Faculty/Staff Council

Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

It's time to nominate OSUIT employees for the Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards! Any OSUIT student or employee may nominate an employee from any department. 

Nomination Form

The objective of the OSUIT Faculty & Staff Council is to ensure that this institution maximizes its human resources, and in the interest of efficiency and harmony, this Association is established for the purpose of providing a forum for dialogue and exchange of rationale between faculty, staff, and those with administrative responsibilities. It is intended such a forum will allow recommendations concerning policies and procedures and effective communication with the administration on ideas that might provide a more positive environment for students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

The Faculty/Staff Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the First National Room in the Student Union.

Council Members

Officers
Mark Gibble - Chair
School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment
mark.gibble@okstate.edu
Levi Wright - Chair-Elect
Student Success Services
levi.wright@okstate.edu
Amber Robison - Secretary
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
amber.sharp@okstate.edu
Brenda Walker - Treasurer
Workforce & Economic Development
brenda.walker@okstate.edu
Faculty Members
Heath Mosco
School Construction Technologies
heath.mosco@okstate.edu
James Allison
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
james.allison@okstate.edu
Pete Brown
School of Engineering & Construction Technologies
pete.brown@okstate.edu
Eric Reeves
School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment
eric.reeves@okstate.edu
Robert Pope
School of Engineering & Construction Technologies
bob.pope@okstate.edu
Floyd Robison
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
f.robison@okstate.edu
Kathryn Bible
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
kathryn.bible@okstate.edu
Amber Robison
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
amber.sharp@okstate.edu
Mark Gibble
School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment
mark.gibble@okstate.edu
Aaron Ware
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
wareab@okstate.edu
Mike Madden
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
mike.madden@okstate.edu
Seat Open
Celia Melson
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
celia.melson@okstate.edu
Staff Members
Eric Covey
Office of Marketing & Communications
eric.covey@okstate.edu
Briana Johnson
Office of Marketing & Communications
briana.n.johnson@okstate.edu
Rendi Glass
Assessment Center & Career Services
rendi@okstate.edu
Karla LaMunyon
Student Services
karla.lamunyon@okstate.edu
Sommer Farrimond
Office of Military & Veteran Services
sommer.b.howard@okstate.edu
Mark Pitcher
Physical Plant Services
mark.pitcher@okstate.edu
Kyle McCulloch
Technology Services
kyle.mcculloch@okstate.edu
Brenda Walker
Workforce & Economic Development
brenda.walker@okstate.edu
Stephanie James
Admissions & Enrollment
stephanie.james@okstate.edu
Gary McGowin
Physical Plant Services
gary.h.mcgowin@okstate.edu
Na-komas Blackford
Workforce & Economic Development
brenda.walker@okstate.edu
Levi Wright
Student Success Services
levi.wright@okstate.edu
Hayley Holmes
Food & Dining Services
hayley.holmes@okstate.edu

Open Positions

  1. Faculty Representative
  2. Rules and Procedures Committee Chair

Standing Committees

Rules and Procedures Committee

Rules and Procedures Committee consists of two or more members from the Faculty/Staff Council. This committee is responsible for rules and procedures relating to faculty and staff participation in Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology government at all levels.

Chair Seat Open Seat Open

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee consists of two or more faculty members from the Faculty/Staff Council and three or more faculty members from the Faculty/Staff Association. This committee recommends policies governing faculty status, is available to consult with and advise the President on matters which require application or interpretation of policies concerning the faculty, and works in conjunction with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to recommend policies concerning professional development of faculty in areas of continuing education, seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.

Mike Madden - Chair
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
mike.madden@okstate.edu
Faculty Seat Open
Staff Seat Open Staff Seat Open
Staff Seat Open  

Faculty Awards and Recognition Sub Committee

The Faculty Awards and Recognition Sub‐Committee consists of three faculty members, one staff member, one student senator, and one former Outstanding Faculty member. This sub‐committee will be responsible for screening all faculty nominees according to established guidelines, requesting and accepting nominations for the award, providing the Faculty/Staff Council Chair with winner name, providing OSUIT Fiscal Services with winner’s name, presenting the award at the Annual Employees Banquet, publish criteria for the award as deemed necessary, and recommend procedure changes to the Council as deemed necessary.

Staff Advisory Committee

The Staff Advisory Committee consists of two or more non‐faculty members from the Faculty/Staff Council and three or more non‐faculty members from the Faculty/Staff Association. This committee recommends policies governing staff status, is available to consult with and advise the President on matters which require application or interpretation of policies concerning the staff, and works with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to recommend policies concerning professional development of the staff in the areas of continuing education, seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.

Sommer Farrimond - Chair
Military & Veteran Services
sommer.b.howard@okstate.edu
Staff Seat Open
Faculty Seat Open Faculty Seat Open
Faculty Seat Open  

Staff Awards and Recognition Sub‐Committee

The Staff Awards and Recognition Sub‐Committee consisting of three staff members, one faculty member, one student senator, and one former Outstanding Staff member. This sub‐committee will be responsible for screening all staff nominees according to established guidelines, requesting and accepting nominations for the award, providing the Faculty/Staff Council Chair with winner name, providing OSUIT Fiscal Services with winner’s name, presenting the award at the Annual Employees Banquet, publish criteria for the award as deemed necessary, and recommend procedure changes to the Faculty/Staff Council as deemed necessary.

Policies and Benefits Committee

The Policies and Benefits Committee consists of one faculty member and one non‐faculty member from the Faculty/Staff Council and three or more members from the Faculty/Staff Association. This committee reviews current fringe benefit and personnel policies (also proposed new policies), making recommendations for proposed changes as they affect faculty and staff including recommending policies and long‐range plans concerning retirement and fringe benefits, such as group insurance, tax‐sheltered annuities, health services, recreation facilities, and tuition fees for faculty, staff and their dependents.

Briana Johnson - Chair
Office of Marketing & Communications
briana.n.johnson@okstate.edu
Faculty Seat Open
Seat Open Seat Open
Seat Open  

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee consists of two or more members from the Faculty/Staff Council and three or more members from the Faculty/Staff Association. This committee works in conjunction with the Public Information Office and will be responsible for keeping the university community of all activities of the Council through whatever channels of communication are necessary.

Eric Covey - Chair
Office of Marketing & Communications
eric.covey@okstate.edu
Seat Open
Seat Open Seat Open
Seat Open  
Faculty/Staff Association Constitution and Bylaws
The Faculty/Staff Association constitution and bylaws review the name and office, members and officers, purpose and functions of the council, members and officers of the council, the election of council members, council meetings, committees and general operating procedures. It was most recently amended on August 28, 2016.