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Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees

TO:    TCNJ Staff Members
FROM:    Gregory Pogue, DBA, Vice President for Human Resources
DATE:    April 22, 2013
RE:    Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees


At the March 7, 2002 public meeting of the Board of Trustees, a resolution was passed creating Staff Representation on the Board. In accordance with that resolution, there are to be two Staff Representatives elected who serve staggered, two-year terms. The resolution also states that each appointee’s role will be to:

1.  Advise and comment on the staff’s involvement in implementing the mission of the College

2.  Participate in public Board meetings and in the committees to which they are assigned with full rights and responsibilities of discussion

3.  Refrain from calling on the Board for decisions concerning matters that are being deliberated through the college-wide governance structure

4.  Refrain from comment on any matter related to terms and condition of employment


Eligibility requirements, as outlined by the Board of Trustees specify that staff shall:

5.  Be current, permanent non-faculty employees of the College

6.  Have at least ten months’ experience as employees of the College

7.  Serve staggered two-year terms

8.  Be elected without reference to committee assignment

9.  Serve a maximum of two terms

As the terms for these two positions are staggered, one position is currently available. This term will commence on September 1, 2013 and will end on August 31, 2015. The Staff Representative for 2012-2013 is Lynette Harris, Assistant Director of Career Services. In order to spread the responsibility to more than one department, all staff is eligible to run for this position except for staff in the Office of Career Services.

You may nominate yourself or an eligible colleague. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, May 3rd. Please note that nominees must be available between May 6 and May 16th to confirm their desire to become a candidate when contacted. To submit a nomination, please send an email to with the subject line “Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees”. In your email, indicate that you are making a nomination or that you are nominating yourself. Please also provide the following information for both yourself and your nominee:

·   Name
·   Department of nominee
·   Title
·   Campus Phone
·   Email address 

If you are nominating yourself, please also include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) addressing your experience at the College and describing your interest in serving as a staff representative to the Board of Trustees. These statements will accompany the ballots when they are sent via email to those staff with email accessibility and in hard copy to all others by May 20, 2013. Ballots will need to be received by the Office of Human Resources by 4:00 pm on Monday, June 10, 2013. Ballots will be counted on June 17, 2013, and an announcement of the results will follow. Thank you for your time and assistance during this election process.