Westminster Creates New Council to Focus on Issues Involving Staff Involvement

Nov 4, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013 Seven members elected to serve on college's new Staff Council SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster recently created a new Staff Council to help the college focus on key issues involving staff involvement at Westminster. The council will help staff connect in meaningful ways to the rest of the campus environment and link them to the Westminster's college-wide goals. The new seven-member council was announced during Westminster's All-College meeting this fall. The new members are: Blake Smith, Candy Greenwald, Ryan Lewis, Winter Morse, Ben Knorr, Karnell Black and Joe Ferrari. "I think they did a wonderful job of getting to this point, and I look forward to continuing to work with them on the issues facing our college in the present and in the future," said Westminster President Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich during the All-College meeting." The Staff Council held their first meeting in November and voted on the leadership of the group. Smith will serve as the chair of the council and Greenwald was elected vice chair. Lewis will serve as secretary and Morse is the new communications secretary. The council voted to have members serve a two-year staggered term. "This important staff voice is one way to help ensure that staff members are able to have the opportunities to personally grow and support Westminster's continued efforts in excellence," said Smith. The idea to establish the council was formed during the college's first-ever staff retreat in 2012. During the retreat, staff members voiced their opinions and offered suggestions on four main areas, including work environment, community events, staff connection to vision and professional development/job skills. The chair of the Staff Council will also represent the staff on the president's cabinet.  

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