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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 2016 award winners, Jana Nixon and Aaron Parker!
  • Employee of the Month
    • Congratulations to Eyoel Mengesha, the December Employee of the Month! Eyoel is a Linux Systems Engineer in Information Technology. A reception to honor Eyoel will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 3 p.m. in the Computer Center Lobby. Congratulations Eyoel!
    • Congratulations to Christina Palmer, the January Employee of the Month! Christina is Secretary II in the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages. A reception to honor Christina will be held in the near future. Congratulations Christina!
    • To nominate a deserving co-worker:­ please fill out a nomination form and return to any Staff Council member, or email it to staff_council@wtamu.edu.­ Once a staff member is nominated, his or her name remains on the Staff Council voting ballot for three months.­ The current Employee of the Year may not be nominated again until the following voting year, which runs June through May. All part-time and full-time WTAMU and SSC employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month.
    • Previous Employee of the Month recipients
  • Employee of the Year--Congratulations to Leo Reid, the 2016 Employee of the Year! Leo is the Director of Veterans Services.


Staff Development and Staff Appreciation

  • Birthday Day Off
  • "I Caught You Caring" -- February 3-12, 2016
  • Staff Development programs

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

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