Academic Staff Steering COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Academic Staff Steering Committee (ASSC) is to promote the interests of higher education and to advance standards, ideals and welfare of the academic staff of Wayne State University (see bylaws page).

All Academic Staff who are members of the AAUP-AFT at Wayne State University are members of the ASSC. The leadership of the ASSC is elected annually by the academic staff who are members of the AAUP-AFT. 

2022-2023 ASSC leaders are:

Chair: Mershawn Gayden, Financial Aid Officer II
Co-Chair: Maya Calloway Richardson, Academic Services Officer II
Secretary: Mickayla Chapman, Academic Services Officer II
Member-at-Large: Deborah Gibson, Ed.D, Academic Services Officer III
Member-at-Large:  Keanu Repress, Academic Services Officer II

The Academic Staff Steering Committee hosts a terrific series of luncheon meetings about topics like ESS, Promotion, Annual Reviews, Professional Records, and service opportunities. Through these luncheons, the ASSC has developed documents to better assist academic staff and their units.

ASSC Bylaws

Academic Staff Mentoring Committee

For information about becoming a mentor or becoming a mentee, please get in touch with the chair of the Mentoring Committee, Rachel Pawlowski at and see webpage.

Files and links