CAPS Council

Classified and Academic Professional Staff Council


The CAPS Council serves to support the diverse staff of the College of Humanities and Sciences by facilitating honest and open communication, thereby providing an avenue for employees to address concerns and generate solutions, make recommendations to the administration regarding classified needs, and provide input to College governance on issues involving the classified staff workforce.

It’s easy to get down in the dumps sometimes, especially when you think no one notices all the hard work you do. Motivation is a tough thing to hold on to. So whenever you’re feeling blue, just come visit your friends at CAPS Council and we’ll remind you how awesome you are!

CAPS Council meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. All CHS staff members are welcome to attend each and every meeting. Please know the Council is here to serve all the CHS staff and encourage attendance and participation in agenda items and bringing new business to the meetings.

CAPS Council membership for FY22
NameJob titleUnitRole
Danielle Terrell Director of administration and finance Center for the Study of Tobacco Products President
Logan Bishop Application developer and database administrator HASTech Vice President
Dae Newman Department assistant African American Studies Secretary
Joanne Biggs Fiscal technician Psychology Treasurer
John Arnold Chemical safety and operations manager Chemistry Member
Melanie Barnes Assistant to the chair Sociology Member
Sheila Blair Academic adviser Interdisciplinary Science Member
Alvin Bryant Assistant director of undergraduate advising Biology Member
Levi Burton Administrative coordinator Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Member
Philathea Cole Project manager Dean's Office Member
Hayley Darwin Fiscal technician World Studies Member
Cyndi Finefrock Fiscal and administrative coordinator Mathematical Sciences Member
Stephanie Hart Service center director of operations Psychology Member
Monique Morton Administrative specialist Kinesiology and Health Sciences Member
Jo Murphy Administrative coordinator Forensic Science Member
Kathleen Murphy Administrative coordinator History Member
Ryan O'Hallahan Academic adviser History Member
Juliana Rasnic Director of advising (humanities/social sciences) Office of Student Services Member
Gerron Scott  Academic adviser Biology Member
Shenika Smith General services financial coordinator Dean's Office Member
Pamela Williams Executive assistant Robertson School Member