Staff Council

Staff Council members 2017
CAS Staff Council

We are a cross section of the staff, representing Business Support, Lab Support, Office Support, Technical Support, and Advising/Outreach.

  • We solicit and discuss concerns and ideas from staff and raise them to the dean as needed
  • We promote and create opportunities for professional development, networking, and recognition
  • We act as a sounding board for the dean when deciding college policies and procedures
  • Thomas Danaher (Chair)
    Administrative Assistant, 
    Department of Mathematics
  • Rachel Darlington
    Office Associate, 
    Department of Chemistry
  • Sonya Howsden
    Business Manager, 
    Department of Psychology
  • Laura Lynn Shafer
    Academic Advisor, 
    Academic and Career Advising Center
  • Tim Turnquist
    Academic Advisor, 
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Stacie Zetocha
    Staff Associate, 
    Center on Children, Families, and the Law
  • Alecia Kimbrough
    Assistant Dean


Virtual Training Company (VTC)
Video-based training for software. The username and password are available on under Organizations, VTC.

UNL Training
Classroom-based training for software. View the calendar and sign up on their website.

UNL Content Management System (CMS) Guide
Written and video-based instructions for using UNL's browser-based website system.

Kawasaki Reading Room
Like (or curious about) Japanese culture? This room in the Gaughan Multicultural Center has books, magazine, newspapers, and videos to check out.

What does Staff Council do? 
New Employee handout

Employee Perks

Survey Results

Staff Development Program
Provides funding for developing the professional knowledge and skills of our permanent staff.

Rules of Order
Describes the organization and function of Staff Council.


Create and maintain communications, including the website and newsletter.

Networking & Event Planning
Promote and/or create opportunities for staff to network and build a stronger CAS community.

Professional Development
Promote and/or create events that focus on the professional development of CAS staff.

Staff Recognition
Promote the importance of and advocate for CAS staff recognition.