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Staff Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes

You can find September 2013 and forward Staff Advisory Council meeting minutes on DU Portfolio.

You can find August 2013 and prior Staff Advisory Council meeting minutes on Scribd.

Meeting Minutes Archive


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December 2013

Guest: Vice Chancellor Craig Woody took questions from the council while attending the council's Holiday luncheon. Shared services, Balanced Scorecard and the Strategic Issues Panel were a few items covered.

November 2014 

Guests: Todd Rinehart, Admissions and Linda Kosten, Planning Budget and Analysis presented on Undergraduate admissions and tuition and fees.

October 2013

Guests: Advancement and Athletics and Recreation.  DU VIP Cards - $99.00 up to 4 tickets for any ticketed event excluding hockey and lacrosse. 

September 2013

Guest speaker Kelsey Cochrane, Associate Director, Annual Giving, University Advancement, announced the kickoff of the 3rd Annual Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign; the goals, participation and challenge. Amy King, Director of Human Resources, discussed Health Reform, Merit and Flex schedules. Department reports are included. Read more on DU Portfolio.

August 2013

Guest speaker Chad King, Sustainability Center, discussed several initiatives including goal to reduce carbon footprint. SAC board and committee chair vacancies were discussed. September will begin a new year with Stefanie Cowan as SAC President. Mascot status update given by Marketing and Communications. Read more

July 2013

Guest speakers Jennifer Superka, Strategic Issues Program; Katie Watt & Janice Kitta, Marketing and Communications, discussed the Strategic Issues Panel on the Future of Higher Education. The 2013 Staff Appreciation Picnic event and years-of-service recognition was discussed. Council members provided departmental updates. Read more

June 2013

Becky Tankersley, Fisher Early Learning Center, presented a detailed review of the admission lottery. View Fisher Early Learning Center Presentation. Staff Appreciation Picnic event was discussed. Council members provided departmental updates. Read more

May 2013

Sue Hinkin of Career Services spoke about the Pioneer Career Network. The Career Service Center services students as well as staff. View Career Services Presentation. SAC committee discussed participation in the Egg Hunt and Take Your Child to Work events. Read more

April 2013

Julie Reeves and Kevin Carroll of Marketing and Communications presented the new branding of the University of Denver. SAC members discussed Fisher Learning Center, its mission and admission lottery. SAC Committee discussed preparations for upcoming events. Read more

March 2013

United Way and Colorado Shares representatives spoke about donating to causes that are important to us. SAC purchased a book binding in the new Academic Commons. Department and SAC Event committee representatives gave status reports. Read more

February 2013

SAC committees gave status reports and council members shared departmental reports. Dan DeLaTorre discussed the bookstore advisory council. Read more


December 2012

SAC committees gave status reports and we talked about follow-up actions to our meeting with administration about the merit situation.  Read more.

Special Meeting: November 16, 2012

Craig Woody, Gregg Kvistad, Julia McGahey, Linda Kosten and Amy King discussed the merit communication and reason for the one-time merit increase.

November 2012

Andrea Howland and Erin Meyer from Penrose Library talked about the Academic Commons project, and the council discussed its response to the merit announcement. Read more

October 2012

Amy King and Margaret Henry discussed employee fringe benefits and Katie Dunker discussed the new wellness initiative. Read more

September 2012

University Advancement spoke to Council Members about the 2nd annual Ascend Giving Campaign. Read more

August 2012

Members of the Presidential Debate Steering Committee gave updates on the Debate planning process. Read more

July 2012

SAC committees gave status reports, we talked about the bylaws and the benevolent fund.  Read more

June 2012

SAC committees gave status reports, we talked about the bylaws and the benevolent fund.  Read more

May 2012

Provost Gregg Kvistad joined us to talk about the Renew DU initiative and share his thoughts on the University's priorities. Read more

April 2012

University Chaplain Gary Brower spoke about the various programs offered by his office and attendees shared departmental updates. Read more

March 2012

The Sustainability Council briefed us on their work, and Amy King from Human Resources shared an update on the retirement plan transition. Read more

February 2012

Marty Neary from the DU bookstore shared an update on the transition to Follett operations and committees and departments shared updates. Read more

January 2012

Ty Mills from Campus Safety gave us personal safety tips and share information about the R.A.D program; Kelly Raeburn asked for support of the Daffodil Days fundraiser, and members shared departmental updates. Read more


December 2011

Guest speakers Amy King from Human Resources and Craig Woody, Vice Chancellor of Business and Financial Affairs, answered questions about a variety of topics, including health care, retirement, and professional development. Read more

November 2011

We confirmed the committee chairpeople, and discussed SAC's priorities for the upcoming year. Read more

October 2011

Dan Wesolowski from Athletics updated us on the new VIP card, Amy King from Human Resources presented the results of the Employee Engagement Survey and committee roles and responsibilities were discussed. Read more

September 2011

University Advancement gave us an update on the Faculty and Staff Campaign, the director of Human Resources updated us on the Engagement Survey, and more. Read more

August 2011

We discussed changes to the SAC bylaws and heard updates from department representatives. Read more

May 2011

Find out about changes within DU's Human Resources department, University-observed holidays and much more. Read more

April 2011

We discussed DU parking issues at this meeting, including the renaming of campus lots, what to do when you forget to bring your parking pass with you and where to park during events. Read more

March 2011

Read Chancellor Coombe's response to numerous staff-issued questions, including employee recognition, snow days and department restructuring. Read more

January 2011

Topics of discussion included childcare, the staff morale survey and the annual coat drive. Read more


November 2010

Learn about DU's Sustainability Council, the Ascend campaign and more. Read more