Council on Staff Affairs (COSA) is a recommending body to the university's President as part of our shared governance model at VSU. The Council recommends improvements of policies and procedures related to the general welfare of all concerned within the University community. COSA is comprised of classified-staff employees, representing every division, and two “at large” members. We are focused on issues of importance to classified staff members and the entire university community.

Please take a moment to check out the latest updates from COSA:

  • View current divisional representatives for the 2022-2023 academic year here
  • View our fundraising efforts and make a donation to our foundation here.
  • Stay up-to-date with the recent and upcoming COSA special events and initiatives here


Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Presidential Excellence Award Winners for Classified Staff!


Ms. Brenda Beasley

Office of Student Transitions

Meet Brenda Beasley, 2022 VSU Presidential Excellence Award: Classified Staff 


Ms. Shana Yorkey

Office of Budget & Payroll Services

Meet Shana Yorkey, VSU's 2022 Presidential Excellence Award: Classified Staff 



Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU President (Left), Ms. Brenda Beasley, Winner (Right)


Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU President (Left), Ms. Shana Yorkey, Winner (Right)