Staff Council

Dear Colleagues,

In August 2022, the WPI staff community elected the inaugural nine Staff Council members. The Staff Council will represent the voice of non-union staff on campus and will serve as an advocate to support the interests and needs of staff, while supporting the mission, values, and strategic goals of WPI.

Next month, the nomination process will begin to select the remaining nine council members. The nomination process will open on May 16th and will run through May 31st. You will have the opportunity to complete the Staff Council Election Nomination form if you are interested in nominating yourself or another staff member during this period. All nominees will receive outreach to let them know they have been nominated and to ask for their confirmation or interest in being on the voting ballot. Please take a moment to learn more about the following nomination eligibility, important dates, and resources.

Eligibility criteria for the Staff Council:

Any staff employee (except union members, and members of the President's Management Council) are eligible for nomination and to participate in voting.

Important Dates:

May 16 – 31:

Opening of peer and self-nominations submissions.

June (TBD):

Meet & Greet Opportunities – dates and details to follow.

June 12 – 26:

Voting/elections will take place.

July 10th week:

All nominees will be notified of the results. Staff Council identifies the two appointees.

July 17th:

University-wide announcement of newly elected and appointed members.

Early August:

The newly elected Staff Council members will begin their term in August for a term length of two years.

Please visit the Staff Council webpage or refer to the Staff Council Constitution and Bylaws to learn more about the election process.

Additionally, the Staff Council is excited to share that a feedback form is available for all WPI staff members! This form is for staff to make a proposal, provide feedback, or ask a question to the staff council. All forms submitted will be shared and discussed at a Staff Council meeting and reflected in the minutes. This form is available on the Staff Council website.

We look forward to this exciting process as we elect our remaining members for WPI’s inaugural Staff Council!

If you would like to contact the Staff Council directly for any questions or additional information, you may email at