Call for 2018 PPSA Board and University Committee Nominations

The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA), a voluntary organization comprised of professional (monthly-exempt) staff members, is accepting nominations for the Executive Board and University Committees for the 2018-2019 term year. The mission of PPSA is to support and focus staff engagement and collaboration within the University of Pennsylvania community and to act as a productive resource for all of our members. Being a member of PPSA allows you to network with your colleagues through numerous workshops and events that enhance your professional development and work life at Penn.


  1. Provides a forum through which staff can engage in dialogue about issues facing the University and higher education;
  2. Participates and collaborates in University governance through University Council and other committees and task forces;
  3. Serves as an informational network to promote seminars and programs that enrich the quality of experience and work life for professional staff;
  4. Provides a supportive network to assist the University in achieving its goals and objectives.

For more information on PPSA go to: 

If you are not a member of PPSA and are a monthly-paid employee, please consider joining by going to our webpage at If you are a member, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a Board or Committee position. Board members attend monthly meetings and assist with program development and coordination.  Committee members meet monthly and are expected to report to the Executive Board twice a year.  Although there is a time commitment, the experience is rewarding and enjoyable. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University who will help to enrich your association with Penn.

Executive Committee Nominations

To nominate, please fill out the form here.
The following positions on the PPSA Executive Board will be available for the coming year:

Chair-Elect: The Chair is the principal executive officer who calls meetings, prepares agendas, presides over meetings, and provides leadership and representation at the University Council and other meetings. After one year, the Chair-Elect automatically succeeds to the office of Chair for one year. Following that, the Chair will serve one year as Past Chair.

Members at Large (Four positions are available, each for a two-year term): The Members at Large participate in Executive Board meetings, take on special projects, and serve on other University committees.

University monthly-paid professional employees are welcome to self-nominate or submit names for consideration using the form below by no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. All Executive Committee individuals nominated will receive information on completing a candidate bio and personal statement. A list of candidates will be prepared and distributed to the PPSA membership prior to the election.

The 2018-2019 election for officers will occur after the annual meeting which will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at noon (location TBD). The election meeting speakers are James Pawelski, PhD, from the Penn Positive Psychology Center and his wife (and co-author), Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP.


University Committee Nominations

To nominate, please fill out the form here.

PPSA invites you to nominate yourself or others for service on the 2018-2019 University Council Committees. Council committees serve as advisory bodies in shaping academic/administrative policy. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to learn about the administrative structure of the University and have input into its decision-making.

Membership on the committees listed is open to all monthly-paid staff. For more information on University Committees please click here.

Committee members will be selected by the Tri-Chairs following the Executive Committee Election.


Nominations Open – March 5, 2018

Nominations Due – April 20, 2018

Election Meeting – May 16, 2018

Voting Deadline – May 30, 2018

2018-2019 PPSA Board Retreat – August 2018 (specific date TBD)


To nominate, please fill out the form here.

Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to