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Council Committees

The Staff Council has six working committees:


The Communications Committee serves to publicize the work of the Staff Council, and raise staff awareness regarding Staff Council initiatives and programs.

Community Outreach & Events

The Community Outreach & Events Committee plans and hosts major events, such as the Strikes for Scholarships and Great Staff Appreciation events. Proceeds from the Strikes for Scholarships event go toward the Staff Council Scholarship. This committee also promotes a sense of community among UTSA staff by planning social events and supporting staff participation in university service opportunities, such as the MLK March and the UTSA Day of Service.

Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness Committee identifies opportunities to promote and encourage healthy living among staff.

Questions, Ideas, & Concerns

The Questions, Ideas, & Concerns (QIC) Committee encourages questions, concerns, and feedback from UTSA’s staff regarding any aspect of working at UTSA. Any issues raised are discussed, researched, and considered for possible further action or recommendations to the university’s administration.

Staff Appreciation & Scholarships

The Staff Appreciation & Scholarships Committee coordinates the Staff Appreciation Award Program, which recognizes staff who go above and beyond to serve the university. They also manage the Staff Council Scholarship Program, which offers financial support to UTSA staff pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at the university.

Ad-Hoc Finance Committee

The Ad-Hoc Finance Committee is responsible for managing the Staff Council budget. The committee reviews funding requests from the Executive Officers or other committees and works with Business Affairs to complete approved purchase requests.

Committee Chairs

Communications Brian Packer
Community Outreach & Events Courtney Balderas-Jacob & Shannon Rios
Health and Wellness Kristee Phelps
Questions, Ideas, & Concerns Jerry Smith
Staff Appreciation & Scholarships Amy Fritz & Sarah Sanchez
Ad-Hoc Finance Committee Daniel Arriaga