The University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) is charged with strengthening the Wilkes community by enhancing the channels of communication and serving as a liaison between the staff and administration.
The committee will represent all levels of staff, and consists of both volunteers and appointed representatives. The purpose of the committee is to focus on issues affecting the overall staff community, not individual members. USAC will also work collaboratively with the Faculty Affairs Council (FAC) on issues of joint concern.
|Anthony Naro (USAC Chair)||Student Financial Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patty DeViva (USAC Vice Chair)||Marketing Communicationsemail@example.com|
|Connie Dombroski||Health Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erica Acosta||Global Diversityemail@example.com|
|Karen Alessi||Sidhu School of Businessfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Georgia Costalas||Diversity Affairsemail@example.com|
|Lori Drozdis||Passan School of Nursingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michele Garrison||Provost Officeemail@example.com|
|Joseph Housenick||Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathy Lewis||Office of Technology for Teaching and Learningemail@example.com|
|Julia Panzitta||Institutional Researchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeanne Rabel||University Collegeemail@example.com|
|Nikki Stapleton||Electrical Engineering & Physicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Staff representation on Wilkes standing/search committees
- Julia Panzitta | Human Resources Committee
- Anthony Naro | Board of Trustees Finance Committee
- Patty DeViva | Budget Committee
USAC recognizes outstanding staff at Wilkes through two programs: "Caught Being Colonel" and the Colonel Quarterly Awards.
A variety of businesses offer discounts to Wilkes employees. You will need to present your Wilkes ID to access these discounts.
- Barnes & Noble - 10% off purchase (not applied to text books)
- Benchmark Mortgage - No appraisal fee for the purchase or refinance closing on a new mortgage (see flyer)
- Frank’s Pizzeria - 10% off purchase
- Genetti’s Hotel - $89.00 plus tax* for Wilkes University faculty, staff, students and their visiting families (*certain blackout dates apply)
- Jack Williams - various discounts at all locations (see flyer) - just pick up a key tag up at Human Resources
- Januzzi’s - 10% for pickups at the E. Northampton St. location (cap on amount)
- Mohegan Sun Arena- Corporate Club discount tickets (see flyer)
- Odyssey Fitness - for Corporate Membership (see flyer), call Cathy Hauze x.7120
- Pep Boys - 10% discount. Available to standard parts and maintenance. Discount not applicable on oil changes, tires, antifreeze services/radio purchases
- Sam’s Club - $10 gift card when renewing membership; $25 gift card (business membership) certificates available
- Stone Meadows Golf Course - Stone Meadows Golf Course, adjoining PA 115 in Buck Township, south of Bear Creek, is offering a great discount to Wilkes faculty, staff, and students. Enjoy a round of golf for only $10 on Mondays. A $5 discount is offered on all other days. Play their scenic and relaxing course just minutes from the Wyoming Valley. To reserve a tee time or learn more about Stone Meadows, call 570-472-3870 or email email@example.com.
- Tazza Shawarma Grillin Wilkes-Barre - 10% off purchase to Wilkes employees (must show Wilkes ID)
- Verizon Wireless - 15% discount, go to Vzw.com/discounts to apply
- YMCA - free membership to employees
- Wilkes University Athletics - free admission for self and family at all home events
If you have any questions for USAC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: