PPSA Penn Professional Staff Assembly Annual Meeting and Elections: May 9

The Annual Meeting and Elections will be held on Friday, May 9, noon­1:30 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. (Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided.)

The PPSA is pleased to announce that the University Provost, Dr. Stanley Chodorow will speak at this year's election meeting. Dr. Chodorow will discuss the role of professional staff member in supporting the Agenda For Excellence.

PPSA elections will also occur at this meeting. Candidates for open positions are listed below followed by short bios. Ballots will be distributed at the meeting on May 9 between noon and 12:30 p.m. Mail-in and absentee ballots will not be accepted. You must be present to vote. Results of the election will be announced by 1:30 p.m. on May 9.

Position Vacancy     		Candidates

Chair-elect (choose 1)     	Terri White, Academic Support Prog.
     				Patricia Yannuzzi, IRCS

Vice-chair elect (choose 1)     Alicia Brill, Human Resources
     				Nancy McCue, Residential Living

Members at Large (choose 3)     Ray Becker, Telecommunications
     				Patricia Frederick Burns, Social Work
     				Anna Loh, Wharton
     				Joanne Lyon, Nursing
     				Alexis McCann, Development
     				Neil Neveras, Wharton
     				Michele Taylor, Dental

Candidates--Chair-elect (Choose 1)

Terri White: Director, Academic Support Programs

Terri as worked at Penn since 1985 serving in various capacities within the University Life Division. Currently, Director of Academic Support Programs, a department which houses eight programs providing support to students ranging from high school to graduate and professional. Academic Support Programs provides tutorial services, learning resources, college preparatory programs, university-wide orientation programs, mentor programs and specialized academic enrichment programs. Terri is deeply committed to her staff and is a strong advocate for students.

Trisha Yannuzzi: Administrative Director, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science

Extensive experience in the management of faculty and staff personnel, research administration, and financial planning and budget management. Previously worked as Office Manager in CIS and the Administrator for the GRASP Laboratory in CIS. B.S. in Education from Bloomsburg University in 1979 and an A.B.A. from The Wharton School in 1988. Prior to coming to Penn in 1984, Trisha was an elementary school teacher.

Candidates--Vice-chair elect (Choose 1)

Alicia Brill: Manager, Recruitment Services

Over 12 years of experience at Penn, currently Manager of Recruitment Services in the Department of Human Resources. Formerly Director of Undergraduate Financial Counseling at the Office of Student Financial Services. Alicia earned both her BA and MS from Penn.

Nancy McCue: Assistant Director, Residential Services

Nancy has been at Penn since 1980. She hold a Master's Degree in Higher Education from Syracuse University. Nancy has served on various VPUL and University committees and was a Penn's Way coordinator for 4 years.

Candidates--Members at Large (Choose 3)

Ray Becker: Assistant Director, Telecommunications Department

Ray is responsible for operations, help desk, service orders, billing and the University Operators.

Patricia Frederick Burns: Office Manager, School of Social Work

She began her career at the University in 1981 in the Department of Psychology. Has worked for Development, the Law School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, where she met and married her husband Bill. Serves on the Facilities Committee of University Council and is a member of the Administrative Group in Social Work.

Anna Loh: Director, Human Resources for the Wharton School

Anna has over 18 years of experience in the human resource field. She holds a BA in Psychology from Temple University and is currently serving as past president and vice president of professional development for the Philadelphia affiliate of the National Human Resources Association.

Joanne Lyon: Office Manager, School of Nursing

Joanne has over 10 years of experience in office support and management. She is an office manager for one of two division service groups in the School of Nursing. Prior to working at Penn she specialized in office restructuring.

Alexis McCann: Associate Director, Development & Alumni Relations

Alexis is Penn Grad, C'79. She came to Penn in 1993 after 10 years at WHYY. She is currently Associate Director, Information Systems in the office of Development & Alumni Relations. She is also involved in volunteer work for CHOICE, a women's health care advocacy group, where she is on the Technical Advisory Board

Neil Neveras: Manager, Publications & News Media, Wharton Executive Education

Neil earned his BA from the University of Michigan. Neil has been at Penn since 1992. He is responsible for the design and production of marketing communication for Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education.

Michele Taylor: Coordinator, biochemistry department, Dental School

Michele has worked in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine since 1990. She has served on various University wide committees. She presently oversees Safety and Security in the Levy Research Building and is a member of the 40th Street Action Team. Her community service includes President of the South Square Town Watch Association.

-- Marie Witt, Chairperson


Volume 43 Number 31
April 22, 1997

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