Next General Membership Meeting


The next General Membership meeting will be in September. Have a wonderful summer!

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What do you think would be a good UB themed topic for a presentation at a PSS meeting? Tell us here.

What PSS Committees Are Working On

PSS in the News

2014 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service winners!

  • Bárbara I. Avila-Shah
  • Scott A. Hollander
  • Joseph O. Kerr
  • Cynthia M. Shore
  • Kurt F. Winter

This award recognizes individuals who have repeatedly sought improvement of themselves, their campuses, and ultimately the State University of New York and, in so doing, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence. Read about the awardees in the UB Reporter.

UB Reporter talks about PSS

SUNY Plenary

Read the reports from the SUNY 2014 Fall Plenary:

  • 2015 Award Winners with President Tripathi: Back row (L to R): Dr. Elaine Cusker, Dr. Valerie Frerichs, Anna Sotelo-Peryea, John DellaContrada, Jacqueline Molik Ghosen, Samantha Calabrese. Front row (L to R): Kevin Leary, Krista L. Hanypsiak, President Tripathi, Patricia Shyhalla, Beth A. Corry

  • We had a fantastic turnout at the Welcome Event for new UB employees! So much so that the group photo had to be split in two! Welcome everyone!

  • Photo 2 of 2 of the 2014 Welcome Event.

  • Nature walk around Lake Lasalle with members of the Professional Staff Senate, led by environmental studies professor Sandy Geffner. (May 2014)

  • PSS Officers Laura Barnum, Ann Marie Landel, and Kathleen Kielar (left to right).

Announcements and Events


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service Winners:

  • Beth A. Corry
  • Elaine R. Cusker
  • John DellaContrada
  • Dr. Valerie Frerichs
  • Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
  • Krista L. Hanypsiak
  • Kevin Leary
  • Patricia Shyhalla

This award recognizes individuals who have repeatedly sought improvement of themselves, their campuses, and ultimately the State University of New York and, in so doing, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence.

Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Service Award Winners:

  • Anna Sotelo-Peryea
  • Samantha Calabrese

The award recognizes professional excellence and outstanding service of noteworthy scope and depth which is beyond that encompassed by the job description.


Mentoring Program Highlighted

The UB Reporter recently published an article highlighting the PSS Mentoring Program and changes that aim to bolster the program across campus. Read the article here.


OFFICER ELECTIONS RESULTS ARE IN!

On behalf of the Professional Staff Senate Elections Committee, we are pleased to announce and congratulate our new PSS Officers who will begin their terms on July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017!

  • Chair: Domenic Licata, Instructional Support Technician for the Center of the Arts
  • Vice Chair: David Love, Staff Assistant in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Secretary: Sarah Piraino, Academic Advisor, Access to College Excellence

President Tripathi approves New Undergraduate Education Program

The design of this new General Education Program, which represents a vital component of our undergraduate students’ academic experience at UB, reflects the collaborative efforts and insights of more than 140 faculty, staff, and students working together across the university community over several years. You can see the New General Education Program here.


PSS Surveys Staff

The Professional Staff Senate conducted a survey to its over 2900 staff members during the month of October. Here is a glimpse of the preliminary results (PDF). We will share more detailed information after the data is further analyzed.


PSS Professional Development Conference: Strengthening your Professional Core

Conference recap:



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PSS Mission

The Professional Staff Senate serves the interests of all professional staff not holding academic rank who work at UB, including exempt staff of the Research Foundation, the Faculty Student Association, and UB Foundation.


Last updated: 30 June 2015