Staff Council

Meet the Staff Council

The staff council was re-organized by Dr. Levin-Stankevich on October 2013. Staff Council collaborates with administration to further the College's mission and goals while fostering an inclusive and transparent environment for an engaged and empowered staff community. The Council's key roles are:

  • Disseminate information from cabinet meetings to staff (grass roots)
  • Help facilitate inclusion
  • Get ad-hoc committees or task forces together
  • Advocacy on behalf of staff

Laura Iverson-Bastiani


Laura has been working at Westminster for seven years and during that time has had the honor of working out with almost everyone on campus at least once! She has a BS and MS in sport science and feels like she has the best job in the world doing what she loves each and every day! She creates fitness and wellness opportunities for students, faculty, and staff and she has so much fun in the process. Her work and hobbies are blended into one at this point. She enjoys cooking, personal training, traveling, teaching fitness classes, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, and of course spending time with her husband, Justin and her dog, Rocco.

Liaison for: Counseling Center; Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department; Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership Program; Office of the President; Office of the Provost; School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Office of Spiritual Life; Student Health Services; Title IX office

Oliver Anderson


Oliver Anderson is a new addition to our Westminster community as of July 2015. Oliver recently graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in both human development and sociology. At Westminster College, Oliver works closely with Clubs and Organizations (known as ASW.clubs), the Campus Concierge Desk, the Commuter Transition Program, and New Student Orientation programs. As of August 2016, Oliver will start his graduate degree coursework in the educational leadership & policy M.Ed Program at the University of Utah (while still working hard at Westminster College)! On a light note, Oliver enjoys sunsets, construction cranes, meerkats, and ginkgo trees!

Liaison for: Office of Residence Life, Campus Patrol, maintenance and grounds, Mail Services and Supply, Plant Operations, Student Account Services

Valerie Burnett

Recording Secretary

Valerie's career in education started at a small community arts summer school, continued through medical and high school libraries, and now includes 12 years at Westminster College. As the systems librarian, Valerie maintains the Giovale Library's online catalog, databases, and other electronic resources. She also wrangles the 3D printer. Although still Canadian to the core, Valerie has now lived in Utah for more than half her life, and has lost most of her Canadian accent. She has a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology and a Master of Library and Information Science. Outside of work, her passions revolve around yarn and fabric, with special notice for stuffed foods.

Liaison for: Accounting Services, Office of Administrative Services, Office of Human Resources, Giovale Library, Risk Management Office

Amy Fairchild

Corresponding Secretary

Amy started working for the Arts and Science Department here at Westminster College in January of 2008. She is the assistant to the Dean and currently working with the 3rd one since her arrival. She came here for a multitude of reasons. A friend who had been the head of the MBA program thought Amy should apply. Amy’s friend personally loved the atmosphere of the college and soon Amy grew to love it as well. She has also had one of her daughters graduate (2013) from here, a son who played soccer for Westminster College, another daughter that is currently enrolled, and another who just signed for the Honors College as an incoming first-year student for Fall 2016. Amy has completed her own degree (BFA in photography) this year. She is invested in this place. She has served on the A&S Dean’s Search Committee, was part of the Staff Emeritus Committee, founded the administrative assistants group for training, hosted parties to get morale back on track, served on several other committees, and helped lead several successful May Term classes abroad to Europe. When she has time to relax, she’s out shooting more pictures, camping, hiking, fishing, reading, cooking, and entertaining.

Liaison for: aviation, Conference and Event Services, Honors College, School of Arts and Sciences

Susan Heath

Susan is completing her 30th year at Westminster. During that time, she has served in eight positions, more recently as associate provost for student development, assistant provost for student retention and engagement, director of student success, and currently as associate director of athletics. (“You might note I am climbing down the career ladder in an unusually orderly fashion, but I have always been a bit different in my own quiet way.”) Susan was also the college ADA coordinator for many years, has taught college transition and career planning courses, and has chaired and been involved with numerous task forces and committees. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University and a background in counseling, advising, and career development. Both of her children are Westminster graduates, and when not supporting the Griffins at college athletic events, she enjoys gardening, soccer, British mysteries, and trips to southern Utah with her husband and dog.

Liaison for: Department of Athletics, Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, School of Education, START Center

Collin Bunker

Collin has been fortunate to work at the college for 19 years with some incredibly talented and caring people. His IS family has become a very important part of his life, and he is passionate about what they do, how they do it, and why it is so important. The next year is going to be a critical one for the college and all need to be a part of helping make the future as bright as the past. Serving on Staff Council might give Collin an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people he cares about.

Liaison for: Information Services, Office of Institutional Research, Office of Integrative and Community Based Learning, Office of Advancement

Brianna Midgeley

Brianna is currently Director of the Career Center at Westminster College. She has a MA in Counseling, with a Specialization in Career Development. Her Westminster story started in 2007 when she joined the Career Center as the Assistant Director of Career Services. She loved that job, loved helping the students and found her home in career services. Since returning in 2015, Brianna has had an opportunity to serve the staff and students of the Career Center, she has participated on the Business Relationship Committee and taught various career related courses as well as GallupStrengths workshops/activities. She recently completed the requirements to become a Master Federal Career Advisor (MFCA), which allows her to better support students and alumni who are interested in pursuing positions with the federal government. She is also very lucky to get to work 1:1 with students and alumni to support them in their careers, which is her favorite part of her role! 

Liaison for: Alumni Services; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Environmental Center; Student Life; Career Services

Lauren Erlacher

Lauren Erlacher joined Westminster College in 2014. She has worked in higher education for more than 10 years, with diverse experience in enrollment and relationship management, launching new programs, event coordination, marketing strategy, developing student leaders, and fundraising campaigns. As the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at Westminster College, she works with students throughout the admissions process and connects them with Westminster’s community. Lauren truly enjoys working in higher education and strives daily to build a community of inclusiveness. Lauren loves SLC life and can be seen at every restaurant, sporting event, and festival it has to offer.

Liaison for: Office of Admission, Financial Aid Office, Office for Global Engagement, Office of Marketing and Communication, Registrar's Office