Webster Staff Alliance Board | Webster University

Board Members

The 2020-2021 WSA Board

johnlinkJohn Link, Chair
Director, Career Planning & Development Center

The Chair, during their term, will represent the goals and interests of the WSA. They will lead the meetings, serve as a liaison for staff concerns, and mentors the Associate Chair. Responsible for the annual Board Orientation in June, the annual staff survey, and goals created throughout the year.         




scottScott Schlichtig, Associate Chair
Accounting Assistant, Bursar's Office

The Associate Chair is responsible for general financial oversight of the WSA budget. The Associate Chair, in collaboration with the full WSA Board, allocates resources, investigates and resolves variances, and provides an overview of budget allocations as well as regular updates on budget projections throughout the fiscal year. The Associate Chair also supports and assists the Chair with projects and initiatives, and acts as an information and reference point for all board members clarifying financial implications and outlining the current financial status of the board. 



Katie KnetzerKatie Knetzer, Secretary
Director, University Center

The Secretary serves as the historian and flexible meeting coordinator for the WSA Board. The Secretary communicates directly with University Leadership on behalf of the WSA Board and must be comfortable with this responsibility. 





hannahHannah Verity, Compensation Chair
Director of Global Program Development, Academic Affairs

The Compensation Chair's priorities are participating in the Insurance Committee and comprising and presenting the annual Compensation Proposal to University Leadership. The Compensation Chair will assist the Associate Compensation Chair in their role overseeing the Professional Development Funds.   




Rebecca Nelson, Associate Compensation Chair
Associate Director, Career Planning and Development Center

The Associate Compensation Chair will oversee and maintain all correspondence and procedures surrounding the WSA Professional Development Funds.  



nathanNathan Coleman, Communications Chair
Department Associate, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

The Communications Chair will function as the communications board member. This includes soliciting content and creating content for the monthly WSA newsletters. The Communications Chair will also be a main contributor to the WSA Facebook page.  




fletcherFletcher Ferguson, Special Events Chair
Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Special Events Chair will take the lead in planning and executing all WSA events, overseeing related committees, such as the Professional Development Day Committee, and mentoring the Associate Special Events Chair. With input from the Associate Special Events Chair and the WSA Board, the Special Events Chair will decide which events will be held and ensure all necessary tasks to implement those events are completed in a timely manner. This includes reservations, catering, decorations, prizes, volunteers, promotions, and U.S. extended campuses participation.  



justin bartonJustin Barton, Associate Special Events Chair
Director, First-Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence
Head Competitive Cheerleading Coach

The Associate Special Events Chair will support and assist with all WSA-sponsored events, including both engagement and professional development events. As of 2019-2020, annual events include a back-to school engagement event before the fall semester begins, an end-of-year engagement luncheon in December, and Professional Development Day during spring break. Each year, the Special Events duo, in partnership with input from the full WSA Board, may elect to add additional events or re-evaluate the effectiveness of previous annual events.



Kristinn WiseKristinn Wise, Extended Campus Chair
Assistant Director, Joint Base Andrews, Office of Academic Affairs

The Extended Campus Chair will function as the voice for all U.S. extended campus staff members, and the position will be filled by a staff member from a U.S. extended campus. The main project this individual will manage is the U.S. Extended Campus Professional Development Scholarship, which brings members to the St. Louis home campus for a professional development opportunity. This includes soliciting nominations, booking travel arrangements, coordinating the schedule while the awardees are in St. Louis, and coordinating with different departments around the University. 



John HolsteJohn Holste, Gorlok Greats Chair
Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development Center

The Gorlok Greats Award was established to recognize the outstanding efforts of Webster staff. As such, the Gorlok Greats Chair will become a champion of employee recognition by overseeing all aspects of the program.