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Mission Statement

The Mission of Staff Council is to actively support the role of the University and to develop, maintain and encourage positive relationships and communications with our campus community, friends and neighbors. Approved on Thursday, June 13, 1996, Staff Council Meeting No. 49.


The original Staff Council was organized as the Staff Affairs Council in 1969 and held its first meeting in January of 1970. When collective bargaining was instituted, the council was disbanded in 1983. In the early l990's, staff employees felt the need for a body to deal with staff issues outside of collective bargaining and through the efforts of the staff Academic Senators and several other long-time staff members the Staff Council was reborn. The development of CSULB's 'new' council took approximately two years, with the approval of by-laws and procedural items working their way through the proper channels. During the process, faculty were very encouraging. The first meeting of the new group was held April 16, 1992 led by staff Academic Senators Sharon Olson, Gloria Carver, Mikell Morrison, Jeanette Norton and Judy Swan. Kathy Billing, a former staff Academic Senator and the university's thesis reviewer, served as the council's first chair for the 1992-93 academic year. Of the 23 CSU campuses, two others have a Staff Council.

Meetings and Agenda Items

The council meets on the second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. from September to June. The council does not meet July, and August. Meetings end generally by 10 a.m. If there is a particular topic of interest on the agenda, guests are encouraged. Staff, who are not representatives, are not eligible to vote but should sign in so their attendance can be included in the minutes. If you have ideas/suggestions for a future speaker, please direct them to the Executive Committee or the Staff Council chair. The Staff Council works toward keeping staff informed and involved in the university.