Towson University Staff Senate committees are outlined in the TUSS Bylaws.

All staff members are invited to join the Awards and Events and Engagement Committees. If interested, please email

Executive Board

Consisting of the TUSS-elected chair, past chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary, and communications officer. The Executive Board provides leadership for the operation of the Senate by preparing agendas for and conducting TUSS meetings, maintaining meeting minutes and budget reports, and serving on committees.

Staff Senate Committees

Awards Committee

Engages, publicizes and supports nominations of TU staff for the Board of Regents (BOR) awards, TU Impact Awards and TU Top Tiger award.

Bylaws Committee

Monitors all Senate bylaws and sees that the Senate is adhering to these documents and suggest revisions as necessary, manages the elections policy document, and annually reviews the bylaws and presents recommended revisions to the Senate.  

Communications Committee

Annually establishes a communication plan for the Senate; manages ongoing communication issues, opportunities, and challenges; and proposes for Senate review and approval communication policies and protocols as they pertain to Senate business.

College of University System Staff (CUSS)

Serves as an extension of the Council of University System Staff (CUSS)

Election Committee

Makes decisions regarding procedure and results pursuant to the current Election Protocol, and annually reviews the Election Protocol and presents any recommended revisions to the Senate.   

Events and Engagement Committee

Proposes and plans staff development events and community-building activities throughout the year. Engages the campus by distributing Staff Senate awards certificates and collecting photos and other media for use by Communication Committee. Promotes campus awareness of TU Staff Senate.

Personnel and Policy Review Committee

Reviews those proposed policies and policy changes given to them by Human Resources, and requests clarification and revision of TU and USM policies concerning conditions of employment for exempt and non-exempt staff when needed.

University Committees

  • Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory
  • Board of Visitors
  • Climate Leadership
  • Diversity Action Committee
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Resource Planning Allocation Committee