Staff Senate


Name Position Represents Term# Ends
Sparkman, Sylvia Chair   1 7/16
Hahn, Jacob Vice Chair   1 7/16
Wold, Shana Elected Member Classified Professional P 7/16
Larby, Rita Elected Member Classified Professional 1 7/17
Minster, Wendy Elected Member Off Campus Representative 1 7/18
Fiegi, Sandra Elected Member Secretarial/Clerical 1 7/17
Beall, Sharon Elected Member Secretarial/Clerical P 7/17
Simpson, Corrine Elected Member Service Maintenance P 7/16
Nelson, Suzi Elected Member Service Maintenance 1 7/18
Robbins, Joe Elected Member Skilled Crafts 1 7/16
Board, Andrew Elected Member Skilled Crafts 1 7/18
McCarthy, Wendy Elected Member Tech/Paraprofessional 2 7/16
Lazetich, Milana Elected Member Tech/Paraprofessional 1 7/18
Staff Senate Chair Appointed Rep Association of Shared Governance Leaders 1 ---
St. Aubyn, Mandy Appointed Rep Budget Council 1 7/16
Clark, Dave Appointed Rep Campus Sustainability Advisory Council 1 7/17
van Almelo, Justin Appointed Rep Facilities Services Advisory Committee 2 7/16
Brekke, Ron Appointed Rep IUBC Inter-Units Benefit Committee (union) 3 7/19
Marx, Kerri Appointed Rep MSU Benefits Committee 1 7/16
Pederson, Ramie Appointed Rep MSU Benefits Committee 1 7/18
Rieger, Sarah Appointed Rep MSU Benefits Committee 1 7/18
Hoepfner, Denise Appointed Rep Outreach & Engagement Council 1 7/17
Hahn, Jacob Appointed Rep Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee 1 7/16
Olson, Laurynn Appointed Rep Parking Appeals Board  1  
Sparkman, Sylvia Appointed Rep Parking Appeals Board 1 7/18
vacant Appointed Rep Personnel Board    
McCarty, Wendy Appointed Rep Personnel Board 2 ----
Holmes, Keely Appointed Rep Planning Council 1 6/16
Sparkman, Sylvia Appointed Rep President's Commission on the Status of University Women 1 6/16
MacFarlane, Scott Appointed Rep Recreational Sports and Fitness Advisory Board 1 6/16 
Lazetich, Milana Appointed Rep Space Management Committee 1 7/18 
Lehmann, Peggy Appointed Rep Tobacco Free Task Force 7/16 
Staff Senate Chair Appointed Rep University Council 1 ----
Jorgensen, Neil Appointed Rep University Facilities Planning Board 1 7/17
Wold, Shana Appointed Rep University Marketing Committee 1 ----
Ford, Joan Program Coordinator Staff Senate - ----

P - partial term
* - New Council/Committee


Serve as a vehicle for communication between the classified employees, Personnel and Payroll Services, and the MSU administration. Provide information and advice for the improvement of classified staff personnel management, particularly in the areas of policy and procedures.



Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 9 am.


Staff Senate

Length of Term

Members serve three-year, staggered terms.

Appointed By

Elections are held each spring to replace those members whose terms are about to expire. Nominations are solicited from employees in the category where the vacancy occurs and elections are by popular vote of the employees in that category.


Current--Sylvia Sparkman
Title-- ITC
Appointed By--Elected annually after seating of new members
Length of Term--One year

Advisory To

The Shared Governance of Montana State University.

Reports Due

As requested