PPSA General Meeting/Election: May 24
PPSA's General Meeting and Elections will be held on Wednesday, May
24, at noon in Meyerson B3. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. William
Gipson, Chaplain, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about new developments
in religious life and life on campus and in the community.
CHAIR ELECT | VICE CHAIR ELECT | MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Chair Elect-select one
John LaVoy is the Associate Director of the Department of Academic
Support Programs and project director of the PennCAP/PreFreshman program.
He arrived at Penn just over a year ago, and has spent a great deal of
time developing relationships with staff and getting to know the systems,
issues, personalities and processes involved in making Penn work. He is
a Michigan native, having worked in higher education for about 20 years
as both faculty and administration in unionized and non-unionized environments.
Adam B. Sherr has worked at Penn full-time since 1991. He has
worked primarily in Dining Services as a Systems Technician, Customer Service
Rep. Marketing Coordinator, and, for the last two years, as Manager of
Meal Contract Sales and Technology. He also spent three years working in
the PENNCard Center. Adam has served on numerous committees such as the
Committee on Open Expression, the Bookstore Committee, and, currently,
the Parking Violations Review Board. He has served on the PPSA Board for
the past two years as Vice Chair-Elect and as Vice Chair. In this position
he has worked with a committee on updating the PPSA Web Page (a work in
progress) and in adding people to the PPSA informational listserv.
Vice Chair Elect-select one
Trish diPietrae has worked at Penn since 1987; she is the Executive
Assistant to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Her Penn volunteer
activities include member-at-large PPSA, Penn's Way Charitable Campaign
Advisory Committee, SVM Penn's Way Coordinator, PennVIPs. She is responsible
for the administrative operation and liaison activities of the Dean's Office
issues on policies, practices, development, research, retreats, seminars,
intensive interaction with general public, the Overseers, faculty, staff,
students and the University's myriad administrations.
Judith Silverman is the Director of Admissions at GSE. Previously,
she worked in a variety of capacities in Undergraduate Admissions (1990-1997)
serving as the Associate Director of International and Transfer Admissions
from 1994-1997. Her undergraduate degree from Penn is in English and women's
studies. Her M.S.Ed. is in higher education. She is currently an Ed.D.
student at GSE and expects to finish her dissertation work by 2002. Judith
feels that her work with both the undergraduate and graduate populations
as well as the relationships she has formed across the Penn community
in the past ten years will allow her to make valuable contributions to
the PPSA, and she is excited about the opportunity.
Suzanne Bellan has been working for Penn for two years, as the
general manager of Penn Student Agencies (PSA). PSA provides practical
leadership experience for students as they manage on-campus businesses,
including the Penn calendar, student telephone directory, and commissaries.
She is currently enrolled in GSE, working toward an Ed.D. in higher education.
Prior to her time at Penn, she worked in general management and in human
resources, and holds a Master's degree in management and a B.S. in business
Lyn Davis began working at Penn in 1981 at the Law School where
she started as the Assistant Director of Career Planning and Placement.
In 1986 she was promoted to Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Placement
and remained there until 1993. She then joined the staff of the Office
of Student Conduct to create and coordinate the University Mediation Program.
She also serves as an Associate Director of the office.
Jack Lewis began working for the Health System in 1989 as the
Emergency Room Social Worker for the Department of Social Work. He held
that position for five years. In 1994, he became the Assistant Director
of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, which is a training clinic for psychiatric
residents, psychology interns, graduate-level social work students and
graduate nursing students, under the Department of Psychiatry (as a Health
System employee). He remained in that position until 1998 when he became
the Assistant Director of the African-American Resource Center.
Meryl Marcus is an Associate Director in the Office of the Secretary
where she manages University ceremonial functions (including Commencement),
oversees the diploma process, and is a budget manager. Prior to joining
the Office of the Secretary, Meryl was a departmental administrator at
the School of Medicine.
Lynn M. Rotoli has been a Penn employee for almost four years;
she is currently the Marketing Manager for the Department of Housing and
Conference Services. Before crossing to the residential side of campus,
she worked for two years in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
She earned a dual degree in marketing and management from Holy Family College
where she graduated summa cum laude, and is presently enrolled in the Organizational
Dynamics Program where she is five courses away from earning a Masters
Kristen Rozansky has been at Penn since 1997 when she was hired
as a stewardship coordinator in the Wharton School's fundraising department,
External Affairs. She has been promoted to Associate Director and then
to Director. She has developed the stewardship area into its own department,
Donor Relations. She has worked closely with the Wharton School Dean, Associate
and Vice Deans and Executive Director of Development to advance the School's
$350 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. A year ago, she was asked
to serve on a University-wide committee to evaluate the University's stewardship
policies and make recommendations for a University-wide comprehensive stewardship
plan. The policy and recommendations are now posted on the Development
and Alumni Relations website, DARIN.
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Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 32, May 9, 2000
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