By Ralph Derickson
officers of the UK Staff Senate Development Task Force
are, from left, Ann Livingstone, election officer;
Dave Vantreese, secretary; Jeanie Caldwell, chair;
Suzanne Scheff, treasurer, and Sean Scott, parliamentarian.
7, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
A University of Kentucky Staff Senate Development
Task Force (SSDTF) that will be responsible for conducting
the election of senators to UK's first staff senate
today elected its own officers and established a "timeframe"
for the staff elections.
senators elected from the university's 10,000+staff
contingent will participate in the first UK staff
senate meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. July 11 in the
auditorium of the W.T. Young Library.
Board of Trustees adopted a new governing regulation
at its Jan.22 meeting establishing the university's
first staff senate.
the staff representative to the UK Board of Trustees
who helped bring the fledgling SSDTF together, turned
over the reins of the organization to its first elected
officers and noted, "We've now finished the beginning."
senate will serve as a liaison with the University
Administration making suggestions and recommendations
about myriad staff-related matters.
had a Faculty Senate since the mid-1960s.
Caldwell, a 14-year-employee of UK who is currently
the program coordinator for the UKAdvance program
in Human Resource Development, was elected chair of
the Staff Senate Development Task Force. Caldwell
has served in Human Resource Development since 1997.
Prior to that she worked in the clinical laboratory.
She is a native Lexingtonian who graduated from Henry
Clay High School. At UK, she is the chair of the UK
Women's Forum, a member of the President's Commission
on Women and a member of the Governor's Task Force
on the Economic Status of Women in Kentucky.
Scheff, director of Women in Engineering program in
the College of Engineering, treasurer;
Vantreese, director of the Instructional Technology
Center in the College of Education, secretary;
Livingstone, Office of International Affairs, election
Scott, Employee Benefits, parliamentarian.
the election of the 90 staff senators, the SSDTF set
an election "timeframe" that may be subject to some
changes but generally calls for:
of senators to be accepted April 1-12;
elections of staff senators to be conducted April
29 through May 17, with final election results available
-- An orientation
program for new staff senators on June 17, and
first staff senate meeting, July 11.