evolving media deals and collective bargaining agreements? The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium will offer commentary on these issues and more as their top hosts and panelists examine the present and future effects of creating new sports leagues.
• 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum, 03/31
The 50th anniversary of Title IX has been much celebrated over the past year. What have been the successes and failures of the past 50 years? What issues do we face in the present? What challenges in interpreting and enforcing Title IX will arise in the future? The 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will bring together attorneys, experts and government officials to discuss the wide range of matters covered by Title IX, from athletics to STEM, pregnancy to gender identity, and sexual misconduct to due process.
• 2023 CARES Symposium, 03/24
For its third annual symposium, the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will focus on organizing efforts surrounding the sanctuary movement in Philadelphia. The symposium will center on “The Road to Sanctuary: Building Power and Community in Philadelphia” and explore sanctuary in its various forms, including sanctuary city policies, organizing for sanctuary, and sanctuary within the context of the criminal justice system.

Student Life:
Student Life Events of Interest to Staff & Families
• A Cappella Palooza – Fri, 3/17
The biggest A Cappella night of the year – all 8 of our terrific a cappella groups perform in one giant show at Nevin. 7pm. Tickets (available at Touchnet) are $20 for adults, $10 for students/children. Join us for this yearly extravaganza!
• NOVADance – Sat, 3/18
Stop by Jake Nevin on Saturday to take in the NovaDance festivities or make a donation to our students who are participating in this wonderful fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research – https://novadancee.squarespace.com/
• Spotlight on Leadership: 3/27
Spotlight on Leadership Featuring Linda Hancock, FNP, PhD, on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Villanova Room, Connelly Center. "Leadership, Curiosity and Community Care." If we want to lead and live in well-being, the skills of awareness and curiosity are essential. This session will use a humorous approach to exploring tough habit loops. We all struggle with something—anxiety, anger, overeating, vaping, shopping, screens, you name it. Learning how our brains work can free us to grow in care for ourselves and others. No registration is required. ACS approved. Coffee bar, Popcorn Bar, T-shirts, gratitude journals and calming strips offered.
• VUBA Mental Health and Wellness Fair: 3/31
Villanova University Black Alumni (VUBA) invites Villanova alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff to hear from expert speakers, receive information about culturally appropriate and inclusive resources, participate in interactive wellness activities and have fun. We hope you come out and help us continue to foster and build a healthy, engaged, and inclusive Villanova community! More Info/Registration
• Easter Egg Hunt: 4/2
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL) is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 2nd from 11-1pm complete with light refreshments, an easter basket raffle, egg hunt for all kids 12 and under, games and crafts with students, easter bunny appearance, and magician! Look for our flyer and advertisement in Campus currents!
March & April Concerts/Showcases
• Ablaze Spring Show – Fri 3/31, 8pm, Court Theatre (hip-hop)
• Irish Dance Spring Showcase – Sat 4/1, 2pm, Court Theatre
• Wazobia Spring Show – Sat 4/1, 8pm, Court Theatre (Afro-Caribbean dance)
• NOVAnoise Spring Show – Fri 4/14, 8pm, Court Theatre (traditional tap)
• The Superlative Spring Show – Sat 4/15, 2pm, Court Theatre (hip-hop)
• A Cappella Concert Weekend – Sat 4/15 – 4/16, Court Theatre
o Nothing But Treble, Vocal Minority, & Haveners, Sat, 4/15, 7pm
o Minor Problem & Spires, Sun, 4/16, 1:30pm
o Supernovas, Measure Up, & Sirens, Sun, 4/16, 7pm
• Chamber Strings Concert – Sun 4/23, 1pm, Performance Lab/Mullen
• Dance Company Spring Showcase – Fri, 4/28, 7:30pm, Topper Theatre (ballet, jazz, contemporary)
• Voices & Singers Spring Concert – Music from our Spain Tour, Sat, 4/29, 2pm, Topper
• Band & Jazz Band Spring Concert – Sun, 4/30, 2pm, Topper
Student Life Division-Wide Meeting
• Topics include updates on current happenings in Student Life and at the University and a special presentation by Brigette Strother from Human Resources on developing Individual Development Plans (IDPs) as a valuable tool in structuring career goals.
Division of Student Life – Office of the Vice President
• Student Life is having SPIRIT WEEK this week– a fun and not-too-heavy week to celebrate staff, as a mid-semester morale boost and to have some fun.
• Student Government Elections are on-going for next year.
Health Services – Office of Health Promotion
• POWER Applications are due March 20. If students are interested in applying for POWER they can go to bit.ly/VUPOWER to apply or visit villanova.edu/healthpromotion for more information.
• The Mental Health and Well-Being Committee is now accepting applications for the You Matter, We Care small grants (in the amount of $250). Student organizations or groups can apply for funding for any programs or initiatives that are focused on improving student mental health and well-being. To apply visit bit.ly/YouMatterWeCare (case sensitive).
• To see what is coming up in Health Promotion throughout the next month, please visit our Calendar of Events page. We continue to offer pet therapy nearly every Wednesday; periodic chair massages on Mondays; monthly QPR, allyship for recovery and strength 101 trainings, among many other one-time programs, workshops and activities.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
• Completed sorority and fraternity recruitment and welcomed over 700 new members to the Greek community. Our culturally based organizations that are participating in recruitment/intake are working through that process now.
• All FSL new members will participate in bystander intervention training as well as hazing prevention modules through Vector Solutions this semester. Altogether, each student (over 700) will receive education during their new member period on bystander intervention, alcohol use, substance use, sexual violence and hazing.
Office of Student Involvement
• WXV&U Health Wins Nationally for Public Affairs Program
WXV&U Health, a department within Villanova’s radio station, WXVU, and a partnership with the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and the Office of Health Promotion, won first place for Best Public Affairs Program for ‘Ring the Alarm,’ a podcast by student Alex Hudson educating on recognizing the signs of human trafficking, at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Residence Life
• Housing Selection - Rising Junior, and then Rising Sophomore, housing selection occurs in March.
Student Performing Arts
• Choirs Tour Northern Spain - The Villanova Voices & Villanova Singers had many rewarding experiences on tour in Northern Spain over spring break. The choirs participated in the Mass at Sagrada Familia, with Fr. Bernie Scianna concelebrating and in the Cathedral of Valencia where St. Thomas of Villanova was the Archbishop in the 16th Century. The choirs also performed with a community choir in the Valencian suburb of Massanassa to a packed house of eager audience members, gave a concert at the Barcelona Cathedral, and performed before the mid-day boy choir concert in Montserrat, a popular pilgrimage location since the 11th century.
• The Villanova Band played at Women’s & Men’s Big East Tournaments. Many members of the Villanova Band had the chance to play at both the Women’s Big East in CT, and the Men’s Big East at Madison Square Garden.

