Staff Senate

5 year service award eceipents standing with Chancellor Henry
Staff members being recognized at recent Staff Awards Luncheon

Staff Senate

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Staff Senate was created to strengthen communication between and among staff members, faculty and students by:

  • Recommending ways to improve procedures and employee relations, promote safety and service to our constituents, to the Senior Staff and all College departments.
  • Advising the Chancellor on matters related to general College concerns, specifically those affecting the Staff.
  • Promoting and supporting the mission of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Read the Constitution/Bylaws

2019-2020 Staff Senate Representatives

Chancellor and Office of Economic Development
Huda Aden-Chancellor’s Office (elected 2017)
Neva Bryan-Career Discovery & Planning (elected 2019)
Vice Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer (Sim Ewing) 
David Amos-Fleet Management (elected 2018)
MaryAnn Keith(elected 2019)
Mitzi Cassell-Bursar’s Office (elected 2017)
Randall “Gabby” Gabbert- Maintenance (elected 2018)
Sarah Smith-Carlson -Ely Center (elected 2019)
Debbie Vanover-HR (elected 2019)

Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (Valerie Lawson)
Christina Turnbill (elected 2019)

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management (Chris Dearth)
Collin Skeen (elected 2019)

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Denise Maggard-Residence Life (elected 2018)
Nathan Rasnake-Student Life (elected 2017)

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Sandy Huguenin)
Crystal Fleming-Registrar’s Office (elected 2018)
Tammie Hale-Education Department (elected 2019)
David Locke-Library (elected 2017)
Jennifer Partin-Center for Teaching Excellence (elected 2018)
Laura Pritchard-Office of Information Technology (elected 2018)

Chair-Debbie Vanover
Vice Chair-vacant
Secretary-Tammie Hale
Treasurer-Mitzi Cassell
Chair, Social & Programming Committee-Crystal Fleming
Chair, Employee Relations Committee-Laura Pritchard
Co-Chairs-Communications-Denise Maggard and Sarah Smith-Carlson

2020-2021 Meeting Minutes
August 2020 Meeting Minutes

2019-2020 Meeting Minutes
February 2020 Meeting Minutes
September 2019 Meeting Minutes
August 2019 Meeting Minutes

2018-19 Meeting Minutes

July 2019 Meeting Minutes
June 2019 Meeting Minutes
May 2019
April 2019 Meeting Minutes
January 2019 Meeting Minutes
September 2018 Meeting Minutes
August 2018 Meeting Minutes

2017-18 Meeting Minutes

April 2018 Meeting Minutes
March 2018 Meeting Minutes
February 2018 Meeting Minutes
December 2017 Meeting Minutes
November 2017 Meeting Minutes
October 2017 Meeting Minutes
September 2017 Meeting Minutes

The UVA Wise Staff Scholarship
Download the Classified Staff Scholarship Application
The purpose of the UVA Wise Staff Scholarship is to support your efforts in continuing your professional development by enrolling in courses offered at UVA Wise. We encourage all applicants to explore other financial aid options, along with this application. The eligibility criteria and guidelines for applying for this scholarship are as follows:

  1. Must be a full time classified or university staff employee, employed for at least one year at UVA Wise or a part time “classified” wage employee employed for at least two years at UVA Wise.
  2. This scholarship is for a degree program at UVA Wise and/or course that is work related and approved by supervisor.
  3. All scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition, books purchased at UVA Wise Bookstore or applicable fees.
  4. Any Financial aid such as Pell Grant, Student Loans, Private Awards, Tuition Waiver and etc. will take precedence over the scholarship.
  5. Any unused funds will be returned to the scholarship account. No cash refunds will be available to recipients.
  6. Funding is based upon available scholarship dollars and is subject to change each year.
  7. Continued eligibility of this scholarship is contingent upon satisfactory completion of previous course work and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5. 
  8. You must reapply each year for this scholarship award.

Please complete the UVA Wise Staff Scholarship Application and return it to the Office of Financial Aid. If you have any questions in regards to the application, you may contact Human Resources at 276.328.0240. Best wishes to a successful educational endeavor.