Marquette University Staff Assembly Bylaws

Statement of Purpose

The University Staff Assembly (the “Staff Assembly”) shall represent Marquette University staff so that their views and interests may be considered, alongside those of faculty and students, in the conduct of institutional affairs that affect life in the workplace and in the advancement of the University’s mission.  The Staff Assembly will provide nominations for staff appointments to administrative committees, and other task forces and initiatives, as requested and as appropriate. 


Any full-time or regular part-time employee whose primary designation is staff rather than faculty or student, who has been employed by Marquette University for at least one year, and who is not represented by a collective bargaining unit, may be elected to the Staff Assembly. Membership on the University Staff Assembly shall consist of:

*All areas under the Office of the Provost


Annual University Staff Assembly elections will take place in April.  The slate of candidates will be designed to maximize the balance between exempt and non-exempt employees.

Terms of Office:

Representatives shall be elected to the Staff Assembly for terms of three years.   Members may be re-elected without limit.  The term of service shall begin at the annual organizational meeting held in August.


Officer positions will be held by a fair balance of exempt and non-exempt staff on an annual basis, e.g. if the Chair is an exempt staff member, the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect will be a non-exempt staff member, and vice versa.   Officers will be elected at the August organizational meeting.  The positions are:

Standing Subcommittees

The Standing Subcommittees of the Staff Assembly shall be:

The Staff Assembly may on occasion create such other subcommittees or ad-hoc committees as it deems necessary.

Change of Bylaws

The Bylaws of the Staff Assembly may be changed as necessary from time to time as determined by a two-thirds vote of the elected members. 



Serving 2014-2015 Academic Year:

Chair—Sherri Lex
Graduate School

Vice Chair—Laura Abing
University Advancement

Secretary—Nicholas La Joie
Instructional Media Center

Treasurer—Sara Pforr
Office of Marketing and Communication


University Staff Assembly

The Staff Assembly represents more than 1,600 employees across campus whose diverse work responsibilities range from Student Development and Advancement to Facilities and IT Services.  Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of Marquette University, and members of his cabinet approved the establishment of the University Staff Assembly on March 3, 2013, creating a more inclusive staff community.