Who We Are

Staff Council is an advisory body to the administration on issues and decisions which impact the university. Representatives communicate to staff and act as a conduit providing their feedback and insights on university issues. Staff Council initiates policy proposals/revisions, and raises issues for university consideration. Read More »

Next Staff Council Meeting

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2 – 4 pm
1829 Room, SAU

Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff

Join us at the upcoming awards ceremony, Thursday, October 19th at 10 AM in Ingle Auditorium. A reception will follow in Fireside Lounge.

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Staff Council Contributions to RIT Governance

  • Pedestrian safety task force
    President Destler formed the Pedestrian Safety Task Force as a result of Staff Council constituent concerns regarding use of bikes and longboards on the Quarter Mile.
  • Accelerated implementation of smoking policy
    Staff Council worked with other governance groups including Academic Senate and Student Government to eliminate the 3-year waiting period for implementation proposed in the revised version of C 16.0 Tobacco-Restricted University Policy.
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Staff Achievements

Sharitta Gross-Smith, assistant director of programmatic initiatives and student development for RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success, was a finalist for the ATHENA Young Professional Award, given annually by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate. 

Deborah Stendardi, vice president of Government and Community Relations, was a finalist for the ATHENA Award, given annually by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate.

Kathy Carcaci, our longest serving staff member, retired after 52.5 years at RIT. She's worked for 6 presidents with countless coworkers and students and on two campuses. She's had a front row seat for a huge portion of our growth.

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