Meet the Staff Council
The staff council was re-organized by Dr. Levin-Stankevich on October 2013. Staff Council collaborates with administration to further the College’s mission and goals while fostering an inclusive and transparent environment for an engaged and empowered staff community. The Council's key roles are:
Amy Kelly- Chair
Amy has worked at Westminster College since August 2004, first as an adjunct in the English Department, then as a librarian. She has been the Director of Collections, Instruction and Outreach at the Giovale Library since 2015. Her academic interests include pedagogy, information literacy, and library assessment, among others. Currently, she serves on the WCore Committee and the Innovative Learning Council and occasionally teaches literature or writing classes. When she's not at Westminster, you can find Amy playing tennis, reading (surprise!), walking her dogs, hiking or cooking for friends.
Laura has been working at Westminster for 7 years and during that time has had the honor of working out with almost everyone on campus at least once! She has a B.S. and M.S. in Sport Science and feels like she has the best job in the world doing what she loves each and every day! She creates fitness and wellness opportunities for students, faculty and staff and she has so much fun in the process. Her work and hobbies are blended into one at this point. She enjoys cooking, personal training, traveling, teaching fitness classes, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports and of course spending time with her husband, Justin and her dog, Rocco.
A Brazilian native, Anita Boeira moved to Salt Lake City in 2006 to attend graduate school. Transplanting herself across the world, Anita first tested the American school waters at the University of Utah. It wasn’t long before she learned about Westminster’s reputation for hands-on learning and faculty mentorship that are unparalleled in the state of Utah. She made the decision to attend Westminster College in the Master of Professional Communications program, and hasn’t looked back since. Anita is passionate about graphic design, the web, finding solutions, sewing, Benedict Cumberbatch, and cats. She brings a unique voice, contagious personality, and immense talent to the Westminster community.
I am completing my 30th year at Westminster. During that time I have served in eight positions, more recently as Associate Provost for Student Development, Assistant Provost for Student Retention and Engagement, Director of Student Success and currently as Associate Director of Athletics. (You might note I am climbing down the career ladder in an unusually orderly fashion but I have always been a bit different in my own quiet way). I was also the college ADA Coordinator for many years, have taught college transition and career planning courses, and have chaired and been involved with numerous task forces and committees. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University and a background in counseling, advising and career development. Both of my children are Westminster graduates, and when not supporting the Griffins at college athletic events, I enjoy gardening, soccer, British mysteries and trips to southern Utah with my husband and dog.
I started working for the Arts and Sciences department here at Westminster College in January of 2008. I’m the assistant to the Dean and am currently working with the 3rd one since my arrival. I came for a multitude of reasons. A friend had been the head of the MBA program thought I should apply. She personally loved the atmosphere of the college and I soon grew to love it as well. I have also had one of my daughters graduate (’13) from here, a son that played soccer for Westminster College, another daughter that is currently enrolled and another that just signed for the Honors program as incoming freshman for fall 2016. I’ve completed my own degree (BFA.Photography) this year. I’m vested in this place. I’ve served on the A&S Dean’s search committee, was part of the Staff Emeritus Committee, founded the administrative assistants group for training, hosted parties to get morale back on track, served on several other committees, and helped lead several successful May Term classes abroad to Europe. When I have time to relax, I’m out shooting more pictures, camping, hiking, fishing, reading, cooking and entertaining.
Born in Sandy, Utah, I graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. I became an Admissions Counselor at Westminster College in April of 2014 and found a position that I absolutely love. I enjoy building relationships with high school students and their families and talking to them about what Westminster College has to offer. I am currently in the process of completing my MBA at Westminster, which has also been an amazing experience! Besides higher education, I am also passionate about Salt Lake City. I think it’s the best! I love to get outside, see live music shows, and explore the growing food scene in Salt Lake City. You can often find me at the dog park as well with my Boston terrier, Eddie.
Lexie Banks is the alumni relations coordinator for Westminster, having worked in various positions in the community relations, provost's, and president's offices for the past six years. She is a two-time graduate of Westminster, with a Master's in Community Leadership (2015) and Bachelor's in English (2012.) She prides herself on being on a first-name basis with all the local tea shop owners and being able to order tea in six different languages.
Oliver Anderson is a new addition to our Westminster community as of July 2015. Oliver recently graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in both Human Development and Sociology. At Westminster College, Oliver works closely with Clubs and Organizations (known as ASW.clubs), the Campus Concierge Desk, the Commuter Transition Program, and New Student Orientation programs. As of August 2016, Oliver will start his graduate degree coursework in the Educational Leadership & Policy M.Ed Program at the University of Utah (while still working hard at Westminster College)! On a light note, Oliver enjoys sunsets, construction cranes, meerkats, and ginkgo trees!
Rodney Glore began at Westminster in the summer of 2008 and graduated in May ’16. During his time here, he has been involved in various roles and areas of campus. He was the Computer Support Coordinator, Faculty Support Lead and now the Senior Support Liaison. He has been the Advisor for Alphabet Soup and the Indoor Soccer club. He served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and for a short time, interim Title IX Coordinator. He prides himself on his mad baking skills and making people laugh.