IANR Staff Council

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IANR employs about 1200 staff members, many of whom are forward deployed throughout the state. While there is a great diversity in staff member roles and responsibilities, all are engaged in advancing the teaching, research, and extension missions of the Institute, and in contributing to the impact that we are having on the state, nation, and world.

Mission

The mission of our staff council will be to enhance the work environment for current and future staff members. The council will do this by:

  • Providing opportunities to staff members which allow them to grow professionally
  • Bringing ideas and concerns that affect the culture and climate of IANR to the attention of IANR leadership
  • Facilitating communication and meaningful connections among IANR staff
1200+
staff members in IANR

History

The following individuals have been working with Associate Vice Chancellor Rich Bischoff since September to explore the advantages of a staff council for the Institute:

Kristin Beede

Kristin Beede

Research Laboratory Manager II, Food Science and Technology
Eric Buck

Eric Buck

Office Associate, Nebraska Extension
Anjeza Erickson

Anjeza Erickson

Research Laboratory Manager II, Industrial Ag Products Center
Kara Heideman

Kara Heideman

Communications Specialist, Agricultural Economics
Jacqueline Herrick

Jacqueline Herrick

Office Associate, West Central Research, Extension and Education Center
Marissa Kemp

Marissa Kemp

Financial Associate, AEM Business Center
Kay McClure-Kelly

Kay McClure-Kelly

Administrative Associate, Agronomy and Horticulture

After talking with representatives from other staff councils on campus and obtaining feedback from staff across IANR, this committee presented a strong proposal to create a staff council in IANR. The deans, associate vice chancellors, department heads/school directors are very supportive. We are committed to helping it be a useful resource for staff members throughout the Institute.

Composition

The council will consist of 9 individuals from across the Institute representing a variety of staff positions. The individuals working with AVC Bischoff have been charged to function as the committee that will receive nominations and make recommendations to IANR administration for the inaugural staff council.

Nominations

Click below to nominate yourself or another individual that you think would be a good candidate for the staff council. The nomination period is now open and will close on Friday, February 21st at 3:00 PM CST.

Submit Nomination

Questions

Questions can be directed to any of the individuals listed above or to AVC Bischoff.