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Penn Professional Staff Assembly

March 27, 2012, Volume 58, No. 27

Call for Nominations: 2012-2013 Executive Board

The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) a voluntary organization comprised of professional (monthly-exempt) staff members, is accepting nominations for the Executive Board for the 2012-2013 term year. The mission of 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. Being a member of PPSA allows you to network with your colleagues through numerous workshops and events that enhance your professional development and work life at Penn.


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, take on special projects, and 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 4, 2012. Please include the home department, email, 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 2012-2013 election for officers will occur during the annual meeting which will take place on a date to be announced soon.

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

If you are not a member of PPSA and are a monthly-paid employee please consider joining by going to our webpage at http://penn-ppsa.org/. If you are a member, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a Board position. Board members attend two meetings a month and assist with program development and coordination. Although there is a time commitment, the experience is rewarding and enjoyable. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University who will help to enrich your association with Penn.

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