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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.)­ Tuition Assistance scholarship requires an application, which may be picked up in Personnel Services or submitted online at:­ Employee Registering as Student/Tuition Assistance 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 Award
  • Staff Development Programs
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Employee of the Month nominations:­ 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.
  • Employee of the Year
  • "I Caught You Caring"

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

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Staff Council Calendar of Events

  • Congratulations to Lynette Lough, the 2015 Employee of the Year! Lynette is the Student Accounts and Billing Coordinator in the Business Office.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 & 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:­ Blood Drive (Bloodmobile at Cornette Library). Every eligible donor who presents to donate will receive a Boots vs. Badges t-shirt. Eligible donors who are WTAMU faculty and staff will also receive $8 on their Buff Gold Card courtesy of:  Institutional Advancement, SSC, Gold Card Office, Vice President of Business and Finance, Student and Medical Services, and Staff Council.
  • Thursday, August 13 at 2 p.m.:  Staff Council meeting in Buff Branding Room (JBK Rm. 12).
  • Tuesday, August 18 at 3 p.m.:  Fall Faculty/Staff Convocation in JBK Legacy Hall.