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Staff Assembly

Comprised of Linfield staff members from each school and department across the University, the Staff Assembly also promotes communication, community, and builds unity among staff, administration, and faculty. The Staff Assembly was established:

to create a sense of community across departments and schools;
to give input regarding institutional matters; and
to provide employee recognition and to promote professional growth.

Find out more in the Employee Handbook.


2022-23 Meeting Dates

Staff Assembly meets from 11am-12pm on the third Friday of each month in McMinnville Riley 201 and Portland Building 2 Conference Room.

The Staff Council plans the agenda for monthly meetings of the full Staff Assembly. Archives of Staff Assembly minutes and agendas are available on SharePoint.

August 19, 2022
September 23, 2022 (*fourth Friday due to Homecoming)
October 21, 2022
November 18, 2022
December 16, 2022
January 20, 2023
February 17, 2023
March 17, 2023
April 21, 2023
May 19, 2023
June 16, 2023


2022-23 Staff Council

Elected by the Staff Assembly, the Staff Council is the organizing and leadership body of the Assembly. The Council plans monthly meetings, coordinates recognition events, and appoints representatives to University groups as provided in the Employee Handbook.

Issues, comments, or questions for the Staff Council can be sent to or mailbox A527. You are also welcome to contact any of the following members directly:

Chair: Erik Stenehjem, Environmental Health and Safety (6-30-23)
Vice-Chair: Veronica Siller, Chemistry (6-30-24)
Secretary: Emily Kyzer, Lacroute Initiative for the Liberal Arts (6/30/24)
Treasurer: unfilled
Communications: unfilled

Members at Large:
Mike Blackmore, Athletics (6/30/23)
Tiffany Burgess, Student Accounts/International Programs (6/30/24)
Doug Cummins, University Public Safety (6/30/23)
Darrell Driver, Facilities (6/30/24)
Deanna Fairchild, Admission (6/30/23)
John Holland, Facilities (6/30/23)
Keri Knight, Director of Student Activities (6/30/24)
Bahram Refaei, Educational Media Services (6/30/23)
Nina Tall, Portland Campus Representative, Director of Portland Campus Operations (6/30/24)

Committee Representation

University Cabinet — Erik Stenehjem, Veronica Siller (alternate)
Benefits Committee — Bahram Refaei, Deanna Fairchild, Veronica Siller
University Budget Committee (UBC) — Mike Blackmore, Tiffany Burgess
Budget Working Group (BWG) — Mike Blackmore
Safety Committee — John Holland, Veronica Siller
Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) — Doug Cummins, Bahram Refaei, Nina Tall
Fun Committee — Tiffany Burgess, Emily Kyzer, Veronica Siller, Amy Scholer

Staff Council Meetings

Staff Council meets from 11am-12pm on Wednesdays, a week and a half prior to Assembly meetings.

August 10, 2022
September 14, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 7, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023
July 12, 2023