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Why run for CS Council?

2016 Civil Service Council Homecoming volunteers

2016 Civil Service Council Homecoming parade and food drive volunteers.

Members of the Civil Service Council took a moment to share their thoughts on why employees should throw their hat in the ring and run for the Council.

Nominations for CS Council can be made from March 19 to March 30.

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Bob Blythe

Bob Blythe
Department of Energy
On the CS Council: Five years
What I enjoy most about being on the Council is becoming more familiar with and meeting people campus wide in all aspects of their service to the University. People you wouldn’t know or meet otherwise. I would encourage other people to run and serve on council to get a better understanding of shared governance and how each employee of the University has something special to offer, and that so much can be taken from the experience. Building bonds that help you do your job better by knowing people across the University. To become involved in the University family.

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Dean Plumadore

Dean Plumadore
Student Affairs IT
On the CS council: One year
I’ve been a CS employee at ISU for over 30 years. I have been looking for ways to give back at this point in my career.  Last summer, I was lucky to have been elected to a position on the Council. Yes, I do feel lucky. Lucky in that I can help to give voice to almost 300 employees. Lucky to work with other Council reps on efforts that create this shared governance culture we enjoy at ISU. Lucky to be a part of this organization. Join us to give back and step up to be a part of the Council and ISU.

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Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts
University Registrar
On the CS Council: One year
Serving on the Council allows one to connect and collaborate with other units and groups on campus, while striving to make positive contributions to campus as a whole. I would encourage those to reach out and contribute their time and energy to continue making this a fantastic campus to be a part of.

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Holly Sanford

Holly Sanford
Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality
On the CS Council: Two years
I enjoy being “in the know” when we get to hear directly from the president and other executive team members. We also have fun collaborations with other councils and offices that improve the work culture, including the Children’s Holiday Party, homecoming parade, donut sales, and scholarship awards. Service on the Council is a wonderful way to offer more of your personal talents to the university in creative and meaningful ways.

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Amy Witzig

Amy Witzig
Office of the Provost
On the CS Council: Five years
When I first came to the University and heard about the Council, I was excited to get involved and meet people throughout the University. I could not run for the Council while I was on probation, but I was excited to be nominated and run soon after my first year here. The thing I enjoy most about the CS Council is the wonderful people you meet and opportunities to learn about the University. I am fortunate enough to know people from all branches of the University and see how the shared governance dynamic works here at ISU. I would encourage Civil Service staff to nominate yourself or others and run for Council. It is a leadership opportunity to extend your roots deeper into the University. I would highly recommend, at least once in your University career, to discover more of what the University has to offer!

Nominations for CS Council can be made from March 19 to March 30. For information about Civil Service Council, see the CS website.