February Staff Senate Spotlight

Stephanie McDonald

Director of Policy and Administrative Services, Division of Finance and Administration

How long have you worked at UNT?

I started in August of 2017.

What department do you work in and what does your position entail?

I am the Director of Policy and Administrative Services. My position oversees the University policy process, to include assisting policy owners with reviewing and revising policies, development of new policy, and the deletion of obsolete or unnecessary policies.  One of the favorite things I do is support the Finance and Administration Division’s campus outreach initiative, Radical Friendliness.

What do you like about your position?

I really love the team of individuals I work with. As a team we, in my opinion, provide great assistance to a number of areas of campus. And I appreciate working on this campus, it is refreshing to see the students and watching them grow and develop. I also like working out in the Pohl Rec Center or eating lunch in a campus dining hall where I can really catch the student vibe.smiley

What is your favorite place to eat on or near campus?

I enjoy eating on campus! I’ve eaten at each of the dining halls and Avesta, and they all have fabulous food. I recently ate at Mean Greens, wow! It was surprisingly great.

If someone new came in and wanted to know something that no one else at UNT would know, what would you tell them?

I don’t know that I know anything that no one else knows. I would tell them to get out and enjoy campus. Listen to the drummers. Get involved. Take advantage of everything this campus has to offer.

Tell us something about you.

I moved to Denton a long time ago to be a student-athlete at TWU. Then I moved away and somehow ended up back in Denton. I have an amazing family. We love all things college sports. My husband of almost 20 years is from Cleveland, Ohio - Longhorns versus Buckeyes!!! We have three amazing smart and talented kids, with great individual personalities. Our 17 year old daughter is a tremendous athlete who plays volleyball and runs track at Ryan HS. Our 7th grade son has a huge heart, and loves playing strategy games.  And, he started running hurdles on his own without coaching. And our baby boy does it all. He plays basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and has asked to play soccer and golf.