University Committees with Staff Representation
The Staff Assembly President is appointed to the University Mission Committee.
Representative: Jeff Geldien (immediate-past Staff Assembly President)
Director, Alumni and Development, Law School
Campus Sustainability Steering Committee
Representative: Rachelle Strawther (Staff Assembly President) Asst. Director, Leadership Training and Development, SPS
Board of Regents Representatives
In an effort to help fulfill the mission of the Staff Assembly, we asked and were granted two Staff Regent positions. The Staff Regents are expected to serve a three year term, which will be staggered among the two representatives. Staff Regents will interact with university leaders, representing and addressing concerns and issues appropriate to the Staff Assembly mission.
To learn more about the responsibilities and eligibility requirements visit the Staff Assembly Regent Position webpage. To apply for the position, click HERE to download the application. Terms are June 1 through May 31 of the Gonzaga Fiscal Year. For questions about the Staff Assembly Regent Position, send an email to email@example.com.
Representative 1: Dale Goodwin (2014-2017)
Senior Writer & Communications Manager, Publications
Marketing & Communications
Representative 2: Gale Synder (2015-2018)
Program Assistant III
Budget Committee Representatives
The University Budget Committee (UBC) is an advisory committee to the Vice President for Finance. The Vice President for Finance, who serves as Chairperson of the Committee, is a member ex officio as are all the vice presidents with operating responsibilities. In recognition of the importance of the annual operating budget, and the goal to be collaborative and transparent in its preparation, the University Budget Committee plays an important role. The term is three years.
The responsibilities of the UBC include, but are not limited to:
Develop a general understanding at a high level of the Operating Budget of the University, including understanding its major sources and concentrations of revenue, expenses and expense trends, and overall financial sustainability; receive regular updates on the financial performance of the University against the current operating budget; review and comment on the primary, high level, revenue and expense assumptions that drive the budget including, but not limited to, student headcount and credit generation, pricing, inflationary matters, overall compensation pools, reserves, and contingencies and to provide input on short-term and long-term budget strategies that seek to provide stability in the University’s budget and seek to maintain necessary financial and operating ratios for rating agency purposes. ** As representatives of various other governance groups (Faculty Senate, Faculty Assembly, Staff Assembly, and GSBA), report back to those groups as to the information shared and deliberated by the UBC.
Representative 1: Emily Livingston (2016 - 2019) Registrar Services Coordinator Registrar's Officer Ext.6355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative 2: Cynthia Smutny (2016-2018)
Director of Budget
School of Education
Benefits & Compensation Committee Representatives
This committee works on university benefits and compensation issues. This committee works closely with the university Benefits Manager, as well as the Staff Assembly Executive Council, to ensure staff members have all the necessary information regarding compensation and benefits. This is a three year term.
Representative 1: Carol Huston (2015-2018)
Representative 2: Heather Shilley (2016-2019)
Representative 3: Jackie Van Allen
Controller's Office, Grants
Representative 4: Georgia Dunham - Chair
Budget & Finance Officer, Law School
Representative 5: Kelly Price (2016-2019)
Alumni Engagement Office
Security Advisory Representative
Athletic Advisory Committee
Representative: Ryan Forim
Client Services Supervisor, Registrar