On July 21, the 30 members—17 new, 13 returning—of CU Denver’s Staff Council met to discuss ways to enhance staff culture, professional development, and satisfaction.
Friday’s meeting was the first gathering of a Council dedicated solely to CU Denver (previously the Council jointly represented CU Denver and CU Anschutz). At the six-hour event, members laid groundwork to revamp the Council’s mission and vision, brainstormed about this year’s activities and priorities, organized committees (on professional development, recruitment and community engagement, and staff appreciation and recognition), and enjoyed lunchtime dialogue with CU Denver leaders.
Staff Council represents CU Denver’s 850 university and classified staff, alongside institutional leadership and shared governance bodies such as Faculty Assembly, University of Colorado Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI), and the Student Government Association. It has capacity for 10 new ex officio (non-voting) members for the 2023–2024 academic year. Please contact co-chairs Ingrid Summers and Tammy Hassan if you’re interested in joining the Council!