WACSS expands to be inclusive

On September 15, 2023, the committee will have a new name: Workforce Action Committee for Spartan Staff (WACSS).

Historically, organization established in 1976 by the Board of Trustees to advise about issues that primarily affect women support staff. WACSS was originally established along with two other women's advisory committees - one for students (WACSLE) and one for faculty/academic staff (WACP) -  and has undergone many name changes over the years:

  • Women’s Advisory Committee for Finance, Personnel and Operations – WACFPO (2004 – 2008)​
  • Women’s Advisory Committee for Finance and Operations – WACFO (2008 – 2014)​
  • Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff – WACSS (2014 –2022)​
  • Workforce Action Committee for Spartan Staff – WACSS (2023 – Present)

Being the only committee for support staff, the committee recently recognized the necessity to evolve and expand to improve campus alignment, promote inclusion and expand impact. Now named, Workforce Action Committee for Spartan Staff, or WACSS, now supporting support staff, academic staff and executive management, is a dynamic committee that adapts with the change of time, serving the staff constituency with programs, events, and advising. Reporting to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration, or EVPA, this committee envisions to be a recognized leader in building community connections; promoting equity, education, and advocacy; and elevating advancement and leadership.

Amplifying university staff voices to advance a culture of inclusion and equity and supporting university staff success is our mission and we will continue to serve as a resource to make an impact across the campus community. Learn more about the Workforce Action Committee for Spartan Staff, and if you’re interested in professional development, continuous improvement, and making a positive difference, apply to join the committee today. We welcome ongoing input and look forward to connecting with you. 

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Welcome and thank you to our members!
We are pleased to welcome our newest members to the WACSS committee:

  • Amber Wise
  • Meghan Loughlin-Krusky
  • Lindsay Lake-Hefner

Congrats to our 2023-24 Executive Committee: 

Arianna Perrien (Chair), Ashley Wilson (Vice Chair), Taylor Unrath (Secretary), Rati Walther (Treasurer), Tina Alonzo (Immediate-Past Chair)

The 2022-23 annual report has been finalized and posted! We welcome you to read the 2022/2023 Annual Report, which details the work of our committee in the last year.