Staff Advisory Council (SAC)

University Advisory Boards and Committees

The President's Staff Advisory Council recommends staff members for specific University advisory boards and committees.

View a listing of all the University advisory boards and committees for which SAC recommends staff members. If you have questions regarding the appointment process, please contact sac@brown.edu. 

Current Staff Members

Name

Department

Term Start

Term End

Open   Sept. 2024  
Open   Sept. 2024  

Charge

The University Resources Committee (URC) is a standing committee of the faculty, chaired by the Provost, and consists of seven faculty members, six administrators as ex-officio members, two staff members, and seven students. The administrators include the Provost; Executive Vice President for Planning; Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration; the Dean of the Faculty; the Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, and the Dean of the School of Public Health. The student members shall include four from The College, two from the Graduate School, and one from the Medical School.

The Provost is the Chair ex officio. The Vice Chair shall be a faculty member in his/her second year of service on the Committee. Normally the Vice Chair shall be elected by the committee at the start of the term of the new members. 

The University Resources Committee (URC) is responsible for recommending the annual operating and capital budget to the President.

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Current Staff Members

Name

Department

Term Start

Term End

Chris Gilbody Office of Financial Aid Fall 2023 Spring 2025
Tiina Lawless Treasury Fall 2023 Spring 2025
Felicia Salinas-Moniz Sarah Doyle Center for Women & Gender Fall 2023 Spring 2025
Stefanie Sebastião School of Professional Studies Fall 2023 Spring 2025
Open      
       

Charge

The Human Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) reviews and makes recommendations concerning policies, programs, and initiatives designed to support and promote the intellectual and professional development of the university's workforce.

The Board considers such matters as the training and support provided to staff and faculty serving in administrative roles; orientation and support for new members of the work force; and the promotion of a healthy community within and between departments.

The Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning existing and proposed hiring and recruitment procedures and policies and compensation and benefits policies and programs for University faculty and staff.

With regard to faculty benefits and awards, the Human Resources Advisory Board coordinates with, and does not duplicate, the work of the CFED (Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity).

Membership

Members shall consist of the Vice President for Human Resources, four faculty members (one being a current member of the CFED), and six staff members. Members shall serve staggered two-year terms. Director of Benefits shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.

Faculty members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Committee on Nominations. Staff members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC).

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Current Staff Members

Name

Department

Term Start

Term End

Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge School of Public Health 2021 2024
Carleia Lighty Transportation and Brown Card Services 2018  

Charge

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) serves to strengthen and streamline oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives. The DIOB assesses progress related to goals set forth in the university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). 

In order to achieve its goal, the DIOB has a variety of charges:

  • Meeting regularly with the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity along with ex-officio members to review and comment on early iterations of the annual DIAP report
  • Inviting senior leaders to DIOB meetings to discuss progress and opportunities related to specific goals (i.e. the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Admissions, the Office of Institutional Research, the Provost)
  • Reviewing the 'monitoring progress' webpage and ensuring current data is populated and available to the Brown community
  • Annually author a memo to the president and provost highlighting key areas that require the University’s close attention as it pertains to DIAP initiatives

Membership

The membership of the DIOB will be structured to ensure collaboration across groups. It will be co-chaired by the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity and one of the faculty committee members. Its membership will include:

  • The Chair of CFED (Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity) or designee 
  • Faculty members 
  • Students, including undergraduates, graduates (both Ph.D. and Masters), and medical.
  • Staff members, including a representative from the Staff Advisory Council
  • Three ex-officio (non-voting) members: one from the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, one member of the academic DDIAP review committee, and one member of the administrative DDIAP review committee

Current Staff Members

Name

Department

Term Start

Term End

Nicole Bonelli Office of the Dean of the Faculty 2022-23 6/30/25
Vilma Cortez School of Public Health 2022-23 6/30/25
Open      
Jennifer Maloney Bio Med Medical Affairs - Continuing Medical Education 2022-23 6/30/25
Open      
Stephanie Zielinski Center for Career Exploration 2022-23 6/30/25

Charge

The Brown University Community Council (BUCC) serves as a university-wide representative forum for discussion, debate, and advisory recommendations on a wide spectrum of issues and concerns. It may, at its discretion, consider and advance questions of University community policy, the governing of the University, and issues related to the overall welfare of the University; and to make recommendations regarding any such matters to the appropriate decision-making bodies of the University or to the appropriate officers of the University.

Membership

The membership of the Brown University Community Council shall consist of: the President of the University (Chair), the Provost, and at least four members of the President's Cabinet appointed to the Council each year by the President; one current member of the Corporation appointed to the Council each year by the Chancellor; ten members of the Faculty, among whom each division must be represented by at least one member and the non-tenured Faculty by at least two members; five undergraduate students, three graduate students, and two medical students, among whom shall be the Presidents of the Undergraduate Council of Students, the Graduate Student Council and the Medical Student Senate; six members of the staff; and four alumni of the University.

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Current Staff Members

Name

Department

Term Start

Term End

Tiffany Amaral School of Public Health, Dept of Health Services, Policy & Practice    
Michael Santoemmo Office of the Vice President of Research 2024 2027

Charge

The Advisory Committee on University Resources Management (ACURM) is an advisory body to the president of Brown University that considers how ethical and moral standards are applied across all of Brown’s business and investment practices in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and values.

ACURM may consider requests by any member of the University community to examine issues with respect to the investment or expenditure of University financial resources, in accordance with its charge.

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