Call for Nominations for Officers for 1999-2000

In addition to inviting nominations for the positions given below, the Penn Professional Staff Assembly seeks volunteers to serve on the nominating committee who will review the nominees and present the slate for election at the open meeting May 20. Volunteers for this committee should respond to ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu no later than Wednesday, April 9, 1999.

The PPSA is an organization of administrative and technical staff who serve the teaching, research and business missions of the University. PPSA accomplishes its mission by providing a forum where staff can express their opinions; seminars and programs to broaden and expand staff's background and knowledge; representation on major University committees; and a supportive network to work toward achieving the University's goals and objectives and enhancing professional status of staff.

The following positions on the PPSA Executive Board will be available for the coming year:

Chair-Elect: The Chairperson is the principal executive officer, who calls meetings, prepares agendas, presides over meetings, and provides leadership and representation at the University Council and other meetings. After one year, the chair-elect automatically succeeds to the office of Chairperson.

Vice-Chair Elect: The Vice-Chairperson records the proceedings of the Executive Committee and also functions as treasurer. After one year, the Vice-Chair elect automatically succeeds to the office of Vice-Chair.

Members at Large: 3 positions are available. The Members at Large participate in Executive committee meetings, and can serve on other University committees.

Current members are asked to self-nominate or submit names for consideration to ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu no later than April 30, 1999.

The home department and campus extension of the nominee should be included. A supporting statement can be included, if desired. The nominating committee will review the names and contact the nominees. A list of candidates will be prepared and distributed to the PPSA membership prior to the election.

The election will occur on Thursday, May 20, from noon until 2 p.m. at Logan Hall, Room 17, during the annual meeting.

Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to the ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 27, April 6, 1999