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Unclassified Staff Advisory Council Elections

The Unclassified Staff Advisory Council (USAC) would like to congratulate the following on their elections to USAC:

  • Jerry Hensley
  • Teresa Pack
  • Amanda Watkins
  • Chris Bethel

Jerry, Teresa, Amanda, and Chris will be serving full three-year terms ending 2017.

We'd like to extend our thanks to all of you who participated in the voting. USAC is a meaningful form of service to the university, its staff, and students. We commend this year's winners on their willingness to serve.


USAC Candidates Spring 2014

Amy Barnhart

Ann Greer

Todd Jones

Chris Bethel

Christopher Haring

Teresa E. Pack

Danielle Booth

Jerry Hensley

Debra Radford

Anthony Bourne

BJ Hobler

Jared W. Shank

Autumn Coleman

Adam Horseman

John Curtis Stein

Joshua Foster

Genevieve Jomantas

Amanda Watkins

DeAnne French



Nominee’s Statement’s of Interest for USAC Election 2014
Term begins July 1, 2014

Amy Barnhart, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid

I am honored to be nominated for a position on USAC by my colleagues.  It would be a privilege to work with other unclassified staff members from across campus to make Wright State University an even better workplace!  I work with many units across campus to better serve students during their enrollment at Wright State University.  I feel it is important to create collaborative relationships with departments and individuals across campus because it takes a village to raise a student.  I feel the same way about USAC, it takes a village to create a wonderful workplace.  Again, I am honored to be nominated to be a member of USAC.  Thank you for your confidence in me to represent you.

Chris Bethel, Patron Service Manager, WSU Nutter Center.

I am humbled by the nomination to serve on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council at Wright State University.  As a graduate of WSU and an employee of Wright State University's Nutter Center since 2000, I am currently serving on the Wellness and Recreation Committee as well as the Compensation, Benefits and Equity Committee for USAC.  Along with attending the committee meetings, I have also attended the majority of the USAC meetings and have become very interested in serving the Unclassified Staff community while building new relationships all across campus.  Meeting new staff members, digging in to campus issues and figuring out the best solutions and sharing information amongst colleagues has become a very rewarding experience for me.  I consider it a great opportunity to serve Wright State University as well as all Unclassified Staff on this council for the next three years.  Thank you for your consideration.

Danielle Booth, Assistant Director, Post-Award

I am honored to be nominated to serve for my fellow colleagues on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council (USAC). I have been employed with Wright State University (WSU) since 2005, in the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) office.  I am fortunate that my position in RSP has provided me the wonderful opportunity to work with many position levels within WSU’s units, departments, and colleges.  I am also a graduate of WSU.  I believe that my exposure to the various departments and staff across campus, as well as, outside agencies; provides me with a unique perspective to make a worthy contribution and support of my fellow USAC’s members.  Thank you for your consideration.

Anthony Bourne, Director of Enrollment Mangement, College of Engineering and Computer Science

I am happy to accept my nomination to run for USAC representative and am grateful for the opportunity to work with this group of talented people.  I have worked for the College of Engineering and Computer Science for 7 years and have received both my bachelors and doctoral degrees from Wright State as well.  Wright State is a unique environment and I've enjoyed the opportunities I've had here to be a part of the growth and changes we've seen over the years.  My goal is to continue growing with this institution and I hope to be an integral part of this continued transformation.

Autumn Coleman, Academic & Licensure Advisor, College of Education and Human Services

I would consider it both an honor and a pleasure to serve on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I have been with Wright State University for more than 10 years, working as an Academic and Teacher Licensure Advisor in the College of Education and Human Services. My primary reason for wanting to serve on USAC is because I would like to contribute to and give back to my colleagues needs, wants and concerns. Serving on USAC would afford me the opportunity to learn more about Wright State while becoming more knowledgeable on the concerns of my colleagues while playing a role in and providing a positive impact on future endeavors for my colleagues and the Wright State Community as a whole. While my major interest is community service, I am willing to serve wherever needed. I can offer hard work, enthusiasm, innovation and a strong desire to be successful in return for an opportunity to serve my colleagues on USAC.

Joshua Foster, Community Director, Residence Life and Housing

I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate for the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I am currently the Community Director for the Honors Hall with Residence Life & Housing. I have been a professional staff member in this office since 2008. I have been privileged during my time here to work with a passionate and dedicated staff that truly cares about student success in all its forms. Thank you for your considering me to represent you. I think we are very lucky to have a group like this and would love to be an advocate for the unclassified university community.

DeAnne French, Ph.D., Statistical Consultant

The USAC has a history of strong members who can thoughtfully represent the interests of staff while still appreciating the needs of the university as a whole. I would like to add my voice to the USAC and represent the energy and creativity of the staff.

Ann Greer, Accountant 3, Office of the Controller

I am very pleased to be nominated by a fellow employee to be a candidate for the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I am currently an Accountant 3 in the Office of the Controller. My primary duty is to work with University employees as the Procard Administrator. This position gives me the opportunity to interact with many different departments and employees at Wright State. I understand the importance of serving the University community.  Becoming a member would give me an additional opportunity to serve.  Thank for your consideration.

Christopher Haring, Facilities Planner, Facilities Planning and Development

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate to represent my colleagues on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I have been with Wright State University in Facilities Planning and Development since 2011. In my role I have been fortunate to have developed strong working relationships within the vast community of Wright State University. The university initiatives and committees that I have been involved in have fostered an opportunity to be immersed in the culture and growth that we promote in changing the lives of those we serve. Thank you for the consideration to serve as advocate to USAC.

