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Staff Council



The College of Arts and Sciences Staff Council shall serve

1) as an advisory and consulting group for the Dean and

2) as spokespersons for the concerns and interests of the College's staff members with the unified objective of improving the educational and working environment of the College and the University as a whole. 


Want to know more? Considering joining the Council?

If you are interested in serving on the council, please let any current council member know!  We would love to have you sit in on a meeting, see what we're working on, and more!


Current Members:

Joe Wiley (Chair)
Administrative Staff Officer
265 Patterson Office Tower
Katia Davis (Vice-Chair)
Department Manager, Linguistics 
1601 Patterson Office Tower
Melissa Cowan (Secretary)
Grant and Program Coordinator
267 Patterson Office Tower
Soma Chakraborty Patra (Member)
Department Manager, Biology
101B T.H. Morgan Building
Emily Cheatham (Member)
Department Manager, Chemistry
125 Chemistry Physics Building
McKenzie Chesney (Member)
Department Manager, Multiple Departments
Melanie Esterline (Member)
Department Manager, Philosophy
1419 Patterson Office Tower
Andrew Fast (Member)
Academic Advisor
317 Patterson Office Tower
Taylor Kincaid (Member)
Department Manager, MCLLC
1055 Patterson Office Tower
Spencer Krenke (Member)
Account Clerk Supervisor, Business Center
361 Jacobs Science Building
Colleen Knight (Member)
Administrative Support Associate, Deans Office
202 Patterson Office Tower
Kristina Morgan (Member)
Department Manager, Biology and Chemistry
Chem Phys Building, 101 THM Building
859-257-4741, 859-257-3804
Miguel Prieto-Valle (Member)
Academic Advisor
313 Patterson Office Tower
Suann Reese (Member)
Department Manager, Physics & Astronomy
177 Chemistry Physics Building
Teresa Smith (Member)
Executive Assistant, Dean's Office
259 Patterson Office Tower
Eleazar Wilson (Member)
Digital Media Production Specialist, Hive
935 Patterson Office Tower
Ana Franco-Watkins (Executive Officer. ex-officio)
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Jennifer Bradshaw (Dean's Representative, ex-officio)
Senior Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration, College of Arts & Sciences