Staff Senate

Covid-19 Updates

Pacific is transitioning to online courses by April 1. Some programs are paused for this transition, while others continue. Residential students are encouraged to go home if possible, but our campuses remain open and supporting students. Find a calendar of affected events, plus all of our up-to-date information at

The Staff Senate is working to adjust our work to support staff during this time. Monthly Staff Senate meetings will be held via Zoom. Please email to request the Zoom link for meetings. We are working on plans for a virtual All Staff Meeting for April 15, 2020. Watch your email for details. 

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Staff Senate Nominations

Nominations are now closed. Elections for Staff Senate will take place through email April 15-22. Watch your email in the coming weeks for a list of our outstanding nominees.

All-Staff Conference June 2, 2020

This year’s Professional Development Committee is planning the Annual All Staff Conference for Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. Please mark your calendars and watch for information on registration.  Email if you have suggestions or feedback on the upcoming event. 

Staff Senate Themes for 2019-2020

The Staff Senate commits to the work of developing a positive environment for all employees, students and guests of Pacific University. The Staff Senate has chosen the following themes for their work during the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Encouraging responsible stewardship of university resources through innovation, efficiencies, process improvement, and the adoption of technologies that serve students and support our mission and vision with excellence.
  • Striving to serve, speak, and act in a way that honors every person in the Pacific Community and acknowledges Pacific’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes broadening our personal and collective understanding of issues our students and employees face when they may be part of an under-represented demographic.
  • Supporting efforts to create a culture of health and wellness within our community including physical, mental, and emotional health, and to lead by example by promoting programs and opportunities for professional growth, life/work balance, and safety in the workplace.

Sponsored Events and Announcements

Faculty & Staff Lunch Club!

Enjoy lunch in the Forest Grove Café and gain opportunities to socialize with co-workers and students! Purchase 15 meals for $90. To sign-up contact Debi Harris ORear, Bon Appetit - or 503.352.2217 (Credit or debit card preferred).


Health & Wellness Opportunities

Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Fall 2019)
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Fall 2019)
Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Stoller Gym, *Drop-In, no sign-ups
Fall Intramurals: Sand Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Flag Football, Tennis, Spikeball
see for specific dates/rooms

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mallory Hiefield, Interim Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Send Your Suggestions to the Staff Senate

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance.  The Staff Senate shall foster a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies.  The Staff Senate shall also provide a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

— from the University Handbook

Staff Senate exists to serve you.  We care about the quality of your life relative to campus and the larger global community.  We are committed to openness, collaboration and inclusiveness.  Any issues or concerns you have are welcomed by the Staff Senate.  Email us any time at or complete the form, here.

Upcoming Events

7:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Hillsboro, Hillsboro Campus Building 2, Atrium Courtyard 175
4 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, April 9, 2020
9 to 10:30 a.m. | Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
3 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall, Conference Room 200
4 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, May 7, 2020
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall, Conference Room 200
3 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Hillsboro, Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF), 132
3 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall, Conference Room 200