Published: Aug. 23, 2021

Welcome to Fall semester!  This past year was like no other. As we look ahead to another academic year, we are preparing ourselves and working to drive the university forward.  We would like to reiterate our commitment to helping shape CU Boulder to be a better place for all staff everyday. 

Before we can look too far ahead, we must first acknowledge the dedication and hard work that CU staff members display every single day.  From the moment the pandemic first hit, to the excitement of welcoming students back in full capacity this fall, staff at CU Boulder have been at the frontlines, looking out for the larger CU Boulder community and each other, and ensuring that our community roars back stronger than ever.  Staff are the backbone of our campus. We are especially thankful to all those who made the sacrifices necessary to keep campus up and running during the pandemic.

Some of us are beginning to come back to campus, some will remain remote, and some never left. Your Staff Council is here to ensure that all your voices are heard, that you feel supported, and that you are a valued member of our herd.  Some challenges are known and are being addressed, such as the details surrounding return to work and hybrid work schedules.  Other obstacles and challenges will no doubt present themselves as we go forward.  Together, we will face all challenges presented to us and become a stronger community because of it.

All Staff Council committees have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work as we begin programming for the upcoming year.  Whether it be the recognition, equity, inclusion, or the future of work, the staff at CU Boulder can be assured that their staff council colleagues are committed to this work and will continue to advocate on behalf of all staff at CU.

We want to encourage all staff at CU Boulder to get involved and join the conversation.  With Staff Council, you have a voice.  We will listen, we will advocate, and we will make sure CU Boulder staff voices are heard when decisions are being made.  From the search of a new CU president to working with campus departments such as Parking Services, to sharing everyday concerns with university leadership, your CU Boulder Staff Council will be bold, will be strategic, and will never back down from a challenge.  

Everything we do will be done through the lens of equity and inclusivity. Shoulder to shoulder we will press on.

Please feel free to contact Staff Council at any time. We continue to wish you and yours well. 

In Solidarity, 

Kelsey Draper, Jasimine Evans, Quiana (Ana) Martin

Kelsey Draper, Jasimine Evans, Quiana Martin