The Staff Distinction & Development Committee collaborates with the Human Resources department. The Staff Distinction & Development Committee is responsible for the Staff Distinction Awards and the “Spotlight on Staff."

This committee is responsive to the concerns or needs expressed by members and their constituents and shall recommend actions to address those concerns and needs to the Council.

Committee Members

Sami Al-Asfour
Megan Karbley
Collin Pugh
Joshua Rosenthal
Vince Nicosia


Recent Accomplishments

  1. Staff Distinction awards: developed a nomination protocol that reflects the year in which the awards are hosted, maintains an up-to-date and relevant website for the SMC community about the awards, created an evaluation rubric for the staff who are nominated for the awards, and will be planning an awards ceremony in the Spring for selected awards recipients. 
  2. Staff LearnAbout, in collaboration with Human Resources
  3. Spotlight on Staff

Goals for 2016-2017

  • Spotlight the work of our colleagues in the Spotlight on Staff. Read all about these hardworking individuals.
  • Honoring five staff members who were nominated for the Staff Distinction Awards, by hosting an awards ceremony in Spring 2017. 
  • We are collaborating with the Human Resources department to develop the fourth annual Staff LearnAbout, a one-day series of professional development workshops.