Staff Council

The Staff Council provides staff representation in College policymaking that affects staff and College-wide matters. The Staff Council Board will also be focused on increasing communication between College constituencies.

Staff members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the representative(s) for their department. The full list of staff council board members is listed below and you can view the current organizational chart here

Staff Council Board 2022-23

  •  Amanda Dymek, chair
    Director of Wellness
    At-Large Rep., July 2021 - June 2023

  • Biz Gomer, vice chair
    Senior Associate Director of Admission
    At-Large Rep., July 2022-June 2024

  • Jessica Hammack, communications director & PBAC liaison
    Reference and Education Services Librarian
    Academic Affairs Rep., July 2022-June 2024

  • Kelsey Ritner, secretary
    Office Manager of Athletics
    President's Office Rep., July 2022 - June 2024

  • Lisa Copenhaver, faculty liaison
    Director of Student Success
    Academic Affairs Rep., July 2021 - June 2023

  • Nikki Bamonti, senior team liaison
    Director of Admission
    Enrollment Management Rep., July 2021 - June 2023

  • Jennie Bowker, PBAC liaison
    Head Athletic Trainer
    President's Office Rep., July 2021 - June 2023

  • Reverend Beth O'Malley
    Dean of the Chapel
    Community & Inclusivity Rep., July 2022 - June 2024

  • Eric Bender
    Systems Administrator
    Finance and Administration Rep., July 2021 - June 2023

  • Ron Wiafe
    Dean of Students
    Academic Affairs Rep., July 2021- June 2023

  • Jamie Cacciola
    Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs
    Institutional Advancement Rep., July 2022 - June 2024

  • Christine Sneeringer
    Finance and Administration Rep., July 2022 - June 2024

  • Lucky Hirschandez
    Academic Affairs Rep., July 2022- June 2024

Instructions for Professional Development Requests

  1. Log in to Self Service
  2. Under "Forms" go to "Professional Development Request" and complete the form.

Please note that funds may not exceed $2,000 for each request.


Meeting Schedule, Academic Year 2022-23

Staff Council Meetings - 4th Wednesday @ 11AM

Wednesday, July 27 @ 11AM via Zoom

No meeting in August. Replaced with Fall Forum on August 15.

Wednesday, September 28 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, October 26 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, November 23 @ 11AM via Zoom

No meeting in December. Replaced with Annual Holiday Party (date TBD).

Wednesday, January 25 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, February 22 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, March 22 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, April 26 @ 11AM via Zoom

Wednesday, May 24 @ 11AM via Zoom & in-person

Staff council members can access meeting agendas, minutes and recordings on the Staff Council Blackboard page. Log in using your Hood email.

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