Human Resources

Staff Council

Staff Council

Staff Council was established in July 2014 with the encouragement and approval of the university president. The purpose of the Staff Council is to:

  • Promote sincere interest and concern for continuing the missions and goals of Lindenwood University;
  • Serve as the representative body for the staff employees of the university;
  • Provide an additional channel of communication for staff with administration and faculty; 
  • Assist the administration with advice, as needed, on policy issues relevant to the staff;
  • Address concerns of the general staff population and seek improvement of staff work environment, conditions, and processes;
  • Foster a spirit of unity and cooperation.

Staff Council Members

Chair: Whitley Huxhold

Vice Chair: AJ Surrell

Secretary: Janet Owens

Department Representatives

Academic Affairs
Whitley Huxhold and Janet Owens

Advancement and Community Engagement
Joshua Bell

Student Experience
AJ Surrell, Shannon Kobal, and Zeke Chism

Fiscal Affairs
Tracy Hathaway

Human Resources
Ashley Waechter

Information Technology
Tom Falls and Tim McNamee

Intercollegiate Athletics
Joe Kosciw and Kristin Trotter

Jeffery Cramer


Josh Bell
Zeke Chism
Tom Falls
Kristin Trotter - Chair

Awards and Recognition
Jeffery Cramer
Whitley Huxhold
Joe Kosciw
AJ Surrell
Ashley Waechter - chair

Activity and Engagement
Tracy Hathaway
Shannon Kobal
Tim McNamee - chair
Janet Owens