2020 Call for Board and Committee Nominations

Nominations are open for positions on the Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) Executive Board and University Council Committees. All monthly-paid, full-time University staff members are eligible to participate.

Service on a committee is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that requires only a couple hours per month. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University who will help to enrich your work life with Penn.

PPSA Board Nominations

The following positions are open for nomination:
• PPSA Chair-Elect (1 position, three-year term of service)
• Executive Committee Member At-Large (4 positions, two-year term of service)
• PPSA Representative to University Council Committees (7 positions, one-year term of service)

Chair-Elect: the Chair 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 Chair. Following that, the Chair serves a final year as the Past Chair.

Board Members at Large (Four positions are available, each for a two-year term; a fifth interim position will be filled based on election results and interest from candidates): The Members at Large participate in PPSA Board meetings, take on special projects, and serve on other University committees.

All monthly-paid, full-time University staff members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate colleagues for consideration by no later than Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

The 2020-2021 election for officers will occur following PPSA’s annual meeting, to be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00pm. We will be joined by Penn Museum Director Julian Siggers and Deputy Director Steve Tinney. The meeting will be held online.

All full-time, monthly-paid University staff members are encouraged to attend the meeting as guests of PPSA.

University Council Committees

For more information on the work of the seven University Council Committees, visit https://secretary.upenn.edu/univ-council/committees.

An election period will take place to identify the Chair-Elect and the Members At-Large. University Council Committee members will be appointed by the PPSA Tri-Chairs from among all applicants following the election.


PPSA Board Nomination Form

University Council Committee Nomination Form

Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to ppsa @ lists.upenn.edu. The elections process is governed by the PPSA Bylaws, available here.