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The Staff Council provides a collective voice for university staff as a channel of communication within the University to foster a spirit of unified community and to advance the mission of the University.

Staff Council Constitution


  • The Pioneer Proud Awards ceremony and reception for the Dallas campus will be Wednesday, May 15th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the 3rd Floor, IHSD 3620. Those receiving an award will be notified prior to the ceremony, but everyone (faculty, staff, and students) are invited to attend in support of those staff who go above and beyond!
  • The Staff Council at TWU unanimously elected a Karen Zapata to serve as Secretary for the remainder of this term. Congratulations to Karen!

What We Do

The goal of Staff Council is to promote a positive and collaborative work environment. Our purposes are:

  • To serve as a representative advisory council
  • To provide a vehicle for communication of staff interests, concerns, and issues
  • To present recommendations to University leadership
  • To promote positive morale among TWU staff

Ways to Stay Connected

There are multiple ways to find out how Staff Council is working for you and TWU. 

  • Members can be contacted anytime you have a question or concern.  
  • Periodic staff emails will be sent by Staff Council to keep you informed of upcoming events, socials and issues.
  • Staff Council Speaks! is our monthly newsletter for the fall and spring semesters.


The Executive Staff approved the Constitution and Bylaws of the Staff Council of Texas Woman's University in mid-1999. A Steering Committee of 14 longtime staff members from components across the University at the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses worked for three years to formulate the Constitution and Bylaws. Steering Committee members were Jim Stiles, Patrick Vasquez, Sharon Saullo, Joe Lyle, Vicki Ratcliff, Amy Hall, Don Viator, Katie Flemming, Helene Bonavita, Mary Ramsey, Laurie Hammett, Lori Nelson, Mary Ann McDuff and Ann Hatch.

Human Resources was asked by Interim President Beverley Byers-Pevitts to coordinate the first Staff Council elections. TWU's first Staff Council held it's first meeting on September 29, 1999. Its first order of business was to elect officers and establish the standing committees.

Meeting Video

Watch the last Staff Council Meeting here!


Upcoming Events

Pioneer Proud Awards Ceremony:

The Pioneer Proud Awards ceremony and reception for the Dallas campus will be Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in IHSD 3620.

Staff Council Meetings:

Staff Council meetings are generally held 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. in the following locations:

  • Denton Campus: 
    SH 308 
  • Houston Campus: IHSH 5305
  • Dallas Center: IHSD 8720

All TWU Staff are welcome to attend these meetings.  
Please note that seating may be limited and the meeting time/place may occasionally change. 

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