Staff Council

About Staff Council

Staff Assembly was formed following a task force study in 1990. Staff Assembly consists of three groups:

  • Staff Assembly (all staff members of UM-Flint)
  • Staff Council (elected UM-Flint staff)
  • Staff Council Advisor (Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance)

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.

Our Charter establishes the guidelines for procedures under which these bodies will function.

Goals

  • Provide open communication with the campus between staff and administration.
  • Be the voice to the Administration for channeling concerns by suggesting proposals and solutions with input from the Staff Assembly.

The Staff Council strives to involve staff in order to stimulate and maintain a spirit of unity as colleagues in all departments within our campus community.

Learn More, Get Involved

  • The Staff Assembly Charter outlines our organizational structure and mission of service.
  • Staff Council meetings are open to all staff.
  • Join us for our annual events.

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

Staff Assembly Charter

University of Michigan-Flint
Established 1993 – 1994

Preamble
The Staff Assembly and the Staff Council will stimulate and maintain a spirit of unity and open communication between the university staff and the administration of the University of Michigan-Flint. This Charter establishes the guidelines for procedures under which the Staff Assembly and Staff Council will function.

Staff Awards

Sterling Staff Award
The Sterling Staff Award is designed to acknowledge staff members for their contributions to the UM-Flint campus. Students, staff, or faculty members can submit a nomination to let staff members know they are making a difference, that what they do is valued, and to recognize them for going the extra distance in their work.
Sterling Staff Award Nomination Form

Staff Recognition Award
The Staff Recognition Awards are annual awards designed to acknowledge staff members and departments for their contributions to the UM-Flint campus in several key areas.
Staff Recognition Award Nomination Form

Marlene Borland Staff Book Fund

The Marlene Borland Staff Book Fund was established in 1997 by UM-Flint staff members, Catherine A. Moore and Roxanne M. Brunger, to provide University of Michigan-Flint staff with funds to purchase books needed for completion of their undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan-Flint. The fund is intended to reward the persistence of UM-Flint staff as they strive toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree. The fund was established in recognition of Marlene Borland, accounting department supervisor, who retired in 1997 after 28 years of service to the University. The awards are made only for Fall and Winter semesters.

Marlene Borland Staff Book Fund Application

Staff Council Members

Gary Ashley
Office of Engaged Learning (Chair)
gaashley@umich.edu

Sarah Bennett
School of Education & Human Services (Vice Chair)*
sbenne@umich.edu

Heather Coulman
Financial Aid
hephan@umich.edu

Sara Cyrus
Financial Aid (Voices of the Staff)*
sacyrus@umich.edu

Richard Hamilton
Facilities & Operations
richamil@umich.edu

Christopher Jones
Admissions and Recruitment (Recognition Coordinator)*
jonechri@umich.edu

Andre Louis
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (Communications Coordinator)
alouis@umich.edu

Julie Westenfeld
School of Nursing*
jyankee@umich.edu

Monica Wielichowski
Student Success Center (Secretary)
mwielich@umich.edu

*Completing their second term; must rotate off Council at end of term. Not eligible for re-election until 2022.

Support Staff Council

  • Marlene Borland Staff Book Fund
    Established in honor of Marlene Borland, this fund provides book assistance to eligible UM-Flint staff members who are pursuing an undergraduate degree program at the Flint campus.
  • Professional Development Award Fund
    Gifts to this fund support the professional growth and development opportunities for UM-Flint Staff.
  • Staff Council Gifts
    Your gift to this fund provides support to the UM-Flint Staff Council in conducting programs, initiatives, and activities that benefit the UM-Flint community.