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Classified Staff Council

Southern’s Classified Staff Council (CSC) is an elected body whose purpose is to represent classified staff, to consider and recommend policy regarding staff welfare, and become an avenue to voice staff suggestions and concerns.

What We Do

The function of the Classified Staff Council is to:

  • Support Southern’s effort in accomplishing its mission and vision
  • Review and make recommendations regarding institutional policies and procedures
  • Provide representation to the college and professional organizations
  • Provide professional development opportunities for classified staff
  • Address issues of concern involving classified staff individually or collectively
  • Bring concerns of classified staff to the attention of the college community, administration, and the Board of Governors
  • Stimulate and strengthen the morale and employee satisfaction of classified staff

Upcoming Events/What’s New?

Meetings of the Classified Staff Council are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Meetings are held online via Microsoft Teams. For more information on Teams, contact Chair Beverly McDonald 304.896.7060, [email protected].

Upcoming Regular Meetings of Classified Staff Council:

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – Annual Presentation to BOG
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Chairperson Pat Miller made the annual presentation to Southern’s Board of Governors. The 2020 Annual BOG Presentation can be viewed here.

Officers and Committee Members

Chair:  Beverly McDonald, Financial Aid Counselor – Logan 304.896.7060, [email protected]

Vice-Chair: Kimberly Maynard, Director of Libraries II, 304.896.7345, [email protected]

West Virginia Advisory Council of Classified Employees (WVACCE) Representative:

Christopher Gray, Manager of Business and Auxiliary Services – Williamson,

304.236.7614, [email protected]

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Board of Governors Representative:

Dianna Toler, Director of Disability and Adult Services,

304.896.7315, [email protected]

Primary Occupational Activity (POA) Representatives:

Service/Craft/Maintenance – Scott Pritchard 304.896.7352, [email protected]

Service/Craft/Maintenance – Danny White 304.294.2004 [email protected]

Secretarial/Clerical/Office   – Vacant

Secretarial/Clerical/Office   – Ruby Runyon 304.236.7650  [email protected]

Professional/Non-Faculty   – Beverly McDonald 304.896.7060 [email protected]

Professional/Non-Faculty   – Mary Trent 304.896.7065  [email protected]

Technical/Paraprofessional – Vacant

Technical/Paraprofessional – Lee Stroud 304.896.7370 [email protected]

Administrative/Managerial – Kimberly Maynard 304.896.7345 [email protected]

Administrative/Managerial – (vacant-all POA members on CSC)

Campus Representatives:

Logan Campus – Kendra Hall 304.896.7607  [email protected]

Williamson Campus  – Rhonda Collins 304.236.7609 [email protected]

Boone/Lincoln Campus – James Parker 304.307.0707 [email protected]

Wyoming Campus  – Patricia Brooks  304.294.2001 [email protected]

Recorder: Donna Lafferty, Program Assistant I, 304.294.2002 [email protected]

Other Governance Committee Representatives

Financial Exigency Committee:

Crystal Cook, 304.307.0703, [email protected]

Tammy Toppings, 304.896.7406, [email protected]

Standing Governance Committee Representatives

Strategic Planning and Financial Review Committee:

Boone/Lincoln Campus Representative: Anna Evans 304.307.0708 [email protected]

Logan Campus Representative: Angela McDonald 304.896.7306 [email protected]

Williamson Campus Representative: Christopher Gray 304.236.7614 [email protected]

Wyoming/McDowell Campus Representative: Michael Hunter 304.294.2006 [email protected]

Student Success Committee:

At Large: Mary Trent  304.896.7060 [email protected]

Angela McDonald  304.896.7306 [email protected]

From Student Services Specialists: Rhonda Collins 304.236.7609 [email protected]

Technology Committee:

Non-IT Member: Vacant

IT Member: John Brandon Vance 304.307.0706 [email protected]


Professional Development Sub-Committee:        

Purpose – To review applications for professional development funds from classified staff employees requesting specific training assistance. Any Classified Staff member needing assistance with educational-professional development costs should submit a completed application to the committee Chair. Applications can be found HERE.

Chair – Pat Miller   304.896.7351, [email protected]

Logan Campus Rep — Kendra Hall 304.896.7607  [email protected]

Williamson Campus Rep — Rhonda Collins [email protected]

Boone/Lincoln Campus Rep — James Parker [email protected]

Wyoming Campus Rep – Patty Brooks [email protected]


Southern Samaritans

Purpose – To provide funding assistance to classified employees who have been affected by serious or catastrophic events such as illness, flooding or fire. Funding requests may be submitted by email to any committee member with the name of the employee in need and a description of the situation.

Chair –  Vacant

Patty Brooks [email protected]

Anita Messer [email protected]

Garnet Bolen [email protected]


Hallmark Sub-Committee

Purpose – To honor employees by sending cards on their special days such as birthdays or new arrivals to their families and condolences during the loss of a loved one. Submit event information by email to any committee member.

Chair – Patty Brooks [email protected]

Logan Campus Rep – Kendra Hall 304.896.7607  [email protected]

Williamson Campus Rep – Rhonda Collins [email protected]

Boone/Lincoln Campus Rep – James Parker [email protected]

Wyoming Campus Rep – Patty Brooks [email protected]


Website Sub-Committee

Purpose – This committee’s purpose is two-fold. It is to:

  • educate and inform internal and external customers about the functions of Southern’s classified staff in service to our students, faculty, staff, and community via Southern’s website and
  • provide classified staff members easy access to pertinent information, forms, policies and resources.

Chair – Chris Gray [email protected]

Pat Miller [email protected]

Ruby Runyon [email protected]


Legislative Sub-Committee

Purpose – To monitor current state bills and legislative committee activity of interest to and/or affecting classified staff and provide regular updates.

Chair – Pat Miller

ACCE Rep – Chris Gray

BOG Rep – Dianna Toler

Meeting Minutes

Holiday Calendar

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Holiday Schedule – Fiscal Year 2021-2022

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Monday, July 5, 2021                                        * Independence Day

Monday, September 6, 2021                          * Labor Day

Thursday, November 25, 2021                       * Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, December 21, 2021                          Alternate (in lieu of Veteran’s Day)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021                  Alternate (in lieu of West Virginia Day)

Thursday, December 23, 2021                       Alternate (in lieu of Lincoln’s Birthday)

Friday, December 24, 2021                             * Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 28, 2021                         Alternate (in lieu of President’s Day)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021                  Alternate (in lieu of Columbus Day)

Thursday, December 30, 2021                       Alternate (in lieu of Primary Election Day)

Friday, December 31, 2021                              * New Year’s Day

Monday, January 17, 2022                               * Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, May 30, 2022                                     Alternate (Memorial Day)

*As designated by West Virginia Code § 2-2-1; West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, Title 135, Procedural Rule, Series 14, Holidays § 2.1, 3.1, and 4.1; and Southern College Policy, SCP-2360, Holidays, Section 6.

For the purpose of taking into consideration Southern’s academic calendar, holidays indicated as “Alternate” are in lieu of the Year 2021 Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Lincoln’s Day, and Year 2022 President’s Day, Primary Election Day, and West Virginia Day.

NOTE: If any additional days are declared by the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of West Virginia, or the West Virginia Legislature during the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the Classified Staff Council suggests moving those days to the week of Spring Break in 2022.

Contact CSC

For information relating to Southern’s classified staff, please contact

Donna Lafferty, Recorder

Phone: 304.294.2002

Email: [email protected]

Classified Staff Constitution