Meet the USC

2019-2020 University Staff Council Members

USC is comprised of staff members representing 22 departmental areas on campus. Members are responsible for attending all USC meetings, participating as needed on committees, maintaining communication with head of home unit, communicating with home constituency, communicating ideas/issues of constituency to USC, and actively participating in USC projects.

USC is divided into the following seven committees. Click on the committee name to learn more and see who is involved.

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.


Catherine Ross, Chair
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Charles Widger School of Law


Shawn Proctor, Vice Chair
Communication and Marketing Program Manager, Falvey Library


Ashley Omlor, Secretary
Social Sales Manager, The Inn at Villanova University



Abby Henshaw, Treasurer
Employment Operations Specialist, The College of Engineering  



Chrissy Quisenberry, Presidential Appointee
Director of Presidential Initiatives and Events, Office of the President

The Communication Committee develops and updates all internal and external communications for USC.


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


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Ryan Gillon
Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Enrollment Management


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


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


Sue Garvey, Committee Chair
Staff Accountant, Office of Financial Affairs
Financial Affairs Representative


Maria Coan
Coordinator, Academic Processes
Office of the Provost Representative


Sarah Becker
Digital Signage Administrator
UNIT Representative



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

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


Catherine Ross, Chair
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Charles Widger School of Law

The Staff Development Committee provides continuing educational opportunities for staff.

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



Dan Gaston
Senior Associate AD/Facilities and Game Operations
Athletics Representative


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Catherine Thompson
Business Operations Specialist
University Advancement Representative



Elizabeth Remelius
Program Coordinator
College of Professional Studies Representative

The Staff Recognition Committee provide opportunities for staff recognition.

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Alissa Schweitzer, Committee Chair
Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Student Life Representative



Brian McCabe
Associate Director for Outreach and Student Formation
Office of Mission and Ministry Representative


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Andrew Pellens
Enrollment Coordinator, Graduate Engineering Programs
College of Engineering Representative


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


Robin Bowles, Committee Chair
Nursing & Life Sciences Librarian
Falvey Memorial Library Representative



Lauren Kassel
Corporate Sales Manager, Inn at Villanova
Auxiliary Services Representative


Project Designer
Facilities Management Representative


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