View of Yager Hall bell tower through the pergola on Founders' Way

Staff Council

The mission of the Hartwick College Staff Council is to advocate for staff at the institutional level, maximize staff potential, and serve in an advisory role to the President while fostering a sense of communication and community in order to enhance the student experience.

The Hartwick College Staff Council Purpose:

  • Facilitate communication between staff and the campus community
  • Participate, assist, and advise in decision-making processes that affect the staff’s relationship with the larger College community, e.g. select staff representatives to serve on institutional task forces and committees when appropriate
  • Present ideas that originate from the staff to the College president
  • Foster a sense of community among our diverse population
  • Make Hartwick College’s educational community an efficient, fulfilling, and attractive work environment
  • Promote and advocate staff professionalism and support opportunities for the leadership development of its members

2022-2023 Representation

Members of the Hartwick community may access more information, including Council By Laws, minutes of meetings, and membership information from the Staff Council GoogleDrive. Hartwick username and password required.

Questions? Email

Divisional Representatives

  • Harley Judd, Academic Affairs, 2025
    Tom Talbot, Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Rey Benschop, Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Kim Cronin, Finance, 2023
    Mike Arno (Treasurer), Human Resources, Inclusion and Compliance, 2024
    Tim Raimy ’17 (Co-Chair), Institutional Advancement, 2024
    Nathan Crews, President’s Division, 2025
    Libby Cudmore, Strategic Communications, 2025

At-Large Representatives

  • James Cochran (Co-Chair), Academic Affairs, 2023
    Brian Birch, Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Brianna Dempsey, Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Brynn Albanese (Secretary), Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Chelsea Penn, Enrollment and Student Success, 2024
    Alexandra N. Favreau, Finance, 2024
    Stephanie Hollander, Institutional Advancement, 2023

Ex Officio Members & HR Consultant

  • Devin White, Aramark Dining Services
  • James Buthman, Faculty Chair
  • Anne Moriarty, Aramark Facilities
  • Frank Werdann, Barnes & Noble
  • Student Representative, TBD
  • Suzanne Janitz, Human Resources

Staff Council Meetings & Monthly Mingles

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