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Staff Council

The Staff Council operates under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Bowlin, Sr. Vice President of the Office of Institutional Engagement, Planning & Effectiveness (IEPE).

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

February 16, 2022 – Staff Assembly
July 1, 2021
 – Staff Council Official


It is with much excitement that the WesternU Staff Council Formation Committee would like to announce the inaugural Staff Council Members, effective July 1, 2021.

  • Members

    Amanda Anglin
    Angela Russel-Westlake
    Ashely Molina – Staff Council Secretary
    Brittany Bryant
    Carlos Mendez
    Christiana Benoit
    Dennis Parker
    Elliott Bruce
    Hannah Lemmon
    Holli Pearson
    Jessica Bartolome
    Joleen Oakes
    Kathleen Manzanares
    Lorraine Halverson
    Maria Moreno – Staff Council Vice-Chair
    Mayra Nunez-Frando
    Megan Mingura
    Melanie Barbee
    Nic Hayes
    Parth Dudeja
    Robin Barton
    Rudy Barreras
    Sean Rowan – Staff Council Chair
    Shea Heagle
    Tia Bemis
    Tirin Lutfy
    Tony Collins
    Tracy Moore
    Yequila Corder

  • Staff Council Committees

    Campus Sustainability and Aesthetics Committee

    Responsible for establishing and maintaining an environmentally friendly atmosphere on campus

    Engagement and Communications Committee

    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.

    Professional Development Committee

    Collaborates with Human Resources and supervisors professional development opportunities

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    Have a general question for the Staff Council?

    Please submit your question to staff.