Don Noska named to fourth term on UNT Staff Senate

He also has been selected to co-chair the Policy and Benefits Committee.

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Don Noska, administrative coordinator in the University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP), has been selected for his fourth term on the UNT Staff Senate. His appointment runs through Aug. 31, 2020.

“It is an honor and privilege to represent my colleagues as a member of the UNT Staff Senate,” Noska said. “I believe such representation is a vital activity of the university’s ongoing task of ‘breaking down silos’ of communication and procedures, which improves efficiency and job satisfaction.”

Noska says effective two-way communication—where he provides informational updates from Staff Senate to his colleagues and also takes constituent concerns and issues to the senate—can play a part in the college’s emphasis on collaborative working, transparency and trust.

Noska has been selected to co-chair the Policy and Benefits Committee and will use that role to effect change.

“I hope to bring additional learning opportunities to staff in the form of ‘Lunch and Learns’ and serve as a voice for my colleagues,” Noska said. “During each term, I’ve observed, and participated in, major policy implementations and events in the life of the UNT community. I plan to continue that momentum.”

Noska joined the ASLP staff in 2007 and has served in various UNT Staff Senate leadership roles, including vice chair and chair. He also has been part of several campus-wide committees, including the Campus Concealed Carry Policy Task Force, Operations and Infrastructure Group and NT Daily Editor Selection Committee. But, Noska says making a difference is what motivates him to serve.

“Working behind the scenes for high profile events like Distinguished Lecture Series and the University’s 125th Anniversary, and a few opportunities to address the student body at commencement exercises, are awe-inspiring experiences,” Noska said. “They are reminders of the servant nature of the UNT Staff Senate—serving my coworkers, serving my colleagues and serving the campus community.”