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The UNM Staff Council founded in 1991, strives to be the voice and advocate for non-faculty staff at UNM. In 1989, the UNM Committee on Staff Recognition (CSR) was established by UNM President Gerald May in the wake of charges that there was low staff morale and a lack of staff input into University policies. Priorities cited by the CSR report included the establishment of a UNM Staff Council. The report also recognized that staff was in need of a representative body that served functions similar to those of the students and faculty. Because of that report, President May appointed a 12-member committee to draft rules for a Staff Council and to establish a series of committees and election and membership rules for the Council. On July 11, 1990, the very first Staff Council was inaugurated as sixty elected staff employees gathered for the very first Staff Council meeting.


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