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April 26, 2011, Volume 57, No. 31

Nominations: 2011-2012 Executive Board: May 13

The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) is a voluntary organization comprised of professional (monthly-exempt) staff members whose positions enhance, facilitate, and serve the teaching, research and service missions of the University of Pennsylvania. The mission of the PPSA is to support and focus staff engagement and collaboration within the University of Pennsylvania community and to act as a productive resource for all of our members.


1. Provides a forum through which staff can engage in dialogue about issues facing the University and higher education;

2. Participates and collaborates in University governance through University Council and other committees and task forces;

3. Serves as an informational network to promote seminars and programs that enrich the quality of experience and work life for professional staff;

4. Provides a supportive network to assist the University in achieving its goals and objectives. 

For more information on PPSA go to: http://penn-ppsa.org/

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.

Members-at-Large: Four positions are available, each for a two-year term.

The Members-at-Large participate in Executive Board meetings, can take on special projects, and can serve on other University committees. University monthly-paid professional employees are welcome to self-nominate or submit names for consideration to PPSA at ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu no later than Friday, May 13, 2011. Please include the home department, e-mail, and campus extension of the nominee. All individuals nominated will receive information on completing a candidate bio and personal statement. A list of candidates will be prepared and distributed to the PPSA membership prior to the election.

The 2011-2012 election for officers will occur during the annual meeting which will take place in June. The date will be announced shortly.

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

—Laurie McCall, PPSA Chairperson


Almanac - April 26, 2011, Volume 57, No. 31