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 full-time 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 the main CUSS website.  

The candidacy period for CUSS elections is now underway!

Eligible staff may nominate themselves until the candidacy period closes on March 16.

Voting for CUSS Representatives will take place March 21 - 30.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Baker, DylanMemberSVPAAPdbaker@umd.edu2018
Goff, SarahMemberBSOSsegofft@umd.edu2018
Schrimpe, MaureenMemberVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2018
Wimbish, DanaAlternateVPAFdwimbish@umpd.umd.edu2018