| by Nicole Veilleux

Staff, Updates

Happy Leap Year from the Staff Council! As we all enjoy this quadrennial day of February, your staff council representatives will be gearing up to present the survey data to the College Board of Advisors on Friday, March 1st. Additionally, we will be sharing the results with the staff in an upcoming open meeting, details to be determined.  

Update Topics

See Staff Council Updates Online  

  • Announcements 
  • New Staff Members  
  • Upcoming Events   
  • Staff Council Committee and Meetings Updates  


Demitria Kirby, Associate Vice President of Safety for Public Safety (District E), was featured in Young Mother Needs Kidney Transplant by the Addison Independent. Read on to learn about Demitria’s journey towards finding a donor and raising awareness for maternal health.   

Meet Our Newest Staff Members 

See in MiddPoints 

  • Shauni Kirby – Center for Health & Wellness  
  • Julia Deen – Library 
  • Kristen Gosselin – Human Resources 
  • Carolyn Ashby – Advancement 

Upcoming Events  

Midd’s Got Talent: Middlebury’s First All Campus Talent Show (VT) RESCHEDULED - Friday, March 1 @ 7 pm in Wilson Hall (McCullough). A great mix of performances including music, comedy, dance, and impersonation are already signed up for Friday. Come cheer on our performers! The event is free to all and no tickets are required.         

POSTPONED - Senior Leadership meeting with District F (Facilities) and District J (Custodial) (VT) - March 11 from 10-11 am in Wilson Hall. All members of Staff Council, the Senior Leadership Group, and Districts F (Facilities) and J (Custodial) are invited to a district meeting in McCullough’s Wilson Hall with refreshments. This is the first of a series of monthly meetings, each with a different Staff Council district(s). Contact Jim Zieger (F) or Jared Rawson (J) with questions or suggested topics.  

Committee Updates  

Learn more about Staff Council committees, who are serving, and what they are working on.  

Meeting Updates

See the Staff Council’s calendar for the latest meeting information.  

Representative Spotlight: ASA WATERWORTH (VT)

Meet Asa Waterworth, currently the University Relations Associate for the Middlebury Schools Abroad. Asa began working at Middlebury in 2019 within the Admissions Office, dedicating three years to the Admissions team. Subsequently, Asa transitioned to the International Programs & Off-Campus Studies team, assuming the role of University Relations Associate. 

Asa represents District D and serves as the Chair of the Events Committee. In her short term, which runs through June 2025, has already left a mark on the council by fostering community engagement and connection with the great events she manages. 

Joining staff council in June 2023, Asa was driven by a desire to deepen her involvement in the campus community and forge connections with colleagues across diverse departments. Admitting she wasn’t entirely sure of the Council’s functions before joining, Asa embraces the experience. 

Asa’s favorite Middlebury resource and tip involves a lunchtime wander around the Museum of Art or a cross-country ski on Ralph’s Run, the groomed track around the golf course. An advocate for continuous personal and professional growth, Asa has taken advantage of the Continuing Education Fund, recognizing it as a valuable resource for staff. 

Asa’s fun fact? She has a 108-year-old pen pal! 

District D represents: 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, the 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