The mission of the Staff Welfare Committee is to actively listen, communicate and recognize staff needs based on a foundation of the University’s four core themes: faith, reason, service and community. The Committee ensures staff is deeply connected to the range of University issues contributing to the success of Saint Martin's University while supporting and enhancing the growth, welfare, and best interests of staff through productive leadership. The Committee does so by promoting active participation, open dialogue, and collaboration between staff, faculty and University leadership.

Committee Information

SWC Logo

Meeting Information

Staff Welfare Committee meetings are open for all staff to attend and share their voice. Below are the upcoming committee meetings. Please email us for the Zoom Meeting information to join us virtually.

Meeting Information
September 10 @ 3:30 p.m. | Join Meeting
October 8 @ 3:30 p.m. | Join Meeting
November 19 @ 3:30 p.m. | Email us for the Zoom Meeting information
December 17 @ 3:30 p.m. | Email us for the Zoom Meeting information

 

Election Process

Do you have a colleague in mind that would be a great addition to the Staff Welfare Committee? Are you interested in serving your staff colleagues on the Committee? You may nominate yourself or others at the form below. Annual elections take place in the summer.

Committee members must be prepared to meet at least once a month for the monthly meeting and be prepared for additional projects as needed. All full-time staff employees, up to and including director level, who have been employed for at least one year are eligible to serve on the Committee.

Nominate Here

Statement of Solidarity

In light of events happening across the country and on our campus, the Committee has created a Statement of Solidarity. Creating change is a team effort that will require input from many voices. The committee looks forward to collaborating with institution leaders and colleagues to ensure Saint Martin’s continues to make steps forward toward being a more inclusive, anti-racist environment for all employees and students. For feedback, questions or concerns, please contact the committee at smu.staffwelfare@stmartin.edu.

Read Here

Staff Resources

Professional Development Funding

Brother Lawrence Vogel, O.S.B. Staff Professional Development Program

It is the belief of Saint Martin’s University leadership and your Staff Welfare Committee that professional development and continuous learning are necessary to maintain the quality of the University staff and their continued readiness and ability to contribute effectively to the mission and goals of the University.

This is an award of up to $500 per request per fiscal year to supplement department training budgets or to give staff without training dollars the opportunity to grow professionally. Departments hosting in-house development events or events that provide development opportunities for all members of their department at once are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 per fiscal year to support the event. All benefit eligible non-faculty staff who have completed twelve months of employment are eligible to apply for funding.

This award is not intended for staff in departments with adequate training budgets and resources, expenses not associated with activities supporting SMU’s mission, expenses that do not relate directly to the staff’s current job responsibilities, tuition and fees, annual or stand-alone certification or licensing, membership fees, or retroactive reimbursement for events or activities.

Apply Here

Committee Membership

Nate Peters, Chair

Nate Peters, MBA

Committee Chair

Director of Development, Annual Giving
Office of Institutional Advancement
npeters@stmartin.edu | 360-438-4294

Alyssa Nastasi, Vice Chair

Alyssa Nastasi, MBA

Committee Vice Chair

Assistant Director of Career Development
Peace Corps Program Coordinator
Office of Career Development
anastasi@stmartin.edu | 360-923-8791

Lauren Taga, Secretary

Lauren Taga

Committee Secretary

Senior Public Safety Officer
Office of Public Safety
ltaga@stmartin.edu | 360-438-4555

 

Member NameOffice Representation
Rebecca Byrne

Assistant Director of Enrollment Systems
Office of Admissions
rbyrne@stmartin.edu | 360-486-8121

Crystal Cardona, MA

Coordinator of Service and Justice
Office of Campus Ministries
ccardona@stmartin.edu | 360-438-4581

Tim Greer, MA.Th.

Senior Admissions Counselor
Office of Graduate Admissions
tgreer@stmartin.edu | 360-412-6128

Sarah Haugh, MPA

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
Office of Housing and Residence Life
shaugh@stmartin.edu | 360-486-8875

Tam Léger

Executive Assistant to the Dean of Engineering
Hal & Inge Marcus School of Engineering
tleger@stmartin.edu | 360-688-2731

Steve Monroe

Assistant Director, Event Services and Facilities 
Office of Event Services
smonroe@stmartin.edu | 360-486-8120

Ellie Sesin

Accounting and Budget Analyst
University Finance Office
esesin@stmartin.edu | 360-688-2453

Jerad Stottlemyre

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Saints Athletics
jstottlemyre@stmartin.edu | 360-486-8008