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 primary 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 this flyer and the main CUSS website.

Elections for CUSS Representatives for 2022-2024 will take place in April and May, 2022.

  • Sign Up to Run for CUSS: April 27 - May 11  

  • Vote for CUSS Representatives: May 16 - 27

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Past Committee Work

Council Members

Aderholt, VandaliahAlternateVPAvthomps2@umd.edu2024
Ashour-Bailey, SuzanneAlternateENGRsash1@umd.edu2024
Carpenter, MeredithPrimaryVPSAmcarpent@umd.edu2024
Patricio, KaliaPrimaryVPSAkrp@umd.edu2024
Ram-Andriessens, NamrataAlternateVPAnamratar@umd.edu2024
Schrimpe, MaureenPrimaryVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2024