2015-2016 PSS Meeting Dates
Joint General Membership/Senate Meetings All members of the professional staff are invited to attend. Senators or their alternates are required to attend.
Meetings held in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- February 25
- March 24
- April 28
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.
- February 4
- March 3
- April 7
- May 12
- June 2
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What PSS Committees Are Working On
- June 10, 2015 Update (PDF)
- May 5, 2015 Update (PDF)
- Mar. 5, 2015 Update (PDF)
- Feb. 16, 2015 Update (PDF)
- Dec. 4, 2014 Update (PDF)
- Nov. 6, 2014 Update (PDF)
PSS in the News
2015 Award Winners
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
Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Service Award Winners:
- Anna Sotelo-Peryea
- Samantha Calabrese
UB Reporter talks about PSS
Announcements and Events
Professional Development Conference: Change Your Game!
Friday, June 2, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
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.
Watch this space for more announcements.
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.
- Name of Nominee
- 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.
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.
Connect with PSS
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.
Read the reports from the SUNY 2015 Winter Plenary:
- Visit the SUNY University Faculty senate page to see all reports of the senate including the SUNY Network of Excellence Newsletters
- SUNY Faculty Senate President’s report (PDF)
Last updated: 13 February 2016