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Staff Council


Mission: The Western University of Health Sciences Staff Council’s (WSC) mission is to serve and advocate for the interest and needs of the staff members of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) to promote a campus-wide culture of employee satisfaction, respect, and shared governance.

Vision: The WesternU Staff Council strives to create a space to celebrate and acknowledge the exceptional work and diversity of all staff across the WesternU community.


  • Promote staff development to ensure the professional and academic growth of individuals
  • Collaborate with various university committees to create a safe and productive environment that will support the WesternU family in achieving goals that pertain to staff, students, faculty, and administration
  • Communicate staff needs and concerns to leadership
  • Advocate for staff representation on University and Executive Committees, including all search committees
  • Sponsor programs, events, and various services that will serve to promote a culture of humanism, respect, recognition, cooperation, and understanding across the WesternU community

View the Staff Council Bylaws

Important Dates

None at this time.


You can now submit any questions, comments or concerns via my.westernU via Staff Council Index Card!

  • Members
    Alejandra Cervantes-Ramirez California Secretary
    Amanda Anglin California
    Barbara Baker California Vice Chair
    Brenda Flores California
    Carlos Mendez California
    Chancellor Jensen Oregon
    Christine Ross California
    Crystal Rivera California
    Elliott Bruce California Chair
    Eric Martinez California
    Eva Badouin California
    Guadalupe “Mirtha” Soltero California
    Heather Williams California
    Holli Pearson Oregon
    Ivan Noe California
    Jessica Tsang California
    Jonathan Peterson California
    Julie Sarratt California
    Leslie Hayes California
    Lorraine Halverson California
    Maria Gonzalez California Immediate Past Chair
    Maribel Frias California
    Mark McIntire Oregon
    Mayra Hoskins California
    Mayra Nunez-Frando California
    Michelle Cowling California
    Patricia Palacio California
    Rudy Barreras California Treasurer
    Ruth Harris California
    Stacy Rye California
    Stephanie Butler California
    Suzanne Adolphson California
    Tirin Lufty California
    Tony Collins California
    Yequila Pearson California Communications Officer
    Zaman Khan California


  • Staff Council Committees


    Responsible for maintaining bylaws and ensuring the council remain in alignment with its bylaws

    Campus Aesthetics and Sustainability Team (CAST)

    Responsible for establishing and maintaining an environmentally friendly atmosphere on campus

    Engagement and Communications Committee (ECC)

    Gathers information from the Staff Council committees to be communicated to the University on behalf of the Staff Council

    Staff Advocacy Committee

    If requested by a staff member, acts as a mediator or liaison between staff and Human Resources personnel to facilitate resolution. Gathers and reviews anonymous suggestions on areas of improvement.

    Staff Recognition

    Responsible for the acknowledgement and rewards of staff at WesternU

    Professional Development Committee (PDC)

    Collaborates with Human Resources and supervisors professional development opportunities

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