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The College of Education created a Staff Advisory Council (SAC) that is proudly in its second year of operation. The council is made up of 9 representatives from departments within the College of Education serving a two-year term. An executive team is then elected from these members and will serve a term of three years. The council began its work in July 2019 and has been working hard to ensure that the Mission, Vision, and Values set forth are being utilized to move the Council forward. Currently, the SAC is working on the 2020 Staff Climate Survey to help narrow the focus for the SAC strategic plan and to aide with expressing any concerns of the staff to the College Advisory Council Leadership. We encourage all staff members to complete the anonymous survey.

What We Do



The Staff Advisory Council has made it our mission to foster an inclusive workplace while enhancing the stature of the College of Education by serving as an advocate to the Dean and the Administration for staff prosperity, policies, and goals. The Staff Advisory Council contributes to and provides leadership on issues related to policies and practices that impact staff. Additionally, the SAC will champion opportunities that encourage personal and professional growth, while creating a culture that encourages two-way communications, transparency, accountability, community-building, workforce development, and enhanced institutional investment.

The mission of the College of Education Staff Advisory Council (CoED SAC) is to:

  • Foster an inclusive environment;
  • Provide a voice for CoED staff;
  • Act as liaison between University and College leadership and CoED staff.


The vision of the inaugural Staff Advisory Council is to successfully deliver professional development while building a vibrant networking community within the college. The overall goal is to enhance staff morale and create a more inclusive and equitable working environment within the College of Education.

The vision of the CoED SAC is to:

  • Strengthen staff relations within the College and increase networking opportunities;
  • Support, encourage and cultivate professional growth and development of staff within the College;
  • Engage in collegial discussions and collaborations by serving as a sounding board for staff within the College.


We recognize and value the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students. We strive for excellence in our support of faculty, staff, and students, individually and collectively, in their effort to achieve their professional and personal career goals.


We promote innovation and creativity in the workplace to better serve our faculty, staff, and students by encouraging the sharing of new ideas, providing opportunities for training, and networking within the workplace to learn from experiences of colleagues.


We expect collegial interactions that encompass integrity, good judgment, and respect.


We respect others; conduct ourselves ethically, honestly, and openly; honor our commitments; and fairly resolve ethical issues in our work.


We strive to provide an inclusive work environment that promotes and values diversity in all of its forms, and where faculty, staff, and students feel valued and can perform their best work. An environment that recognizes and values cultural and technical experiences of all college members – staff, faculty, and students.


We communicate across disciplinary, administrative, and cultural boundaries to better understand and integrate the expertise and experiences of our colleagues to conduct business and devise solutions to challenges.


We strive to protect and enhance our natural and built environment for future generations by promoting sustainability principles in our interactions with students, staff, faculty, and visitors to our college.

We encourage all full-time staff in good standing to consider applying to serve on the Staff Advisory Council for a two-year term. Time served as a member of SAC is considered part of an individual’s professional development and service to the College.

Applications are accepted in odd years during the month of March.

When the application period is open, all full-time staff in good standing within the college are eligible to apply. Multiple individuals from the same area may apply; however, only one representative from each area will be selected. Members of the SAC, in consultation with human resources, will select members for SAC based on the applications received and following the criteria established in the SAC guidelines. To download the application, visit

Executive Team

Co-chair - Christi McClellan
[email protected]
(814) 865-2524
274 Chambers Bldg


Secretary - Jen Glasgow
[email protected]
(814) 865-1500
140 Chambers Bldg


Treasurer - Drew Stodart
[email protected]
(814) 865-0471
231 Chambers Bldg




Susan Bass
[email protected]
(814) 863-2690
400 Rackley Building


Elizabeth Grace
[email protected]
(814) 863-3641
125 CEDAR Building


Jen McLaughlin
[email protected]
(814) 863-2596
301 Keller Building


Mary Pearce
[email protected]
(814) 865-0436
102 Chambers Bldg


Wanda Wasilko
[email protected]
(814) 863-2216
247 Chambers Bldg


Katie Wheeler
[email protected]
(814) 865-3274
405 Keller Building


Kate Woodman
[email protected]
(814) 865-0488
228 Chambers Building



Ex-officio Members

Megan Houser - HR
[email protected]
(814) 863-1492
279 Chambers Building