• Welcome New Staff:
Marissa Wasserleben, Assistant Director of Communications, CLAS External Relations and Communications
• Communication Resources Updated on SharePoint
The CLAS Communication Resources site received a refresh this month! Be sure to check out the new easy-to-use navigation at the top of the page and find information on all your communication needs, including website guidelines, event support, news submissions, photography and social media best practices.
• CLAS Sustainability Event
2:00 PM, Location: Mendel Science Center, Room 103
Villanova’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure with Bridget Wadzuk, PhD, and Amanda Garzio-Hadzick. Learn about the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP), Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) on campus, and Villanova’s leadership in GSI with new construction projects.

Campus Ministry:
• Lenten Surrender Easter Expansiveness: An Eco-Spiritual Retreat - Friday, March 24
"Less is more": this is both an apt approach to the Lenten season and an insight underlying our attempts to live more sustainability in an age of special concern for our planet. Please join us as we weave these two themes together for an "eco-spiritual" retreat open to participants of all spiritual and religious backgrounds. Led by guest facilitator Nicholas Collura. Villanova Employees, with approval from their supervisor, may attend this one half day with no loss of pay or charge to vacation time. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Human Resources at ext. 7900.
Registration link here.
Location: Corr Hall Lounge and Corr Chapel.
Time: Check-in open from 9:00-9:30am, retreat program from 9:30am-11:45am.
Cost: Free

Facilities Management:
• Campus waste diversion/recycling rate is low and our waste stream contamination levels are high. Anyone looking to help improve waste and recycling efforts on campus should visit the Villanova University Waste & Recycling webpage for information on campus waste programs, services, upcoming events, and FAQs on how to recycle properly.

