Staff Advisory Committee

The Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) is elected to represent the interests, opinions and concerns of the non-exempt staff by communicating these concerns to the Allegheny Executive Committee (AEC). For more information on the purpose of this committee, click on BYLAWS and refer to Section 1 (Purpose).

The SAC meets the first Thursday of each month in McKinley’s Private Dining. Meetings are open to members of the campus community. If you have a suggestion or a concern, please contact a member of SAC.

Current Members for 2016-2017


  • Linda Lees- Chair
  • Ruth Dunton- Vice Chair
  • Kathy Conaway- Treasurer
  • Vanessa Shaffer- Secretary


  • Bill Burlingame, LITS-Library & Learning Commons, Library Circulation Specialist
  • Kathy Conaway, Financial Services, Purchasing & Student Service Coordinator
  • Ruth Dunton, Physics, Carr Hall Coordinator
  • Cindy Hoesch, Psychology, Carnegie Hall Coordinator
  • Jennifer Kessner, The Allegheny Gateway, Office Manager
  • Linda Lees, Development, Office Manager
  • Megan McCoy, Development, Foundation & Corporate Relations, Office Coordinator
  • Brenda Metheny, Biology, Steffee Hall Coordinator
  • Vanessa Shaffer, Development, Office Coordinator, Annual Giving
  • Pam Teasdale, Safety & Security, Communications Officer
  • Tricha Young, Student Involvement, Office Manager