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Shared Governance Leaders
Shared governance is an important tradition at the University of Iowa.
New SC Officers
University Staff Council elections concluded recently and we’re excited to announce the new officers and members of the Executive Committee, and the new class of 2022. Congratulations!
Staff Council volunteers recently participated in the United Action for Youth (UAY) 14th Annual Festival of Flowers, a creative fundraising event for youth and families served by UAY!  The event featured an array of creative floral entries submitted by local florists, designers, and gardening enthusiasts.
Gayle Robertson portrait
“Highlight of my career . . . “ “Personally rewarding . . .” “Lifelong friendships . . .” These are some of the phrases Gayle Robertson, Research Support Manager/Contract Administrator for the Iowa Cancer Registry, used to describe her service on University Staff Council. Gayle has been at the University of Iowa for 35 years. She is currently wrapping up the third year of her second term on the University Staff Council, and is the Organizational Representative for the College of Public Health. In her time as a Staff Councilor, she served on the Human Resources Subcommittee for five years, and is currently the Chair of the Outreach Committee. She also serves on the governing board of Staff Council, the Executive Committee. We asked her to share her experiences and offer some advice to new staff councilors and those Professional & Scientific Staff and Merit Supervisory, Exempt and Confidential Staff who might consider serving on the University Staff Council.
Herky wants you for UI Staff Council
Do you or someone you know want to make a difference at the University of Iowa? Are you looking for ways to improve your workplace? Do you have concerns about an issue on campus? Are you a person who likes to promote positive change? Then it is time to consider nominating yourself or one of your colleagues for UI Staff Council and help us represent the over 7,500 non-bargaining staff at the University of Iowa!
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Staff Council Events

Staff Council November 2019 Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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Staff Council December 2019 Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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Staff Council January 2020 Meeting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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Archived Meetings and Agendas

View list of archived meetings and agendas

Staff Council Mission

The Council supports the University mission. In pursuing that mission, the Council seeks to advance such endeavors through visibly active staff participation/involvement both campus-wide and community-wide in a spirit of unity and open communication with other shared governance organizations on campus.

The goals of the Council are to:

  • Advocate on behalf of represented staff
  • Advise the University Administration on policies
  • Inform the University community of the activities of the Council
  • Promote University relations within the community of Iowa City and the State of Iowa
  • Collaborate with shared governance organizations on campus, notably the Faculty Senate, Student Government and organizational shared governance groups
  • Promote staff learning through professional development and awards
  • Promote communication and shared governance among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government