APSAC welcomes new members, presents Excellence Award
Nicholas Howell (left), 2010-11 chair of APSAC, passes the gavel to 2011-12 chair Robin Shanks during APSAC’s recognition luncheon May 11. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee recognized outgoing members and new members at its luncheon and meeting on May 11.
The committee also awarded its inaugural APSAC Excellence Award, which recognizes A/P staff who consistently perform at an outstanding level, and discussed a proposed staff evaluation policy.
The members who completed their terms are Marsha Freeland, Dachea Hill, Sally Luzader, Mollie Pennock, Linda Rose, Mark Sobers, Ed Wiercioch and Nicholas Howell. Freeland, Howell, Luzader and Sobers will serve as emeritus members for 2011-12.
New members were welcomed at the luncheon and the meeting. Their terms begin June 1.
Incoming members and their areas of representation are:
* Robin Cunningham, Office of the President and areas reporting directly to the Provost, Office of Marketing and Media, WBAA and Board of Trustees.
* Shanna Brinegar, Office of the President and areas reporting directly to the Provost, Office of Marketing and Media, WBAA and Board of Trustees.
* Beau Moore, Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer, Internal Audit, Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer.
* Jon Laswell, College of Health and Human Sciences and College of Pharmacy.
* Joseph Kline, College of Engineering and College of Technology.
* April Sauer, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Services and School of Veterinary Medicine.
* Charles Roberts, Intercollegiate Athletics and Vice President for Development.
Officers for 2011-12 are Robin Shanks, chair, and Bob Morman, vice chair.
Betty Jones-Bliss, associate director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business, is the first recipient of the APSAC Excellence Award. Luis Lewin (left), vice president for human resources, and Nicholas Howell, 2010-11 APSAC chair, presented the award. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
Also on May 11, the first APSAC Excellence Award was presented to Betty Jones-Bliss, associate director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB) in the Department of Agricultural Economics. The annual award recognizes a full-time administrative or professional staff member from the West Lafayette campus who demonstrates excellence by showing initiative, leading by example, showing exemplary customer service, acting as a University ambassador and being a high performer.
Nominators stated that Jones-Bliss had been instrumental in the growth and development of the center, which is a self-supporting unit that serves the professional development needs of managers in the food and agribusiness industries. Nominators praised Jones-Bliss's 25 years of service at CAB, including her efforts in developing and delivering highly rated, revenue-generating programs; helping to launch international programming; and recruiting, hiring, and mentoring CAB staff.
Jones-Bliss will receive a plaque and $1,500. APSAC obtained sponsorship for the award from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer.
In other business, Adedayo Adeniyi, director of leadership and organizational development in Human Resources, presented a proposed staff evaluation policy, which would require that all staff receive an annual review. APSAC voted to endorse the policy with modifications recommended by the committee. APSAC also asked to review the policy again if additional changes are made during reviews by other stakeholder groups.