Staff Senate

The Kentucky State University Staff Senate is the official representative organization of staff. The Staff Senate is responsible for eliciting input from the staff regarding university policies and procedures affecting staff and then conveying those concerns, suggestions, options, and recommendations to the University President.

Additional Staff Senate goals include facilitating communication among co-workers, promoting mutual understanding of administration-employee relationships and planning and implementing programs of interest and benefit to the staff.

Staff Senate members are elected to represent organizational units and each member serves a two-year term. The Staff Senate meets monthly, and meetings are open to all KSU Staff.

2019-2022 STAFF Regent

Chandee R. Felder - College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences

2019-2021 Staff Senate Officers

Jasmin L. Thurman – President – Finance and Administration

Alison Jackson – Vice President – Institutional Advancement

Jack Lee Wollman, Jr. – Secretary – School of Nursing

Elise Borne – Treasurer – Office of the General Counsel

Barbara Hayes – Parliamentarian – University Police

2019-2021 Staff Senate Members

Ashley Abshire - College of Agriculture, Land Grant

Danielle Barber Office of Human Resources

Yolanda Benson – Office of Registrar

Donna Carter – School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Samantha Combest - Accounting Department

Delandual Conwell - Institutional Research

Nathan Cochran - Athletics Administration

Jim Dodds Information Technology

Ed Fields - Information Technology

Travis Haskins – University College

Louis Milligan – College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences

D. Jamar Simmons - Student Support Services

2019-2021 Committee Members

Executive Committee - Danielle Barber, Elise Borne, Donna Carter, Chandee Felder, Travis Haskins, Barbara Hayes, Alison Jackson, Louis Milligan, Jasmin Thurman, Jack Wollman

Elections and Credentials CommitteeYolanda Benson, Donna Carter*, Travis Haskins, Barbara Hayes

Outreach Committee - Danielle Barber, Elise Borne, Samantha Combest, Allison Jackson, Louis Milligan*, Jack Wollman 

Staff Morale Committee - Ed Fields, Tasha Fritz-Williams, Travis Haskins*, Alison Jackson, Louis Milligan, Jamar Simmons

Staff Relations CommitteeDanielle Barber*, Nathan Cochran, Delandual Conwell, Jim Dodds, Tasha Fritz-Williams, Jasmin Thurman

*Denotes Committee Chairperson


Meeting dates and Information

Kentucky State University’s Staff Senate meets monthly in the One Stop Shop Conference Room (Rm 337) on the 3rd floor of the Academic Services Building at 3:00 p.m., unless scheduling changes are made.

2020 Staff Senate Meetings


Kentucky State University
Staff Senate
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky  40601

Phone: (502) 597-6678