State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee Election Results

2020 State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee Election Results

To Employees Served by the State Universities Civil Service System,

An election to select one representative to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee to the Merit Board was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Four hundred and fifty four Civil Service employees participated in the election.

UIC Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council would like to congratulate LaVitta Steward on being duly elected to serve as a member of the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee for one term beginning January 2021 and ending December 2024.

LaVitta Steward

Lavitta (Vee) Steward is a fifteen year employee at UIC currently serving as an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Vee brings robust life experience to this position from a history of caring and helping all those in need. She comes from a tradition of inspirational women and models her life after her mother, Curtisteen Steward, who served the UIC community for 31 years before retiring in 2011 from her position as Associate Dean of Finance and Resource Planning in the School of Public Health. Vee draws experience from being a committee member within her church community, an advocate for coworkers and patients at UIC, and from her own life as a single parent, mother, and grandmother. Vee tragically lost her daughter in 2017 and understands first-hand the weight of responsibility many Civil Service employees carry. She is proud to be an SEIU Local 73 member where she serves as a Union Steward, Bargaining Committee member, and served as Contract Captain in the 2020 campaign. In 2019 Vee served as a Delegate to the Leadership Assembly for SEIU Local 73. Her combination of creative problem solving, common sense practicality, and real life experience prepare her perfectly for the position of committee member of the Civil Service Advisory Board. She is honored to be considered for this role.