WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 22, 2020 — After a hiatus of several years, the annual award of the Staff Council Scholarship returned this fall.
“Our Staff Council Scholarship Committee met several times recently and selected the recipient of this semester’s Staff Council Scholarship,” said Kyle Cooper, who is the chair of the committee and also serves as head coach of the Lady Hilltoppers.
“We want to encourage our staff to make use of this opportunity. We will send out the next application form via email very soon,” he said.
The scholarship committee also includes employees: Administrative Assistant Bree Blum, Financial Aid Counselor Erika Rohrig, Director of Graduate Studies Sara Sweeney and Student Records Assistant Tasha Taylor.
“In November we will open up next semester’s application process and this will continue annually on a semester basis,” noted Cooper. “The November selection will be announced by the first week of December.”
Athletic Compliance Director Brad Forshey is the Staff Council Chairman and agrees that the scholarship is one of the most important tasks carried on by this particular WLU committee.
“We are extremely grateful for the efforts of WLU Foundation Executive Director Angie Hill and WLU’s Director of Financial Aid Katie Cooper who assisted us in helping get this opportunity back and to drive the move to obtain the scholarship funds. This award truly impacts staff and we are pleased to provide it,” Forshey said.
WLU’s Staff Council is currently seeing more staff involvement and more opportunities, according to Cooper.
It meets regularly and is responsible for fundraisers and other means of supporting staff.
Its next meeting is at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 via Zoom and all staff is welcome to attend, added Cooper.
The West Liberty University Council of Staff Employees is created for the purpose of promoting a means by which employees of West Liberty University may convey their thinking on employee-employer relations and promote the welfare of staff employees. To read more about the council, please click here.