Staff Advisory Council - The University of Tulsa

Staff Advisory Council

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.


  • 2021 - 2022 SAC Membership
    RoleFirst NameLast NameConstituencyJob TitleTerm
    ChairAmyGeraldUniversity Adv. and Alumni Engmt.Director of Development for the Collins College of Business2022
    Vice ChairRandyStapletonFacilities ManagementAssociate Director of Facilities Management2023
    SecretaryTerriWickliffeAt-Large MemberAdministrative Assistant2024
    Ex-Officio / Past ChairLeslieBlanchetEx-Officio/Past ChairDirector of Alumni Engagementn/a
    MemberMelissaAbdoStudent ServicesProgram Coordinator for True Blue Neighbors2023
    MemberMarkBernhardtAt-Large MemberAssociate Director of Housing for Operations2022
    MemberStephanieBouldenKendall College of Arts and SciencesManager of Special Projects and Technical Needs2023
    MemberTylerBurroughsAt-Large MemberSecurity Analyst I, VP for Information Svcs2024
    MemberMandyBushStrategic Marketing & CommunicationsDigital Communications Manager2022
    MemberMandyChastangDiversity and EngagementDiversity Officer2022
    MemberAschleyChoateStudent HousingCoordinator of Campus Services2023
    MemberAudreyCrumEnrollment Management / AdmissionsAdmission Counselor2024
    MemberAmberCueShared Service CenterAccountant2022
    MemberSteveDentonAt-Large MemberDirector of New Student Programs and Services and Parent Programs2023
    MemberAmandaFergusonMcFarlin LibraryLibrary Services Assistant2023
    MemberKimFordAt-Large MemberDepartment Assistant II2022
    MemberRachelGoldOxleyProgram Director for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship2024
    MemberScottGoveAt-Large MemberAssistant Dean of Student Rights & Responsibilities2024
    MemberScottGrahamCollege of Engineering and Natural SciencesProject Engineer for Petroleum Engineering at North Campus2023
    MemberKimHendersonCenter for Global Education & ISSSenior Director of Student Services for Global Engagement2022
    MemberMeganHensonAt-Large MemberAssociate Director of Admissions2024
    MemberJamesHollangerAt-Large MemberDirector of Stewardship Activities2023
    MemberMaryMcKeeSharp ChapelAssistant to the Sharp Chaplain2023
    MemberBonnieMedlicottGraduate SchoolGraduate School Student Award and Budget Advisor2022
    MemberMandiParkerITSharepoint Application Analyst2022
    MemberJuliePetersCollege of LawAssociate Director of Professional Development2024
    MemberWendyPickeringFinance/HRDatabase Coordinator2024
    MemberMelissaRadfordCareer Development & Professional EngagementAssoc Director Ctr for Career Development & Professional Eng2022
    MemberCristinaSmith WilliamsCollins College Business DeanDirector of Student Experience2024
    MemberClaytonStatonSecurityDirector of Campus Security 2024
    MemberAmandaTurnerAt-Large MemberExecutive Director, Prospect Management, Research, and Advancement Services2023
    MemberLoriWattsResearch and Sponsored ProgramsPre-Award Administrator2024
  • SAC Statement of Support

    The University of Tulsa has a long tradition of being a safe place for robust debate and the free exchange of ideas. In keeping with this custom, and in the spirit of shared governance, the Staff Advisory Council respectfully submits this statement on the recent developments at The University of Tulsa.

    We believe that the strength of our university is based upon the contributions of five important groups: the students, administration, alumni, faculty, and staff. We support the role that each of these groups plays in building and maintaining a healthy university.  Accordingly, we are encouraged to see initiatives from all corners of campus intended to position TU on a more solid financial footing and to enable the university to meet and overcome the challenges inherent in today’s changing higher education landscape. We recognize that the current educational model at TU is unsustainable and that institutions of higher education must adapt to survive.

    As such, the SAC supports the administration’s proactive and earnest response to the challenges facing our university, and we are encouraged by continued opportunities for constructive feedback and engagement from alumni, faculty, staff, and students regarding the implementation of that plan. We support a healthy and good-faith dialogue as changes are being proposed and modifications debated, and we remain dedicated to advancing the mission of The University of Tulsa by working in collaboration with the administration, alumni, faculty, and students to best serve and support our beloved institution.

    The TU family has endured periods of change in the past which have proven to strengthen the bonds between administration, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. It is our hope that once again The University of Tulsa will emerge a stronger, more fiscally responsible institution that encourages and enables students to reach their highest potential.