CSSAC elects vice chair, emeritus member

May 23, 2011

The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee on May 10 elected Gary Carter vice chair for 2011-2012.

As vice chair, Carter will be chair of the Bridge Committee, a member of the Communication and Membership committees, and chairs CSSAC meetings when the chair is not available. The vice chair also succeeds the chair the following year.

The current vice chair, Ebony Barrett-Kennedy, will be chair of the group in 2011-12.

Carter is familiar with the position. He previously served as vice chair of CSSAC in 2006-07 and was chair in 2007-08.
Also during the group’s May 10 meeting, Minta Burns was elected an emeritus member for next year. Emeritus members are non-voting and provide knowledge to newer members, assist with continuing or ongoing projects, and assist CSSAC in representation on University committees. CSSAC members are eligible for an emeritus position upon completion of their regular CSSAC membership.  Emeritus members serve a one-year term starting in September.
In other business, CSSAC chair Deborah Luedtke told members that she is concerned about the low number of applications for membership that the group has received. CSSAC membership applications have been sent to all clerical and service employees. Applications also are available at www.purdue.edu/cssac.