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Lakeside Staff Council



   Staff Council (SC) is composed of four standing committees that include both SC members and other Loyola staff. SC encourages all staff to join a committee of interest by contacting the committee chair. SC committees welcome any suggestions or concerns, and truly appreciate participation from staff outside of SC. The committees are:


Staff Development

Chair: Jeremy Lynch

The staff development committee promotes the professional development of lakeside staff. This committee serves as a conduit of information between staff and human resources. The staff development committee highlights issues of concern among staff regarding their professional development and also notifies staff of opportunities available for professional development.

The Staff Development committee is currently working on the initial development of a Staff Mentor Program, Ambassador for a Day, and Center for Staff Professional Development. The committee is seeking active participants to contribute to the planning of each program. In addition, the committee invite staff to participate in one of a series of focus groups to discuss ways to ehance the personal and professional development of Loyola staff. Each focus group will run no more than one-hour.

If you have an interest to become a member of the Staff Development committee or participate in a focus group, please email Jeremy Lynch at

A Staff Mentor Program provides developmental opportunities for both mentors and mentees. Goal is to promote professional and personal development among staff by connecting them with individuals who can advise, coach, and guide them.



Chairs: Lauren Lakomek and Katrina Weizer

The communications committee serves to convey information about staff council and current projects to lakeside staff, as well as to channel staff feedback, suggestions or concerns back to staff council (SC), and/or the appropriate university departments.

The committee works with various modes of communication including; renovating and maintaining SC website, updating an information sheet about SC for human resources, and print and email projects.

Our committe works closely with other Committee Chairs and University Marketing and Communications, to promote projects, functions, fundraisers, ceremonies, and other various activities sponsored by Staff Council.  One overarching goal is to promote improved communication throughout the university community.

If you have an interest to become a member of the Communications committee, please email us at

   Loyola Employee Emergency Fund (LEEF)

Chairs: Marty Gahbauer and Andrew Naylor

Initially established through the Baumhart Fund, the Loyola Employee Emergency Fund is supported by donations from staff and faculty ("Help Us Help Each Other"). Upon request, financial assistance may be provided to an employee through this emergency fund designed to help individual University employees (faculty and staff) recover financially from loss due to natural emergencies, accidents, catastrophes, deaths or illnesses which are no fault of the employee.

If you have an interest to become a member of the LEEF committee, please email Marty Gahbauer at or Andrew Naylor at


Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards

Chairs: Rebecca Grim and Kelly Heath

The Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards Committee, in partnership with Human Resources, strives to recognize the extraordinary contributions of staff and their integral role in supporting and fulfilling Loyola's values. The committee plans and executes the Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards cermony and establishes new individual and team recognition programs that reflect the University's mission in preparing people to lead extraordinary lives. Join us!

If you have an interest to become a member of the Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards committee, please email Rebecca Grim at or Kelly Heath at



Social Events & Community Building

Chairs: Akeya Peterson and Travis Proffitt

The social events and community building committee partners with other departments on campus-wide events such as: the Feast of St. Ignatius Picnic and the Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon, LIVE After 5! and Pizza with the President. Volunteers for the committee or special projects are always welcome!

If you have an interest to become a member of the Social Events & Community Building committee, please email Akeya Peterson or Travis Proffitt at

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