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
Name Job title Unit Role
Dae Newman Department assistant African American Studies President
Ryan O'Hallahan Academic advisor History Vice President
Lori-Ann Thompson Fiscal administrative coordinator Mathematics Treasurer
Ellie H. Meyer Administrative assistant Mathematics Secretary
Pamela Allred-Irby Accountant Biology Member
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 Associate director of undergraduate advising Biology Member
Kelsey N. Cappiello Interim executive assistant to the dean Dean's Office Member
Philathea Cole Project manager Dean's Office Member
Jeffrey Diritto Teaching instructor, clinical coordinator Kinesiology & Health Science Member
Joseph Ellis Office manager Biology Member
Jeannie L. Friedrich Student admin coordinator Physics Member
Stephanie Gray Fiscal and administrative coordinator Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Member
Rhea D. Miller Administrative assistant, graduate student services assistant Chemistry Member
Michael Morris Stockroom manager Chemistry Member
Monique Morton Administrative specialist Kinesiology and Health Sciences Member
Jo Murphy Administrative coordinator Forensic Science Member
Gregory B. Patterson Administrative assistant English Member
Juliana Rasnic Director of advising (humanities/social sciences) Office of Student Services Member
Melissa Siebert Adviser (AFAM, GSWS and Philosophy) CHS Dean's Office Member
Tiyacca Simms-Jones Associate director of psychology advising and graduate academic operations Psychology Member
Dianne Stewart Frausto HR tech (cadet command) Military Science Member
Steven Taggart Media engineer Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Member
Danielle Terrell Director of administration and finance Center for the study of Tobacco Products Member
Emily R. Watkinson Laboratory supervisor Biology Member
Pamela Williams Executive assistant Robertson School Member

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