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:

  • Disseminate information from cabinet meetings to staff (grass roots)
  • Help facilitate inclusion
  • Get ad-hoc committees or task forces together
  • Advocacy on behalf of staff

Rodney Glore

Chair

Rodney Glore began at Westminster in the summer of 2008 and graduated in May 2016. 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.

Liaison for Institutional Research, Admissions, Alumni Services, Risk Management, and President's Office.

Laura Iverson-Bastiani

Vice-Chair

Laura has been working at Westminster for seven years and during that time has had the honor of working out with almost everyone on campus at least once! She has a BS and MS 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.

Liaison for School of Nursing; Student Health Services; Residence Life; Spiritual Life; Student Life; Outdoor Programs; Counseling Center; Career Services; Fitness, Wellness & Recreation; and Title IX.

Valerie Burnett

Recording Secretary

Valerie's career in education started at a small community arts summer school, continued through medical and high school libraries, and now includes 12 years at Westminster College. As the systems librarian, Valerie maintains the Giovale Library's online catalog, databases, and other electronic resources. She also wrangles the 3D printer. Although still Canadian to the core, Valerie has now lived in Utah for more than half her life, and has lost most of her Canadian accent. She has a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology and a Master of Library and Information Science. Outside of work, her passions revolve around yarn and fabric, with special notice for stuffed foods.

Liaison for Library.

Amy Fairchild

Corresponding Secretary

Amy started working for the Arts and Science Department here at Westminster College in January of 2008. She is the assistant to the Dean and currently working with the 3rd one since her arrival. She came here for a multitude of reasons. A friend who had been the head of the MBA program thought Amy should apply. Amy’s friend personally loved the atmosphere of the college and soon Amy grew to love it as well. She has also had one of her daughters graduate (2013) from here, a son who played soccer for Westminster College, another daughter that is currently enrolled, and another who just signed for the Honors College as an incoming first-year student for Fall 2016. Amy has completed her own degree (BFA in photography) this year. She is invested in this place. She has 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 she has time to relax, she’s out shooting more pictures, camping, hiking, fishing, reading, cooking, and entertaining.

Liaison for School of Arts & Sciences, Conference & Event Services, Aviation, and Honors College.

Susan Heath

Susan is completing her 30th year at Westminster. During that time, she has 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.”) Susan was also the college ADA coordinator for many years, has taught college transition and career planning courses, and has chaired and been involved with numerous task forces and committees. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University and a background in counseling, advising, and career development. Both of her children are Westminster graduates, and when not supporting the Griffins at college athletic events, she enjoys gardening, soccer, British mysteries, and trips to southern Utah with her husband and dog.

Liaison for School of Business, School of Education, Athletic Department, and START Center.

Oliver Anderson

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!

Liaison for International Programs & Services; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Environmental Center; and Campus Patrol.

Anita Boeira

Communications

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.

Liaison for Office of Marketing & Communications, Administrative Services, Human Resources, Accounting, Maintenance & Grounds, Plant Operations, and Mail Services.

Collin Bunker

Collin has been fortunate to work at the college for 19 years with some incredibly talented and caring people. His IS family has become a very important part of his life, and he is passionate about what they do, how they do it, and why it is so important. The next year is going to be a critical one for the college and all need to be a part of helping make the future as bright as the past. Serving on Staff Council might give Collin an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people he cares about.

Liaison for IS and Integrative and Community Based Learning.

Verity Flurer

Verity is a native to Salt Lake City and completed her undergraduate degree in English at Westminster in 2005. After a brief stint at the University of Utah, she returned to Westminster to serve as career service coordinator for four years. During this time, Verity’s husband, Jason, was able to finish his degree in Economics and start the PhD program at the U of U (“he’ll be done one day…”). Verity went to work at Western Governor’s University as a student mentor for five years and earned her MBA there in 2013. She returned to Westminster in 2015 as a financial aid counselor and was recently promoted to assistant director of financial aid. Though she never pictured herself in financial aid originally, she finds it so rewarding to help students make college a reality and successfully graduate. She also likes the variety of her job—she learns something new every day!

In her spare time, Verity enjoys traveling, going to concerts, spending time outdoors with her Siberian Husky-Golden Retriever mix Shya, playing cars and Legos with her two-year-old son, Henry, learning to play electric bass guitar, and watching all that Netflix has to offer with her husband.

Liaison for Financial Aid, Provosts Office, Registrars Offices, Student Account Services, and Advancement.