Staff Affairs Committee

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Adrienne Mayo-Brown (
Coordinator: Melanie Anderson (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Staff Affairs Committee formulates and reviews campus policies affecting staff members, including policies regarding periodic review of campus departments and administrators that employ staff members. The Staff Affairs Committee administers the nomination and election process for staff representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS). Every year, the committee also facilitates the nomination process for the Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards at the University. In addition, the committee is responsible for helping with the recruitment of staff representatives for campus and Senate committees, including system-wide activities involving staff. The committee actively promotes opportunities for staff involvement in shared governance at every administrative level.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; eight staff members, with two members from each of the elected staff categories; two category II contingent employees, with one exempt and one non-exempt to the extent of availability; one faculty member; one student; and one representative each of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Director of Human Resources, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The three elected University representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS), shall serve as voting ex-officio members; the alternate University representatives to CUSS shall be non-voting ex-officio members.

For more information about the annual Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards, please see the BOR Staff Awards page.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall 2023 Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm Zoom Agenda
Monday, December 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am Zoom **Agenda**

*Non-committee members may contact the Committee Coordinator for the Zoom link to attend the meeting.

**Meeting Cancelled**

Spring 2024 Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Monday, February 5, 2024 11:00am-12:30pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:30am-12:00pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:00am-11:30am Zoom Agenda
Thursday, May 9, 2024 11:00am-12:30pm  Zoom Agenda
Committee Work

No bills currently under review by this committee.

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Aderholt, VandaliahEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)VPAvthomps2@umd.edu2024
Alfonzo, LuisExempt Staff (Division)VPAlalfonzo@umd.edu2024
Ashour-Bailey, SuzanneEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)ENGRsash1@umd.edu2024
Cabellon, EarlEx-Officio - VP Student Affairs RepVPSAecabell@umd.edu2024
Carpenter, MeredithEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAmcarpent@umd.edu2024
Decker, AllisonExempt Staff (Academic)ARHUadecker3@umd.edu2025
Eury, ClintEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAceury@umd.edu2024
Fisanich, CathyNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNScclark4@umd.edu2025
Gebregziabher, MeganEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPmgebre@umd.edu2024
Glaros, DannielleEx-Officio - VP & Chief Administrative Officer RepVPAdglaros@umd.edu2024
Mayo-Brown, AdrienneChairEDUCamayo@umd.edu2024
Mentzer, RonaldExempt Staff (Academic)ENGRrmentze1@umd.edu2024
Miller, AmiaStudentBSOSamille58@umd.edu2024
Paffrath, DennisExempt Staff (Division)VPRdpaffrat@umd.edu2024
Patricio, KaliaEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAkrp@umd.edu2024
Ram-Andriessens, NamrataEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)VPAnamratar@umd.edu2024
Rozario, CharlesNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPSAcrozario@umd.edu2024
Saponaro, MaggieFacultyLIBRmsaponar@umd.edu2024
Schrimpe, MaureenEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2024
Wall, StevenNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPAswall1@umd.edu2024
Yaich, AmyNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNSayaich@umd.edu2025