System Governance

Staff Alliance 2015-16

Faye Gallant, Chair

UAF Staff Council President

Business Analyst
UAF Office of Management and Budget
109B Administrative Services Center
(907) 474-7515

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.

Monique Musick, Vice Chair

SW SAA Vice President

Graphic Designer/Photographer
SW Public Affairs
(907) 450-8103

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. 

Nate Bauer

UAF Staff Council Vice President

Publications Manager/Editor
International Arctic Research Center
415 H Akasofu Building
(907) 474-7413

Kolene James

UAS Staff Council President

Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center
Native and Rural Student Services
204 Henrickson Building
(907) 796-6280

Gunalcheesh (Tlingit), Haw'aa (Haida), T'oyaxsut 'Nuusm (Tsimshian), Thank you UAS staff for your time and commitment to supporting our UA students, staff, and faculty.  I am honored to be a part of this commitment.  I started working at UAS as a student worker in 1999-2001, a transcript clerk 2001-2004, and finally, the NRSC Coordinator from 2004 to present.  My mentors include my parents Francis and Norma Jean Dunne, husband Lyle James, Elder Marie Olson, Elder Rosa Miller, Elder Della Cheney, Lori Klein, Barbara Hegel, Ronalda Cadiente-Brown, Lance Twitchell, Jacqueline Tagaban, Elizabeth Medicine-Crow, Nancy Barnes, Richard Tagaban and Janice Jackson to name a few. I received my degree in Liberal Arts from UAS, and have been participating with social justice training since 2012. 

I look forward to serving you with my fellow Staff Alliance representatives. 

Tom Langdon

SW Statewide Administration Assembly President

Lead Desktop Support Technician
SW Office of Information Technology
230 Bunnell Building
(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.

Kathleen McCoy

UAA Staff Council Co-President

Editorial Director
UAA University Advancement
227 Administration Building
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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.

Gwenna Richardson

UAS Staff Council Vice President

Administrative Services
UAS Ketchikan
(907) 228-4509

I have been in Alaska since 1996 via the Army. I married, retired from the military, and started working for the Ketchikan campus as the Human Resource Technician in 2001. I completed my Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts majoring in Administration Management and Accounting from Excelsior College, Albany, NY in July 2005 (taking most of my required classes from UA). I served as the Ketchikan Member-At-Large from 2006-2008, UAS Vice President from 2009-2011, UAS President of Staff Council from 2012-2014 and now I am back as the Vice President of Staff Council. As a member of Staff Alliance I serve on the Joint Health Care Committee, Staff Health Care Committee and various subcommittees. We have and are going to be presented with many opportunities and I am looking forward to assisting Staff with the information and the ability to advocate for them along with the other Staff Alliance members. I look forward to working with everyone and I am glad to be part of a team that provides a voice for staff.   

Elizabeth Winfree

UAA Staff Council Co-President

Academic Workforce Program Administrator
Partners in Policymaking Program Administrator
2702 Gambell Street
Anchorage AK 99503

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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