Plain Talk @SC: Connecting with Colleagues  

Plain Talk @SC: Connecting with Colleagues  

Plain Talk @SC: Connecting with Colleagues  

The Staff Council is committed to keeping our employees informed and connected.  During this Spring 2021 Semester we are holding four “coffee hours” with the intention of hearing from and connecting with our colleagues. Based on input from staff we have asked a variety of colleagues to update us and answer questions about their campus areas. Our format is intentionally informal and, via Zoom, will consist of two 30-minute segments on the dates listed below. Each of our speakers will update us for 10 minutes, answer questions for 10 minutes and then we will hold a breakout session for 10 minutes for staff to connect with each other. Then our second speaker will repeat this format. We will record sessions so they may be viewed by those who could not attend live. Please mark your calendars for these informative and collaborative sessions. As a way to ensure you are getting the information you desire please use this Google Form to submit specific questions to any presenter.  Your questions will remain anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself.

February 18  at 1 - 2 pm

Zoom Meeting ID:

Sue Nowlan, Dean of Students

Kathleen Hogan-Soltys, Director of the Health Center

During the past few semesters there were many shifts in operations on Campus.  Two of the individuals at the heart of these decisions were Sue Nowlan and Kathleen Hogan-Soltys.  Join us to get the most up to date information on how the College is proceeding to be successful this spring.

March 9 at 9 - 10 am (note morning time)

Zoom Meeting ID:

Mary DeAngelo, Dean of Admissions

Tanya Sears, Controller

One of the most commonly asked questions is ‘where does the college stand financially?’  Enrollment and tuition are the backbone of our financial stability and we’ve asked Mary DeAngelo and Tanya Sears to speak on where we are now and what the outlook is moving into the summer months.

March 31 at 1 - 2 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 

Felicia Lundquist, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Liz Mullin, Chair Depart of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Faculty Senate Vice-President

Diversity is an ongoing priority at Springfield College and teaching/learning is the heart of our institution. Join us to hear from Felicia about current diversity initiatives and how each of us can assist.  Liz will update us about Faculty Senate initiatives and how our faculty colleagues have navigated the complexities of teaching during the pandemic.

April 20 at 1 - 2 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 

Kevin Roy, Director of Facilities

Nadim El-Khoury, Director of Networks, Systems, Infrastructure & Information Security

All employees utilize campus faculties and information systems. Change is constant in these areas in a normal year but these areas have been significantly impacted by COVID. We’re asking Nadim and Kevin to update us on how the year has gone and where we go from here.