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.


2019-2020 SAC Membership
RoleNameConstituencyJob TitleTerm
ChairWarren, MatthewDiversity and Engagement Title IX CoordinatorChair: 2019-2020
Member: 2019 - 2022
Vice-Chair/Chair ElectGeiger, HopeGraduate SchoolAssistant Dean of the Graduate SchoolVice-Chair: 2019-2020
Chair: 2020-2021
Member 2019-2022
SecretaryBlanchett, LeslieAt-LargeAssociate Director of Alumni RelationsSecretary: 2019-2020
Member: 2018-2020
Former Chair : 2018-2019 McClendon, MichaelCounseling & Psychological ServicesDirector of Counseling and Psychological Services CenterEx-Officio: 2019-2020
Ex-Officio MemberSuter, TracyOffice of the ProvostVice President for Strategic InitiativesEx-Officio: Standing
MemberBernhardt, MarkAt-LargeAssociate Director of Housing for Operations2019 - 2022
MemberBuss, WendyOffice of the ProvostSr. Associate to the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs2018 - 2020
MemberGrooms, KyleAthleticsAssociate Athletic Director for Internal Operations2018 - 2021
MemberDebolt, PattiEnrollment Management/AdmissionsDirector of Admission2018 - 2021
MemberDonald, LaurenCollege of LawAssistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Externships2018 - 2021
MemberFord, KimAt-LargeDepartment Assistant II, Chemical Engineering2019 - 2022
MemberFox, TristanMcFarlin LibraryLibrary Services Assistant2018 - 2020
MemberGarner, GrantOxley College of Health SciencesDirector of Fiscal Affairs and College Operations2018 - 2021
MemberGerald, AmyInstitutional AdvancementDirector of Development for the Collins College of Business2018 - 2021
MemberGoss, VeronicaOxley College of Health SciencesDepartment Assistant II, Communication Disorders2018 - 2021
MemberGreene, SharonCollege of Engineering & Natural SciencesOffice and Project Assistant2018 - 2020
MemberHancock, KelseyStudent ServicesProgram Coordinator2019 - 2022
MemberHenderson, KimberlyAt-LargeAssistant Dean, International Student Services & Director of the English Institute2018 - 2020
MemberHovenga, DanielleTrue Blue NeighborsDirector of True Blue Neighbors, Public Affairs & Economic Development2018 - 2020
MemberHulsey, LorieFinance/HRDirector of Human Resources2018 - 2021
MemberJessup, DianeAt-LargeAssessment & Evaluation Specialist2018 - 2021
MemberJohnson, BrendaPresident Report (non-faculty reports)Administrative Associate to the President2019-2022
MemberLarge, ColinCenter for Global EducationAssistant Director of Global Trends and Diversity2019 - 2022
MemberLivingston, ZacSecurityCaptain, Patrol Division2018 - 2021
MemberMcDermott, ErinAt-LargeAssistant to the Dean - CCB2019 - 2022
MemberMcIntosh, TomAt-LargeHead Coach, Men's Soccer2018 - 2020
MemberMcKee, MarySharp ChapelAssistant to the Chaplain2018 - 2020
MemberMiller, Sue-AnnaPhysical PlantBusiness Manager2019 - 2022
MemberOstapowich, VeronicaKendall College of Arts & SciencesDirector of Advising and Retention2018 - 2021
MemberParker, MandiInformation TechnologySharepoint Application Analyst2019 - 2022
MemberPatterson, AlexGilcrease Museum/HCARAdministrative Assistant2019 - 2020
MemberRigsby, TawnyAt-LargeDirector for Student Academic Success2018 - 2020
MemberSnopko, GailMarketing and Communication Senior Marketing & Communications Graphic Designer2019 - 2022
MemberThompson, LeonelleCollins College of BusinessAssistant Dean & Director of Business Career Center2018 - 2021
MemberVeit, BarbetteAt-LargeAssistant to the Dean, Manager of Administration2018 - 2020
MemberWatts, LoriResearch and Sponsored ProgramsPre-Award Administrator2018 - 2021