September 24, 2023

SAC News

VPSW Thank you: A special thank you to all those that made Virginia Public Service Week possible. Thank you for all that you do.


May S.A.C. Meeting: Our May meeting will be held this Thursday, May 18th 1:00PM in Monroe 240.  We will have two guest speakers this month — Rick Pearce, VP for Administration and Finance, will bring us the latest budget news and BOV information.  Sandra Fritton, Director of Disability Resources, will give an overview of the Office of Disability Resources and accessibility issues on campus, and discuss tools and tips we can use to help disabled students and guests.  There will also be an opportunity for discussion and to ask any questions you may have for either speaker. You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C to attend monthly meetings – all are welcome!


Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken appointed Special Advisor to the President: Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken was announced as the new Special Advisor to the President, effective July 25, 2017.  Dr. McClurken is Professor of History and American Studies and also currently serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology and Innovation. He was selected through an internal search process that invited applications from full-time UMW teaching faculty. In his new role, Dr. McClurken will report to the President and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Among his duties, he will provide advice and counsel on the strategic direction of the University, serve as Clerk and liaison to the Board of Visitors, and represent the University to the external community. Dr. McClurken will also continue to teach each year and will maintain a role in strategic oversight of digital learning initiatives.


Leadership UMW 2017-2018 – Apply Now!  Applications are now being accepted for Leadership UMW 2017-18. Take this  opportunity to assess and build your leadership capacity with a cohort of faculty and staff from across the university, understand yourself and others through self and multi-rater feedback assessments, group interaction and mentorship relations, learn strategies to motivate and improve individual and team performance, develop individual development plans, and learn the inner workings of UMW as an academic institution and as a business. Information about  the curriculum, participants, mentors and more can be found at   The application form is due May 19, 2017.  For questions about the application process or the program, contact Sabrina Johnson at or Golda Eldridge at


Upcoming Summer Construction Projects:  Please be aware of upcoming summer construction projects on campus.  For detailed information, go to


Excellent Eagle Employee Program: Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. It’s easy! Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today! Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.


#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.


Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and find other information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.