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February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22

A Forum for Monthly Paid Staff: Input on Next Provost

The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) invites PPSA members to the following special event. The Ad Hoc Consultative Committee for the Selection of a Provost will offer a forum for monthly paid staff to provide input to this important university search: on Thursday, February 19, from noon–1 p.m. in the  Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

Dr. Thomas Robertson, dean of the Wharton School and chair of the Consultative Committee, will conduct the discussion towards the following goals:

• To provide an overview of the consultation and search process

• To provide a forum for staff to express their interests and suggestions

• To collect such input for review by the consultative committee

Your input is important. If you would like to attend, register by going to www.destinationpenn.com and click the registration link for “PPSA Meeting-Consultation on the Provost Search.” Space will be limited—please register no later than today, February 17, 2009.

The University policies governing Provost searches do not offer a formal role for staff in this search process. The Committee is graciously hosting this forum as part of their consultative process. If you are not able to attend and would like to offer suggestions or feedback, you may e-mail it directly to the Committee.

The Committee welcomes—and will keep in strictest confidence—nominations, suggestions, and input from all members of the University community. For fullest consideration, communications should be received, preferably in electronic form, and may be addressed to the Committee staff, Stephen Steinberg (sps@upenn.edu) or Adam Michaels (adampm@upenn.edu) or to Barbara Stevens and Philip Jaeger, (3784@imsearch.com) at executive search firm Isaacson Miller.

More details about the Consultative Committee for the Selection of a Provost can be seen at www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v55/n17/provost.html.

To learn more about PPSA and to be added to our mailing list, go to www.upenn.edu/ppsa.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday!

––The PPSA 2008–2009 Executive Board
––Nancy McCue, Housing Services–PPSA Chair
––Laurie McCall, Platt Performing Arts House–PPSA Chair-Elect
––Suzanne Bellan, PennCard–PPSA Past Chai

Almanac - February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22