UT Tyler University Staff Advisory Council

The University of Texas at Tyler

About Us

Members of the UT Tyler staff are extremely important to the success of the University and the fulfillment of its mission. The University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) is an official body of the University formed for the purpose of furthering the fulfillment of UT Tyler’s mission. Members of the Council have wide experience at the University and, from the staff perspective, can inform and advise the President and other University leaders concerning anything affecting the success of the University. They may identify issues of concern, recommend solutions to problems and otherwise suggest new ways to improve service.

USAC members may also bring forth for discussion concerns of particular interest to the staff. USAC also serves as a two-way means of communication, helping to keep staff members informed about University plans and activities.

Finally, USAC serves as a positive force: promoting a caring atmosphere for students, fostering pride in service, and arranging for staff professional development programs. In that regard, USAC is responsible for our Star Employee Awards program and for organizing the annual University Appreciation throughout the year.


A Message from the Chair, Sydni Blundell

Hello, UT Tyler community!  My name is Sydni Blundell and I am so excited to be the 2020-2021 USAC Chair.  I want to take this time to thank everyone who was part of USAC last year and will remain on USAC this upcoming year.  I also want to thank Amanda Lynn, specifically, for her incredible leadership this past year.  I had the fortune to work under Amanda during her tenure as Chair and I genuinely appreciate all that she’s done for USAC, staff, and UT Tyler as a whole!  This year, I want to strengthen the communication between USAC and faculty and especially the staff.  Yes, USAC is here to express the interests and concerns of the staff, but we also acknowledge the important and immeasurable role that staff play at the University.  As we strengthen our communication between one another, we will in turn, make UT Tyler even greater.  I hope that you will come to USAC with confidence that we want to hear from you and that we are here for you.  Thank you for being part of UT Tyler and for what I expect to be a great year!