- General description of membership: The Exempt Staff Council will consist of one representative and one alternate elected from predetermined employee groupings based on organization, type of position or other criterion by which a community of interest can be established. Such representational units shall be established such that there will be at least one representative and one alternate per approximately 10% of the overall number of regular exempt staff members at UTC, with exceptions made by the ESC as needed. Representational units will be reviewed prior to each general election and adjusted as necessary by a committee of ESC members appointed by the ESC Chair.
- Eligibility: Any regular full‑time or part-time exempt staff member who has completed one year of continuous service with UTC on January 1 of the year of general election is eligible to vote in elections and to serve as a representative, with the exception of individuals with faculty rank and individuals reporting directly to the Chancellor.
- Alternate: The alternate will attend meetings in the absence of the representative and is welcome to attend meetings with the representative. However, only one vote will be allowed from each representational unit. The area representative will be the voting member, and the alternate will cast a vote in the representative’s absence. The alternate will assume the role of representative should the elected representative resign, transfer to a position outside the representational unit or become ineligible due to change in job status. When the alternate assumes the duties of the vacant representative, the Chair will appoint a new alternate for the remainder of the term; the new alternate would ordinarily be the individual on the original area ballot with the next highest number of votes.
- A representative who changes positions during a term may complete his/her term if the new position falls in the same employee representational unit for which he/she was elected. If the new position is outside of the original representational unit, the alternate will assume the vacancy, per Section B 3 of these by-laws.
- Representative-at-Large: A representative who transfers to an eligible exempt position outside his/her representational unit may continue to serve on the ESC as a Representative-at-large for the remainder of his/her term. A Representative-at-large may continue to serve the ESC in an officer capacity and may participate in all ESC activities as a voting member.
- Alternate-at-Large: An alternate who transfers to an eligible exempt position outside his/her representational unit may continue to serve on the ESC as an Alternate-at-Large for the remainder of his/her term. An Alternate-at-large may continue to serve on the ESC and may participate in all ESC activities.
- Exempt staff in the areas of Alumni, Development and Advancement will be represented in the Exempt Staff Council by a non-voting representative and alternate of the division. The alternate will attend meetings in the absence of the representative and is welcome to attend meetings with the representative.
- The Director of Human Resources, the immediate past chair (if not a current representative), and a member of the Executive Team appointed by the Chancellor will serve as ex‑officio non‑voting members of the Exempt Staff Council. The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for administrative support to the Exempt Staff Council, to include administration of elections, production of minutes, maintenance of records and other support functions as necessary for the efficient administration of the Council.
Members and Alternates from May 2018 to June 2020
Chair: Christine Estoye
Vice Chair: Chris Sherbesman
Group 1: Graduate School; Institutional Research; Office of the Provost; Research; Sponsored Programs; Research Integrity; Walker Center for Teaching; Learning; URaCE (Undergraduate Research)
Representative: Todd Doman, Research; Sponsored Programs
Alternate: Dawn Ford, Center for Teaching; Learning
Group 2: Admissions; Advisement; Banner Student Information Systems; Records
Representative: Tonia Martin, Banner Student Systems
Alternate: Ginny Reese, Admissions
Group 3: Challenger STEM Learning Center; Office of the Chancellor; Center for Community Career Ed; Educational Opportunity Center; Gear UP; Radio Station; Southeast Center for Education in the Arts; Student Support Services; Talent Search; Communications and Marketing; Upward Bound; Upward Bound Math/Science
Representative: Sandy Cole, Center for Communication Career Ed
Alternate: Perry Storey, Challenger STEM Learning Center
Group 4: Biology, Geology; Environmental Science; Chemistry; Physics; College of Business; College of Engineering; Computer Science; Sim Center
Representative: Christine Estoye, College of Business
Alternate: Nikki Ownby, College of Business
Group 5: Children's Center; Education about Asia; Health; Human Performance; Integrated Studies; Physical Therapy; School of Education; School of Professional Studies; Honors College; Art; Communication; Fine Arts Center; Psychology; Social, Cultural; Justice Studies; Music; Dean - College of Arts; Sciences
Representative: Jessica Pierce, Health; Human Performance
Alternate: Andy Browne, Criminal Justice
Group 6: Athletics
Representative: Jim Horten
Alternate: Anne Wehunt
Group 7: Accounting Services; Arena; Auxiliary Services; Bursar; Budget; Finance; Campus Law; Equity; Diversity; Facilities Planning; Management; Human Resources; Mocs Card; Public Safety; Procurement; Contract Services; Public Safety; Safety; Risk Management
Representative: Chris Sherbesman, Budget; Finance
Alternate: Vanasia Parks, Accounting Services/Bursar
Group 8: Library IT; Network Services; Information Technology; Telecommunications
Representative: Susan Lazenby, Information Technology
Alternate: Jeffrey Wetherill, Information Technology
Group 9: Counseling Center; Disability Resource Center; Center for Women and Gender Equity; Student Health Services; School of Nursing; University Center; Multicultural Affairs
Representative: Emily Quinn, Disability Resource Center
Alternate: Lindsey Greiner, School of Nursing
Group 10: Enrollment Services; Financial Aid; Scholarships; New Student; Family Programs; Mocs One Center; Center for Global Education; Center for Professional Education; Center for Career and Leadership Development
Representative: Robert Millan, Financial Aid; Scholarships
Alternate: Amy Davis, Mocs One Center
Group 11: Dean of Students; Campus Recreation; Housing; Residence Life
Representative: Ryan Hall, Housing; Residence Life
Alternate: Danny Grzesik, Dean of Students