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We pledge to work in partnership with Doane faculty, students, Leadership Team, and the Board of Trustees to enrich the culture of Doane staff by supporting an inclusive, inviting, and equitable community. Staff Council will serve as a communication conduit between staff and administration. Staff Council commits to provide a voice for staff to formulate and endorse recommendations for action to improve the work environment, opportunities, policies, and procedures for the betterment of the Doane community.

Staff Council By-Laws



  • We created our By-Laws  through research and collaboration with our council and the Doane Community.
  • We've been a part of the Shared Governance Steering Committee as we've implanted ourselves as a part of the decision matrix.  We provided feedback on the 23-24 Academic Calendars and the refreshed Strategic Plan.
  • We met with the Leadership Team and attended a reception with the Board of Trustees.
  • We held 3 staff assemblies to share information to all staff.
  • Individually we have connected with our staff groups, we have surveyed them about our roles in Staff Council and how we can help our staff. 





May 2022
Staff Council-May Newsletter
June 2022
June '22 Newsletter
July 2022
July 2022
August 2022
August Newsletter
September 2022
September Newsletter

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October 2022
October Newsletter

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November/December 2022
November/December Newsletter

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Chair of Staff Council

Lisa Wells - Service Center Specialist II

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Vice Chair of Staff Council

Brandon Rieschick - Grounds & Landscape Leader

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Secretary Treasurer

Miranda Henderson - Student Accounts Associate

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Vice Chair of Communication

Ben Berreckman - Strength and Conditioning Coach/Administrative Assistant

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Vice Chair of Staff Recognition

Kyle Schachenmeyer - Assistant Controller

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Vice Chair of Staff Development/Service

Jessica Polt - Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Education

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Champions of Staff Council

Denise Ellis - Registrar

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Kerry Beezley - Advancement Executive Assistant

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Liaison to the Leadership Team

Jenei Skillett - Senior Executive Assistant to the President

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New Members

Sandy Koll - Director of Advancement Data Services

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Alaina Popp - Enrollment Counselor

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Kaleb Arterburn - Assistant Director

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Brad Jenny - Head Coach Cross Country

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Shalea Wood-Akers - Assistant Registrar-Nonresidential Campus

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