APSAC changes leadership, approves new bylaws

November 26, 2012  

ASAC leadership change

Bob Morman, right, outgoing APSAC chair, passes the gavel to Beau Moore, who will finish Morman's term as chair and will serve as chair during 2013-2014. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
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Bob Morman, day shift general manager in Building Services, stepped down as chair of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC) during its meeting Wednesday (Nov. 14).

Morman relinquished the position because he will leave Purdue at the end of November to take a job at another university. Beau Moore, business manager for procurement, property and travel in Information Technology and the 2012-13 APSAC vice chair, will serve as chair for the remainder of the current term, which ends May 31. Moore then will serve as chair during his planned term in 2013-14.

Robin Shanks, manager of event sales and strategic planning for Hall of Music Productions, will serve as interim vice chair until December, when APSAC members will elect a new vice chair for 2012-13. Shanks is a member emeritus and former APSAC chair. The 2013-14 vice chair will be elected in April under regular procedures.

Morman's replacement as Physical Facilities' APSAC representative has not yet been determined.

In other business, the committee approved an updated version of its Policies and Procedures document, which now more clearly states the group's mission to serve as a two-way conduit between Purdue's A/P staff and senior administration. The new document also spells outs APSAC's purpose of fostering A/P staff members' welfare and its goal to improve the University system as a whole through engagement and dialogue.

In addition, the updated document allows for the committee to include up to three at-large voting members at any given time. These members will help bridge the gaps that have occurred as areas of representation have become larger, Morman says. Previously, APSAC included no at-large members.

At-large members will be chosen from the committee's candidate pool during APSAC's recruitment periods, and they will serve standard three-year terms.

The updated document also allows for up to four non-voting emeritus members; previously, APSAC included up to three emeritus members.

APSAC members had been working on the changes to the document since August 2011.

Writer: Amanda Hamon, 49-61325, ahamon@purdue.edu

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