Two UNC Greensboro staff members have taken the reigns as co-chairs of the 2019-20 UNCG Staff Senate.
Kisha Carmichael-Motley and Adam Horton will share leadership of the group of campus senators who represent seven areas of campus: Academic Affairs (including Moss Street Partnership School, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, UNCG Online, International Programs, Enrollment Management, Graduate School, Weatherspoon Art Museum), Business Affairs, Student Affairs, Information Technology Services, University Advancement, Office of the Chancellor (including Intercollegiate Athletics, General Counsel, University Communications), and the Office of Research and Engagement.
The Staff Senate is campus staff’s voice in the Chancellor’s Office and within other areas of campus administration. Carmichael-Motley and Horton explain that senators are a resource for staff to voice concerns and suggestions, and part of their responsibility is to share updates on major campus or UNC System developments and opportunities.
The new co-chairs have challenged themselves to make the Staff Senate even better by improving communication among staff, especially when it comes to promoting events, initiatives, and opportunities to connect and get involved. Past volunteer events for staff have included working at Moss Street Elementary field days, Habitat for Humanity projects, and the “Fresh Mobile Market” as part of the “Out in the Garden Project,” which provides food for qualifying families in the Greensboro and High Point area.
But the work the Staff Senate extends to recruitment of future staff as well. Horton says that he and Carmichael-Motley want to make UNCG more prominent and a place where people want to come and work. “That ‘Find Your Way Here’ thing, you know, it’s for employees too,” Carmichael-Motley says. “We want people to be excited about working here, and to know all of the wonderful things that are part of this university.”
The latest Staff Senate news can be found on their website at https://staffsenate.uncg.edu/category/featured-news/
By Matthew Bryant