Staff Conference

Staff Council Members & Assembly Representatives

Staff Assembly serves as an advisory group that provides staff with a forum for communication and community and provides a voice in matters of importance and concern to staff. The group offers opportunities for staff to support one another, participate as a group in community outreach and engagement, and make recommendations to the university's president and the administration in support of staff needs and the university's mission.

There is staff representation from all areas of the university, including:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Enrollment Management and Marketing
  • Athletics
  • Finance and Business Affairs
  • Human Resources, Employee Diversity and Wellness
  • University Advancement
  • Office of the President
  • Student Affairs

Staff Council (Officers):

Leah Simmonds '23           

University Advancement




Katie Price '07

Enrollment Mgmt. & Mktg.                 

Co-Vice Chair


Taylor Degen

Finance & Business Affairs                     

Co-Vice Chair  



Halle Thompson



803/323-2129 ext. 6225


Amanda Hackney '08

Finance & Business Affairs                 



Craig Gero

Enrollment Mgmt. & Mktg.                



Dawn Sayer

Student Affairs




Staff Assembly Representatives:

Charles Archuleta - Athletics

Georgette Bell - Finance & Business Affairs

Maura Conway - Academic Affairs

Tanya Pettus - Human Resources & Employee Diversity and Wellness

Brittany Pigford '99 - Academic Affairs 

Julie Schrader - Student Affairs

Kelly Scott '90 - Academic Affairs 

Michael Szeman '18 & '21 - Academic Affairs