Nominating and Election Process

Nominations for representatives:

The University Staff Senate is composed of 16 representatives and represents Marquette University employees whose primary designation is staff. Members are elected by all staff from either the academic or administrative area* of the university as follows:

  • 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 as of May of the election year and who is not represented by a collective bargaining unit may be elected to the University Staff Senate.
  • Representatives shall be elected to the University Staff Senate for a term of three years. Members may be re-elected without limit.
  • Nominees must have two separate nominations to be placed on the ballot. 
  • Before any name is placed on the ballot, University Staff Senate will verify eligibility of the employee and obtain the person’s consent to have his/her name placed on the ballot. Nominated staff who accept will be asked to submit a biographical statement. 

Spring 2022 elections closed on Friday, June 17, 2022.



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Jane Alexopoulos-Walters

I am the Quality Assurance Coordinator in the School of Dentistry. In my current role, I provide support to faculty, students, and patients within the School of Dentistry. I am running for Staff Senate with the desire to ensure that staff views and interests are considered in support of improving our workplace environment.

I earned my Master of Science degree in Business Management at Cardinal Stritch University. I welcome the opportunity to work alongside other faculty and students in the advancement of the university’s mission.

Robin Cork

I have been a part of the Marquette Community for 38 years and am currently the Access Services Specialist for the Eckstein Law Library.  I currently serve on the Committee on Student Employee of the Year and in the past, I have served on the former Committee on Staff (COS).  For COS I served as a Building Rep., an At-Large Member, and an Area Rep.  While on COS I held many offices including Chairperson and Historian, I now serve on The Staff Senate Nominations Committee.  I feel I would be a good candidate for Staff Senate because I believe in the mission of Marquette, and I feel all employees are important and should have a voice.  I have seen many changes at Marquette during my time and am excited about the future.

Latrice Harris-Collins

I am the Director of Community Relations and Outreach in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I would like to continue serving on staff senate as it allows me to network and collaborate with staff from departments across campus while bringing a unique perspective of enrollment management to the group.
I have worked at Marquette for 18 years and I am a past recipient of the Marquette Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award in 2017. I serve as chair of the Black Faculty and Staff Network and I serve on the President’s Safety Taskforce. I’m also the proud mom of a Marquette graduate from the class of 2021.

Amber Jensen

I am the Business Operations and Grant Management Specialist in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am running for Staff Senate because I would like to promote the welfare of the university, provide input on issues facing my colleagues, and encourage communication across campus to improve the workplace environment.

Over the past 6 years at Marquette, I have held positions in Accounts Payable, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Facilities Services.  In my current role, I provide academic support for the faculty and staff in all the departments housed in Arts and Sciences.  Working in my previous positions and now my current, I have developed appreciation for the dedication, motivation, and humbleness of our Marquette Staff.  I am always looking for ways to improve our current processes and excited to engage more with the campus community.

Bethany Leonardi

I have served Marquette University for eight years as the Lead Dental Assistant in the Department of Clinical Services at the School of Dentistry.  In my role, I supervise the staff in our five pre-doctoral clinics.  I also work with dental students, instructing them in a first-year class and facilitating their licensing exam in their final year.  In addition, I serve on a number of committees within the School of Dentistry that focus on operations, budget, education, and standardization.  What I enjoy most about my position is finding ways to help my team develop and improve workflows so that we can, in turn, support our students and patients in the best way possible.  I am running for Staff Senate because much of my work involves working with many staff members within the Dental School, as well as other areas on campus.  I believe that I can be a representative for them and I would enjoy the opportunity to engage more with other departments on campus to further my ability to be a liaison for our staff members.

Sherri Lex

Over the past 28 years at Marquette, I’ve worked in the School of Dentistry, the Psychology Department, and the Graduate School. During this time, I earned my bachelor's degree and master’s degree in educational policy and leadership at Marquette. I am currently working as the Assistant Director for Student Records in the Graduate School. 

Over the years I have served in many roles on the former Committee on Staff and University Staff Assembly, as well as the current University Staff Senate.  Recently, during these most challenging times at Marquette, I have shared the staff perspective as a representative on the Program Offerings Work Group, the Information Security Governance Committee and served as a facilitator for Rev. James Voiss’ Symposium. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to advocate for the best interests of all Marquette staff


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Christine Fleming

I am the Manager of Community Engagement at the Haggerty Museum of Art. I am running for Staff Senate as an At-large member because I would like to advocate for the work of my colleagues across campus. Staff Senate is a place to discuss ideas and interventions that will improve our campus community.

Over the past three years, I have managed K-12 educational programs as well as facilitated campus and community partnership programs inside the museum. I currently serve on the Hispanic Serving Institution steering committee and have been deeply involved with diversity and inclusion efforts on campus including facilitating Making Marquette Inclusive sessions. I saw firsthand the benefit of building relationships with colleagues across campus in the Marquette Colleagues program, and during Racial Justice dialogue small group discussions. I’m excited about the opportunity get more connected with our campus community. 

Sarah Kazlauskas

I am proud to be a teacher at the Child Care Center. I am running for Staff Senate to become more aware of how departments within the University engage with one another, and how we can all work together to create a more unified campus. I earned my bachelor's degree from the College of Business Administration from Marquette in 1996. I am also an original member of the Women’s Soccer program, which I am very proud of. I look forward to contributing my thoughts and ideas to Staff Senate and involving myself further with the Marquette community.”

Academic or Administrative: Who's Who

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*Academic Area Representatives 

  • Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • Diederich College of Communication
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • Opus College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Law School
  • Libraries
  • College of Nursing

and the Offices of:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Educational Opportunity Program
  • Enrollment Management
  • Haggerty Museaum of Art
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Institutional Research
  • International Education
  • Registrar
  • Research and Innovation
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Education Services
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Student Health Services

*Administrative Area Representatives 

Offices of:

  • Athletics
  • Bursar
  • Comptroller
  • Economic Engagement
  • Finance
  • General Counsel
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Marquette University Police Department
  • Mission and Ministry
  • Planning & Facilities Management
  • Public Affairs
  • University Advancement
  • University Relations