Unclassified Staff Advisory Council

2010 Elections

It’s that time of year again: time to vote for the four newest members of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council (USAC). We have a fantastic slate of candidates this year, so please be sure to read all of their statements of interest before making your choice. You can vote for only one candidate; the four candidates receiving the most votes will be members of USAC for the next three years. In this capacity, they will advocate for fellow unclassified staff, review relevant university policies and procedures, and represent your interests and issues to the University administration.

The deadline for voting is Friday, June 4th, but I strongly urge you to cast your vote today. To vote, simply log onto WINGS at http://wings.wright.edu and click on the link in the University Message Board channel on the Home tab.


Curt Pederson
Chair, USAC

List of Nominees

Jamie J. Dulle
Brandy Foster, M.A.
John T. Holm
Mary A. Hutcheson
Cassandra Jones
Jamie J. Norris
Jacqueline S. Robinson
Gene Siesky, M.S.
Susan S. Wehmeyer
Tiffany A. Wellinghoff


Nominee Statements of Interest

Jamie Dulle, Associate Director, Community Standards and Student Conduct

I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate for the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I am currently the Associate Director of Community Standards & Student Conduct (CSSC). I have been a professional staff member in this office since 2005. I take great pride in my working relationships with faculty, staff, and students. It would be a privilege to work with other unclassified staff members to make the best place in Ohio to work, an even better place to work, learn and achieve!

Brandy L. Foster, Associate Director, Pre-Award, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

I am very honored by the nomination to represent my colleagues on USAC. I have worked at Wright State since 2007, first as the technical grant writer for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and now as the Associate Director of Pre-Award. Before that, I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s in English from WSU. My record of leadership through service to the Wright State community, including my involvement in Quest for Community conferences and the scholarship campaign, exemplifies my personal leadership philosophy. If elected to serve in this exciting capacity, I will bring my enthusiasm and advocacy experience, as well as my deep appreciation for the complex and innovative institution for which we work.

John T. Holm, Director, Math Learning Center

I have worked at Wright State for 23 years—in two colleges: first in Science and Mathematics and now University College. For the past year, I have participated in USAC meetings as the unclassified representative on the Parking Advisory and Appeals Committee. I value USAC’s efforts to build on strengths and respond to challenges at the university. In the next couple years, the advocacy role of USAC will become even more important, given Ohio’s budget situation and last year’s divergent treatment of employee groups on campus regarding salary raise pools. I would welcome the opportunity to represent our constituency as an elected member of USAC.

Mary A. Hutcheson, Enrollment Advisor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

I am thrilled about the possibility of serving on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I love Wright State University and the idea of being able to “help” WSU to continue to grow and improve is very exciting. I have always been involved in service to others and giving back for most of my life. I have served on committees for church, scouts, parent/teacher groups, and numerous civic groups. I have helped organize bake sales, popcorn sales, group meetings, summer camp activities, special events and anything that needed done. I will apply that same “can do” attitude to my service as a member of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. Though I have been employed at Wright State for only four years. I really love working here and wish I had been here 20 years ago! I want to be part of an organization that is great, yet not being content with status quo and striving for continuous improvement. I thank you for your support.

Cassandra Jones, Assistant Director of Academic Support, Office of Disability Services

It is my honor to accept the nomination for Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I have been an employee for eight years and earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wright State. Upon returning to the area, I began volunteering for local community service agencies and have served on several university committees allowing me to meet and work with fellow unclassified staff members. My involvement on these committees afforded me the opportunity to learn more about the university but also about the concerns shared among fellow unclassified staff members. I believe my knowledge and experience will allow me to be an advocate for the unclassified staff at WSU. If elected, I believe I would be able to make a positive contribution to USAC. Thank you for your consideration.

Jamie Norris, Business Manager, Business Services

I’m honored to accept the nomination to be part of Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I have been with Wright State for 6 years as Business Manager for Business Services. I served on various committees such as Bookstore Advisory Committee, Food Service Advisory Committee and Staff Advisory Committee for Business & Fiscal Affairs. I also assisted in the spear-heading of the WrightBuy implementation across campus. I feel the experience I gained from serving on these committees have allowed me to develop strong working relationships within the Wright State community. Thank you for your consideration.

Jacqueline Robinson, Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Budget Planning & Resource Analysis

It has been a privilege to work for WSU, and now to help in its continuous growth. It is my pleasure to accept the nomination to serve on USAC. I have been employed with WSU for 12 years and I plan to retire from WSU. I am currently a Sr. Budget Analyst in The Office of Budget Planning & Resource Analysis, prior to that, I was a Senior Accountant in the Office of the Controller for 7 years. Both positions have given me the opportunity to work with different offices and outside vendors associated with WSU. I believe my experience in these two department will enable me to be a advocate for the unclassified staff as well as serving the WSU community.

Gene Siesky M.S., Director, Quality and Compliance, School of Professional Psychology Duke E. Ellis Institute

I would like to accept the nomination to the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I have been an employee of Wright State for two years, serving as the Director of Quality and Compliance at the Duke E. Ellis Institute of the School of Professional Psychology. I come to Wright State from Premier Health Partners after 26+ years working in mental health and mental health leadership. I am a graduate of Wright State and watched it's development over the decades. I have much experience working with committees and dealing with performance improvement and problem resolution. I think I can serve the committee, our employees, and the university well as a representative.

Susan Wehmeyer, Head of Information Delivery Services, University Libraries

I am pleased to have the opportunity to run for USAC representative this year. I have worked at Wright State since 1990 and have previously served a three-year term on USAC from 2001 to 2004. During that time I also served as the secretary, webmaster and as a representative to the University Staff Council. I have seen USAC act as the primary voice of unclassified staff on campus and serve as an important conduit for information in both directions. In order to do that, a representative must attend meetings, listen to constituents, and share information. I would consider it a privilege to serve you in this way.

Tiffany Wellinghoff, Systems Developer/Analyst, Institutional Research

I feel honored to have been nominated to serve on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council (USAC). I feel that this group is essential to represent the unclassified staff members and their experiences as WSU employees. I have been employed at WSU for nearly five years and as an employee in the Office of Institutional Research, I work with various departments and colleges across campus. This daily interaction has allowed me to see some of the inner workings of the different units campus-wide. I also recently taught a UVC Freshmen Seminar course this past fall and found this to be a very rewarding experience. It allowed me to interact with WSU’s first year students and experience some of the trials these students face. My goal is to be as engaged as possible across campus in order to have a better understanding of the challenges that exist, and the improvements that can be made, for both the employees and students on this campus. Thank you for your considering me to represent you. I think we are very lucky to have this group and would love to be an advocate for the unclassified university community!


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