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Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council




In an effort to support the staff at FGCU, Staff Advisory Council (SAC) representatives serve as  
members of, and participate in, University committees. In addition, SAC representatives serve   
on committees organized by SAC. Please see committee descriptions and available hyperlinks below.

SAC Committees

Employee Recognition

Committee Charge: Identify ways to recognize and encourage outstanding staff performance. Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for and recognizing those awarded the Finest of the Flock Award, a peer-to-peer recognition program; for identifying two award winners for the SAC Professional Development Program (SAC PDP); and for partnering with Human Resources to name one A&P and one SP staff member for the Outstanding Staff Awards (Employee of the Year Awards).

Committee Members:
Ysatiz Pinero (Co-Chair)
Lisa Ray ( Co-Chair)
Robert Rojas
Patty Krupp
Diane Bova
 Lauren Cargo
 Emily Budd
 Amy White

Personnel Policies

Committee Charge: Advise the Staff Advisory Council on concerns and interests related to personnel policies.  To entertain the concerns and interests related to personnel policies provided to the Committee by the elected Staff Advisory Council or the staff electorate at Florida Gulf Coast University.  To act as an information-based resource, related to personnel policies, to properly gather, discuss, and address the concerns and interests of staff personnel for appropriate action.

Committee Members:
Lauren Strunk (Chair)
Patty Krupp
Kirsten Thompson
Linda Amos
Deb Harper
 Andre O'Leary-Fenwick
 Jelene Grace
 Lindsay Singh

Special Events

Committee Charge: Develop and coordinate special events which assist in enhancing staff familiarity with the Staff Advisory Council and its members, support staff development, build cross-departmental relationships and promote an enhanced campus climate. Examples of previous and upcoming events include the SAC Bake-Off, Campus Beautification Day, and the Soar Into Spring professional development series which occurs during the week of student spring break. The committee also identifies other University-organized service events in which SAC members can support and participate.

Committee Members:
Chelsea Cicero (Chair)
Lauren Cargo 
Jason Ingraro
Melissa Berkley
Cori Bright-Kerrigan
 Brian Bakalar
 Lynbea Toombs
 Nadia Payne

SAC Planning and Staff Engagement

Committee Charge: Create and present ways for SAC to market, structure and represent staff in more efficient and effective ways. To discuss, inquire, and investigate the effectiveness of SAC in relation to the perceptions and observations of the staff with a focus on understanding all variables in question that comprise the staff view. Armed with this information, the committee is challenged to create and present new ways for SAC to market, structure, and represent the staff in years to come.

Committee Charge: Determine parties responsible for the evaluation and implementation of each Climate Survey Recommendation, obtain project outline and timeline from the department or taskforce for each recommendation, bring project plans and timeline to SAC for review and approval.

Committee Charge: Collect and review comments submitted under the acceptable Comment Guidelines and present them to the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

Committee Charge: To serve as the main source of coordination for public communications which promote and convey the voice of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC Planning and Staff Engagement Committee is responsible for:

  • SAC website updates for general communication of information
  • Promotion of SAC Events
  • Developing, maintaining and recommending communication and marketing projects which enhance, inform and sustain a positive awareness of the Staff Advisory Council.
Committee Members:
Sarah DiStefano (Chair)
Natasha Ziegler
 Theresa Aguair
 Aimee Peeples
 Amy White
Amy Craig
Shannon Picket
Cecilia Santalo
Courtney Withington

SAC Elections Committee

The Election Committee oversees the annual SAC elections each spring semester. The committee is responsible for the following:

  1. Soliciting candidate nominations for vacant A&P and SP positions
  2. Communicating with nominees SAC election procedures and guidelines
  3. Confirming candidate eligibilities through Human Resources
  4. Confirming staff eligibility for voting through Human Resources
  5. Coordinating candidate introductions to the staff by developing bios of each candidate and distributing the profiles via all-campus email and posting them on the SAC website. Additionally, the committee hosts Meet and Greet sessions prior to the Annual Staff Assembly.
  6. Identifying the most effective voting method (in-person voting or online options) and coordinating the logistics of its effective implementation
  7. Hosting the Annual SAC Assembly
  8. Confirming ballot counts and identifying the current year’s winners
  9. Communicating with the campus community the names of the new SAC members for the upcoming year 
Committee Members:
Rooseanne Stabile(Chair)
Patty Krupp
Robert Rojas

Tracie Beck

 Jennifer (Suzie)Wentworth

Shared Governance Team

The SAC Shared Governance Team was created to examine the current impact that Staff has at FGCU and how SAC is incorporated into the concept of Shared Governance.  The Team continues to work on maintaining, and increasing, Staff participation in the concept of Shared Governance.

