Staff Leadership & Development Council

Purpose of Council:

The Staff Leadership and Development Council coordinates and expands access to professional development opportunities for staff at KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses, aligning such opportunities with KU’s mission.

The Council was initiated in spring 2010.

The Council is charged to:

  1. Survey staff to determine what professional development needs they have, identify resources currently available to meet those needs, and recommend a mechanism that will act as a clearinghouse for all professional development opportunities at KU in order facilitate staff access
  2. Respond to values and competency-based development models that may be proposed in the future
  3. Host an annual professional development summit for staff beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year.

Members & Chairs

The Council is comprised of representatives from throughout the University, and is jointly chaired by the Provost’s Office and the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity.

  • Ames-Stratton, KathleenAmes-Stratton, Kathleen Co-chair Learning & Development Manager
    Human Resources & Equal Opportunity
    (785) 864-7413
    kames-oliver@ku.edu
  • Mehmedovic, JennyMehmedovic, Jenny Co-chair Assistant to the Provost
    Office of the Provost
    (785) 864-9600
    jmehmedo@ku.edu
  • Barton, Jo EisBarton, Jo Eis Research Grant Coordinator
    Shared Service Centers
    (785) 864-1269
    jeis@ku.edu
  • Gradington, LeticiaGradington, Leticia Program Director
    Student Money Management Services
    (785) 864-1183
    lgradington@ku.edu
  • Johannes, SuzieJohannes, Suzie Communications Coordinator
    KU Information Technology
    (785) 864-0177
    sjohannes@ku.edu
  • Levenson, Steven JLevenson, Steven J Associate Director
    Facilities Services Administration
    (785) 864-5602
    slevenson@ku.edu
  • Owens, Lesley AnnOwens, Lesley Ann Edwards Campus Graduate Advisor
    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    (913) 897-8510
    laowens@ku.edu
  • Palmer, PeggyPalmer, Peggy Administrative Officer
    Provost Business Services & University Support Staff Senate
    (785) 864-1091
    ppalmer@ku.edu
  • Proctor, TerryProctor, Terry Learning & Development Specialist
    Human Resources & Equal Opportunity
    (785) 864-7412
    tproctor@ku.edu
  • Riley, Sharon MRiley, Sharon M Human Resources Specialist
    Libraries
    (785) 864-8916
    smriley@ku.edu
  • Walters, StacyWalters, Stacy Program Manager
    Continuing Education
    (785) 864-7860
    skwalter@ku.edu

Former Members

  • Appelhanz, ChristieAppelhanz, Christie
    2010 - 2011
  • Bode, ClaudiaBode, Claudia
    2010 - 2011
  • Chaffin, LeaChaffin, Lea
    2010 - 2012
  • Herron, MarlaHerron, Marla
    2011 - 2012
  • Koslowsky, DianaKoslowsky, Diana
    2012 - 2013
  • Mercer, SusanMercer, Susan
    2012 - 2013
  • Russell, AllanRussell, Allan
    2010 - 2011
  • Thonus, TereseThonus, Terese
    2010 - 2011
  • Barker, SeanBarker, Sean
    2010 - 2011
  • Broadwell, MikeBroadwell, Mike
    2012 - 2013
  • Farran, PaulFarran, Paul
    2011 - 2012
  • Jordan, JenniferJordan, Jennifer
    2012 - 2013
  • Marrs, DianaMarrs, Diana
    2012 - 2013
  • Patton, BrianPatton, Brian
    2010 - 2012
  • Sloop, SusanSloop, Susan
    2011 - 2013
  • Viscomi, JeremyViscomi, Jeremy
    2012 - 2013
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