|President: Gwenna Richardson, Ketchikan Campus
I have been in Alaska since 1996 via the Army. I am married, retired from the military, and working for the Ketchikan campus as the Human Resource Technician since 2000. I completed my Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts majoring in Administration Management and Accounting from Excelsior College, Albany, NY in July 2005 (taking most of my required classes from UAS). I served as the Ketchikan Member-At-Large from 2006-2008, UAS Vice President from 2009-2011 and now UAS President of Staff Council. I am also a member of Staff Alliance and serve on the Joint Health Care Committee, Staff Health Care Committee, Student Services Committee and various subcommittees. We are going to be presented with change opportunities and I am looking forward to assisting Staff with the information and the ability to advocate for them along with the other Staff Council members. I am looking forward to working with everyone and I am glad to be part of a team that is there to be the voice for staff.
|Vice President: Mae Delcastillo, Juneau Campus
Coming from a military family, I consider Alaska, my home. I am the Records Supervisor for the Registrar’s Office since January. My experience within the UA began as a UAF student in the Culinary Arts program and as a student assistant in the Registrar’s office. Within the 8 years working at UAF, I worked as the receptionist, Records clerk, Academic Scheduling Coordinator and previously as office manager at the Registrar’s office. As a staff employee, working at the university is worthwhile and fulfilling. Most of all, I understand how vital the staff role is for the university.
Moving to Juneau and working for UAS has been the best decision for me and my son, so, I understand how important employment changes can impact one’s livelihood. I would like to serve in the Staff Council to be aware of any upcoming changes that will impact university employees and to learn more about my peers at UAS.
|Secretary: April Susky, Sitka Campus
April Wilson Susky came to UAS from UAA, where she had been term Assistant Professor of Political Science for several years. Before that she taught Political Science, History, and English at APU, other colleges in the UA system and at Purdue University. Desiring a chance to work with students in an advising capacity, she came to UAS-Sitka in July 2011, where she specialized in advising for Health Information Management and Pre-Nursing. She has recently accepted a position at UAS-Sitka as Student Success Manager, and is looking forward to representing UAS staff to the administration through Staff Council.
|Juneau Member at Large: JJ Cunnington
I was born in Montana but Juneau has always been home to me. I graduated from JDHS in 2000 and from UAS Juneau campus in 2007. After that I moved to San Francisco for my Master in Anthropology. I have been a member of the IT Services department since I was a student here and continue as a staff member in Media Services. I oversee the broadcasts of PADM and BA classes over live streaming and satellite delivery. This is my first year as a member of Staff Council and I am very excited for the opportunity to advocate for staff needs and concerns.
|Ketchikan Member at Large: Marianne Ledford
I was born and raised in Oregon, with the exception of two years that I lived in Sitka in 1972 and 1973. I moved to Ketchikan in 2007 and began working at UAS Ketchikan in February of 2008. I have an AAS – Accounting degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities. I’m married with three grown children. I love reading, fishing, learning and traveling. I appreciate the Staff Council and the purpose that it serves because I believe employees are empowered by having a voice in things that are going on in their place of employment.
|Sitka Member at Large: Kim Davis
I work for the University of Alaska Southeast – Sitka Campus in the Instructional Services/ Distance Education Dept. I’ve been in this dept. for 5 years. I have lived in Sitka my whole life and I absolutely love living here. I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with my A.A.S. degree in Human Services, all by distance. I’ve served on the Student Government council here on the Sitka Campus for 2 years. I have two dogs (Chihuahuas) called Bella and Blue. I love to read; hike, fish, and pretty much do anything outdoors that I can. I hope to be a voice for staff here on the Sitka Campus and to help recruit more people not only to be active on staff council but to be active on other committees around campus.