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?

  • Next Regular Meeting Classified Staff Council – Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Next Governance Day – Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Southern Samaritans Committee is working on new guidelines for fundraising and employee assistance.

Officers and Committee Members

Chair:  Patricia Miller, Manager of Business and Auxiliary Services – Logan

304.896.7351, [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   – Jennifer Dove 304.236.7610 [email protected]

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

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

Professional/Non-Faculty   – Jackie Whitley 304.896.7440 [email protected]

Technical/Paraprofessional – Carol Jobe 304.896.7421 [email protected]

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 – Cheryl Elliott-Hicks  304.896.7436 [email protected]

Williamson Campus  – Rhonda Collins 304.236.7609 [email protected]

Boone/Lincoln Campus – Susan Trammell 304.307.0703 [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:

Carole Jobe 304.896.7421 [email protected]

Tammy Toppings 304.896.7406 [email protected]


Standing Governance Committee Representatives

Strategic Planning and Financial Review Committee:

Boone/Lincoln Campus Representative: Susan Trammell 304.307.0703 [email protected]

Logan Campus Representative: Jackie Whitley  304.896.7440 [email protected]

Williamson Campus Representative: Christopher Gray 304.236.7614 [email protected]

Wyoming/McDowell Campus Representative: Vacant

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: Mandy Lester 304.896.7429 [email protected]

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. (Link to the form)

Chair – Pat Miller   304-896-7351, [email protected]

Logan Campus Rep — Cheryl Elliott-Hicks

Williamson Campus Rep — Rhonda Collins

Boone/Lincoln Campus Rep — Susan Trammell

Wyoming Campus Rep – Patty Brooks


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

Jennifer Dove [email protected]

Patty Brooks [email protected]

Susan Trammell [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 – Vacant

Logan Campus Rep – Cheryl Elliott-Hicks [email protected]

Williamson Campus Rep – Rhonda Collins [email protected]

Boone/Lincoln Campus Rep – Susan Trammell [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 – Jackie Whitley [email protected]

Chris Gray [email protected]

Pat Miller [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

Vice Chair – Jackie Whitley

ACCE Rep – Chris Gray

BOG Rep – Dianna Toler

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Holiday Calendar

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Holiday Schedule – Fiscal Year 2019-2020 – REVISED

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Thursday, July 4, 2019                                *Independence Day

Monday, September 2, 2019                      * Labor Day

Tuesday, November 26, 2019                     Alternate (See NOTE below)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019               Alternate

Thursday, November 28, 2019                  * Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 23, 2019                     Alternate

Tuesday, December 24, 2019                    ½ Holiday, ½ Alternate

Wednesday, December 25, 2019              * Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26, 2019                  Alternate

Monday, December 30, 2019                    Alternate

Tuesday, December 31, 2019                    ½ Holiday, ½ Alternate

Wednesday, January 1, 2020                   * New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 2, 2020                      Alternate (In place of Election Day)

Monday, January 20, 2020                      * Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, May 25, 2020                             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 2019 Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, and Year 2020 President’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Primary Election Day, Memorial Day, and West Virginia Day.

NOTE: On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Governor Jim Justice issued an executive order declaring Friday, July 5, 2019, an official state holiday for all public employees of the state without charge against accrued annual leave. Since Friday’s are non-work days for most of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s non-faculty employees, we will observe the additional holiday on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, during Thanksgiving Break.

Revised 07/08/2019

Contact CSC

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

Donna Lafferty, Recorder

Phone: 304.294.2002

Email: [email protected]