Staff Senate

The staff senate shall function as the official body responsible for ascertaining and relaying the advice and opinions of the Staff at Lamar Institute of Technology. The Staff Senate shall be charged with the responsibility of providing the administration with a consensus of Staff employees’ opinions and recommendations on all matters of employee relations and special areas of concern to include, but not be limited to the following:
 
            A. Admission, registration, and graduation procedures
            B. Staff development programs, staff training
            C. Staff retirement, insurance, and benefits
            D. Staff salary, promotion, evaluation, and termination
            E. Staff recognition and awards
            F. Budget concerns
 

2022 - 2023 Staff Senate Members

President - Angela Clark
Vice President - Cathy Falb
Secretary - VACANT
Treasurer - Monica Pier 
Parliamentary (non-voting) - VACANT
Past President (non-voting) - VACANT
Representative - Ashleigh Bordeman
Representative - Lauren Case
Representative - Jamarcus Corks
Representative - Monica Cuccia
Representative - Stephanie Finley
Representative - Homero Lozano
Representative - Hind Masoud
Representative - Ebony Simpson
Representative - Melinda White-Davis

Suggestions, comments or concerns can be sent to staffsenate@lit.edu or submited annonymously via google form.

 
Meeting Schedule
 
September 13, 2022 February 14, 2023 July 11, 2023
October 11, 2022 March 7, 2023 August 8, 2023
November 8, 2022 April 11, 2023  
December 13, 2022 May 16, 2023  
January 10, 2023 June 13, 2023  
Elections
Senate elections shall be held in May in each department under the supervision of the Committee on Nominations. Full-time (benefit eligible) non-executive staff members below the rank of Assistant Vice-President, excluding Academic Department Chairs, may be eligible to vote if they have completed six months service at Lamar Institute of Technology prior to May 1. These eligible voters shall constitute the voting staff. Elections will be determined by a simple majority vote.

Candidates running for President must have served at least one year on the Staff Senate as an officer or representative.
 
Term of Office
Newly elected officers will serve for two years.  Terms will begin the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Fall semester after election, through August 31st two years later.

A department representative may serve three consecutive terms. After a lapse of one year, that same individual is again eligible for election as a representative.

The Member at Large/Past President is required to serve a one year term and may, at their discretion, voluntarily serve a second year.
 
Staff Senate Officers
President 
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer 
 
Qualifications
Full-time (benefit eligible) staff members below the rank of Associate Vice-President, excluding Academic Department Chairs, may be eligible to serve as an officer or representative if they have completed one year service at Lamar Institute of Technology prior to May 1.