Who we are:

The Wartburg Staff Council represents the voices of staff employees. 

Mission:

The mission of the Staff Council is to support strategic initiatives, values, vision, mission, and goals of Wartburg College while providing a voice for staff on issues or concerns related to them. The Staff Council is committed to promoting open communication, understanding and solutions for staff interests, wellbeing, and needs. 

Goals:

  • Provide a platform for communications  
  • Make recommendations on current policies and procedures 
  • Support professional development 
  • Collaborate effectively with staff, faculty, and students 
  • Engagement with the campus community 
  • Provide representation from each college division 
  • Provide employee wellness opportunities 

Members:

  • Abbie Raum
  • Adrian Norris
  • Amy Wilson
  • Beth Sinnwell
  • Dean Cockerham
  • Jamie Hollaway
  • Joy Skinner
  • Kris Steege
  • Kay Grigsby
  • Ryan Callahan
  • Sheila Kittleson
  • Stephanie Newsom

Staff Council Documents

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2024 Meeting Minutes

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2023 Meeting Minutes

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AS = Administrative Staff
NAS = Nonadministrative Staff

2023

  • AS: Henrique Donati, data analyst, Institutional Research
  • NAS: Renae Johnson, accounting assistant, Business Office

2022

  • AS: Lisa Dominy, cleaning staff supervisor N
  • AS: Colleen Ulrich, cleaning staff

2021

  • AS: Ryan Callahan, head athletic trainer N
  • AS: Meredith Borchardt, student employment and circulation services supervisor, Vogel Library

2020

  • AS: Emily Christensen, assistant director of Marketing & Communication
  • NAS: Paula Hoodjer, admissions assistant for application management and Pat Melver, admissions assistant for prospect management

2019

  • AS: June Rieck, technology manager, Information Technology Services
  • NAS: Ruth Hein, office coordinator, Science Center

2018

  • AS: Ramona Bouzard, dean of the Chapel
  • NAS: Kory Figura, Mail Center coordinator

2017

  • AS: Tracy Rucker, Controller
  • NAS: Kathy Traetow, office coordinator, Study Abroad Programs

2016

  • AS: Eric Berns, biology lab coordinator
  • NAS: Mary Peters, office coordinator, Science Center

2015

  • AS: Jan Hyde, dining service manager and student employment coordinator, Dining Services
  • NAS: Mike Testroet, Maintenance staff

2014

  • AS: John Wuertz, co-director, Physical Plant
  • NAS: Ruth Tibbott, checker, Mensa

2013

  • AS: Vicki Edelnant, director of Pathways Center
  • NAS: Tonya Derner, service supervisor, Mensa