• Women's NCAA Tournament First Round Details
No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 13 Cleveland State
Saturday, March 18 5 p.m. ET
Finneran Pavilion TV: ESPNU
Purchase tickets to the game, by CLICKING HERE.
• Thursday, March 16
Campus Pep Rally
5 p.m. ET Outside of the Davis Center
Cheer on the Villanova Women's Basketball student-athletes and staff and hear from Head Coach Denise Dillon '96 ahead of this year's NCAA Tournament!
• Saturday, March 18
Pregame Meetup and Watch Party
3 p.m. ET Curley Exchange - Bartley Hall
Join fellow fans ahead of tipoff for pregame festivities. Food, soft drinks and Villanova giveaways will be available! Fans without game tickets are encouraged to stay to watch the game in the Curley Exchange.
• Saturday, March 18
Team Sendoff
3:30 p.m. ET The Inn at Villanova
Join the Villanova Band, Cheerleaders and Will D. Cat to send off the team prior to their game vs. Cleveland State. Following the sendoff, fans are welcome to join the pregame meetup in the Curley Exchange.

All events are free of charge and open to the full Villanova community.

University Advancement:
• Reunion Registration is launching Thursday, March 16th at noon.
• Reunion ’23 is for Undergraduate and Law Alumni and will be held Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. Schedule is here.

New Business


Next Meeting: April 19 @ 2 PM; Dougherty West Lounge


The Executive Committee guides publicity, schedules meetings, prepares agendas, meets with Faculty Congress and SGA. If necessary, the committee makes decisions in between full USC meetings.

Elizabeth Remelius, Chair

Todd Robinson, Vice Chair

Molly Freitag, Secretary

Chrissy Quisenberry, Presidential Appointee

Lisa Harris

Auxiliary Services
McKenzie Suber-Roberson

Charles Widger School of Law
Jennifer Jeffrey

College of Engineering
Therese Wosczyna

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Elaine Lamberto

College of Professional Studies
Ivy Wang

Enrollment Management

Facilities Management
Carlena Watson

Falvey Library
Lorraine Holt

Financial Affairs
Donna Giangiulio

Human Resources
Theresa Walton

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Dani Kennedy

Mission & Ministry
David Walsh

Office of the Provost
Danielle Ross & Joyce Harden

Presidential Appointee
Chrissy Quisenberry

Public Safety
Amy Lenahan

Student Life
Christine Nass

Nicole Gostkowski

University Advancement
Brian King

University Communication and Marketing
Matt Kirsch

Villanova School of Business
Emily McMordie


Christine Nass, Committee Co-Chair
Assistant Director of Music Activities, Division of Student Life 

Akima ReddingCommittee Co-Chair
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost

Elaine Lamberto
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

David Walsh
Campus Minister for Sports and Spirituality, Office for Mission and Ministry

The Elections Committee establishes and carries out operating procedures for the nomination and election of members to USC.

Ashley Leamon, Chair
Assistant Director, Technology and Operations
Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Staff Recognition Committee provide opportunities for staff recognition.

Amy LenahanCommittee Chair
Police Officer, Public Safety Department

Muriel Murray
Day Shift Supervisor, Facility Management Office

McKenzie Suber-Robinson
Director of Conference Services

The Community Committee plans, supports and actively participates in university-wide events that promote community.

Nat Harrison, Committee Chair
Director,  Undergraduate Marketing
University Communication and Marketing

Jennifer Jeffrey
Paralegal, Law School Instruction
Charles Widger School of Law Representative

Brian King
Development Officer
Office of University Advancement

Todd Robinson
Assistant Registrar Professional Education Program
Registrar's Office


The Staff Development Committee provides continuing educational opportunities for staff.

Tim Bair, Committee Chair
Training and Development Coordinator, Human Resources
Human Resources Representative

Kelly Amber
Program Coordinator, Executive MBA Programs
Villanova School of Business Representative

Lisa Harris
Associate Director, Intramurals and Recreation
Athletics Representative

Alex Richards
Insurance & Claims Analyst, Office of Financial Affairs

The Staff Resources Committee provides an opportunity for all Villanovans to make suggestions for improvement.

Rachel N'Diaye, Committee Chair
DNP Program Assistant
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Representative

Lorraine Holt
Finance/Admistration Specialist, Falvey Library

Therese Wosczyna
Sr. Administrative Assistant, College of Engineering


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Throughout the year, Staff Council offers opportunities to celebrate community and recognize the great work of Villanovans across campus. Through professional development, coffee breaks, food truck events and volunteer opportunities,  there are mutliple ways for the Villanova community to learn more about Staff Council and their area representatives.