Middlebury Staff Council 2022–2023
Middlebury Staff Council is now accepting nominations for district representatives for the 2023-2025 term!
We invite all Middlebury staff members to participate in the democratic process and help shape our organization. Nominations are open for district representatives in districts A, B, D, E, F, J, and M.
If you are passionate about making a difference, representing your district, and advocating for staff interests, we encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague for this important role.
To submit a nomination, please fill out this form. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the Middlebury community and be an active voice for your district.
The deadline for nominations is May 19, 2023. After the nominations close, there will be an election to determine the district representatives for the next two-year term.
Thank you for your engagement and commitment to enhancing the Middlebury experience. Together, we can build a stronger and more inclusive staff community!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- President—Colleen Norden
- Vice-President—Stacie Marshall
- Co-secretaries—Kelsea Moulton and Toni Thomas
Lexie Carlson, Senior Financial Operations Analyst (Interim Representative)
Term: Spring 2023 Interim for 2021-2023
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
Stacie Marshall, Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement
Representing: Advancement, Communications, Printing and Mailing Services
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
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
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
Tim Parsons, Horticulturist, Technical Services, Maintenance and Operations
Representing: Facilities Services (minus Custodial)
Representing: Custodial Services
Brent Simons, Commons Dining Room Manager, Ross Dining
Justin Edson, Asst. Director Retail Operations (nonvoting co-rep)
Representing: Dining Services
Terry Simpkins, Director, Discovery and Access Services, College Libraries
Representing: Library, Information Technology Services
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 representatives for districts A, B, D, E, F, J, M! 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.
Kelsea Moulton joined the Staff Council spring of 2022. Her involvement in Staff Council has allowed her to take on multiple roles and responsibilities in her short tenure, including being the Co-Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Events Committee, in addition to her primary position as the District E Representative*.
Beyond her work with Staff Council, Kelsea is also an HR Coordinator and works remotely from her home in Massachusetts. Her passion for building connections and relationships with other employees in the community is what drove her to join the council. She has found the Continuing Education Fund to be a valuable campus resource, especially as she pursues her master’s degree.
In her free time, Kelsea enjoys hiking and has already completed all but one of VT’s four-thousand footers. She is eager to conquer the last one this summer. Kelsea’s dedication to her work and her hobbies is admirable, and her contributions to the Staff Council demonstrate her commitment to improving the community.
Consider joining Kelsea as a representative on Staff Council. Simply fill out this form to submit your interest.
*District E represents the 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
Stacie Marshall has been serving on the staff council for 6 years and her term representing District B will be up this June. She is currently on the Executive Committee, serving as the Vice President, and she is also on the Compensation and Events Committees. Stacie’s role outside of the Staff Council is as the Assistant to the VP for Advancement and she has been at the College for 10 years. When asked what drew her to join Staff Council, Stacie wrote, “Exactly our mission - to make Middlebury a great place to work!” Given her time serving as a Staff Council Representative, we know she has helped further that mission in many ways. Thank you, Stacie!
Stacie’s favorite Middlebury resource? She recommends staff members join committees, make connections, and take advantage of all the resources we have available to staff.
Fun fact about Stacie: She currently is a Youth Mentor in Bristol and encourages others to join the fun and gain a new friend (mentorvt.org).
Are you a member of District B? Consider taking Stacie’s spot as a representative of the Staff Council next year. Simply fill out this form to submit your interest. Visit our contact us page for additional openings.
*District B represents: Advancement, Communications, Printing and Mailing Services
Jonathan Kemp, a former Staff Council representative, just recently started a position at the Whitin Observatory, Department of Astronomy, and Department of Physics at Wellesley College. While he is still transitioning from Middlebury, we wanted to share his spotlight so you all can join us in wishing him well at Wellesley.
Jonathan started at Middlebury in 2014, working 9 years as the Telescope and Scientific Computing Specialist at the Mittelman Observatory on the Vermont campus. He had been on Staff Council for nearly two years as the District A* representative, where he served as the chair of the HR6 committee.
When asked what drew him to join Staff Council, he wrote, “Service, advocacy, collaboration, and contribution.”
Jonathan’s favorite Middlebury resources are to “explore and enjoy Middlebury’s unique sense of space, some favorite places beyond the Mittelman Observatory include the Antique Scientific Instruments Collection in Armstrong Science Library, the Greenhouse in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, the Abernethy Room in Axinn Center for the Humanities, and the Bread Loaf Mountain Campus.
Fun fact about Jonathan: He spent 12.5 years in Hawaii before coming to Vermont!
Are you a member of District A? Consider taking Jonathan’s spot as a representative on Staff Council. Simply fill out this form to submit your interest.
*District A represents: 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
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