Mission Statement

The mission of the Staff Advisory Council is to advise the President of the college on behalf of the staff, to improve communication and promote a respectful, civil, and engaged staff experience.


The SAC meets at least once monthly in rotating locations on campus.


5/7 - SAC has been invited to participate in the Director of Human Resources hiring search. SAC members will attend a lunch meeting with each candidate to discuss staff related issues at Whitman. Members will then provide feedback to the hiring committee regarding each candidate.

6/30 - The council will take a break from meeting during the summer. There will be a retreat in early August to prepare for the 2018/2019 school year before reconvening in September.

8/1 - SAC will have a half day retreat this summer to finalize the council structure, establish communication processes both within the council and to staff, as well as schedule out fall meeting dates for the 2018/2018 school year.

9/1 - Advocated for the addition of afternoon coffee breaks to increase opportunities for staff to attend. Now offered in altering times at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

9/12 - SAC met with Shane Watkins, director of human resources and PAC member, Jen Pope.

9/26 - SAC met with Helen Kim, Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.


The Staff Advisory Council can be reached at sac@whitman.edu and any communications will be discussed at our next meeting. If you do not have regular access to a computer or would like to submit a question or concern anonymously, you may send it via campus mail addressed to SAC.