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|
|Kathy Lewis (USAC Secretary)||Office of Technology for Teaching and Learningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mandy Pennington (USAC Treasurer)||Marketing Communicationsemail@example.com|
|Karen Alessi||Sidhu School of Businessfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janet Cussatt||Business Operationsemail@example.com|
|Lori Drozdis||Passan School of Nursingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michele Garrison||College of Health and Educationemail@example.com|
|Joseph Housenick||Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julia Jacien||Nesbitt School of Pharmacyemail@example.com|
|Julia Panzitta||Institutional Researchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Boone Valkenburg||Office of Civic Engagementemail@example.com|
Staff representation on Wilkes standing/search committees
- Julia Panzitta | Human Resources Committee
- Anthony Naro | Board of Trustees Finance Committee
- Patty DeViva | Budget Committee
- Lori Drozdis | Wellness Committee
- Julia Jacien | Advancement
USAC recognizes outstanding staff at Wilkes through two programs: "Caught Being Colonel" and the Colonel Quarterly Awards.
Learn More About our Staff Recognition
Your Colonel Colleagues Need You! Apply to be a staff mentor and help welcome new employees into the Wilkes Community.
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)
No appraisal fee for the purchase or refinance closing on a new mortgage.
Benchmark Mortgage Flyer (.pdf)
10% off purchase
Rates for a standard, 1-King Bed or 2-Queen Beds room type, and the associated ADA-compliant room types:
- $99.00 + 11% taxes (total $ 109.89) for Guests staying Sunday through Thursday.
- $139.00 + 11% taxes (total $ 154.29) for Guests staying Friday & Saturday.
The Hotel Jacuzzi Suites are NOT available at the College Visitor discount rate, but are available at other discounted rates, such as AARP or AAA.
Blackout dates may apply.
LawnStarter Pest Control
$20 off the first pest control service and choose from 50+ additional outdoor services. Use promo code EDU20 at the LawnStarter website.
Corporate Membership open to all employees and families of Wilkes University.
For more information, please review the flyer and/or contact:
570.829.2661 ext. 1210
Discount for new Club or Plus membership. See flyer for more details.
Offer valid through 01/30/23.
Sam's Club Discount Flyer (.pdf)
15% discount. Visit Verizon Discounts to apply.
Free membership to employees.
Wilkes University Athletics
Free admission for employees and family at all home events
If you have any questions for USAC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
Anthony NaroUSAC Chair
Patty DeVivaUSAC Vice Chair