Staff Senate Nominations and Elections

Service on the Staff Senate is interesting and rewarding for classified staff members who want to make a difference in the lives of University staff. The Staff Senate enjoys the support and cooperation of the President of the University of Montana and his/her administration. Senators are actively involved in campus activities and University committees.   Senators are granted release time to meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon to attend Staff Senate meetings.

The Staff Senate seats Senators from each of the following staff categories:

  • Professional Category (C-30)
  • Crafts Category (F-60)
  • Technical Category (D-40)
  • Service Category (G-70)
  • Clerical Category (E-50)
  • Missoula College

If you are interested in the work of the Staff Senate, please consider attending one of the monthly Staff Senate meetings.  If you are interested in serving as a Staff Senator, please express your interest to a current Senator or the Chair of the Staff Senate Bylaws Committee.  We urge you to consider placing your name in nomination or to submit the name of a qualified candidate. (If nominating another staff member, please get her/his permission first.)

To become a senator, a candidate must have completed six months of continuous employment at The University of Montana on or before June 1 of the year in which his/her term shall begin.


Staff Senate is undergoing their yearly elections. You can nominate someone through Noon on Wednesday, April 25th 2018 by contacting Dan Bowling (x2008, daniel.bowling@umontana.edu) or by submitting the nomination form.

Nominated members will be verified, and placed on the ballot that will go out to staff for final voting later that day.