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Hello ISU Staff Members,

The Staff Council Election committee wants you to know that there is still time to nominate yourself or a colleague for a constituent group on Staff Council. We also want you to know that there is a high demand for nominations in some of the following groups, so help us get the word out for staff members to run for a position on Staff Council and nominate away, everyone: 

Group I: Academic Affairs-Research & Division of Health Science will have two vacancies to fill and is in need of more nominations in this group.

Group II: Student Affairs will have one vacancy to fill and is in need of more nominations in this group. 

Group III:
 Finance & Administration will have three vacancies to fill and is need of more (no seriously more) nominations in this group.

Group IV: Athletics-University Advancement-President Administration have overwhelming numbers of nominations.

Group V: Administrative & Executive Professional-Technical/Paraprofessional will have one vacancy to fill and is need of more nominations.

Group VI: Clerical and Secretarial have overwhelming numbers of nominations.

Group VII: Service & Maintenance-Skilled Crafts will have five vacancies to fill and is in need of more (no seriously more) nominations in this group. 

Again, if you would like to nominate a colleague/co-worker or yourself, please send an email to the Staff Council email address ( with the name, work title, phone and email information of the nominee and the election committee will extend an invitation to the individual to accept the nomination and what additional information will need to be submitted to be placed on the upcoming ballot.  

On behalf of our president Mia Benkenstein, president-elect Julie VanLeuven, and past-president Dr. James Yizar and the executive committee, we look forward to having you serve on Staff Council and representing staff employees at ISU.  

Dr. James Yizar, 2017/18 Past President and Election Committee Chair

If you've been nominated or are thinking of self-nominating, check out the Information for Ballot Profiles you'll need to submit so we have a bio for voters.

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