Professional Staff Senate

Be a Senator

Thank you for your interest in the Professional Staff Senate.  The ProSen is open to all represented and non-represented Professional Staff at USM including UMaine System employees working at USM.  A call for nominations occurs annually in March.  Individuals may be nominated by others but are also encouraged to self nominate.  Elections follow each May with the new term beginning in July.  Senators are elected to serve a 2 year term and may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.  Senators seeking the position of Chair must have previously served on the Senate for at least one year.  Executive Committee members are elected by the full Senate at the July meeting.

ProSen members commit to attending monthly Senate meetings and to joining at least two Senate subcommittees.  For more information on subcommittees, please see the visit our Committee web page available here.