August 11, 2020

President’s Council on Wellness: Accomplishments, Goals and Plans for the Year

A huge thanks to the members of The President’s Council on Wellness who accomplished a great deal last year!  

Here are the highlights of the accomplishments:

Marketing

Programming

Policies

Facilities

  • Secured budget for extended early morning and evening hours at the fitness center
  • Improved safety and security of Goolrick Hall through staffing, locking and alarming doors.
  • Communicated with facilities to address mold issues
  • Increased appointment hours at Talley Center and Health Center to include 12-1pm

Faculty/Staff Projects

  • Collaborated with Human Resources to incorporate wellness into Supervisor Training
  • Created a new session at new Employee Orientation focusing on employee wellness.

2019-2020 goals include:

  • Enhancing Preventative and Coping Resources for Mental Wellbeing
  • Engaging and Educating the UMW community
  • Creating a culture where wellness is understood and encouraged

If you or your colleagues are interested in learning more or serving on the President’s Council on Wellness, please email wellness@umw.edu or attend our open meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 8:30am in the UC Colonnade Room.

2019-2020 President’s Council on Wellness Nomination Form

The President’s Council on Wellness is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 academic year! You can nominate yourself and others to serve on one of the four committees. We will be in touch by September 3rd with the nominations!

Please use this link to fill out the nomination form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOYWFrxqy2EF9kwrnJfTdcHOZGcUf9fu_9N9cHKJE-5KnIQg/viewform?usp=sf_link

The committees are:

Programming and Education: This committee will plan and deliver programs once a month for students and faculty. The committee will be divided into faculty/staff and student programming and will create programs for both groups. They will also provide education to the Council during the first 15 minutes of every meeting.

Marketing: This committee will be responsible for updating and posting in Eagle Eye, creating content and posting on social media, updating the website, and creating and distributing the Wash Posts. This committee will be led by the Secretary of the Council.

Grant and Fundraising: This committee will set up university accounts, find and apply for grants, and initiate fundraising and sponsorships. They will also be responsible for Giving Day initiatives. This committee will be led by the Treasurer of the Council.

Research and Development: This committee will review policies and procedures on campus to see where issues need to be addressed and where changes can be made. They will also collect benchmarking data and analyze survey data to assess how UMW can improve wellness initiatives.