The Staff Senate has seven standing committees that serve as advisory bodies in accomplishing specific objectives to meet the Staff Senate's purpose and goals.

Assisting with the coordination of the Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic in May, improving employment policies and sponsoring lunch hour seminars for personal and professional development are some of the services we've initiated.

Executive Committee Officers

Within the Staff Senate, leadership shall be provided by the Executive Committee, which consists of a President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Staff Relations positions, as well as the non-voting ex officio member (UAH Administration representative). The Executive Committee will be selected annually by the Senate members at the start of the new term in June. Executive Committee members will serve for a one-year term and may not be elected to serve more than two consecutive terms in any capacity on the Executive Committee.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

President Representing Student Affairs Through 2021

 256.824.5439 
christopher.c.smith@uah.edu

Dale TeGantvoort

Dale TeGantvoort

Vice President & President-Elect At Large member through 2021

 256.824.1121 
dale.tegantvoort@uah.edu

Laura Taube

Laura Taube

SecretaryAt Large member through 2022

 256.824.6332 
laura.taube@uah.edu

Kathleen Sobai

Kathleen Sobai

Treasurer Representing Academic Affairs Through 2021

 256.824.4182
kathleen.sobai@uah.edu

Pratik Bhardwaj

Pratik Bhardwaj

Staff Relations Representing Research Through 2021

 256.824.7627 
pratik.bhardwaj@uah.edu

Operations Committee

The Operations Committee establishes and maintains a set of simple but effective bylaws to establish acceptable rules of conduct and behavior for the Staff Senate. Any member of the Staff Senate may make a recommendation to the Operations Committee or Executive Committee for a revision or amendment to the current bylaws. To pass the amendment into the bylaws, a majority of the Staff Senate voting membership shall approve the amendment. The Committee shall be available to provide guidance and support, as needed, to any UAH staff employee on issues relating to university policies or procedures. The Committee shall not, however, involve itself in the grievance procedure provided by the University for the Resolution of individual complaints by an employee regarding his or her employment. 

Additionally, the Operations Committee prepares for and conducts annual and special elections.

Debra Morgan

Debra Morgan

ChairREPRESENTING ADVANCEMENT/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6802 
debra.morgan@uah.edu

Maggie Allen

Maggie Allen

REPRESENTING ADVANCEMENT/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH 2022

 256.824.4123 
maggie.allen@uah.edu

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6875 
kevin.bennett@uah.edu

JD Bingman

JD Bingman, Sr.

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6482 
jerry.bingman@uah.edu

Joseph Mahafza

Joseph Mahafza

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
joseph.mahafza@uah.edu

Kathleen Sobai

Kathleen Sobai

Representing Academic Affairs Through 2021

 256.824.4182
kathleen.sobai@uah.edu

Tess Olten

Tess Olten

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6976 
tess.olten@uah.edu

Quanteaus Jones

Quanteaus "Q" Jones

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2544 
quanteaus.jones@uah.edu

Communications Committee

Assists in developing awareness of Staff Senate events and functions. Provides interactive communication tools between the Staff Senate, UAH staff community, and campus at-large. Works with the Events Committee to promote the Employee Picnic and the Operations Committee to raise awareness about the Staff Senate elections. Keeps the Channels of Communication up-to-date. Keeps the Staff Senate website up-to-date.

Pratik Bhardwaj

Pratik Bhardwaj

ChairRepresenting Research through 2021

 256.824.7627 
pratik.bhardwaj@uah.edu

Breanna Abramson

Breanna Abramson

Representing Student Affairs through 2021

 256.824.5120
breanna.abramson@uah.edu

Brooke Graham

Brooke Graham

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.6076 
brooke.graham@uah.edu

Matt Turner

Matt Turner

Representing Research Through 2021

 256.824.4629 
matt.turner@uah.edu

Katherine Klepper

Katherine Klepper

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
katherine.klepper@uah.edu

LaTonya Cooley

LaTonya Cooley

Representing finance & administration through 2021

 256.824.6892
latonya.cooley@uah.edu

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Representing Research Through 2022

 256.824.7660 
andrew.michael.davis@uah.edu

Employee Benefits & Development Committee

The Employee Benefits & Development Committee identifies and studies changes that may be recommended to enhance the existing benefits program for staff employees. Recommendations from this committee are submitted to the Senate for consideration. Recommendation approved by the Senate will be presented to the appropriate university administrators.  The committee will be responsible for fundraising and upkeep of the Staff Senate Scholarship under the direction of the Treasurer.

