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Staff Council provides a voice for USFSM staff

By: Rich Shopes

Posted: June 18, 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 18, 2018) – USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Staff Council is inviting campus staff members to attend its next meeting, Tuesday, June 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Room A217.

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Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton

The Staff Council was formed in February to advocate for staff and address staff needs on campus.

“Staff Council meetings afford opportunities to voice issues, improve communication, increase morale and provide input about campus practices that impact the staff,” Council President Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton said. “Become involved in the Staff Council and make a difference at USFSM.”

Meetings are monthly. Staff can attend or volunteer for any of the council’s committees, including Job Stability & Equity, Culture, Policies & Procedures, Training, and Communications, Transparency & Outreach.

To learn more, stop by a meeting or write to or

“The monthly meetings provide a supportive network for building unity through staff engagement,” Dr. Davis-Cotton said. “The meetings provide a forum for staff to participate in prevalent and meaningful ways. Staff ask questions, receive pertinent information and attain clarity about logistical and operational USFSM processes.”

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