Staff Senate

Upcoming Events

All Staff Conference - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Staff are invited to participate in the Pacific University Annual All Staff Conference sponsored by Staff Senate. The conference is Tuesday, June 14, 2016 on the Pacific University Forest Grove campus. This year’s planning committee is thrilled to provide a wide array of fun and informative sessions. We know individuals have tight schedules, so feel free to participate when you can.

Below are links that will take you to the tentative schedule for the day and session descriptions. A .pdf poster is also available if you would like to post it in your area as a reminder.

2016 All Staff Conference Tentative Schedule and Session Descriptions

2016 All Staff Conference Poster

Please this link to register for the conference:  Registration Link for 2016 All Staff Conference

After registration you will receive an automated response from Qualtrics letting you know what you’ve signed up for. Instructions on changing or cancelling your registration will be included in the email. For any sessions that require payments, instructions are detailed in the session descriptions. (The price for wine tasting fees has been confirmed at $35. It is listed on the schedule as approximately $30.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Megan Rice,, 503-352-2181.  Looking forward to a great day!


2016 Staff Senate Election Results

It’s a big day in election news - Pacific’s Staff Senate Election results are in!

Thank you to all who voted and special thanks to all the incredible staff who were willing to serve. We appreciate your desire to be a part of shared governance at Pacific. Congratulations to the following individuals elected to serve a two-year term on the Pacific University Staff Senate.

Kieran Bennett
Maria Deming
Lisa Downing (returning senator)
Katelyn Eisenhooth
Gage Josi
Joanne Leijon (returning senator)
Peter Morgan (returning senator)
Derek Naegeli (returning senator)
Megan Rice (returning senator)

Thank you again to all who were nominated and all who voted. The next Staff Senate meeting will be Wednesday, 5/18/16 at 3:00 p.m. We will meet in Creighton Hall, room 502 and the meeting is open to all staff.

Professional Development Opportunities

CPR Training

Pacific University Staff Senate and Pacific University has teamed up with The Body Shop to bring you the opportunity to learn life-saving skills at a great discount.  We are providing American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED Classes for you over the next several months.

The American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED class is a four-hour course and includes adult, child and infant CPR as well as use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion certificate that is valid for two years.

The great thing about taking these courses through Pacific University is that you get them at a tremendous discount and Pacific University picks up the balance of the normal course tuition.  Learning life-saving skill with friends, save money, and you even get refreshments during the class.  It doesn't get any better than that.

Sign up for your course today at:!boxer-cpr/tw4m4
Password is “Boxer.”
Select your class and click on “register.” Secure on-line payment allows you to pay at the time of registration, securing your seat in class.

2016 Northwest Ellucian Users Group Conference (NWEUG) - Hosted by Pacific University
July 14-15, 2016
Registration Fee: $100 before July 1, $150 after July 1
Pacific Employees receive a $25 discount on the registration fee. Enter "goboxers" in the Promotional Code Box with billing information during checkout.
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We are pleased to be hosting this event and are looking for session ideas and presenters for Colleague (session proposal form). Session tracks include:

  • Alumni Relations & Fundraising
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Business & Finance
  • Enrollment Management & Student Success
  • Financial Aid
  • General Interest
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Strategy & Planning

Interest Groups

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 205

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact for more information..

Crafter’s Lunch Break
Bring a lunch, a personal craft project, craft supplies and your crafty self! Gather with your crafty co-workers once a week to finish those half-finished yarn projects, overdue art cards, much-needed mending and those scrapbooks you’ve been meaning to do for years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished over the lunch hour. To learn more about dates and locations, please contact Deni Cadd or x3096.

Health & Wellness Opportunities

ZUMBA! Open to all staff, faculty and students
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Starting Sept. 29)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Milky Way
Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Evening Yoga
*Bring your own mat. Instructor: Wynne Lobel
Mondays & Wednesdays
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Cascade Hall - Fireside Lobby

Noon Basketball (Drop-in play)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stoller Main Gym

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. (midnight)
Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Boxer Boost - Monthly Snack Breaks for Staff!

Join us for Boxer Boost sponsored by Aramark and Staff Senate. Usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Connect with fellow staff members for a snack and coffee break and meet your Staff Senate members. Locations vary so check schedule.

Date Time Forest Grove Location Hillsboro Location
10/22/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall HPC2 Atrium
11/19/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall HPC2 Atrium
12/17/15 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
1/21/16 3 - 4 p.m. MPR, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
2/18/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
3/17/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502
4/21/16 3 - 4 p.m. Boxer Pause, Washburne Hall Creighton Hall, 502



Skillbuilder Sessions | The Staff Senate Professional Development Committee has been hard at work organizing Skillbuilder Sessions. These sessions are opportunities for all staff to learn more about tools to make your work life easier. Our goal is that you walk away from each Skillbuilder Session with at least one practical, usable skill to add to your toolbox. Please click "Suggestion Box" above if you have ideas for future Skillbuilders.

January 2012 Vault Training

September 2012 Excel Training

Interested in hosting your own Staff Senate Skillbuilder? Complete a Request for Proposal, telling us about the Skill Builder you would like to present. For more details, contact

We look forward to learning from you! 


Send Your Suggestions to the Staff Senate

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance.  The Staff Senate shall foster a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies.  The Staff Senate shall also provide a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

— from the University Handbook

Staff Senate exists to serve you.  We care about the quality of your life relative to campus and the larger global community.  We are committed to openness, collaboration and inclusiveness.  Any issues or concerns you have are welcomed by the Staff Senate.  Email us any time at

Staff Senate Year in Review

Summary of 2013-2014 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2012-2013 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2011-2012 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2010-2011 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2008-2009 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)