Staff Council

Staff Council

Staff Council was created in 1993 to provide a representation and a collective voice for the staff at West Texas A&M University.­ From its inception, Staff Council has implemented several programs that are very popular and extremely beneficial to the staff here at WTAMU.­ A few of those programs are:


  • Tuition Assistance Fund Scholarship for full-time budgeted employees (listed by name in the approved operating budget) or a dependent of defined employees; also retirees and their dependents, enrolled in classes at WTAMU.­ (Scroll down the alphabetical list for a full description of this scholarship.)­
  • WTAMU­ Staff Leadership Scholarship for spouses, children and grandchildren of WTAMU staff, who are enrolled in classes at WTAMU.­ (Scroll down the alphabetical list for a full description of this scholarship.)


  • Staff Excellence Awards--Congratulations to the 2018 award winners, Johnny Story and Joe Bill Sherrod!
  • Employee of the Month
    • Please join Staff Council in congratulating Lauren Gaston, the May Employee of the Month! Lauren is the Administrative Coordinator for the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities. A reception will be held to honor Lauren on Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. in the hallway of Old Main 3rd floor, (outside of OM 317, the Board of Regents Room). Congratulations, Lauren!
    • WTAMU appreciates the efforts of the employees to achieve goals and maintain the vision of the University.  Outstanding employees are to be recognized both as a reward for their performance but also to serve as a model for other employees. To nominate a deserving co-worker:­ please submit a nomination form through Submittable at All part-time and full-time WTAMU Staff and SSC employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month. (Please review the the nomination process rules, procedures and eligibility for nomination before submitting a nomination.)
  • Employee of the Year--Congratulations to Sgt. Barbara Ferrara, the 2019 Employee of the Year! Sgt. Ferrara is a Police Sergeant for the University Police Department.

Staff Development and Staff Appreciation

Staff Council is composed of university employees elected by their peers. ­See the list of Staff Council representatives.

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