History & Purpose

The CI Staff Council was created in March 2016 and each founding member was elected by their division peers. The goal of the CI Staff Council is to connect staff to the rest of campus, support them in their roles, and provide a space where their concerns can be addressed by campus leadership.

We are here to serve staff in all five campus divisions - Academic Affairs, Business & Financial Affairs, Office of the President, Student Affairs, and University Advancement. All voting Council members are elected by their peers from their represented divisions.

The Staff Council Executive Board comprises five officers elected by members of the Council to oversee council meetings, maintain council records and all council web pages, and liaise with campus leadership on behalf of the Council. The Staff Council Chair meets regularly with the campus president and chief of staff.

More information on Council makeup, representation, elections, and procedures can be found on our Membership page and our Bylaws & Governance page.

In addition to advocating for staff, Staff Council plans events to boost staff morale, coordinates staff recognition programs, and assists with the assignment of staff representation on and engagement with campus-wide committees and initiatives. You can find our calendar of upcoming events on our Events & Recognition page and information on Staff Council’s participation in campus shared governance on our Membership page.

CI Staff Council aims to continue to improve our campus culture for the benefit of staff and the campus community as our institution grows and adapts to new challenges.


All Staff Council representatives serve on one of our four subcommittees, though members of the public can also volunteer to serve on or assist any subcommittee. Information on these subcommittees and their responsibilities can be found at the links below:


The Communication subcommittee manages the CI Staff Council Newsletter and other official communications.


The Governance subcommittee maintains the CI Staff Council bylaws and provides expertise on questions regarding bylaw interpretation.

Events & Recognition

The Events & Recognition subcommittee plans and implements all official CI Staff Council events and coordinates staff recognition events, including the President's Staff Award for Excellence (PSAFE).

Ways & Means

The Ways & Means subcommittee oversees all official CI Staff Council fundraisers.

How to Get Involved


Staff Council meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month from 9:30-11:00 AM. All monthly meetings are open to the public. Information on upcoming meetings can be found on our Meetings page.

Your Representatives

Our current Council representatives and Executive Board members are listed on our Membership page.

Campus-wide Initiatives

Both Council representatives and members of the public can represent staff interests and advocate for their colleagues by serving on campus committees, task forces, and initiatives. Active campus committees' representative status are noted on our Membership page.

Questions & Feedback

We are here to serve staff and support the campus community. To provide feedback to Staff Council directly or pose questions you would like us to have addressed on your behalf, please utilize the Questions or Feedback button below.

Questions or Feedback

Official Statements

The CI Staff Council Statement in Solidarity and Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities (Approved 2/26/21) (PDF, 67.5KB)

The CI Staff Council Statement in Solidarity and Support for Black Communities (Approved 9/15/2020) (PDF, 47.5KB)

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