System Governance

Staff Alliance 2014-15


Monique Musick, Chair

SW SAA Vice President

Graphic Designer/Photographer
SW Public Affairs
(907) 450-8103
mmusick@alaska.edu

Monique Musick was born and raised in Ester, Alaska. After attending ICS and later Lathrop High School, she received a bachelor’s of art in journalism from UAF. She currently works for UA Public Affairs doing what she enjoys most: photography, communications and graphic design. She became involved with governance in 2009 shortly after coming to UA Statewide and has enjoyed being an active member of System Governance ever since. She values the opportunity afforded through shared governance to support co-workers, participate in policy review, advise on changes in the university and to advocate on behalf of staff throughout the system. She recently purchased her old family home in Ester and enjoys gardening, photography, motor sports, outdoor activities, prospecting, music and time with friends.
 

Kathleen McCoy, Vice Chair

UAA APT Council President

Editorial Director
UAA University Advancement
227 Administration Building
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
kmccoy5@uaa.alaska.edu

Kathleen McCoy is a Navy brat born in Denver, CO, who followed her family to Guam, the Philippines, Japan, and eventually San Diego, CA. She earned concurrent BAs in journalism and classical rhetoric from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Alaska for 30 years, currently writing stories for internal and external publications for UAA.

Dayna Mackey, Secretary

UAS Staff Council Vice President

Administrative Manager
UAS Career Education
221 Technical Education Center
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 796-6121

Dayna Mackey was born and raised in Oklahoma. She earned a B.S.Ed. in health, physical education and recreation from East Central University (2000), and a M.Ed. in higher education administration from University of Arkansas (2002).  She worked for Arkansas universities before she moved to Fairbanks and worked at UAF. In 2010, she moved to Juneau to work at UAS in the School of Career Education as administrative manager. She participated on various UAF and UAS governance committees.

Faye Gallant, Treasurer

UAF Staff Council Vice President

Business Analyst
UAF Office of Management and Budget
109B Administrative Services Center
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-7515
fsgallant@alaska.edu

Faye Gallant was born and raised on the coast of Maine. She received her B.A. in Geography from UAF in 2006, and her Master of Public Administration from UAS in 2013. She lives in a cabin in the woods with her husband and two dogs, and loves to hike, travel, and play outside.

Chris Beks

UAF Staff Council President

Instructional Program Consultant
UAF Office of Information Technology
319B Bunnell Building
303 Tanana Drive, Room 233
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-6796
chris.beks@alaska.edu

Tom Langdon

SW Statewide Administration Assembly Member

Lead Desktop Support Technician
SW Office of Information Technology
230 Bunnell Building
P.O. Box 755320
910 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-1869

Tom attended Marquette University graduating with a BS degree, majoring in Biomechnical Engineering & Law, and promptly moved to Alaska. He joined OIT as a mid-level technician and was promoted to lead his department less than two years later. He spends as much of his time as he can in the mountains or on Alaska's rivers. Tom currently leads the OIT Desktop Support team.

Gwenna Richardson

UAS Staff Council President

UAS Administrative Services Operations
2600 7th Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
(907) 228-4509
gwenna.richardson@alaska.edu
 

Gwenna Richardson came to Alaska in 1996 via the Army. She married, and retired from the military. She completed her B.A. in administration management and accounting from Excelsior College, Albany, NY in 2005. She served as the Ketchikan Member-At-Large from 2006-2008, UAS Vice President from 2009-2011 and from 2012-present as the UAS President of Staff Council.  As a member of Staff Alliance, she serves on the Joint Health Care Committee, Staff Health Care Committee and various subcommittees. 

Elizabeth Winfree

UAA Classified Council President; UAA University Assembly President

Academic Workforce Program Administrator
Partners in Policymaking Program Administrator
2702 Gambell Street
Anchorage AK 99503
(907)264.6239
eawinfree@alaska.edu

Liz came to Alaska 6+ years ago from North Carolina after retiring from the federal government. She has a BS in Organizational Development and an MS in Computer Information Systems. As her retirement job, she decided to join the University. She has worked in Biology, Chemistry & Physics and now serves in the Center for Human Development Department – part of the College of Health. She has served on several committees and committees. Currently is a member of Staff Alliance and serves on the IT Executive Council.

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