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We exist to support and celebrate staff in their work at ASU

Greetings! Welcome to the ASU Staff Council.

Staff Council is an advisory organization that provides guidance and feedback to the ASU President on issues that affect staff. We tackle a wide range of topics including compensation packages, professional development, job advancement, transit needs, health and safety, employee inclusion, and much more. ASU fulfils its mission best when everyone is engaged in examining what we have already accomplished, where more work needs to be done and most importantly, how we can contribute to solving those challenges.

This is not just the job of a select group of leaders or experts. Each of us needs to contribute in order to make things better. Our members work together within their respective campus councils to identify and resolve challenges their colleagues face on their campuses. We also have several university-wide committees to address challenges and provide solutions throughout ASU. I encourage any interested staff member to explore our list of committees to see where you want to contribute your passion and experience to improving the lives of your colleagues.

I am very proud of the hard work Staff Council has already done this academic year. We moved all of our meetings and most of our events to a virtual format, including but not limited to our quarterly Employee Recognition BBQ’s with President Crow and the CSW/SC Professional Development Conference, in partnership with the Commission on the Status of Women. In response to ASU's commitment to Black students, faculty and staff, we have created a task force focused on inclusion as well as creating a new annual conference, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference: Affecting Change.” We hosted a town hall where Executive Vice President Morgan Olsen and Vice President Kevin Salcido answered questions supplied by employees. We also hosted ASU Human Resources for a presentation on the changes to our medical plans. These initiatives (and much more!) are only possible because of the devotion and creativity of people like you.

Staff Council provides a number of benefits including:

  • Amazing network of dedicated colleagues working to optimize the university’s working conditions for all staff,
  • Several professional development opportunities including but not limited to lunch and learns and annual conferences,
  • Opportunities to leverage our place by performing community service, and
  • Opportunities to acquire new leadership skills and on-the job training in areas you may not get in your current role - all while in service to the university!

Please explore our website and learn more about the work we are doing. Feel free to email us at or my email address below with any questions, concerns, or to get involved. We welcome your feedback and participation as a valuable partner in the mission of higher education and in the success of ASU!


Carolyn Starr
Staff Council President