The LSUS Staff Senate was organized for staff employees in January 1994 to serve in an advisory and consultative role with the University Administration to promote understanding, cooperation, and communication within the LSUS campus community.

The Staff Senate is made up of representatives in every EEO group on campus. Those who serve on the Staff Senate are elected by their peers or by submitting their name to serve on the Staff Senate for a three year term.

The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public. We encourage your attendance and your involvement on committees as a non-senator.  You can also get involved by enrolling in the Staff Senate Support Fund Payroll Deduction program. Click Here for access to the Payroll Deduction registration form. For as little as $1.00 per paycheck ($1.33 for 9-month faculty), you will help support Staff Senate sponsored programs like the the annual Faculty-Staff Holiday Luncheon, the annual Faculty-Staff Spring Luncheon, tailgate parties for LSUS sporting events and lunch and Learn programs that promote faculty/staff personal and professional development.

To apply for the Staff Senate Support Scholarship, check out the application here.

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Senate Officers and Members


President - Matthew Culpepper (Scholarship Development)
Vice President - Angela Burton (Purchasing)
Secretary - Jennie Flynn-McKevitt (Career Services)
Treasurer - Cakeita “KeeKee” Richmond (Accounting)

2023 - 2024 Staff Senate Members

Classified Senators
Kathi Garcie
Heather Rivera
Laura Savage
Trayveon Clarkson

Unclassified Senators

Hannah Barnett
Miann Ferison
Jason Elliott
Angel Martin
Erin Smith
Sheniki Thomas
Megan Wheeler
Rebekah Hensley

Want to learn how the Staff Senate operates or learn more about their purpose? Check out their Constitution and Bylaws here.

Did you miss the last meeting? Quickly catch up on what happened by reading the minutes from the last meeting. 

How to Get Involved

Staff Senate invites you to submit your name for an open Senate position. Senators serve a three (3) year term, which begins May 1 and end April 30. Staff Senate represents all members of the University staff.

We would like you to get involved by lending your service and expertise to our Senate. The University encourages employees to attend Senate meetings and participate in Senate membership and activities. If you have been a full-time staff employee at LSUS for at least one year and are interested in submitting your name for one of the vacancies, you may do so by written application, nomination, or appointment.

Staff Senate needs your energy, interest and support to continue growing in responsibility, recognition and support for the University staff. Whether your concerns are about leave policies, staff or benefits or something else entirely, please consider submitting your name for membership today.

Attendance is very important at Staff Senate. You are required to attend one meeting a month and non-attendance will be cause for removal. If you cannot meet the time commitment, please do not apply.