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WNMU Staff Senate Members
Margaret Soucy, Staff President
Hello! I have been with WNMU since January 1997. I have worked in Miller Library, Extended University, including the Deming Campus, and now I am a student advisor and the testing coordinator. I have served as a Senator at various times in my 17 years here and was Staff Senate President 2006/2007, 2007/2008. I look forward to this upcoming year and advancing the efforts on behalf of all staff members.
Melissa Busby, Staff Senator
I am Melissa Busby, and I am newly elected Senator representing the Administrative classification. I started my journey at WNMU as a student, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2000, and a Master's degree in Counseling in 2003. While I was a student, I actually served on the ASWNMU Senate.
My journey at WNMU continued as an employee in 1999, when I was hired as a Hall Director at Ritch Hall. My family and I lived in Ritch for four years, and my boys still love to share their stories of "dorm life." In 2001, I landed the best counseling internship/ graduate assistant position in town at the Early Childhood programs, and have worked there ever since. Most recently, I was a faculty member and advisor for the AA program in ECED, and I became the Assistant Dean for Early Childhood Programs in January, 2012.
Laura Adcock, Staff Senator
Greetings! I have been working at WNMU since July 2006 and officially as a full time permanent employee with the university since Feb. 2007. I worked in the Business Office initially and am now Executive Secretary in Academic Affairs. My mottos are: there are no dumb questions and treat people the way you would like to be treated. Every person who walks into our office deserves the best service they can get. I try to have that same philosophy throughout my life.
When not working at the university, I am devoted to my husband, two children and 3 soon to be 4 grandchildren, our 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am also an avid reader, gardener, knitter, quilter and a lifelong seamstress.
I look forward to serving as Staff Senator representing the clerical staff.
Kathleen Childs, Staff Senator
I am a native of Silver City and Grant County. I grew up at Ft. Bayard and graduated from Cobre High School. I have been with the Maintenance Department at WNMU for almost 2 years, serving in different capacities. I have been the Administrative Secretary since October of 2012. I really look forward to representing the Clerical Staff to make positive advancements for all of us.
Mary-Rae McDonald, Staff Senator
Hello! My name is Mary-Rae McDonald. I am WNMU’s Human Resource Specialist and have been with the University since 2008. Academically, I have my Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a B.S. in Public Admin. Personally, I am married to the most amazingly supportive cowboy-husband in the world with our beautifully capricious tween girl (only child). In my spare time, I adore pretty much anything. I want to at least try everything once!
I was elected in 2012 and completing the two-year term in 2014. I am honored to be a part of Staff Senate and delighted to be representing such a dynamic classification as Clerical.
Roberta Miller, Staff Senator
My name is Roberta Miller, and I am the Payroll Specialist for WNMU. I represent the clerical staff on Staff Senate. This is my first time being a Staff Senator. I began working for WNMU on February 1, 2010. I am “retired” from the legal profession having worked as a legal secretary, deputy district court clerk, court monitor, and as the secretary for two district judges. I also worked for a cpa firm for 6 1/2 years prior to coming to WNMU.
I am a knitter, a marathon runner, and in the process of becoming a “weaver”. But the most important “after hours vocation” is being “Grandma Birdie” to my five grandchildren who range in age from 6 to 16. Grandma Birdie can ski (sort of!), she is an “extreme sledder” who can still pull lazy children up the hill on the sled, run, play tackle football, knit sweaters and blankets, and do tricks on the trampoline!
I am truly blessed to be a part of WNMU and look forward to my term on the Staff Senate.
Evelyn Alvarado, Staff Senator
Hello! My name is Evelyn Alvarado. I have been employed at WNMU for 11 years, having worked in Academic Affairs for 10 of those years and just recently last year in my new position as the Program Manager for Operations & Compliance for Extended University. I am an alum of WNMU, having received my Associate’s degree in Office Administration in 2002 and my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2007. I am currently a student again, majoring in Business Administration. While not at work or doing homework, I spend my spare time with my husband and my two beautiful children. I enjoy traveling and being outdoors as long as it involves being with my family and friends.
Jessica Enriquez, Staff Senator
Hello Everyone! My name is Jessica Enriquez. I joined the WNMU community in the Spring of 2011, although I have really been part of WNMU since 2000. I completed a BA in Rehabilitation Services in 2006, and continued on with WNMU to complete my MA in Counseling in 2010.
When I first came to WNMU in 2011 I was part of Extended University team. I then served as student support for the Interdisciplinary Studies program and I now have transitioned to the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Business Affairs. Throughout my entire 13 years of association with WNMU, I have been an active contributor to the Athletics Department, recording statistics and a variety of other activities.
I am a long-time resident of Silver City and am proud to make it my home. When I do get free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband Matt, my daughter Averi and my hyper-active 6-year old Weimaraner, Naula. I am excited to serve as your representative for Staff Senate.
Kim Woodard, Staff Senator
Hi! My name is Kim Woodard. I have worked at WNMU for 10 years, beginning after receiving my bachelor’s degree in Psychology/ Sociology. I earned by MAIS in Counseling and Chemical Dependency while working for WNMU with New Mexico Works.
I have worked for Extended University/ Virtual Campus as an online advisor and now am the advisor for the School of Nursing. My husband is a WNMU Alumni/ employee as well, and my son is taking dual enrollment classes and will soon be WNMU alumni as well.
Randy Woodard, Staff SenatorIím Randy Woodard the Senior Learning Management System Administrator for WNMU. I represent the Technical and Paraprofessional classification with the staff senate. I grew up just steps from the campus so WNMU has been a huge part of my life, and I look forward to doing my part to improve the WNMU experience for everyone.