Staff Advisory Council

As called for in TU’s 2017-22 Strategic Plan, the Staff Advisory Council facilitates communication between staff and the administration and helps to implement the university’s strategic priorities. Membership is comprised of representatives from colleges and departments across campus.

The Staff Advisory Council of The University of Tulsa fulfills the following roles:

  • Facilitate communication between staff and the administration
  • Advise the administration on matters of interest to staff
  • Support implementation of the Strategic Plan and other university initiatives
  • Facilitate collaboration between staff and other university constituencies
  • Recommend staff representations to university committees and task forces.

The Staff Advisory Council is comprised of 33 staff members selected to represent the roughly 900 staff employees who serve vital roles throughout our community.


2018-2019 SAC Membership
RoleNameUnit/DivisionJob Title
ChairMcClendon, MichaelStudent ServicesDirector of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Vice-ChairGeiger, HopeGraduate SchoolAssistant Dean of the Graduate School
SecretaryWarren, MatthewDiversity and EngagementTitle IX Coordinator
Ex-Officio MemberSuter, TracyOffice of the ProvostVice President for Strategic Initiatives
MemberCarter, ChristinaAthleticsAssociate Athletics Director for Student Services
MemberMcIntosh, TomAthleticsHead Coach, Men's Soccer
MemberBlount, ShannaCenter for Global EducationAssistant to the Vice Provost for Center for Global Education
MemberGreene, SharonCollege of Engineering & Natural SciencesOffice and Project Assistant
MemberFord, KimCollege of Engineering & Natural SciencesDepartment Assistant II, Chemical Engineering
MemberVeit, BarbetteCollege of LawAssistant to the Dean, Manager of Administration
MemberDonald, LaurenCollege of LawAssistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Externships
MemberSmith Williams, CristinaCollins College of BusinessProgram Coordinator, Energy Business
MemberThompson, LeonelleCollins College of BusinessAssistant Dean & Director of Business Career Center
MemberDebolt, PattiEnrollment ManagementAssistant Dean of Admission
MemberHenderson, KimberlyEnrollment ManagementAssistant Dean, International Student Services & Director of the English Institute
MemberHulsey, LorieFinance/HRDirector of Human Resources
MemberRossi, AlisonGilcrease Museum/HCARDirector of Learning and Community Engagement
MemberBlanchet, LeslieInstitutional AdvancementAssociate Director of Alumni Relations
MemberGerald, AmyInstitutional AdvancementDirector of Development for the Collins College of Business
MemberSparks, SarahInformation TechnologyApplication Administrator, Information Services
MemberWalters, BarbaraKendall College of Arts & SciencesManager of Operational Budget and Special Projects
MemberZiettlow, CraigKendall College of Arts & SciencesTechnical Director/Sound Designer, Theatre
MemberFox, TristanMcFarlin LibraryLibrary Services Assistant
MemberBuss, WendyOffice of the ProvostSr. Associate to the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
MemberWyatt, SarahOffice of the ProvostAssistant Director for Student Retention, Success and CSAS
MemberGarner, GrantOxley College of Health SciencesDirector of Fiscal Affairs and College Operations
MemberGoss, VeronicaOxley College of Health SciencesDepartment Assistant II, Communication Disorders
MemberWood, JohnPhysical PlantAssociate Director of Physical Plant
MemberWatts, LoriResearch & Sponsored ProgramsPre-Award Administrator
MemberLivingston, ZacSecurityCaptain, Patrol Division
MemberMcKee, MarySharp ChapelAssistant to the Chaplain
MemberJessup, DianeAssessment & EvaluationAssessment & Evaluation Specialist
MemberHovenga, DanielleTrue Blue NeighborsDirector of True Blue Neighbors, Public Affairs & Economic Development


The membership term for SAC service is three years and membership terms are staggered so as to ensure that 1/3rd of the total membership is selected in each year.

For 2019-2020, 3 at-large seats are available for general elections.  Nominations and self-nominations for at-large seats are welcome and will open April 8, 2019.

Please note that no employee may serve on SAC without their supervisor’s permission to be excused from work to fulfill SAC meeting and committee attendance requirements.

General elections for at-large seats are scheduled for April 30, 2019.  Nominations and supervisor approval are due by April 26th.

If you would like to nominate yourself or nominate someone else for one of the at-large seats, please email the name, division and contact information to