Council of University System Staff (CUSS)

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The University System of Maryland (USM) Council of University System Staff (CUSS) provides non-faculty employees of USM institutions, who are not part of a collective bargaining unit represented by a union, with a voice in the governance of the system. Through the council, all staff have the opportunity to influence decisions affecting the System Staff's interests. Each of the institutions within the USM is apportioned representatives based on their size. The University of Maryland, College Park has three primary representatives and three alternates. CUSS representatives also serve as ex-officio members of the Senate Staff Affairs Committee. More information about CUSS can be found on this flyer and the main CUSS website.

2020 Election Results (winners will take their seats in August 2020)

2020-2022 Primary Representatives

  • Elizabeth Hinson
  • Kalia Patricio
  • Maureen Schrimpe

2020-2022 Alternate Representatives

  • Meredith Carpenter
  • Dolores Jackson
  • Jerry Lewis

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Carpenter, MeredithAlternateVPSAmcarpent@umd.edu2022
Hinson, ElizabethPrimaryPLCYehinson@umd.edu2022
Jackson, DoloresAlternateCMNSdej@umd.edu2022
Lewis, JerryAlternateUGSTjleelew@umd.edu2022
Patricio, KaliaPrimaryVPSAkrp@umd.edu2022
Schrimpe, MaureenPrimaryVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2022