Staff Advisory Committee

Staff Advisory Committee

The Staff Advisory Committee was formed to provide staff members a voice in the actions and direction of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. The committee meets six times each year to discuss matters which impact staff members, and find solutions to these issues. Members are elected to two- or three-year terms by peers in their respective areas, and service is voluntary. If you are interested in getting involved in SAC or have questions, please contact a member of the committee for more information.

Award Forms

DOWNLOAD Special Contribution Nomination

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DOWNLOAD Professional Development Application

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SAC Meeting Minutes

SAC Meeting Minutes

SAC Award Winners

SAC Award Winners

Suggestion Box and Department Ombudsperson

Ann Powers

Have an idea, suggestion or complaint? Let us know. Send anonymous comments, via suggestion box web form, to Ann Powers, department ombudsperson. Or connect with Ann via email or phone at 402-472-2811.

Suggestion Box

Next All Staff Meetings

KEIM HALL, ROOM 150 and via Zoom

Monthly Staff Meetings
(Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for 30 minutes)

2022

Quarterly Staff Meetings:

Staff: Please attend if your schedule permits.

Faculty & Supervisors: Please allow staff to attend, if possible.

Staff Advisory Committee Members

Gregory Puckett

Gregory Puckett

Chair
2023
EXTENSION ASSISTANT – PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATION

Franklin Bright

Frank Bright

Vice Chair
2024
EXTENSION ASSISTANT – PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATION

Kaye Wolfe

Kaye Wolfe

Secretary
2023
DIGITAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

2020–2022
Accounting Associate

Daniel Simon Jr

Daniel Simon Jr.

2023
Ag Research Technician II

Steve Gamet

Steve Gamet

2024
RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST I

Teresa Loseke

Teresa Loseke

2024
BUSINESS CENTER MANAGER II

Michael Livingston

Michael Livingston

2024
LABORATORY OPERATIONS MANAGER

Heidi Hillhouse

Heidi Hillhouse

2024
RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST II

Ann Powers

Ann Powers

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III and Omsbudsman

John Lindquist

John Lindquist

Faculty Representative
Associate Department Head

SAC Award Winners

2021

Casey Lundberg: SAC Special Contributions Award
Mitch Montgomery: SAC Special Contributions Award

2020

Fran Benne: SAC Special Contributions Award
Tomie Galusha: SAC Special Contributions Award

2019

Cheryl Bogenrief: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Michelle Green-Ihde: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Tatyana “Tanya” Gulchuk: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Sarah Johnson: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Casey Lundberg: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Kay McClure-Kelly: SAC Special Contributions Team Award
Christine Weitzel: SAC Special Contributions Team Award

Mike Livingston: SAC Special Contributions Award

2018

Josh Reznicek: SAC Special Contributions Awards
Heather Steffens: SAC Special Contributions Awards

2017

Marlene Busse: SAC Special Contributions Awards
Joanne “Annie” Vance: SAC Special Contributions Awards

2016

Connie Hanson: SAC Special Contributions Award
Lana Johnson: SAC Special Contributions Award and SAC Professional Development Award

2015

Cheryl Bogenrief: SAC Special Contributions Award
Judy Fredrick: SAC Special Contributions Award

2014

Tomie Galusha: SAC Special Contributions Award
Ben Loseke: SAC Professional Development Award
Matt Sousek: SAC Professional Development Award
Ronnie Janssen: SAC Special Contributions Award