Annual Meeting May 28:
John Fry and Slate for Election
Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) invites professional staff
to its annual meeting and election on Tuesday, May 28 from noon
to 1:30 p.m. in the Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall.
Fry, Executive Vice President, will be the guest speaker and provide
an opportunity for questions. While pre-registration is not required,
seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You may e-mail
any questions for Mr. Fry in advance to email@example.com
no later than Monday, May 27.
to arrive early so that you can sign up for the PPSA Raffle. First
prize is a Handspring Visor Neo donated by The Penn Computer Connection.
Penn Professional Staff Assembly (formerly the A-1 Assembly) serves
the administrative and technical staff who fulfill the teaching,
research and business missions of the University. PPSA accomplishes
its mission by providing a forum for staff to express their opinions
on issues facing the University and higher education. In addition,
PPSA provides representation on major University committees. It
serves as a supportive network to work toward achieving the University's
goals and objectives and enhancing professional status of staff.
PPSA also offers seminars and programs to broaden and expand staff's
background and knowledge.
PPSA Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Chair-elect,
Vice Chair-elect, past Chair, and six Members-at-Large. Members
of the Executive Committee will be elected by all A-1 employees
who participate in the election.
are pleased to present the following list of candidates for your
consideration. Be sure to vote on Tuesday, May 28.
for Chair Elect
Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, School of Social
Work, Jack has served PPSA as an At-Large Board member for the
past two years.
for Vice Chair Elect
Associate Director; Coordinator, University Mediation Program,
Office of Student Conduct, served PPSA as an At-Large Board member
for the past two years.
Member-At Large (choose
Director of Student Services in the Office of Academic Affairs,
School of Nursing. She came to Penn Nursing in July of 2000 after
working at Harcum College, a small private two-year school. And
went on to earn a M.S.Ed. in 1998 from GSE; and currently is working
on a Ed.D. She serves on numerous University committees for the
School of Nursing including: New Student Orientation, Minority
Retention and Success, Undergraduate Working Group, Pre-freshman
Program, and Athletic Eligibility. While at Harcum, she was an
adjunct lecturer in the Business Studies department teaching Principles
of Management; she also has conducted leadership seminars.
Ferrante began his career at the University while still attending
Drexel University. His first position was as a co-op at the School
of Social Work. When an opportunity to work at the School of Veterinary
Medicine was made available to him, he accepted the offer and
become a Local Support Provider. For the last two years at the
School of Veterinary Medicine, he has been an active end user
advocate and specializes in relationship management for the IT
Group. During his free time he works as an assistant manager at
a city restaurant. Mario likes to stay busy and use his athletic
abilities by enjoying the game of golf. He hopes to someday go
on tour with Tiger Woods.
Gallagher, Facilities and Event Manager, Annenberg
Center for Performing Arts. In partnership with the Director of
Operations and the technical staff, she coordinates and manages
events scheduled; and is responsible for developing sales and
marketing strategies and manages and oversees the needs of the
facility. She is a member of work-related organizations such as
the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Special Events Society
(ISES) and the Philadelphia Chapter of Meeting Planners International
(MPI). As a member of ISES, she was selected as one of three members
to serve on the Nomination Committee for 2002-2003. Coming to
Penn in 1990, she has served as a Staff Assistant to the Deputy
Provost in the Office of the Provost, an Executive Secretary to
the Director of the Twenty-First Century Project for Undergraduate
Education in the Office of the Provost, and as Executive Secretary
to the VPUL.
Ives, Director of Alcohol Policy Initiatives, VPUL,
through the Office of Health Education. She came to Penn in 1999
as a result of the Provost-led Working Group on Alcohol Abuse
committee, which recommended that a central position was necessary
to coordinate all aspects of issues related to student alcohol
use. She has been responsible for directing the implementation
of over 40 campus initiatives to reduce high-risk drinking and
change the culture of alcohol use at Penn. In 2000, Penn was recognized
nationally as a model campus in the prevention of alcohol abuse.
She has a master's in higher education administration from the
University of Arizona and is pursuing a doctorate at Penn in higher
Lysinger Jr., IT Support Specialist, Wharton
Computing. He works specifically with Wharton Reprographics and
the Legal Studies department. Lowell's son is enrolled in Penn
Children's Center and will be going to the Penn Assisted School
in September. Living in West Philadelphia in a house that he bought
last summer, he is one of the staff members utilizing the Penn
Mortgage Program. Before coming to Penn two years ago, he worked
at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll LLP and served as the
IT representative to the Employee Action Committee.
Riley, Senior Training Specialist with the Division
of Finance. He is responsible for the delivery of end-user training
programs relating to BEN applications, payroll, and other miscellaneous
courses and serves on development and upgrade teams. He served
on the Steering Committee of the Association of Business Administrators
from July, 2000 through present, serving as Chair for one year.
His initial experience at Penn was as a Drexel Co-op in the Biology
Department and in 1993 he was hired by SAS Computing, and has
held subsequent positions in the School of Medicine and Veterinary
School. He is dedicated to making Penn a better place for his
co-workers by sharing the knowledge that he has gained in his
10 years of service.
F. Smith, Associate Director for Facilities, Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is interested in volunteering
for Penn the and thinks PPSA is a good organization to lend his
diPietrae, School of Veterinary Medicine for the PPSA Executive