Staff Assembly General Election

Staff Assembly Nominations Due Wednesday!

The Nominations and Elections Committee is starting the process to elect four (4) At-Large Staff Assembly Executive Committee members. The term of each position is three (3) years: June 1, 2020-May 31, 2023. These “At-Large” committee members are involved in discussing and addressing staff issues and opportunities, coordinating staff development and relationship-building efforts, and providing input on essential University decisions. Bring your voice into this important group or nominate an individual that will best represent Butler University Staff.


Staff Assembly was created in February 2001 to enhance the work environment and represent the interests and concerns of staff in the overall governance structure of the University. Staff Assembly is composed of a 12-member Executive Committee and six standing committees. Over 30 staff members are actively involved with Staff Assembly on either the Executive Committee or one of the six standing committees. Staff is the second largest constituent group on campus with over 700 people working in a staff position.

Nominees are voted on by their staff peers to serve a three year term on the Executive Committee.  Members are expected to attend one (1) Staff Assembly Executive Committee meeting once a month as well as the monthly General Meeting (for all staff). Members will also be expected to join a Staff Assembly sub-committee such as: Difference Makers, Socials and Activities, Professional Development/Networking, Nominations and Elections, Communications, or General Assembly.  A person must be employed by Butler a minimum of one year before accepting a nomination to a position on the Executive Committee, and be in good standing with the University.

Click here to submit your nomination(s).

To learn more about how Staff Assembly works for you visit the Staff Assembly blog

 2020 Nomination and Election Timelines:

Nominations for open At-Large positions will be accepted until Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Results will be announced on June 1, 2020 via social media, Staff Assembly Blog, and Butler Today.

Current Executive Committee Members as of January 2020 include:

Scott Peden (Student Affairs – Recreation) – Chair 2022
Andrea Scarlett (Operations – University Events) – Vice-Chair 2022
Tina Vawter (COPHS) – Secretary/Treasurer 2022
Martha Dziwlik (Student Affairs) – At-Large 2020
Beth Falkenbach (LSB) – At-Large 2020
Erin Cochard (COPHS) – At-Large 2020
Chasadee Minton (COE) – At-Large 2021
Amorelle Gunst (Advancement) – At-Large 2021
Cheri Prather (Center for Academic Success and Exploration) – At-Large 2021
Kathy Hankins (Budget and Grant Administration) – At-Large 2022
Tony Rivera (BUPD) – At-Large 2022

For questions, please contact Tina Vawter