UMSL Engagement Week | Month of Giving

The University of MissouriSt. Louis has a strong and enduring commitment to civic engagement and service to the community. In fact, our campus is recognized as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation.

Our Community Collaborations website provides information on a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community to learn more about community engagement at UMSL and find ways to be involved. For more information, or to share ideas, please contact 314-516-5267.

“The Engaged University” Presentation / UM Chancellors Panel

Wednesday, October 23 at 10AM to 11:45AM, MSC – Century Room A

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The Engaged University,” followed by a panel discussion, “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities.” Panelist include UMSL Interim-Chancellor Kristin Sobolik with the chancellors of the UM System’s three other universities. This event is sponsored by Missouri 100. The program takes place in Columbia, but will be simulcast for the UMSL audience at

All events for the week can be found on the Community Collaborations website.


Meet Our New Staff

August 26, 2019

L to R:

Jennifer Meyer- Advancement Office, Scholarships (University Development)
Burk Krohe- Sr. PR Writer (Marketing and Communications)
Diana Pupillo- Director of Development, Donor Relations (University Development)
Ericka Webb- Executive Assistant (Human Resources)
Laura Blevins- Director of Events (Events)

September 09, 2019

 Front Row (L to R):

Melissa Travers- Student Account Outreach Support Staff (Cashier’s Office)
Alejandra Martinez- Social Worker/Counselor/Mental Health Professional (Child Advocacy Center)
Maria Bradford- Associate Development Director, Major Gifts (KWMU)
Vu Do- Business Support Analyst, Sr. (Financial Aid)
Peter Schroeder- Lighting and Staging Supervisor (Touhill)

Back Row (L to R):

Kiriana Mack-Hansen- Senior Development Office, Major Gifts (KWMU)
Avdo Avdic- Custodian II (Touhill)
Michelle Klump- Human Resources Assistant (Human Resources)
Sara Welch- Office Support Assistant III (Biology)
Dustin Burton- Custodian (Facilities)
Glenn Curtis- Police Officer (UMSL Police)

September 23, 2019

Front Row (L to R):

Rachel Goldmeier- Student Support Specialist II (SUCCEED Program)
Elizabeth Winters- Archivist
Pamela Weems- Custodian (Facilities)

Back Row (L to R):

Valeri Reyonlds- Associate Director of Admissions- Recruitment (Precollegiate Programs)
Steve Picucci- Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Coach (Athletics)
Blaine Milligan- OSA III (English)
Birda Lewis- OSA III (MIMH)
Andrew Smith- Precollegiate Program Coordinator (Precollegiate Student Services)

New Employee Orientation 08|12|2019

It was brought to our attention that the attendees that began on June 24th were not published. We sincerely apologize for the oversight.




L to R (front row):

Claire Tyson- Office Support Assistant III (Music)
Jing Zhang- Assistant Research Professor (MIMH)
Charlotte Covey- Office Support Assistant III (Admissions)
Heather Robinson- Academic Advisor (UMSL NOW)

L to R (Back Row):
David Swan- Laborer (Planning & Construction)
Hannah Emery- Counselor, Group Therapy Coordinator (Health, Counseling, & Disability Access Services)
Jerisha LaCrae Rutlin- Counselor, Diversity Coordinator (Health, Counseling, & Disability Access Services)
Eric Schmid- Media Production Director II (KWMU)
James Nehring- MSA (Facilities)

Meet our new staff employees that attended New Employee Orientation today. Below are their names and departments.





Front Row, L to R:
Kathryn Schnuriger- Assistant Director of Academic Program Operations (College of Nursing)
Jia Lian Yang- Co-Host/Producer, We Live Here (KWMU)
Brandy Liddell- Office Support Assistant III (Athletics)
Erica Kretchman Brigman- Office Support Assistant II (UMSL Global)
Ashley Winters- Co-Host/Producer, We Live Here (KWMU)

Back Row, L to R:
Holly Huelskamp- Rearch/Lab Technician II (Biology)
Sydney Moore- Executive Assistant to the Chancellor (Chancellor)
Shereka Steward- Case Manager (Student Services & Campus Life)
Michael Perkowski- Construction Superintendent (Facilities-Construction)
Earl Harris- Groundskeeper I (Grounds)

Not Photographed: Austin Davis

2019 myPerformance

The merit increase process is being finalized this week.  Biweekly merit increases will be effective on 8/25/19. Monthly merit increases will be effective on 9/1/19. Staff letters have been distributed to managers so they can deliver them to employees. 

Academic Increases

For Faculty, merit increases will be determined within each college or consistent with the terms of any external funding agreements that apply.

