Council of University System Staff (CUSS)

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The University System of Maryland (USM) Council of University System Staff (CUSS) provides non-faculty employees of USM institutions, who are not part of a collective bargaining unit represented by a union, with a voice in the governance of the system. Through the council, all staff have the opportunity to influence decisions affecting the System Staff's interests. Each of the institutions within the USM is apportioned representatives based on their size. The University of Maryland, College Park has three full-time representatives and three alternates. CUSS representatives also serve as ex-officio members of the Senate Staff Affairs Committee. More information about CUSS can be found on the main CUSS website.  

Elections for the Senate-elected seats are typically conducted at the Annual Transition Meeting of the Senate in early May. If you are interested in running for a position on CUSS, please contact the Senate Office at for more information.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Baker, DylanMemberSVPAAPdbaker@umd.edu2018
Goff, SarahAlternateBSOSsegofft@umd.edu2018
Perfetto, PatrickMemberVPSAperfetto@umd.edu2018
Schrimpe, MaureenMemberVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2018
Wimbish, DanaAlternateVPAFdwimbish@umpd.umd.edu2018