Staff Council

Purpose or Function: The Staff Council is an elected body of non-faculty employees. As a recommending and advisory body, the council reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and/or the President of the university.  The organization functions in accordance with its constitution and bylaws.  The council serves to represent all benefits-eligible employees of the university not currently represented by other representative bodies of the university (e.g., President’s Cabinet and Faculty Senate).

Membership: Membership is defined in the Staff Council constitution. To be eligible to serve on the council, prospective representatives must have completed one (1) year of regular, benefits-eligible employment at TAMU-CC prior to the commencement of their elected term of office. Council representatives are elected to two-year terms. Representatives can serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. Following a year off the council, former members are eligible to serve on the council again. Council membership will be comprised of one (1) representative for every 30 constituents in each of the 4 EEO occupational categories with a cap of 10 representatives in any one (1) category. The South Texas Institute for the Arts Director will have one representative appointed by the Director. Additional non-voting ex-officio members will include: the immediate past president of Staff Council, the current Faculty Senate Speaker, the Staff Council Advisor from Finance and Administration, and the Chief Human Resources Officer (or designee). Additional information on council membership is available at here.

Presiding Officer: Staff Council President (elected annually by membership)

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Finance and Administration

Staff Council Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Alexandra Janney

EEO Category 1 (President)

May 31, 2024

Ben Soto

EEO Category 1

May 31, 2025

DeAnna Crites

EEO Category 1

May 31, 2024

Rick Reyes

EEO Category 1

May 31, 2025

Zelda Chacon

EEO Category 1

May 31, 2024

Alex Zavala

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Vacant

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Vacant

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Christina Loftin

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Christopher Palfreyman

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Cynthia Duff

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Hayford Osei

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Jessica Aleman

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Kit Wilson

EEO Category 3 May 31, 2024

Lauran Guerra

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Vacant

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Nathan Galvan

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2024

Trennon Cavanagh

EEO Category 3

May 31, 2025

Diana Avila

EEO Category 4

May 31, 2025

Erica Hill

EEO Category 4

May 31, 2024

Julian Martinez

EEO Category 4

May 31, 2025

Lorraine Soliz

EEO Category 4

May 31, 2025

Sara Chapa

EEO Category 4

May 31, 2024

Esmeralda Vasquez

EEO Category 5/6/7

May 31, 2025

Maria Pedigo

EEO Category 5/6/7

May 31, 2024

Roxanne Singsaas

EEO Category 5/6/7

May 31, 2024

Alexis De Leon

South Texas Institute for the Arts

May 31, 2024

Vacant

Past Staff Council President (ex-officio)

N/A

Michelle Hollenbaugh

Faculty Senate Speaker (ex-officio)

N/A

Jaclyn Mahlmann

Staff Council Advisor (ex-officio)

N/A

Jacquelyn Flowers

Chief Human Resources Officer (ex-officio)

N/A

Last Updated: 01/29/2024