Next General Membership Meeting
The next General Membership meeting will be in September. Have a wonderful summer!
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
- 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
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
Read the reports from the SUNY 2014 Fall Plenary:
Announcements and Events
Tailgate with PSS
Come join the PSS in Stampede Square for tailgating and the live music of Thompson Square from noon to 3:30 on Saturday the 5th. After the party come cheer on the Bulls at their home opener against Albany using our special PSS Discount.
Please RSVP for the tailgate by September 4.
NYS-Ride Transit Pass Program
UB faculty and staff may be eligible to take part in NYS-Ride, a program that allows state employees to pay for certain work-related transportation expenses — including mass transit — on a pre-tax basis.
NYS-Ride allows employees to save money by purchasing their transit passes — including NFTA passes serving all Metro bus and Metro Rail lines in Erie and Niagara counties — through pre-tax payroll deductions.
You can determine your eligibility and sign up for the program at the NYS-Ride website.
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
- Are You Capitalizing on Your Strengths? (PPSX)
- Video recap:
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.
Last updated: 03 September 2015