Dear UAH Staff Member,

Happy Summer!  We are excited to welcome 12 new senators for the upcoming session.  As we transition to a new Senate, we want to thank our outgoing president, Fathia Hardy, for all of her hard work and dedication this past year.  With that being said, we are looking forward to the new year with our wonderful incoming president, Mary McManus.

In order for our senators to better serve you, we would greatly appreciate your participation in our annual Staff Senate Survey.

Our committees have worked very hard to continue the Senate's momentum from last year as well as identify new goals and projects for the upcoming term.  Their work can be recognized as follows:

  • Awarded our third Staff Senate Scholarship to Larry Frost in the Office of the Dean for the College of Engineering. Congratulations, Larry!

  • If you are interested in donating to the 2019-2020 scholarship, please visit

  • Administered Voter Registration during Week of Welcome (August 11-18).

  • Coordinated with SGA and Madison County Board of Registrars to host a voter registration drive on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Will continue efforts with SGA and MC Board of Registrars to include voter registration events during future WoW events.

  • Partnered with Human Resources and Facilities to identify all nursing rooms on campus to ensure they are up to standard as well as designed signage and identified a system for use.  Many of these were completed in May - more information will be located on the HR and Staff Senate website.

  • Established Faculty/Staff and Family Day for Athletic events.

  • Amended the Staff Senate Scholarship agreement to include degree-seeking students in the College of Professional Studies (CPS).  The scholarship will still not apply for non-credit courses in CPS.

  • Identified projects/areas of concern that needed to be addressed, such as building safety drills and ADA compliance.

  • Organized and hosted the Staff Senate’s first annual Take Your Child to Work Day on February 18, 2019.  Over 45 children of UAH employees took part in the event.  

  • Made the employee picnic on May 8, 2019 a more efficient process by eliminating the need to stand in line for a ticket.

  • Had representation on the following committees:

  • UAH Presidential Search Advisory Committee

  • Budget and Planning Advisory Council

  • Indirect Cost Recovery Task Force

  • Worked to establish a relationship between the other UA System campuses and their Staff Senates/Councils/Assembly.

  • Reviewed the following University Policies per the Administration’s request:

  • Interim Registration and Schedule Adjustments Policy

  • Interim Visiting Faculty-Visiting Scholar Policy

  • Academic Appeals Policy

  • Telecommunications Policy

  • Makerspace Lab Policy

  • Code of Conduct Policy

  • Academic Misconduct Policy

  • Met with incoming UAH President, Dr. Darren Dawson, to discuss staff priorities.

Please feel free to contact us at or visit our website for more information. You can also join us during one of our open meetings every third Wednesday of each month in the Student Services Building, Room 201, at 11:00 a.m.

Thank you for all YOU do and we hope you enjoy your summer!

Best Regards,
Your 2018-2019 UAH Staff Senate

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