News from Staff Council
News from Staff Council

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Your Voice for a Better UI

December 2020

Councilor Spotlight: Rubia Ruiz, UI Health Care

Marla Rosenblum, Administrative Services Coordinator for Staff Council sat down with Function rep for UI Health Care, Rubia Ruiz for a brief interview.  In this conversation Rubia reflects on her first 6 months on Staff Council, and shares her perspective about staff engagement, advocacy and working in Health Care during a pandemic.  Watch here or Read more...

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Staff Awards - Focus on Amazing Staff Members

Every year the University of Iowa Staff Council has the pleasure to honor fellow staff from all across the UI campus who have gone above and beyond to make the University of Iowa the great institution it is today. The University of Iowa Staff Council presents awards each year to honor these deserving staff members. Read more about the awards and this year’s winners and nominees.  


We Want to Hear from You!

Do you have feedback that you want to share with Staff Council? Staff Council is interested in your feedback so we can advocate effectively for staff.  And now, we have made sending us feedback even easier.  In addition to providing feedback directly to your Staff Council representative, or to the Staff Council Mailbox, you may now also share feedback via this form. What is going well?  What staff related concerns would you like to share? We are looking forward to hearing from you!

UI Staff representation on Presidential Search Committee

Four members of UI staff representing P&S, SEIU and AFSCME and diversity equity and inclusion are part of the University of Iowa Presidential Search Committee that first met on December 4th. The committee is charged with identifying finalists for consideration by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa,  to become the next president of the UI. The four staff  representatives include:

Richard Frauenholz, president, AFSCME Local 12
Cathy Glasson, president, SEIU Local 199
Heather Mineart, president, Staff Council
Liz Tovar, interim associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

How can you participate?  Join a Listening Session taking place now through December 21. Click here for more information.

Vyas Receives Early Career Achievement Award from NAPSA

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, Staff Councilor and assistant director of Diversity Resources in the University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was awarded the 2020 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region IV-East Outstanding New Professional Award. This award is given for exemplary performance, active involvement in NASPA, and significant promise for future leadership roles in the student affairs profession. Vyas also received the NASPA NOW Professional Award for inclusion in 2019, which is the association level early career achievement award.  Read more...