The Staff Senate is an organization of staff at Black Hills State University (BHSU) who have been elected to represent all staff on the BHSU campuses. The Staff Senate provides a mechanism to open communication and collaboration with and share information between staff and administration, staff and faculty, and staff and student. This facilitates teamwork, improves morale, and builds a tighter bond between all constituents of BHSU.
The purposes of the BHSU Staff Senate are:
|Staff Senate: Officers||Term Ends|
|President - Nancy Shuck||2022|
|Vice-President - Janette Hettick||2023|
|Secretary - Clarissa Tompson||2023|
|Finance Officer - Kristin Carmichael
|Technical Officer - Derrick Erhart||2024|
|Regents' Civil Service Council Representative - Nancy Shuck
|Finance & Administration|
|President & University Advancement|
The Strategic Planning Committee shall be responsible for developing and updating the Strategic Plan for the Staff Senate. The Committee shall also be responsible for ensuring the Staff Senate Strategic Plan coordinates with and supports the University’s Strategic Plan. Staff Senate will represent staff in any university Strategic Planning Committees or efforts.
The Elections Committee shall be responsible for working with the Vice President, the Secretary, and the Technical Officer to coordinate and manage elections annually.
The Mentoring Committee shall work to establish a system of mentors within the Staff community at BHSU, seeking volunteers and overseeing the processes. The Mentoring Committee shall also coordinate with Human Resources to assist with orientation procedures at BHSU in any way that staff can assist.
Previous year's meeting minutes are located in our Minutes Archive page.
The Staff Senate holds meetings on the third Monday of every month at 10:00 am. All members of the BHSU community are welcome to attend the Staff Senate meetings. Currently, the Staff Senate meetings are held via a Zoom video conference only. You may attend the monthly meeting using the following information:
Zoom Meeting Information:
Join here: https://bhsu.zoom.us/j/93482273114?pwd=ejFQS1NZSEJNRFBoY2hlM3lQeDZqZz09
Guests are asked to join the meeting using your full name (no aliases or nicknames, please). Please use professionalism when commenting or putting questions in the chat. Misuse, can result in you being removed /blocked from the meeting.
The Staff Senate agendas and any supporting documents will be published below before each monthly meeting.
Previous year's agendas are located in our Agenda Archive page.
We held our All Staff Meeting to review the changes to our bylaws and vote for approval on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 am. We recorded the meeting so that those who were unable to attend can view it.
View the Recorded Meeting (Requires BHSU Sign-In)