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Staff Governance

In Spring 2022, President Varlotta approved the creation of an inaugural staff shared governance system to ensure that staff representatives had a voice in major university decisions. By design, the staff governance system is largely exercised through two important bodies: the Staff Assembly and Staff Senate. These official groups began conducting business in the 2022-23 academic year.

  • The Staff Assembly is the officially recognized advisory body representing the interests and concerns of the staff community.  All staff members who are full time, regular employees, as defined by the Employee Handbook are eligible to participate in Staff Assembly business. 
  • The Staff Senate is an officially recognized, elected body of the shared governance system at California Lutheran University, alongside the Faculty Assembly/Senate, the Associated Student of CLU, and the Graduate and Professionals Student Council.


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