Professional Staff Senate

Professional Staff Senate Committees

 Professional Staff Senate Executive Committee

Position Senator Description of Role
Senate Chair Netty Provost

Conducts monthly Professional Staff Senate meetings, sets monthly meeting agenda with Executive Committee, plans annual retreat with Executive Committee, presides over Senate activities, attends a number of different meetings with campus partners, acts as a liaison and point of contact between the Senate and other campus committees, offices, staff and faculty.

Senate Vice-Chair Marge Jarry

Facilitates meetings in the event of the Chair's absence. The Vice Chair is a member of the Executive Committee that meets once a month to set meeting agendas and discuss outstanding issues and serves on 1-2 additional committees. The Vice Chair also acts as Treasurer for the Professional Staff Senate.

Co-Secretaries

Alex Carrier

Cindy DeCosta

Provides meeting notes and documentation for the Professional Staff Senate.  Schedules Senate meetings, arranges meeting logistics (rooms, polycom, etc.), sets monthly meeting agenda with other Executive Committee members, sends out minutes and agenda to Senators each month, and assists in maintaining the Senate Google Drive.


Standing Senate Committees

Note that 2018-2019 Committee membership will be established at the Senate Retreat on July 26th.

Committee Description Committee Chair Committee Members
Awards & Recognition Responsible for working with previous winners and campus partners to execute the search for nominations, to manage the reference-checking process, perform the initial review of the nominees to prepare them for voting. 

 Doug Murphy

Cindy DeCosta

Jessica Labbe

Chelsea Malacara

Communication & Elections

Responsible for correspondence from the Senate to the Institution - fliers, recruitment, programs, website, etc. Responsible for managing new Senate elections each May.

 Judi Brewer

Alex Carrier

Danielle Vayenas

Employee Recognition Event

Responsible for working with campus partners to plan and execute the annual Employee Recognition event in May.

 Marge Jarry

Judi Brewer

Netty Provost

Susan Spindler

Kelly Stevens

Stacy Stewart

Sarah Werkman

Professional Development

Responsible for the Professional Staff Senate scholarships which are awarded each fall and spring semester.  May also plan and orchestrate professional development events for Staff as sponsored by the Senate.

 Susan Spindler

Cindy DeCosta

Naamah Jarnot

Stacy Stewart

 


Standing Ad-Hoc Committees

Professional Staff Senators serve as members of a wide variety of campus committees as representatives of the Senate, to ensure that there is a Staff voice on these committees and to encourage the flow of information between these groups and Staff at the University.

Note that 2018-2019 Senate representatives for ad-hoc committees will be finalized at the July 26th Senate Retreat.

Committee Description Senate Representative(s)
Alumni   Camden Ege
Assessment Committee   Netty Provost
Board of Visitors  

Marge Jarry

Kelly Stevens

Classified Staff Senate Attend meetings of the Classified Staff Senate and serve as liaison between the Classified Staff Senate and Professional Staff Senate.

Chris Barr

Netty Provost

Emergency Response Committee  

Kelly Stevens

Danielle Vayenas

Faculty Senate Attend meetings of the Faculty Senate and serve as liaison between the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate. (Note meetings sometimes run long on this committee.) Netty Provost
USM Foundation  

Cindy DeCosta

Camden Ege

Human Resources Liaison Not a formal committee, but included to recognize the strong relationship between the Senate and HR

Netty Provost

Honors Council  

Netty Provost

Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC)  

Alex Carrier

Naamah Jarnot

Danielle Vayenas

Sarah Werkman

Master Planning Committee   Netty Provost
Parking Committee

Reviews and recommends policies and practices for the management of traffic, parking and transportation services.  Its purpose is to guide the development of a systemic transportation plan that incorporates health and safety, green and alternative transportation solutions, cost-effectiveness, and fairness to students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Danielle Vayenas
President's Budget Advisory Committee    Marge Jarry
Space Committee   Kelly Stevens
Student Senate

Members of this committee attend weekly meetings of the Undergraduate Student Senate and serve as liaisons between the Undergraduate Student Senate and Professional Staff Senate. 

Alex Carrier

Sarah Werkman

Universy Council  

Meghan Cadwallader

Wellness Committee    
Web Advisory Committee   Chelsea Malacara
INACTIVE Committees    
President's Council on Diversity   inactive committee
President's Council on Climate Neutrality   inactive committee