Staff Senate

Staff Senate Theme for 2018-2019

Working to break down silos at Pacific by:

  • Building a Community of connection with strategic events and experiences.
  • Creating a Culture of personal and collective growth through professional development opportunities.
  • Maximizing opportunities for Collaboration with faculty, staff and students across areas and departments.


Staff Senate Elections

Thanks to all who voted in the recent Staff Senate elections. We are pleased to announce the following staff members have been elected for two year terms to the Staff Senate beginning June 19, 2019.

Austyn Allie, Hillsboro
Rita Barton, Hillsboro
Katie Lardy, Forest Grove
Rudy Sanchez, Forest Grove
Sara Tapia-Guillen, Hillsboro
Colton Underhill, Hillsboro
Amy Vuylsteke, Hillsboro
Ashley Wellner, Forest Grove

Congratulations to the new senators and our sincere thanks to all who were nominated and those who voted. Staff Senate meetings are open to all staff members at Pacific. You can find the schedule of meetings and other resources, here

Sponsored Events and Announcements

NCORE Follow-Up Meeting
Thursday, 6/27/19 at 10 a.m., Berglund 200
Please RSVP to Kim Greenwood if you plan to attend. Zoom link available on request.


Boxer Summer Picnic
Thursday, 6/27/19, 4 – 6 p.m.

McMenamin’s Grand Lodge – Pat’s Corner/Yardhouse

Join your colleagues from the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses for a quick summer break. Appetizers and lawn games provided by the IDEA Committee.


Intramural Signups

Sign-ups for intramural leagues begin Monday, Aug. 27. In addition to sports leagues, Pacific’s intramurals and recreation program offers yoga, Zumba, Aikido, and access to the fitness center. These activities are open to students and employees alike. Visit for details and to sign up, or contact Angela Moberg, director of Intramurals & Recreation, at for more information.


Mail Services Ends Personal Package Processing

Due to increased demand for Mail Services throughout the university from our growing student body and departments, personal, non-university related parcels (packages) addressed to university employees at the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will no longer be accepted by Mail Services. Additionally, Mail Services will no longer process personal parcels for outward bound pickup and shipping that are not related to university business. Please immediately update your shipping preferences on any personal accounts you have which may include a university delivery address.

Self-stamped letters will still be accepted by Mail Services for pickup by the U.S. Postal Service, but employees are asked to have all personal mail, including letters and periodicals, mailed to their home residence or personal post office box.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email


Professional Development Opportunities

Interest Groups

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 219

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact for more information..

Health & Wellness Opportunities

Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 8)
Warner Hall - Room 4: Free Yoga class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Lila Martin-Bergroth.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 5)
MPR or the Milky Way: see for specific dates/rooms
Free Zumba class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Candice Begg.

Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stoller Gym
*Drop-In, no sign-ups

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 Angela Moberg, 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.