Bennington Staff Council

A self-governance group made up of staff members seeking to promote respect and improve transparency and partnership among the entire campus community.

The Bennington College Staff Council was formed in mid-May of 2022 as a result of the College-wide Shared Governance Task Force (approved by the Board of Trustees in February 2022), seeking to promote respect and improve transparency and partnership among the entire campus community. The Council seeks to integrate staff voices in decision-making at Bennington and provide an outlet of peers for the staff community to voice their concerns and ideas. Through solidifying an avenue of communication and organization of the intersectional staff community at Bennington College, we are striving to ensure staff perspectives and experiences are represented in important discussions of issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on staff working conditions, morale, overall health, and well-being.

The Bennington College Staff Council meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm EST via Zoom to accommodate in-person, remote, and hybrid staff members.

CONTACT US & JOIN

CONTACT&JOIN

Address any questions or inquiries to staffcouncil@bennington.edu or feel free to contact any of us individually.

If you are interested in joining the Staff Council, we would love to have you! Please fill out the membership form.

OUR WORK

OURWORK

Staff Council currently has representatives serving on the following leadership-level boards and committees:

  • College Board of Trustees (BOT)
  • BOT Education & Community Life Committee
  • BOT Campus Planning Committee
  • BOT Campaign Design Committee
  • CFO Advisory Council

We are also undertaking our own committee work on the following topics:

  • Community Development, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Staff Equity & Benefits
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Work Culture

Our goal is to have staff members serving on Staff Council from all across the College so ensure we effectively have a voice together and build community. Please consider joining!

COUNCIL MEMBERS

As of September 15, 2022

COUNCILMEMBERS

Admissions

Laura Crosslin
lcrosslin@bennington.edu

Francesca Salcedo-Edwards
fedwards@bennington.edu


Buildings & Grounds

Joyce Church
jchurch@bennington.edu

Nathan Cornwell
ncornwell@bennington.edu

Angel Kwasniak
akwasniak@bennington.edu

Post Office

Cass Skarka
cassskarka@bennington.edu

Campus Safety

Albert Aleksanyan
albertaleksanyan1@bennington.edu

Communications

Renée Lauzon
reneelauzon@bennington.edu

Dining Services

Donna Clifford
donnaclifford@bennington.edu

Field Work Term & Career Development

Sarah Krinsky
sarahkrinsky@bennington.edu


Institutional Advancement

Aimee V. Annichiarico
aannichiarico@bennington.edu


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Xiomara Giordano
xiomaragiordano@bennington.edu 


Registrar’s Office

Hannah Lipstein
hannahlipstein@bennington.edu


Student Life

Bailey Fox
baileyfox1@bennington.edu

Christine Congelosi-Lulla
ccongelosi-lulla@bennington.edu