Additionally, the Employee Benefits & Development Committee develops and presents, for approval by the Staff Senate, a program of activities which provide opportunities for the personal and professional development of all staff employees.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner

ChairRepresenting research Through 2021

 256.824.4629 
matt.turner@uah.edu

AntWana Dryer

AntWana Dryer

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6381 
antwana.dryer@uah.edu

Joy Porter

Joy Porter

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6350 
joy.porter@uah.edu

Katherine Klepper

Katherine Klepper

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
katherine.klepper@uah.edu

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Representing Research Through 2022

 256.824.7660 
andrew.michael.davis@uah.edu

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Representing Academic Affairs Through 2022

 256.824.6508 
tammy.jones@uah.edu

Trisha Pihringer

Trisha Pihringer

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.4752 
trisha.pihringer@uah.edu

Kelly Haas

Kelly Haas

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.6492 
kelly.haas@uah.edu

Campus and Community Relations Committee

The Campus and Community Relations Committee shall establish a relationship with the University’s Governmental Liaison. The Committee will inform, promote awareness and provide information to the Staff Senate on issues related to the University. The committee will work with the Governmental Liaison and Employee Benefits and Development Committee to provide educational seminars and forums to inform university staff about current issues and concerns. Additionally the committee will assist with Safety concerns on campus. This committee works with Campus Police, Local Police, EMOG, OEHS and Physical Plant to help ensure a safe campus atmosphere.

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6875 
kevin.bennett@uah.edu

Tess Olten

Tess Olten

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6976 
tess.olten@uah.edu

Maggie Allen

Maggie Allen

REPRESENTING ADVANCEMENT/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH 2022

 256.824.4123 
maggie.allen@uah.edu

Kelly Haas

Kelly Haas

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.6492 
kelly.haas@uah.edu

Debra Morgan

Debra Morgan

representing advancement/president's office/diversity, equity, and inclusion THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6802 
debra.morgan@uah.edu

Quanteaus Jones

Quanteaus "Q" Jones

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2544 
quanteaus.jones@uah.edu

Laura Taube

Laura Taube

At Large member through 2022

 256.824.6332 
laura.taube@uah.edu

Service and Outreach Committee

The Service and Outreach Committee is responsible to plan, organize and implement University and community service projects, social events, and campus forums for staff.  The Committee shall work with the Communications Committee to publicize these events, and provide Staff Senate representatives opportunities to communicate with their constituents during these events.  Additionally, the Committee will work with the Special Events Committee on the University Take Your Child to Work Day event and related functions requested by the Executive Committee.

Breanna Abramson

Breanna Abramson

Co-Chair Representing Student Affairs through 2021

 256.824.5120
breanna.abramson@uah.edu

Brooke Graham

Brooke Graham

Co-Chair at large member through 2021

 256.824.6076
brooke.graham@uah.edu

AntWana Dryer

AntWana Dryer

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6381 
antwana.dryer@uah.edu

Vangie Harris

Vangie Harris

REPRESENTING STUDENT AFFAIRS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2773 
vangie.harris@uah.edu

Christy Baker

Christy Baker

Representing Finance & Administration Through 2022

 256.824.2245 
cmb0017@uah.edu

Joy Porter

Joy Porter

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6350 
joy.porter@uah.edu

LaTonya Cooley

LaTonya Cooley

Representing finance & administration through 2021

 256.824.6892
latonya.cooley@uah.edu

Karmen Latimore

Karmen Latimore

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.2650 
karmen.latimore@uah.edu

Events Committee

Organizes annual Staff Senate events, including a Holiday Party, Take Your Child to Work Day, and the Employee Picnic. Works with the Communications Committee to promote these events. Is chaired by the President-Elect.

