Next General Membership Meeting


Thank you for attending our General Membership meetings.
Next meeting will be in October 16, 2014 in the Center for Tomorrow.
Have a safe and happy summer!

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SUNY Plenary

SUNY SPRING Plenary Reports

Read the reports from the SUNY 2014 Winter Plenary:

  • 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winners with President Tripathi: Scott Hollander, Barbara Avila-Shah, Frank Scannapieco (accepted award on behalf of Kurt Winter), Cynthia Shore, Joseph Kerr

  • 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


PSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to a DESSERT SOCIAL: “Sweetly celebrating Summer @ UB”

Tuesday, August 5,2014, NOON – 1:30 PM
• Capen 107, Honors College

Bring your favorite dessert to share with colleagues, both new and old, as we approach the start of another school year. This is your chance to step away from the computer and make “real-time” connections with fellow staff members while enjoying delicious treats. 

What type of treats, you ask? We don’t discriminate. ALL desserts are welcome, whether homemade or store-bought; chocolate over-indulgence or fruit; gluten-free or gluten-heavy. Water and ice tea will be available and attendees are welcome to bring lunches.

Please RSVP by July 31 and indicate if you will bring a dessert to share.


2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

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

  • 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.


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: 29 July 2014