Middlebury Staff Council 2022–2023

Staff can submit feedback, a question, or proposal via this form to Staff Council. Please note that all Staff Council representatives have access to the form submissions. Your feedback and comments are considered confidential within Staff Council. Unless you give us permission to use your name, all identifying information will be redacted from your comments. Should you need to submit feedback about an individual representative, email a member of the Staff Council Executive Committee.

Staff Council email: scouncil@middlebury.edu

Executive Committee

  • President—Colleen Norden
  • Vice-President—Stacie Marshall
  • Co-secretaries—Kelsea Moulton and Toni Thomas

District Representatives

District A

currently vacant

Representing: Academic Affairs, Academic Coordinators, Assessment and Institutional Research, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Digital Learning and Inquiry, Mahaney Arts Center, Dean of Faculty Office, Environmental Affairs, Middlebury in DC, New England Review, Provost’s Office, Registrar, Sciences Technical Support Services

District B

Stacie Marshall, Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement

Representing: Advancement, Communications, Printing and Mailing Services

District C

Nicole Veilleux, Assistant Director, Communication and Outreach, Center for Careers and Internships

Representing: Athletics, Center for Careers and Internships, Center for Community Engagement, Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Chaplain’s Office, Dean of Students, Health and Wellness Education, MiddCORE, Health and Counseling Center, Residential Life, Student Activities, Student Creativity, Engagement, and Careers, Student Life Deans

District D

currently vacant

Representing: Admissions, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, Davis United World College Scholars, Dean of the College (minus Student Activities), Disability Resource Center, Innovation Hub, International Programs and Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Language Schools, President’s House, President’s Office, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Sports Medicine

District E

Kelsea Moulton, Human Resources Coordinator

Representing: Budget Office, College Bookstore, Controller’s Office, Finance and Treasurer’s Office, Human Resources, Public Safety, Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Rikert Outdoor Center, Snowbowl, Student Employment Office, Student Financial Services, Student Mail Center

District F

Tim Parsons, Horticulturist, Technical Services, Maintenance and Operations

Representing: Facilties Services (minus Custodial)

District J

currently vacant

Representing: Custodial Services

District K

Brent Simons, Commons Dining Room Manager, Ross Dining

Justin EdsonAsst. Director Retail Operations (nonvoting co-rep)

Representing: Dining Services

District L

Terry Simpkins, Director, Discovery and Access Services, College Libraries

Representing: Library, Information Technology Services

District M

Bob Cole, Director, Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships, Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry

Representing: Middlebury Institute staff

District M at large

Toni Thomas, Associate Dean, Academic Operations; Program Chair, MPA, International Trade, International Policy and Development (MPA/ITED/IPD)

Representing: Middlebury Institute staff

Member at Large

Colleen Norden, Systems and Communications Specialist in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Representing: All College staff


Staff Council is now accepting nominations for the two vacant representative positions (District D and District J)! If you are a Middlebury College staff member who would like to volunteer and be part of a dynamic organization on campus, please fill out this form.

Representative Spotlight


Bob Cole_Staff Council

Bob Cole has been on Staff Council for three years as the District M* representative, where he currently serves as the chair of the Elections committee and is an active member of the Communications Committee. Bob also served as the Vice President of the Staff Council his first two years. Bob is the Director, of Exploratory Initiatives & Partnerships in the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry and joins us from the Monterey Campus at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He has worked at Middlebury for 21 years. When asked what drew him to join Staff Council, he stated, “I was inspired to join Staff Council back in 2019 by our local Staff Advisory Team (SAT) who made it a priority to lay the groundwork for defining and strengthening the Institute’s representation in shared governance spaces. As a representative for MIIS on Middlebury’s Staff Council I serve in an ex-officio capacity on SAT which seeks to build community, support information sharing, and advocate for staff. It’s been a privilege to engage in the work of building relationships, collaborating across distance with staff colleagues on the Council, and representing the voices of Institute staff.”

Bob’s favorite Middlebury resource is the Our Green Thumb community garden. He says, “If you get a chance to visit the Institute, you’ll have to spend some time in Our Green Thumb community garden.” You can learn more about the garden in this news story.

Fun fact about Bob: He is an avid bike commuter and loves his commute to and from work along the Monterey peninsula coast.

Consider joining Bob as a representative on Staff Council. Simply fill out this form to submit your interest.

* District M represents the Middlebury Institute staff