Dale TeGantvoort

Dale TeGantvoort

ChairAt Large Member through 2021

 256.824.1121 
dale.tegantvoort@uah.edu

Vangie Harris

Vangie Harris

REPRESENTING STUDENT AFFAIRS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2773 
vangie.harris@uah.edu

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Representing Academic Affairs Through 2022

 256.824.6508 
tammy.jones@uah.edu

Karmen Latimore

Karmen Latimore

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.2650 
karmen.latimore@uah.edu

Christy Baker

Christy Baker

Representing Finance & Administration Through 2022

 256.824.2245 
cmb0017@uah.edu

Joseph Mahafza

Joseph Mahafza

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
joseph.mahafza@uah.edu

Trisha Pihringer

Trisha Pihringer

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.4752 
trisha.pihringer@uah.edu

JD Bingman

JD Bingman, Sr.

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6482 
jerry.bingman@uah.edu

Representative Members from Designated UAH Areas of Operations

Kathleen Sobai

Kathleen Sobai

Representing Academic Affairs Through 2021

 256.824.4182
kathleen.sobai@uah.edu

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Representing Academic Affairs Through 2022

 256.824.6508 
tammy.jones@uah.edu

Debra Morgan

Debra Morgan

REPRESENTING ADVANCEMENT/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6802 
debra.morgan@uah.edu

Maggie Allen

Maggie Allen

REPRESENTING ADVANCEMENT/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH 2022

 256.824.4123 
maggie.allen@uah.edu

JD Bingman

JD Bingman, Sr.

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2021

 256.824.6482 
jerry.bingman@uah.edu

Quanteaus Jones

Quanteaus "Q" Jones

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2544 
quanteaus.jones@uah.edu

LaTonya Cooley

LaTonya Cooley

Representing finance & administration through 2021

 256.824.6892
latonya.cooley@uah.edu

Christy Baker

Christy Baker

Representing Finance & Administration Through 2022

 256.824.2245 
cmb0017@uah.edu

Pratik Bhardwaj

Pratik Bhardwaj

Representing Research Through 2021

 256.824.7627 
pratik.bhardwaj@uah.edu

Matt Turner

Matt Turner

Representing Research Through 2021

 256.824.4629 
matt.turner@uah.edu

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Representing Research Through 2022

 256.824.7660 
andrew.michael.davis@uah.edu

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Representing Student Affairs Through 2021

 256.824.5439 
christopher.c.smith@uah.edu

Vangie Harris

Vangie Harris

REPRESENTING STUDENT AFFAIRS THROUGH 2022

 256.824.2773 
vangie.harris@uah.edu

Breanna Abramson

Breanna Abramson

Representing Student Affairs through 2021

 256.824.5120
breanna.abramson@uah.edu

At Large Members

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6875 
kevin.bennett@uah.edu

AntWana Dryer

AntWana Dryer

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6381 
antwana.dryer@uah.edu

Brooke Graham

Brooke Graham

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.6076 
brooke.graham@uah.edu

Kelly Haas

Kelly Haas

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.6492 
kelly.haas@uah.edu

Katherine Klepper

Katherine Klepper

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
katherine.klepper@uah.edu

Karmen Latimore

Karmen Latimore

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.2650 
karmen.latimore@uah.edu

Joseph Mahafza

Joseph Mahafza

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.7176 
joseph.mahafza@uah.edu

Tess Olten

Tess Olten

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6976 
tess.olten@uah.edu

Trisha Pihringer

Trisha Pihringer

At-Large Member Through 2021

 256.824.4752 
trisha.pihringer@uah.edu

Joy Porter

Joy Porter

At-Large Member Through 2022

 256.824.6350 
joy.porter@uah.edu

Laura Taube

Laura Taube

At Large member through 2022

 256.824.6332 
laura.taube@uah.edu

Dale TeGantvoort

Dale TeGantvoort

At Large member through 2021

 256.824.1121 
dale.tegantvoort@uah.edu