University Staff Council

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About USC

The University Staff Council (USC) was created in 2008 by Father Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Villanova University President, as a group to encourage dialogue and involvement from Villanova University staff members.

As noted in the University Staff Council Charter, “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.”

USC Executive Committee

Catherine Ross, Chair

Shawn Proctor, Vice Chair

Abby Henshaw, Treasurer

Ashley Omlor, Secretary


 University Staff Council Members


Next Meeting:  

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 2 - 3:30 PM
    Location:  TBD

Upcoming Events

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Villagnome Award

The Villagnome is awarded at each month's USC meeting to people and departments on campus who have been caught performing exceptional acts for the good of the community. USC presents the Villagnome statue to the winners to protect and enjoy for one month until the next recipient is selected.

April 2016 Recipient

Congratulations to Graphic Services for winning this months Villagnome award for all of their hard work on the Men's Basketball championship signage. GO CATS!


Past Recipients

Graphic Services
Karen Gause, Senior Law Librarian

Deb Tyksinski, Dean, College of Professional Studies
MaryLou Glenn, Research and Graduate Programs 
Rev. Peter Donohue, University President
Liesel Schwarz, Sustainability Manager
Connelly Center Dining Services Team
Allison Venella, Athletics

Marybeth Avioli and UNIT Staff
Anne Ford, Falvey Library
Dining Services, Public Safety, Grounds and the Health Center
Helen Tursi, Helen Mercanti and the USC Community Committee

Father Chris Drennen and Campus Ministry
Vince Nicastro, Athletics
Mary Jane Magee, Campus Ministry (retired)
Amy Spare, Law School Library
UNIT – Matt Morrisey, Emil Kotschneff, Martin McDonnell, Jeff Rule, Rob Watson
Rick Launderslager, Grounds/Recycling
Conference Services – Ron Diment, Sue Scollon, Stefanie Austinat
Executive Campaign Committee – Heather Potts Brown, Cathleen Parsons-Nikolic, William Green, Patricia McGoldrick, Mary Cunningham, Kathy Welsch, James Garvey, Amy Layman, George Kolb, Anne Hoelzle, Emily Spitale


USC Department Representatives

Dan Gaston

Auxiliary Services
Lauren Kassel

Charles Widger School of Law
Tish Fox

College of Engineering
Andrew Pellens

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ashley Leamon

College of Professional Studies
Elizabeth Remelius

Enrollment Management
Ryan Gillon

Facilities Management

Falvey Library
Robin Bowles

Financial Affairs
Sue Garvey

Human Resources
Tim Bair

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Rachel N'Diaye

Mission & Ministry
Brian McCabe

Office of the Provost
Maria Coan

Presidential Appointee
Chrissy Quisenberry

Public Safety

Student Life
Alissa Schweitzer

Sarah Becker

University Advancement
Catherine Thompson

University Communication and Marketing
Abby Henshaw

Villanova School of Business
Kelly Amber