Academic Staff Council


Letter from the Chair

Dear Instructional and Non-Instructional Academic Staff,

As the newly appointed chair of Academic Staff Council, I first want to take a moment to thank all of you for the dedication you demonstrate on a daily basis to UWRF. Our campus would not be the same without you. I also wanted to tell you about a few of the projects that we, as a council, are working on this year:  initiating an academic staff mentoring program, holding informational Lunch and Learns session on topics of interest to academic staff, enacting our second annual appreciation event, revising our section of the handbook as necessary, and exploring other issues connected to academic staff on campus. We will also continue to work with the other governance groups—Faculty Senate and University Staff Senate—on key campus issues.

I look forward to working with all of you in the next year. Please feel free to use our newly established email address ( to touch base with us.


Signature_Kathleen Hunzer

Kathleen Hunzer


  • Congrats to Laura Walsh on the 2017 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Academic Staff. A comprehensive list of award recipients as well as nomination opportunities can be found here

If you have any questions related to your position as an instructional or academic staff member, email Kathleen Hunzer.

If you have questions about your contract or benefits, email Saige Bierman.

Have you  been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or bias? Make sure you fill out a university bias report.


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Academic Staff Council

Kathleen M. Hunzer
Chair, Academic Staff Council