Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council

Mission

The Staff Advisory Council is a group of staff members from across the college that meets regularly with Human Resources leadership to research, discuss, and provide feedback on institutional policies and practices.  Outside of monthly meetings, Council members act as ambassadors to their local campus communities, sharing information and identifying issues of importance to staff. The Council also collaborates with HR staff to organize annual staff appreciation events.

Examples of staff policies and procedures the Council has shaped are:

  • Expanded staff tuition benefit
  • Accelerated schedule for increasing vacation accruals for support staff
  • Changes to the bereavement policy

Membership

The council is comprised of 18 members, 3 from each of the “Neighborhoods” listed below.  We created these neighborhoods so that the membership of the council can represent the community as a whole.  New members are solicited annually. Staff may express interest themselves or be referred by others. Council members serve a 3 year term.    The Council meets monthly.

Neighborhoods

Name Departments Covered
Academic Departments All departments reporting to the Dean of the Faculty (including Mystic)
Campus Life and College Relations All departments reporting to the VP for Campus Life and VP for College Relations, except for Dining.
Dining Dining Services
Central Admin All departments reporting to:

  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Dean of the College
  • President
  • VP, Institutional Diversity & Equity
  • VP, Finance and Administration

Except for Facilities.

Facilities Facilities
Provost’s Areas All departments reporting to the Provost, including:

  • Libraries
  • Office for Informational Technology
  • Williams College Museum of Art
  • Science Center
  • Zilkha Center

Current Members by Neighborhood

Academic Departments

Laurie Booth, Center for Development Economics, September 2016 – December 2019

Dawn Jamros, Biology Department, March 2019 – December 2021

Dusty López, Athletics Department, March 2019 – December 2020

Campus Life & College Relations

Bilal Ansari, The Davis Center, March 2019 – December 2020

Leila Derstine, Alumni Relations, March 2019 – December 2022

Ivy Rodriguez, Office of Student Life, March 2019 – December 2021

Dining

Lisa Champagne, Dining Services, March 2019 – December 2021

Charlotte Clark, Dining Services, September 2017 – December 2020

Alison Stitcher, Dining Services, March 2019 – December 2022

Central Administration

Brittany Burdick, Williams Child Care Center, September 2017 – December 2020

Jaime Campbell, Controller’s Office, March 2019 – December 2021

Diane Koperniak, President’s Office, March 2019 – December 2022

Facilities

Scott Duncan, Facilities, September 2017 – December 2020

Scott Henderson, Facilities, September 2017 – December 2021

Lisa Olson, Facilities, March 2019 – December 2022

Provost’s Offices

Nadine Nance, Williams Libraries, September 2017 – December 2020

Barbara Palmer, WCMA, March 2019 – December 2022

Laura Zepka, Williams Libraries, March 2019 – December 2021

Ex Officio members

Danielle Gonzalez, Human Resources
Kevin Thomas, Human Resources
Richard Duncan, Human Resources

Staff Council welcomes questions, comments and suggestions from members of the staff. To contact members of this committee, please utilize the Williams People Directory.

For more information visit the Human Resources website.