University Committees

Arts & Cultural Programs

This committee advises and recommends selection of artists for the Performing Arts Series. Staff Senate is permitted two representatives on this committee.

  1. Frances Keel (2017-2020), keelfk@appstate.edu
  2. Charlie Wallin,  wallincr@appstate.edu

Health & Safety Council

This committee is responsible for the oversight and coordination of safety and security programs at the University. It promotes methods to identify, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from risks and threats to the University using an all-hazard model for safety and security. Staff Senate is permitted one representative on this committee.

  1. Gabby Dickey, dickeygb@appstate.edu

Early Intervention Team

The Early Intervention Team is a faculty and staff-led team. Its main function is to meet with students who are showing signs of difficulty with university life and who have been referred by faculty or staff, to offer support and connect students with resources that can assist them to become healthier and more productive members of the community.

  1. Adryona Nelson, nelsonam1@appstate.edu

University Awards Committee

This committee elects and facilitates University and external awards including, but not limited to, the Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching, ASU Teaching Awards and the O. Max Gardner award. Staff Senate is permitted two representatives on this committee.

  1. Tammie Gelderman, watkinsts@appstate.edu
  2. Vivek Shastry, shastryv@appstate.edu

Harvey Durham Freshman Advocate Award

Each year, this committee honors one full-time Appalachian State University employee who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on our campus.  Staff Senate is permitted one representative on this committee.

  1. Deanne Smith, smith2dr@appstate.edu

Library Services

  1. Katie Howard, howardks1@appstate.edu
  2. Mallory Sadler, sadlerml@appstate.edu
  3. Vacant

Registration & Calendar Committee

  1. Geralyn Mitchell, mitchellgb@appstate.edu
  2. Kevin Delgado, delgadoka@appstate.edu

Faculty/Staff Benefits

This committee reviews present programs, approves changes and makes additions to the fringe benefit package.  Staff Senate is permitted three representatives on this committee.

  1. Kathy Ray, raykl@appstate.edu
  2. Tammie Gelderman, watkinsts@appstate.edu

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council at Appalachian State University is a 60+ member group of administrators, faculty, students and staff charged with setting and executing the vision for sustainability on our campus. Staff Senate is permitted two representatives on this committee.

  1. Heidi Campbell, campbellha@appstate.edu
  2. Michelle Novacek, novacekm@appstate.edu

Parking and Traffic

This committee is responsible for reviewing and developing policies regarding traffic and parking.  Staff Senate is permitted three members on this committee.

  1. Becky Gosky, goskyra@appstate.edu
  2. Sheri Clawson, clawsonsl@appstate.edu
  3. Jim Dees, deesjh@appstate.edu

Tuition Committee

This committee is responsible for evaluation and making recommendations to the Chancellor concerning requests to change the campus-initiated portion of student tuition. Staff Senate is limited to one member on this committee.

  1. Mallory Sadler, sadlerml@appstate.edu (Current Chair)

University Planning and Priorities Council (UPPC)

Appalachian's 32-member University Planning and Priorities Council (UPPC) is leading the process for planning the strategic direction of Appalachian for the next five years. Staff Senate is permitted one representative on this council.

  1. Mallory Sadler, sadlerml@appstate.edu (Current Chair)