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Tuskegee University Staff Senate 


The purpose of the Staff Senate is to serve as the legislative body to develop and recommend policies to the University staff not covered by labor union contracts. During intervals between meetings of the staff as a whole, it shall have jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to staff affairs and policies of the University. The University Staff Senate has a major role in the formulation of legislation falling within the following areas:

  • To assist in the communication of issues and activities affecting staff members.
  • Actively promoting and facilitating staff participation in the University community.
  • Developing and recommending policies governing appointments, status and promoting of staff, working conditions, and fringe benefits.
  • Reviewing periodically the effectiveness of the total staff personnel program.


To become a member, persons must meet the following criteria listed below. 

  • Be a full-time and active staff employee
  • Employed at institution for at least 6 months
  • Attend monthly meetings


Staff Senate meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month at 3:00pm. Meetings are currently held virtually due to governemtal and institutional COVID-19 guidelines. For more infomation on meeting dates and minutes, please click here


Preston Robinson III, Ph.D
Staff Senate Chair
Director, Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Vanessa Lee
Staff Senate Vice-Chair
Executive Secretary to the Dean
College of Engineering
LaTesha Howard
Staff Senate Secretary
Sales Representative
Kellogg Conference Center
Sonsauhray Price
Staff Senate Assistant Secretary
Academic Computing Coordinator
Office of Information Technology
Elizabeth Whetstone
Staff Senate Treasurer
Financial Analyst
College of Agriculture, Environmental and Nutrition Sciences
Nicholas Brown
Staff Senate Assistant Treasurer
Academic Advisor and Equipment Assistant
Department of Athletics 
Earl Smart
Staff Senate Parliamentarian
Security Officer
Office of Public Safety
Frederick Johnson
Staff Senate Assistant Parliamentarian
Maintenance Engineer
College of Veterinary Medicine
Christine Bradshaw
Office Manager
Office of the Provost
Kymberly Holland
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs and Reunion Programs
Office of Development and Advancement
Reginald Howell
Audio Visual Technician
Office of Information Technology
Lennora Muti'ah Pierrot
Manager Special Collections
Ford Motor Company Library

Carmalita Pollard
Office Manager
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science

Savitri Reed
Residence Hall Director/Counselor
Office of Housing and Residential Life
  Cassandra Tarver-Ross
Staff Senate Ex-Officio
Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources Management




The Standing Committees of the Senate are:

a. Executive Committee

The committee shall consist of the President of the University, or in his absence a person named by the President, or, in his absence a person named by the President; the officers of the Senate, and the chairmen of the standing committees of the Senate. The presiding officer shall be the Chairmen of the Senate.

It shall prepare the agenda for the Senate meetings; assign or refer the business of the Senate to appropriate committees for consideration and report; recommend abolition, alternation or creation of abolition, alteration or creation of Senate committees and generally expedite all work of the Senate. It shall prepare an operating budget for the Senate,  which shall be forwarded to the administration.

b. Staff Personnel Committee

This committee shall concern itself primarily with  policy matters and guidelines for administrative implementation pertaining to: appointments, status and promotion of staff,  working conditions, and fringe benefits. Member shall include the Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs.

c. Personnel Development Committee

This committee shall concern itself primarily with policy matters and guidelines relating to workshops, short courses, institutes, and other activities designed to upgrade of performance of members of the staff.

d. Newsletter Committee

This committee shall concern itself primarily with the development  of a newsletter. The newsletter should provide information about personnel currently employed at the University.

Contact the Staff Senate

Dr. Preston Robinson III, Chair
Phone: 334-724-4873