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Staff Council Membership

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.

Staff Council Officers

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.

Dawn Hines, Chair

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

Ashavan Doyon, Vice Chair

Communications Coordinator, College Relations
30 Belmont | 413-585-2183

Beverly Lipsey, Secretary

Assistant Director of Admission, Office of Admission
Ford Hall | 413-585-4577

Adrienne Figus, Treasurer

Mellon Project Manager, Libraries
Hillyer Art Library, 123 | 413-585-2944

Cathy Amarante

Catering Dining Manager
Dining Services
30 Belmont

Grace Campbell

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Ruth Bonilla Cuaresma

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

Andrea Fernandes

Director of Events Management
Facilities Management
51 College Lane | 413-585-2630

Anna Goudreau

Administrative Assistant
Department of Music
Sage Hall | 413-585-3152

Rachael Hagerstrom

Social Media Manager
College Relations
30 Belmont | 413-585-7612

Kelly-Jean Huard

Associate Director, Systems & Networking
Information Technology Services
Stoddard Hall | 413-585-4409

Liz Kamerer

Research and Program Assistant
Institutional Research & Educational Assessment
Stoddard Annex

Brenda Jameson

Recruiting Coordinator
Career Development
Drew Hall | 413-585-2579

Andrew Maurer

Interactive Media Coordinator
Hillyer 316 | 413-585-3116

Steaphan Mish

Campus Safety
126 West Street | 413-585-2490

Maddy Neely

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

Ash Sabripour

Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs
Clark Hall | 413-585-4933

Martin Sawyer

HVAC/R Systems Operator
Facilities Management
126 West Street | 413-585-2461

Barbara Solow

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

Tracy Tien

Spatial Data Specialist
Sabin-Reen Hall | 413-585-3284

Veeka Trofimova

Administrative Coordinator, Concentrations
Office of the Provost/Dean of Faculty
Wright Hall 227 | 413-585-3383

Lucinda Williams

Acquisitions Supervisor
Library Annex | 413-585-2982

Patricia Woods

Assistant Director
Career Development
Drew Hall | 413-585-2582

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