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Staff Council represents members of the administrative, administrative support and service staff. It consists of 25 elected members who serve two year terms. Terms are staggered, which means about half the council is up for reelection or replacement each year. The council strives to maintain a representative membership distributed between administration, administrative support, and service staff. In addition to elected members, the president is also invited to appoint two non-voting representatives to act as resources and information liaisons. Presidential appointees serve two year terms, and may not serve more than four consecutive years.

Serve on Staff Council

Staff Council is a great way to be involved on campus, meet colleagues in areas of the college you might not otherwise explore, and increase your engagement in the community. Elections are held every spring, and we are always looking for people excited to get involved.

Nominate Yourself Or Other Staff

Staff Council is accepting nominations for this April's election. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2020. Nominations are anonymous, but you must be logged into the portal to access the form.


The Staff Council officers consist of the chair, vice-chair and parliamentarian, secretary or co-secretaries, and the treasurer. These officers serve on the steering committee with the committee chairs working to drive the direction of the council for the year.

Thomas Lark, Chairperson

Financial Systems Coordinator, Dining Services
30 Belmont | 413-585-2300

Colleen Keenan, Secretary

Client Systems Engineer, Information Technology Services
Stoddard Hall | 413-585-4995

Maddy Neely, Vice-chair

Administrative Coordinator, School for Social Work
Lilly Hall | 413-585-7983

Jessica Drawe, Treasurer

Administrative Assistant, Admission
7 College Lane | 413-585-2515


Brian Bocchino

Staff Accountant
Controller’s Office
College Hall | 413-585-2200

Jennifer Burwell

Scheduling Coordinator
Registrar’s Office
College Hall | 413-585-4568

Jon Cartledge

Digital Imaging Specialist
Art Department
Hillyer Hall 317 | 413-585-4568

Ashavan Doyon

Administrative Assistant
College Relations
30 Belmont | 413-585-2183

Jessica Flynn

Payroll Manager
Controller’s Office
College Hall | 413-585-4607

Dawn Hines

Asst Director/Milestone Reunions
Alumnae House | 413-585-2028

Brenda Jameson

Recruiting Coordinator
Career Development
Drew Hall | 413-585 2579

Amanda Lopez

Dining Room Coordinator
Dining Services
30 Belmont | 413-585-2300

Ann Mayo

Manager, Security and Guest Services
Museum of Art
Fine Arts Center, Tryon | 413-585-2774

Heather McQueen

Administrative Coordinator
Clark Science Center Administration
Burton Hall 115 | 413-585-3950

Kristina Mereigh

Associate Director, Wellness Education
Health Services
Schacht Center | 413-585-3347

Elly Mons

Health Professions Advising Program Director
Clark Science Center Administration
Lazarus Center | 413-585-4296

Davis Rivera

Facilities Management
126 West Street | 413-585-2400

Alison Schoen

Student Programs Coordinator
Office of Student Engagement
Campus Center 106 | 413-585-2633

Erin Smith

Stockroom Services Specialist
Clark Science Center Administration
Ford Hall 026 | 413-585-3580

Barbara Solow

Assistant Director for News
College Relations
Garrison Hall | 413-585-2171

Rashad Uqdah

Catering Cook
Dining Services
30 Belmont | 413-585-2300

Lucinda Williams

Acquisitions Supervisor
Library Annex | 413-585-2982

Debra Wright

Gift Planning Admin Coordinator
Alumnae House | 413-585-2051

Staff Council Spotlight

“As a founding member of Staff Council, I am thrilled that Staff Council has not only persisted but has also provided Smith staff with a legitimacy that was only dreamed of in its infancy.”
Chrissie Bell, founding member of Staff Council

“Staff Council has developed as an effective means of promoting issues of personnel policy, diversity, and staff training. The highlights have been the morale-building activities that bring staff out of their offices to socialize with their peers.”
Kathy Yarnell, Staff Council, 1992

“It was a privilege to be chosen to represent staff. Creating the charter enabled the staff to have a voice—to show upper administration that staff was a valuable resource even without a Ph.D.”
James (Jay) Lucey, Facilities