Next General Membership Meeting


Thank you for attending our General Membership meetings.
Next General Membership meeting is October 16th, 2014 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus

Guest Speakers:
Teresa Miller – Vice Provost
for Equity and Inclusion
Linwood Roberts Jr. – Associate Director of Community Relations

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SUNY Plenary

SUNY SPRING Plenary Reports

Read the reports from the SUNY 2014 Winter Plenary:

  • The 2014 Sustainable Living Fair was a huge success!

  • 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 Professional Clothing Drive Kickoff

Thursday, Oct. 16 • 3:00 p.m.
1st PSS General Membership Meeting
Center for Tomorrow, North Campus

In this season of giving thanks, PSS is organizing a professional clothing drive to help those in need to join/rejoin the workforce. Please join us in making a difference in the life of someone else.

We welcome donations of women’s and men’s new and gently used professional clothing on behalf of many Buffalo organizations.

See the flyer for additional information.


From Combat to Classroom: Helping Veterans Transition to Life on Campus

Presented by the PSS Inclusion & Diversity Committee
Tuesday, Oct. 28 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 p.m.
107 Capen Hall
North Campus

In honor of our Veterans, the Education & Advocacy Series continues with a panel of student and staff veterans sharing their experiences finding balance between life as a soldier and student. Panelists will discuss the challenges of adjusting to the university community after having served in the military. Attendees will develop a richer understanding of the issues veterans encounter, learn tips about how to help veterans achieve success, and become familiar with resources available both on and off-campus.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.



A Huge Success! Sustainable Living Fair

The 2014 Sustainable Living Fair held on Sept. 16th was a resounding success!

Attendance was more than 1,100, up 60% over last year. When asked, "Are you interested in participating in the UB Sustainable Living Fair next year?” 100% of the vendors responded, "Yes!"

The UB Sustainable Living Fair is designed to raise awareness of environmental stewardship and provide UB students, faculty and staff an opportunity to visit with vendor representatives.

Learn more about the fair, check out the list of vendors who attended, and view a gallery of pictures of the event»


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: 01 October 2014