The GWU Staff Council

Staff Council Purpose

The purpose of the Staff Council is to represent all employees at Gardner-Webb University below the rank of Vice President who do not have faculty contract.  The Staff Council’s mission is to serve the interests and needs of the Gardner-Webb University staff pertaining to their daily activities and work conditions as they strive to support the University’s goal of providing quality higher education. Toward this effort, the Staff Council promotes understanding and cooperation by facilitating communication among campus constituencies, and by serving as an advocate to the administration for staff issues which affect them. In our efforts to enhance the quality of the Gardner-Webb University work environment, the Staff Council provides leadership and support to work together with all members of the University to enrich community spirit.

Staff Council Officers

Executive Officers:


Ashley Chapman
Administrative Assistant to Psychological Science and Counselor Education, Religious Studies, and Theatre
[email protected]
(704) 406-3909
Serving optional +2, through Jan 2025
Alli Qualls
PA Admissions Coordinator & Assistant to the Program Director
[email protected]
(704) 406-2017
Serving through Jan 2025

Treasurer and Secretary

Kanisha Fowler
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
[email protected]
(704) 406-2681
Serving through Jan 2025
Lindsay Lehn
Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Education
[email protected]
(704) 406-4303
Serving through January 2026

Staff Council Representatives

January 2023 – January 2025

Cindy Rochester
Assistant Director of the Noel Center for Disability Resources
(704) 406-4272
[email protected]
Serving optional +2
Pam Scruggs
Associate Athletics Director Senior Women’s Administrator
(704) 406-4341
[email protected]
Serving optional +2
Neal Payne
Assoc. Minister to University for Student Ministries
(704) 406-4278
[email protected]
Serving optional +2
Molly Allison
Senior Transfer & International Counselor for Admissions
(704) 406-2171
[email protected]
Serving optional +2
Lenea Walker
Head Cheerleading Coach
(704) 406-3211
[email protected]
Serving optional +2
Ashley Sahms
Business Intelligence Developer for Technology Services
(704) 406-3928
[email protected]

January 2024 – January 2026

Megan Peek
University Counselor for the Counseling Center
(704) 406-4103
[email protected]
Shelton Binion
Event Service Tech
(704) 406-3937
[email protected]
Wendy Burnham
Administrative Assistant for Operations
(704) 406-2390
[email protected]
Ben Flournoy
Coordinator for the Learning Resource Center
(704) 406-2254
[email protected]
Jalin Montgomery
Assistant Director of Admissions for Digital Learning
(704) 406-4490
[email protected]
Wilson Brooks
Associate Vice President of Marketing
(704) 406-2239
[email protected]