The Staff Council shall exist to contribute to the mission of Saint Mary's College of California, to the growth and welfare of its staff employees, and to the promotion of a positive and supportive work environment.

What We Do

As a constituent organization, along with the President's Cabinet, Academic Senate and the Associated Students, the Council shall operate as a recognized member of the College governance system to provide a forum for open communication and on-going dialogue among staff and between staff and administration. The Council shall be a consultative and deliberative body with authority to make recommendations on all matters which have a significant bearing on the working environment of the staff. The Council will serve as the official nominating body for staff appointments to College administrative committees, and for other task forces and search committees as requested.


Meetings are generally held in Hagerty Lounge from 12:00-1:30 on the second Tuesday of each month. All staff are invited to attend these meetings to stimulate conversation on issues important to the staff.  Special presentations from key College figures are often a part of the open forum.  Download a copy of the meeting schedule for your office.

Join Us

Any staff members of the College may nominate another staff member for election to the Council.  Nominees must have worked for the College for at least three months as of July 1 to be eligible for nomination and/or to be elected to the Council.  Any staff member may nominate him or herself.  Nominations are generally accepted in April with an election in May.  Watch for announcements from the Council. 

Contact Us

Send your comments, questions, or suggestions to the chair of Staff Council at  Or tell us anonymously.  We also have a drop box at the campus post office.

  • 2014-2015 Budget Presentation

    On May 13th at the Staff Council meeting, Vice President for Finance Pete Michell presented on the College budget for 2014-2015. This presentation included salary assumptions for next year. Please read his presentation and send us your feedback.

  • Spotlight on Staff: Michael McAlpin

    For Michael it's hard to believe that more than five years have gone by...

  • Read the Spring 2014 Newsletter

    Read the Council's semi-annual newsletter and learn about proposed changes to benefits, development workshops, and awesome colleagues.

  • Meet Jane Joyce, 2013-2014 Staff Council Chair

    The Council is looking forward to another great year supporting the staff of the College. But who is the Chair?

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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