Executive Committee Meetings
All members of the Executive Committee or their alternates are required to attend. Meetings held in 567 Capen, North Campus, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • June 9 (12:00-2:00 PM)

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2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service winners!

  • David Costello
  • Elizabeth Harding
  • Christine Hernandez
  • Kara Saunders
  • Roberta Sullivan
  • Radhika Suresh
  • Cheryl Williams

Congratulations to the 2016 Outstanding Service Award Winner:

  • Brandon Gilliland

Congratulations to the 2016 Outstanding Service to the Professional Staff SenateAward Winner:

  • Ed Brodka

UB Reporter talks about PSS

UB Reporter talks about PSS

    • Laura Hubbard speaking at April 2016 Senate & General Assembly Meeting

    • PSS Recycling Event @ Center for Tomorrow April 2016

    • Senate & General Membership Meeting April 2016

    • Bike-To-Work day May 20 Energizer Station

    • Website Committee plans 2016 refresh

    • PSS Member Sean Brodfuehrer is interviewed by Channel 4 news

    • PSS Officers Domenic Licata, Sarah Piraino, and David Love (left to right).

    Announcements and Events


    Sustainability Walking Tour

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

    Please join members of the UB Community on Wednesday, June 1st for the Sustainability Walking Tour of the north end of UB’s Amherst Campus, sponsored by the PSS Sustainable Living Committee. The tour will meet at Greiner Hall C134 at 2:00pm. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you as days are getting warmer.

    Stops will include:

    • Behind the scenes tour of Greiner Hall
    • Learn how to use the UB Bikeshare bikes
    • See what’s growing in the campus Garden and how you can get involved
    • See how Lake LaSalle serves as an ecological and recreational feature on campus
    • Get the inside scoop about the newest sustainability features in the Student Union
    • Check out the Grace Plaza rain garden and find out more about rainwater management on campus

    Space is limited to 25. RSVP TODAY!


    Professional Development Conference: Change Your Game!

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Save the date for this year's Professional Development Conference. Our keynote speaker will be Cindy Miller, 2010 National LPGA Teacher of the Year Golf Pro, player in five Women's U.S. Opens, and motivational speaker. Other presenters to be announced.

    This all day event will take place at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center at 2402 North Forest Road. The registration fee is $30.00.

    If you have questions please contact pssenate@buffalo.edu or call 645-2003.

    Download a flyer

    Download Call for Sponsors and Door Prizes

    Watch this space for more announcements.


    Announcing the 2016 Professional Staff Award Winners

    Congratulations to this year’s Professional Staff Award Winners, who were honored at a luncheon on May 18 in the Center for Tomorrow.

    SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

    • David Costello
    • Elizabeth Harding
    • Christina Hernandez
    • Kara Saunders
    • Roberta Sullivan
    • Radhika Suresh
    • Cheryl Williams

    Outstanding Service Award

    • Brandon Gilliland

    Outstanding Service to the Professional Staff Senate Award

    • Ed Brodka

    Staff Recognition Initiative

    The Office of the Professional Staff Senate would like to introduce to you a new Staff Recognition initiative. During the monthly PSS Senate/General Membership meetings, we will recognize a UB professional staff member who has achieved a notable accomplishment. It is our aim to highlight and celebrate some of the amazing work that UB staff are involved in on and around campus. If you are a supervisor, colleague or friend of a UB professional staff member that you would like the PSS to recognize for their achievements, please consider submitting a nomination on their behalf.

    Nominations may be submitted at any time. Please submit your nominations to Domenic Licata, PSS chair by including the following information:

    • Name of Nominee
    • Title
    • Contact Information
    • Qualifications: Why you feel this staff person should be recognized by the PSS

    Please note that, if selected, this person will be recognized at an upcoming PSS Senate/General Membership meeting. You may be asked to offer a brief introduction of the selected staff member to attendees at this meeting. The recognized staff will receive a certificate, small gift and their picture may be featured on the PSS website. We will continue to recognize a new staff member each month. Nominations will be collected throughout the duration of the academic year.

    Congratulations to our first award recipient, Lani Jendrowski, EOP Senior Counselor, who was recognized at our October 2015 PSS General Membership/Senate meeting for her continued work and dedication to our foster care student population!


    WageWorks Commuter Program

    New York State and Research Foundation employees are eligible to participate in a program that allows state employees to pay for commuter transportation expenses for Metro Bus and Metro Rail on a pre-tax basis.

    The PSS Sustainability Committee put together a web page and PowerPoint presentation about the program. Click here for details.





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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.

    SUNY Plenary

    Read the reports from the SUNY 2015 Winter Plenary:


    Last updated: 28 May 2016