UCO Staff Senate

Staff Senators with President Neuhold-Ravikumar. Some people are wearing masks because of Covid-19.

2021-2022 Staff Senators with President Neuhold-Ravikumar

Upcoming Meetings

  • December 7, 2021, 2-4PM
    • Location: FSI 106
    • Guest Speaker: President Neuhold-Ravikumar
    • Mask wearing and social distancing is highly encouraged
  • January 11, 2022, 2-4PM
    • Location: Virtual via Zoom
    • Guest Speakers
      • Laura Butler, Legislative Liaison
      • Dr. Jennifer Williams Molock, Inclusive Community Officer
    • Mask wearing and social distancing is highly encouraged
  • February 1, 2022, 2-4PM
    • Location: FSI 106
    • Guest Speaker
      • Sonya Watkins, Chief Information Officer
    • Mask wearing and social distancing is highly encouraged
    • Watch via Zoom
  • March 1, 2022, 2-4PM
  • April 5, 2022, 2-4PM
  • May 3, 2022, 2-4PM
  • June 7, 2022, 2-4PM

Introduction

The UCO Staff Senate was created in spring 2014 to represent the staff that work at UCO. The areas that make up the staff senate include: Academic Affairs, Athletics, Finance & Operations, People & Culture, Information Technology, Enrollment & Student Success, Office for Advancement, President’s Office, Legal, and Communications & Public Affairs.

Preamble

Recognizing the value of involving staff as the University progresses toward the accomplishment of its goals and solution of its problems, the staff, faculty and administration established the University of Central Oklahoma Staff Senate. The Staff Senate is the body elected to represent the University of Central Oklahoma staff. The Human Resources department will serve as the Staff Senate sponsor and liaison.

The Staff Senate wants and encourages you to address concerns and issues facing the university and staff. Please email a senator from your division, or Staff Senate President Adri Edwards-Johnson.

What’s New?

For an up-to-date look at what Staff Senate is doing, click on “Bills, Proposals, and Resolutions.”

2022 Senator Elections

Nominations for the next Staff Senate election will commence in March of 2022.

UCO Land Acknowledgement

The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes that we gather on land entrusted to the care and protection of the Caddo and Wichita peoples. These lands are part of the wider state of Oklahoma which is shared by the 39 sovereign Indigenous Nations including the Kiowa, Comanche, Osage, Apache and Fort Sill Apache Nations, and is associated with the forced relocation of Nations through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The university was built in Unassigned Land within seized portions of Indian Territory taken from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations by the federal government in 1866. Beginning in 1889, this land was distributed through several Land Runs intended to confine and erase Indigenous peoples from this territory. We acknowledge the historical events that have and continue to affect Indigenous people of this land. We pledge to honor and respect Indigenous knowledges and worldviews as we sustain a meaningful relationship with the Sovereign Nations.

For more information: UCO Land Acknowledgement