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

Susan Heath—Chair

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.

Liaison for Legal Counsel, President's Office, 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 and Diversity, Administrative Services, and Accounting. 

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, Administration, and Human Resources.

Collin Bunker

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

Liaison for IS.

Valarie Burnett

Valerie’s career in education started at a small community arts summer school, continued through medical and high school libraries, and now includes twelve years at Westminster College. As the systems librarian, Valerie maintains the Giovale Library’s online catalogue, 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, Institutional Advancement, and Integrative and Community-Based Learning.

Amy Fairchild

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.

Liaison for School of Arts & Sciences, Conference Services, Plant Operations, and Honors College.

Verity Flurer

I am a native to Salt Lake City and completed my undergraduate degree in English at Westminster in 2005. After a brief stint at the University of Utah, I returned to Westminster to serve as Career Service Coordinator for 4 years. During this time, my 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…) I went to work at Western Governors University as a student mentor for 5 years and earned my MBA there in 2013. I returned to Westminster in 2015 as a Financial Aid Counselor and was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Financial Aid. Though I never pictured myself in Financial Aid originally, I find it so rewarding to help students make college a reality and successfully graduate. I also like the variety of my job—I learn something new every day!
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, spending time outdoors with my Siberian Husky-Golden Retriever mix Shya, playing cars and Legos with my two year old son, Henry, learning to play electric bass guitar and watching all that Netflix has to offer with my husband.

Liaison for Financial Aid and School of Education.

Rodney Glore—Vice-Chair

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.

Liaison for Information Services and Provost office.

Laura Iverson-Bastiani—Secretary

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.

Liaison for Nursing and Health Sciences and Student Development.