LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 11, 2021) – Established in 2002, the University of Kentucky Staff Senate is the official representative body of the staff of the University. Beyond representing the interests of staff in conversations and decision making with university administration, the Staff Senate works to strengthen relationships and empower all university employees and students to participate in the decision-making process.
Staff Senate is behind special events such as the Outstanding Staff Awards, UK Appreciation Day, Conversation with the President, UK Remembers, and more. The Senate consists of 133 Senators across 5 sectors, with 13 standing committees that address issues such as Community Outreach, Employee Engagement, Benefits and Professional Development
On this episode of Behind the Blue, UK Staff Senate Chair Olivia Ellis talks about her involvement with Staff Senate, what compelled her to advocate for others, and programs such as the Lunch and Learn series, mentorship programs, and crisis relief efforts for fellow UK staff.
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