UM-Flint's Staff Council

The Staff Assembly and the Staff Council stimulate and maintain a spirit of unity and open communication between the University Support Personnel and the Administration of the University of Michigan-Flint.

Learn more, get involved:
  • The Staff Assembly Charter outlines our organizational structure and mission of service.
  • All Staff Council meetings are open to all staff. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month.

Your participation as members of staff assembly in the many opportunities available will greatly contribute to the improvement of our campus work environment.

Staff Council News and Events


The 2nd Annual UM-Flint Staff Council Tailgate will take place on Monday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Michigan Rooms!

Highlights from UM-Flint Staff Council’s spring meeting and awards breakfast

The Staff Council held its 25th annual spring meeting and awards breakfast on May 16.

Staff members who attended the event enjoyed a complimentary padfolio gift, breakfast from Fandangles, and expressions of gratitude for their service to campus from administrators, faculty, and fellow staff members. Many honorees were recognized for their service, including Jo Klingler, who was presented with the 2018 Staff Recognition Award.

Staff Council initiative welcomes new coworkers to UM-Flint

Vicki Cantrell and Shearese Stapleton received a surprise visit on a recent January morning. Cantrell and Stapleton, who are both employed at Cummings Great Expectations Early Childhood Learning Center, were greeted at work by Melissa Richardson, a member of the University of Michigan-Flint Staff Council. Richardson gave them gifts and welcomed them to the university as staff members.

Staff Council started a welcoming committee in November 2017 to greet new staff to the university. Each month, two members of the council visit the newcomers where they work within UM-Flint. “We want to amplify their voices, and remind them to have a good time,” said Richardson, who met four newcomers in one day.

UM-Flint Tailgate Party!

Nearly 250 staff enjoyed the festivities at the first annual UM-Flint Tailgate Party, hosted by Staff Council. Thank you to all who joined in the fun, to view photos please be sure to join the UM-Flint Staff facebook group!


Vicki Ames Appointed to Special Network Team

Vicki Ames of UM-Flint Facilities & Operations was recently been added to U of M's The Voices of the Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network Team. She is also a core team member of VOICES. Says Ames, "I’m excited to say that I received a very warm welcome." In mid-November, the Voices of the Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team is hosting a workshop as one of a series of events associated with President Schlissel's Diversity Summit initiative. The team's workshop is entitled "Connecting Through Story: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impacts the Workplace."

Running a Well-Oiled Machine

John O'Brien is the machine shop supervisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read his story about coming to UM-Flint after working for GM and why he likes to work with students.

Keeping the passion alive: Living, learning, and working in Flint

Anna Swartz of the School of Management at UM-Flint was recently featured on UM-Ann Arbor's Stories of the Staff website. Click "MORE" to log in and read her story about her passion for Flint and higher education.