The UCM Staff Council serves as the representative body of the staff. The purpose of Staff Council is to:
President, Beth Rutt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Wesley Hobson, email@example.com
Secretary, Jim Pryde, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Ian Billingsley, email@example.com
Past President, Jackie Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving the Academic Affairs units:
Serving the Finance & Operations/ Integrated Marketing & Communications/ President & General Counsel units:
Serving the Intercollegiate Athletics/ Student Experience & Engagement/ University Advancement units:
Representatives serving At-Large:
Elections- Contact Judy Kenney at email@example.com to join this committee!
Employee Appreciation- Contact Vicki Orcutt at firstname.lastname@example.org to join this committee!
Fundraising- Contact Beth Rutt at email@example.com to join this committee!
Recognition- Contact Carol Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org to join this committee!
Salary and Fringe Benefits- Charlie Rutt and Rachel Clements
Supervisors- Contact Kirsti Brunsvold at email@example.com to join this committee!
University Committee Representatives
Faculty Senate International Affairs Committee- Andrea Wiggins
Learning to a Greater Degree- Heather Jennings and Sheree Moody
President's Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Jay Hicks
Technology Advisory- Trisha Agueros and Carol Knight
Traffic and Parking Policy- Rachel Clements and Jim Pryde
The JP Mees Award is given each year to a staff member who is classified as non-exempt and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to UCM, the community, professional activities, and service to students.
The JP Mees Award is named in honor of John Paul - or JP - Mees, a longtime and well-respected staff member here at UCM. Dr. Mees began at the university in 1988 as Executive Assistant to the President and Professor of Education. In 1994 he was appointed as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and then in 1998 took on the roles of Vice President of Planning & Policy, and Executive Assistant to the President. JP was known to all as a warm, caring man who loved his family, as a dedicated and motivated employee, and as a trusted co-worker who always had a listening ear and a warm smile.
The Outstanding Staff Award is given each year to a staff member who is classified as exempt and has demonstrated superior service to students, staff, faculty and community; models professionalism and a commitment to go above and beyond their normal duties; and promotes teamwork and collaboration.
Staff Educational Awards demonstrate Staff Council's collective commitment to life-long learning. Each year we strive to provide scholarships for two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) who are pursuing degrees at UCM. Applications are accepted through UCM Scholarship Finder.