Staff Assembly to hold executive elections in May

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    The TCU Staff Assembly discussed their upcoming executive and regular member elections and heard updates from its committee chairs on Tuesday for their April meeting.

    With about half of its current members staying and half finishing their term, Staff Assembly Chair Aisha Torrey-Sawyer said current members who want to continue being a part of staff assembly should nominate themselves for another term.

    Torrey-Sawyer also said current staff assembly members should nominate their co-workers for election.

    Out of 1470 eligible voters there have been 170 responses so far, with about 32 percent of members interested in staying on Staff Assembly, said Janet Martin, elections committee chair.

    The Assembly heard a presentation about the faculty and staff annual giving campaign by Janine Kraus, the assistant vice chancellor for annual giving. Kraus said that 78 percent of faculty and staff members made a gift last year.

    “It’s great because it shows the vote of confidence that our faculty and staff have in TCU,” said Kraus. “It’s about participation not the dollar amount that is given.”

    Library Dean June Koelker gave an update about the ongoing Mary Couts Burnett Library renovations. The new library entrance that will face University Drive is scheduled to be completed June 6, according to Koelker. She said anyone seeking in-depth information about the renovation could visit the library renovation website.

    Chair Torrey-Sawyer said members should volunteer to distribute tickets and hot dogs at the annual Faculty and Staff Baseball Game this weekend.

    Faculty and staff members will help cheer on the Horned Frogs against West Virginia at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Sawyer said there are already more than 800 faculty and staff RSVPs for the game.

    The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on May 6.