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Staff Council Committees

Executive Committee

Chair

Stephanie Hulsey (non-voting)

Treasurer

Kristie Kiser (non-voting)

Blue Ridge Campus

Lori Bramlett, Vice Chair
Anna Speesson, Secretary

Cumming Campus

Amanda Smith, Vice Chair
Beth Collins, Secretary

Dahlonega Campus

Benny Wyrick, Vice Chair
Nick Kastner, Secretary

Gainesville Campus

Carrie Wills, Vice Chair
Debbie Krewson, Secretary

Oconee Campus

Kasi Ives, Vice Chair
Kate Jordan, Secretary

Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee members’ duties will include maintaining regular contact with Human Resources to ascertain new staff members, arranging the distribution of the welcome gift (currently a $5 Campus Cash upload to new employees' UNG accounts), and writing hand delivered notes of welcome to new staff members.

Committee member duties: greet new staff hires-and hand out welcome gifts

Committee Members:
Alisha DeLozier - Chair (D)
Sherrie Boatfield (D)
Katherine Brown (D)
Ronda Dowell (G)
Adan Diaz (O)


Kayla Heider (O)
Bernard Larkin (G)
Anna Speesson (BR)
Melissa Warren (G)
Kyle Webb (D)

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations (PR) committee helps promote Staff Council activities, events, and achievements of the council via advertisements and announcements.  The committee will work closely with other council committees to facilitate consistency of promotional efforts. The committee is also responsible for maintaining the official communications of the Staff Council, including, but not limited to, the webpage and display board.

Committee member duties: promote Staff Council events-and keep website updated with current news and information

Committee Members:
Ethan Penland - Chair (D)
Courtney Hall (G)
Kate Jordan (O)
Rosie Johnson (D)


Nick Kastner (D)
Debbie Krewson (G)
Emily McIlvain (O)
Amanda Smith (C)

Staff Awards Committee

The Staff Awards Committee establishes and oversees the criteria, selection process, and awarding of Staff Council's Outstanding Staff Member Award and the Staff Member of the Month program.

Committee member duties: receive and review nominations and determine monthly winners for Dahlonega and Gainesville and quarterly winners for Oconee/Cumming/Blue Ridge

Committee Members:
Kay Barfield (G)
Lori Bramlett (BR)
Matt Brown (D)
Beth Collins (C)
Brandi Daniell (G)


Kayla Heider (O)
Kasi Ives (O)
Rosie Johnson (D)
Kristie Kiser (G)
Derek Leonard (D)

Elections/Nominations Committee

Members of this committee handle all nominations and election procedures. Committee members will also contact the nominated candidates prior to posting their names on the ballot to be sure they are willing to serve and to explain the duties and length of term to each potential candidate.   

Committee member duties: handle elections and nominations for new Staff Council members

Committee Members:
Justin (JET) Turner - Chair (D)
Brandi Daniell (G)
Derek Leonard (D)


Candace Lovell (G)
Emily McIlvain (O)
Amanda Smith (C)

Staff Development Committee

The Staff Development Committee members evaluate all funding/reimbursement requests according to established rules and ensure funds awarded are used for legitimate professional development purposes.

Committee member duties: review applications for Staff Development funds by email and approve/disapprove

Committee Members:
Cayse Wilson - Chair (G)
Sherrie Boatfield (D)
Matt Brown (D)
Adan Diaz (O)


Kasi Ives (O)
Bernard Larkin (G)
Steve McLeod (D)
Christy Morrison (G)

Scholarship Committee (Campus specific)

The Scholarship Committee meets once a semester to review applications and determine award amounts. Members then communicate the committee’s decisions to Financial Aid in order to ensure funds are applied to the recipients’ accounts.

Events Committee (Campus Specific)

Members of the Events Committee organize various events held on the Dahlonega campus including White Christmas, Staff Appreciation Day, etc. Members also communicate with other committees to ensure whatever event needs they have are met. 

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