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Classified Senate Members 2013 

2013-14 Photo with McDavis RESIZED

Front Row: President McDavis.

First row standing along the left side railing: Maryann Lape, Monica Gwilym, Marlene Jenkins, Sharon Romina, Tracy Inman, and Christi Lee.

Second row standing along right side railing: Bonnie Behm-Geddes, Jeff Fulk, Serena McCollum, Patricia Palmer, Theresa Thompson, Chris Bailey-Brown, and Cheri Sheets

Missing from photo:       Janet Merwin                   

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Letter from the Chair: 

Ohio University Classified Senate celebrated our 25th Anniversary this past year by having a luncheon on June 3. This event was well-attended and enjoyed by those who came. We are planning on hosting events throughout the year to promote collaboration with other classified staff members. Watch for details on upcoming events soon. Classified Senate was created “to provide a formal mechanism for ongoing discussion, information exchange, and consultation on matters concerning classified employees at Ohio University.” As classified employees, I encourage you to contact me or any senate member if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. Classified Senate meets every third Thursday of the month at 10am and all classified staff members are welcome to attend our meetings. The list of dates and locations of our meetings are found at http://www.ohio.edu/csen/meetings.cfm.  

Classified Senate also endows five $1000 scholarships to be given out each year. Since 1996 over 60 scholarships have been awarded. These scholarships are funded by selling merchandise online at http://www.ohio.edu/csen/fundraiser.cfm and also other large functions at the University. Be sure to look for us at graduation, homecoming, and Moms Weekend! We are continuing our efforts to increase scholarship funding by attending additional events during the year.  

Classified Senate also recognizes outstanding employees with our Employee of the Month program. Nominations can be submitted by any faculty, staff or student at Ohio University. We are proud to recognize those employees that go “above and beyond” in their positions and who are hardworking and talented individuals. The nomination form can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/csen/eom.cfm along with a complete listing of those who have received this recognition in the past. I look forward to representing all of you this year! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. And again, please feel free to come to any of our meetings to find out more about Classified Senate.  

Maryann Lape
Chair, Classified Senate 14-15