Staff Increases

As before, staff increases are determined by a combination of your performance rating and compa-ratio (your pay divided by the midpoint of your pay range).  A total pool of 2% is available for this year.  The merit grid below reflects a pool of 1.75%.  There is an additional 0.25% that will be used for exception requests. 

To ensure accountability, consistency and fairness in performance ratings, HR facilitated calibration sessions with managers within departments.  In these sessions managers justified their evaluations of staff and held each other accountable to create a consistent use of the rating scale and a common understanding of the SuccessFactor competencies.  It’s important to note that the goal was to create consistency, not force ratings into a predetermined distribution. Merit letters will be generated by HR and distributed to managers this week.

Merit Increase Grid 2019

If you have not completed your final sign off of your appraisal, please reach out to your supervisor and/or designated HR Consultant as soon as possible.

UM Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Equity Officer Announcement

The University of Missouri System- Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks a Deputy Title IX Officer and Equity Officer to assist the Interim Chief Equal Opportunity Officer with high priority initiatives in the areas of Title IX, equity and affirmative action. Reporting to the Interim Chief Equal Opportunity Officer, Marsha Fischer, the successful candidate will operate in confidential, complex, and sensitive arenas with often unforeseen requests and deadlines.

Role Summary
The University of Missouri System (UM System) serves Missouri as the state’s land-grant university and Missouri’s only public research and doctoral-level institution. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative
teaching, research, innovation, engagement, and inclusion.
The UM System consists of system administration and four universities: the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of
Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement.

To share this opportunity and/or submit your application for consideration, visit:

1. Select the  link to access our careers site.
2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

If you are an external applicant, click here.

If you are a current employee of our organization please click here.

Conflict of Interest Reporting

The University of Missouri Collected Rule 330.015 for Conflict of Interest requires employees complete a disclosure of outside interests at least annually and as any changes or new acquisitions arise.

UMSL will begin the process of collecting outside interest disclosure forms from all faculty and exempt staff in late August. The submission of a disclosure is required, even if an employee has no outside interests to disclose. Reportable activities include any employment, consulting, or other professional activity or
service, paid or unpaid, for a third party that is not part of the employee’s university responsibilities, and the activity relates to work within the scope of the employee’s university responsibilities, expertise, or
practice of his/her profession.  Each disclosure form will be submitted using our electronic system, eCompliance and will require supervisor approval.

In the coming weeks, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) will hold optional eCompliance training sessions for faculty and exempt staff.

  • August 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Lucas Hall, 00200
  • August 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Education Admin Building, 000G1

For more information on the disclosure process and requirements, call Danielle Hunter at x5972.

You Only Get One “First Day of School”

You probably know that saying, ”You only have one chance to make a first impression.” Well, you only get one “first day of school.” Remember the feeling of being excited and anxious in equal measures on your first day? Or way back when, calling your friends land line to see if you had the same teacher?

Students officially return for the Fall semester next Monday, August 19th and we want to share an opportunity for you to serve as a welcoming resource. If you are interested in helping turn those nerves into excitement be sure to sign up below.  

The weeks of welcome information is located at webpage, and there is a specific volunteer link for staff, faculty or current students to sign up for move-in day and/or our help-a-triton welcome tables.

New Employee Orientation July 22, 2019

Join us in welcoming our new staff to UMSL:

L to R:

Elizabeth Bailey- Child Development Associate Teacher (Child Development Center)
Julia O’Donoghue- Politics Reporter (KWMU)
Sarah Fenske- Producer/Host (KWMU)
Maren Mellem- Manager of Forensic Services (Child Advocacy Center)
Jacques Coleman- Digital Print Operator (University Communication)
Leslie Dougherty- Child Development Aide (Child Development Center)
Janeece Woodson- Tutoring Coordinator (University Tutoring Center)



Executive Assistant, Human Resources

Recently, Kathy Falcon has left the UMSL HR team and accepted a position in Colorado. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

UMSL Human Resources is looking for a highly-collaborative departmental assistant who balances organization, efficiency, and results with our focus on people. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to an inclusive environment in responding to the unique needs of diverse students, staff, and faculty on a variety of HR-related matters.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Jim Hertel, provide general administrative and office support to the executive and departmental staff in support of the HR and campus mission.

Application and materials are being accepted through this Friday, August 2nd.



The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal available now!

The UMSL libraries recently purchased campus access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. This allows all staff, faculty, and students to set up individual subscriptions that are accessible via computer, phone, and/or tablet.

Unlike other library subscriptions, these both require individual accounts to be set up.  Click here detailing how to set up your individual account and gain access!