Jerry Hensley

I am currently in my 23rd year of a multifaceted relationship with Wright State University.  After completing my degree here, I was honored to return as a full time staff member.  In addition to my role as staff, I have been an adjunct instructor and participated on several search / project / steering committees throughout the University.  My service mindedness is not limited to the confines of Wright State and has included presenting at local, state and national conferences and an appointment by Montgomery county to serve on the board of trustees for the Greater Dayton RTA.  As an alumni, instructor, parent of a current student and long term staff member I feel can provide a significant contribution to the USAC.  I thoroughly enjoyed my term on USAC from 2008 – 2010 and look forward to another opportunity to represent my colleagues and friends who are fulfilling the mission of WSU alongside me.

BJ Hobler, Student Services Officer, Registrar, Lake Campus

I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate for USAC. I have been with Wright State-Lake Campus for almost 30 years. I work in in student services and I  am the Certifying Official for the student veterans at the Lake campus. I have served on numerous university committees in the past and currently serve on the Red Flag  committee. I would welcome the opportunity to represent the unclassified staff to help address and find solutions for any concerns that they may have.

Adam Horseman, Athletic Trainer

It is my honor and privilege to accept the nomination to run for the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. As an alumni (BS in Athletic Training, 2004) and current employee (full time since 2006), I have a passion and appreciation for Wright State University that runs deep. I value the opportunities that we have been provided here and hope to serve the university, independent of the responsibilities of my job as an Athletic Trainer. Be it the chance to educate students, serve the community, foster relationships across departments, or continue to grow my own career, Wright State has encouraged this kind of involvement and I am very thankful for all that I have been provided. With that in mind, I desire to continue to connect with my peers, to serve as a liaison between the administration and the Unclassified Staff, and help facilitate growth and change away from the status quo. I have previously served as a committee representative for USAC, and I feel as though my energy and passion for Wright State, along with the wiliness to connect and serve, would make me a great candidate to serve as a full member of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Genevieve Jomantas, Academic Advisor, University College

I am much honored to accept the nomination to serve on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I am finishing my second year as an academic advisor in University College. However, I have a long history with Wright State, completing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. As an academic advisor, I encourage students to pursue leadership opportunities within their field of study. I am excited about the prospect of taking my own advice and becoming more of a leader in the Wright State community through my involvement with USAC. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Todd Jones, Academic Advisor,University College

I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate for the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council. I am currently  an Academic Advisor in University College  I was a professional staff member in the late 80’ s and returned to WSU in 2012 after working at Clark State Community College and the University of Cincinnati. I take great pride in my working relationships with faculty, staff, and students. Also, I feel I would bring a different prospective to the advisory council, having worked at two different institutions over the past 20 years.  It would be a privilege to work with other unclassified staff members to make WSU the best place in Ohio to work, learn and achieve! Thanks for nominating me.  

Teresa E. Pack, Payroll Manager

I am honored to be nominated to serve as a member of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council.  Wright State University is a large part of my life.  I graduated from WSU in 1987 with my Bachelor’s.   I started working at the University in 2005 and hope to retire from WSU.  My son will begin classes in the Fall.  I believe I am fortunate to work for the University.  There are many positive aspects of being part of the WSU workforce, but there is always room for improvement.  My position allows me to meet many of our employees and I would be happy to represent them.   I look forward to the opportunity to serve as a member of USAC. 

Debra Radford, Business Manager, Business Support Services

I am honored to have been nominated to serve on USAC. I have been a part of the Wright State family for many years. I completed my undergraduate degree in 2000 and came back to work full time in 2010 as a Customer Service Assistant in Physical Plant. I am currently a Business Manager for the Vice President of Business and Fiscal Affairs and the Vice Presidnet of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement. As a Business Manager, I have a relationship with many staff members and my philosophy is to try to understand the needs of the people that I support and to help them reach their end goal. My goal as an elected member of USAC will be along the same lines. I would love the opportunity to bring my skills and enthusiasm to USAC. Thank you for your support and consideration.

Jared W. Shank, Transfer Articulation Coordinator

I am honored to have been nominated to represent my fellow staff members by participating in the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council.  I have worked at Wright State since 2010 and earned my bachelor’s degree from COLA and a master’s degree from COSM.  Prior to “officially” working here, I was an Office of Veteran’s Affairs student worker and a teaching assistant in the department of Computer Science.  Thus, I have collaborated with many staff members (both classified and unclassified) in numerous areas on campus.  My goal for USAC is to keep all lines of communication open and to actively pursue a better partnership with CSAC and LSAC.  Thank you for your consideration.

John Curtis Stein, Academic Advisor, College of Nursing and Health

I work as team leader for academic advising for the College of Nursing and Health’s RN-BSN program.  I was hired by Wright State University to come in and help launch our new campaign.  In this role I have worked closely with our Executive Director and was responsible for marketing, helping to create a new RN-BSN budget, billboards, print materials and timelines.  I have built the RN-BSN admissions processes, networked with admissions for implementation of our CRM system, trained new team members and streamlined general processes for the College of Nursing and Health.  On top of my administrative duties, I work closely with our RN-BSN students regarding academic advising.  I have 14 years of experience within higher education, and have held leadership positions throughout my career.  My BA is in Business Administration and I hold a Master degree in Clinical Counseling. 

Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director, Veteran & Military Center

I am very honored by the nomination to represent my colleagues on USAC. I have been employed at Wright State University for the past 8 years. I currently serve as the Assistant Director in the Veteran & Military Center and previously was the Administrative Support Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar/Veterans Affairs. I earned both my Undergraduate degree (B.S. Ed.) and my Graduate degree (M.Ed.) from WSU. I am proud of my working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. If elected to serve, I will bring my enthusiasm, strong work ethic and advocacy experience to this exciting opportunity.



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