CAPS Council

Classified and Academic Professional Staff Council


The CAPS Council serves to support the diverse staff of the College of Humanities and Sciences by facilitating honest and open communication, thereby providing an avenue for employees to address concerns and generate solutions, make recommendations to the administration regarding classified needs, and provide input to College governance on issues involving the classified staff workforce.

It’s easy to get down in the dumps sometimes, especially when you think no one notices all the hard work you do. Motivation is a tough thing to hold on to. So whenever you’re feeling blue, just come visit your friends at CAPS Council and we’ll remind you how awesome you are!

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CAPS Council meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. All CHS staff members are welcome to attend each and every meeting. Please know the Council is here to serve all the CHS staff and encourage attendance and participation in agenda items and bringing new business to the meetings.

CAPS Council membership for FY22
NameJob titleUnitRole
Danielle TerrellDirector of administration and financeCenter for the Study of Tobacco ProductsPresident
Logan BishopApplication developer and database administratorHASTechVice President
Dae NewmanDepartment assistantAfrican American StudiesSecretary
Joanne BiggsFiscal technicianPsychologyTreasurer
John ArnoldChemical safety and operations managerChemistryMember
Melanie BarnesAssistant to the chairSociologyMember
Sheila BlairAcademic adviserInterdisciplinary ScienceMember
Alvin BryantAssistant director of undergraduate advisingBiologyMember
Levi BurtonAdministrative coordinatorGender, Sexuality and Women's StudiesMember
Philathea ColeProject managerDean's OfficeMember
Hayley DarwinFiscal technicianWorld StudiesMember
Cyndi FinefrockFiscal and administrative coordinatorMathematical SciencesMember
Stephanie HartService center director of operationsPsychologyMember
Monique MortonAdministrative specialistKinesiology and Health SciencesMember
Jo MurphyAdministrative coordinatorForensic ScienceMember
Kathleen MurphyAdministrative coordinatorHistoryMember
Ryan O'HallahanAcademic adviserHistoryMember
Juliana RasnicDirector of advising (humanities/social sciences)Office of Student ServicesMember
Gerron Scott Academic adviserBiologyMember
Shenika SmithGeneral services financial coordinatorDean's OfficeMember
Pamela WilliamsExecutive assistantRobertson SchoolMember
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