Staff Council

The Staff Council is a body of staff members who support the interests of APU staff and facilitate communication among staff, faculty, and the general university community. Staff Council also serves as an advisory board to the administration and Board of Trustees, representing matters of importance to APU staff. The council draws its members from all three areas of staff employment: Campus Resources, Student Affairs, and University Services (view the council roster below).

Message from the Chair

Hello, and welcome from the Staff Council. As a staff employee of seven years in the School of Nursing serving as the Director of Operations, I am honored to serve as Staff Chairperson alongside many other dedicated members.

Over the last couple months, we have worked on clarifying our mission and values. As of August 2023, our mission is to shape the staff experience by creating a healthier work environment. Our guiding principles are C.A.R.E.:

  • Channel Staff Voices
  • Advocate for Staff through Governance
  • Represent Administration to Staff (Ambassador)
  • Engage our Community

To deliver on our mission in the ‘23-’24 academic year, we identified the following objectives:

  • Provide face-to-face and virtual opportunities to hear from staff
  • Participate in university governance task forces and/or committee work
  • Create an anonymous process for submitting comments to Staff Council
  • Meet monthly with the President and/or VP of Finance and Administration
  • Provide staff support through the Encouragement Fund
  • Partner with HR on staff initiative implementation and execution
  • Conduct short/pulse-like surveys to gauge staff satisfaction
  • Create a program for recognition of staff
  • Partner with HR to welcome new staff to the university
  • Facilitate a staff engagement activity


As we look to fulfill our mission and objectives, our most important resource is having talented and passionate staff. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact or apply through the following form (August to September). Here are the areas of the university that are currently represented on Staff Council:

Name Start Year Area of Representation Division
Andre Argaez 2023 Center for Career and Community Engaged Learning Provost
Matt Browning 2020 Office of Commuter Living Student Belonging
Jeff Graham 2023 Auxiliary Services, Campus Store, One Card Finance and Administration
Mutoni Ingabire 2023 Student Center for Reconcilation and Diversity Student Belonging
Curtis Isozaki 2023 Honors College Provost
Jennifer Jordan 2023 SDRC Regional Campus, Admissions Enrollment Management
Jonathan Lord 2021 Classroom and Event Technology, IMT Finance and Administration
Alex Oh 2021 Campus Life Student Belonging
Jeff Postlmayr 2019 School of Nursing Provost
Rick Roberts 2021 Productivity Solutions, IMT Finance and Administration
Jeffrey Tirrell 2021 Curricular Support and Effectiveness Provost
Jared Votaw 2021 Residence Life Student Belonging
Tyler Welch 2023 COTA, Cinematic Arts Provost

Encouragement Fund Request

Are you aware of an APU employee staff member who is struggling financially due to an unexpected hardship caused by a personal situation, catastrophe, or trauma? Funded by APU employees for APU employees, the Encouragement Fund is available to support all APU employees during difficult times. If you know of an APU employee who is experiencing a hardship, complete the Encouragement Fund request form. If you have questions, please contact or

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