Committee Members:
Eric Balmer (Chair)
Ruth Rodrigues
Cori Bright-Kerrigan
Teri Bigos
Lauren Strunk

SAC Charter and Bylaws Task Force

SAC Special Committee - To review & update SAC Charter & Bylaws to make sure they are in sync with each other

Committee Members:
Linda Amos
Kirsten Thompson
 Teri Bigos
 Ashton Hartley


 University Committees 

University Planning and Budget Council (UPBC)

    • Chair: Interim Provost Gregerson/Paul Synder
    • SAC Representatives:Tasha Ziegler 17-18

UPBC Sub-Committees:  

  • Budget Committee
    • Chair: Steve Mageria
    • SAC Representative: Tasha Ziegler (17-18) Chelsea Cicero- back up
  • Safety and Facilities Committee
    • Chair: Tom Mayo
    • SAC Representative: Cori Bright-Kerrigan (17-18) Chad Trisler - back up
  • Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee
    • Chair: Paul Snyder/Cathy Duff
    • SAC Representative: Linda Amos (17-18) Tracie Beck- back up
  • Information Resources Committee (IRC)
    • Chair: David Jaeger
    • SAC Representative: Robert Rojas (17-18) Melissa Berkley - back up
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee
    • Chair: Rhonda Holtzclaw/Brenda Thomas
    • SAC Representative: Rafael Villamil (17-18) Sandy Smith- back up
  • Enrollment & Retention Management Committee (ERMC)
    • Chair: Marc Laviolette/Bob Gregerson
    • SAC Representative: Tasha Ziegler (17-18) Jason Ingrao - back up
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee
    • Chair: Cori Bright-Kerrigan
    • SAC Representative: Chelsea Cicero (17-18) Holly Bullock - back up
  • Campus Communicators Network
    • Chair: Deborah Wiltrout
    • SAC Representative: Lisa Ray (17-18) Patty Krupp- back up
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Chair: Precious Gunter
    • SAC Representatives: Diane Bova (16-18)
  • Faculty Senate
    • Chair: Mike McDonald
    • SAC Representatives: Lauren Strunk and Teri Bigos
  • Food Recommendations Committee
    • Chair: Emily Chakin
    • SAC Representative: Alex Masse (17-18) Julie Gleason- back up
  • Grant-In-Aid Educational Leave Advisory Committee
    • Chair: Monique McKay
    • SAC Representative: Lauren Cargo (17-18) Robert Rojas- back up 
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC)
    • Chair: Dr. Thomas Roberts
    • SAC Representatives: Melissa Berkley (16-18) Ysatiz Pinero (17-19)
  • Instutional Affairs
    • Chair: Dorothy Ray
    • SAC Representative: Linda Amos (17-18) Patty Krupp- back up
  • One Book, One Campus
    • Chair: Ney Arias
    • SAC Representatives: Aimee Peeples (17-18) Diane Bova - back up
  • Parking Advisory Committee
    • Chair: Nancy Rispoli
    • SAC Representative: Roseann Stabile (17-18)  Aimee Peeples back up
  • Parking Appeals Committee
    • Chair: Nancy Rispoli
    • SAC Representatives:  Carl Bleich (16-18 AP), Deb Harper (17-19 SP) 
  • Sick Leave Pool
    • Chair: Debby LaRocco
    • SAC Representatives: Christal Neimeyer
  • Title IXEagle Family Weekend--
    • Chair: Precious Gunter
    • SAC Representatives: Patty Krupp (17-18) Ashton Hartley - back up
  •    Eagle Family Weekend          
    •  SAC Representative: Chelsea Cicero (17-18) Lisa Ray - back up