Inside Clemson

Staff Senate elects leaders for 2018-19

Pic of Savannah Bock, Janeen Putman and Tonyia Stewart
From l. to r.: Savannah Bock, Janeen Putman and Tonyia Stewart

By Jackie Todd, Office of University Relations

Janeen Putman has had many opportunities during her 17 years at Clemson. A student services manager in the mechanical engineering department in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, Putman has been honored several times since joining the department seven years ago. At the college level, she’s been recognized with the dean’s exceptional staff award and the Hattie B. Wagner award, which goes to the top staff in her college each year. She was also among those selected as Staff Member of the Game during the 2016 Clemson football season.

Having enjoyed those opportunities, she now wants to give back.

Putman was among those who were elected 2018-19 Staff Senate leaders on March 13. Putman will become Staff Senate vice president and assume the presidency in 2019. Parking and Transportation Services director Dan Hofmann will assume the 2018 presidency next month.

“I am excited and honored to learn from Dan in the next year and then be able to represent staff at Clemson University,” said Putman.

The soon-to-be vice president said she wants to focus on staff morale, appreciation and communication.

“I want to make sure that staff continues to have a voice,” she said.

Putman, who has been a senate representative since 2016, will assume her new role at a ceremony on April 10.

Tonyia Stewart, assistant director of graduate studies and recruitment for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences and director of postdoctoral affairs for the vice president of research, will become 2018-19 Staff Senate secretary and Savannah Bock, business officer in the College of Education, will become treasurer.