CSSAC opens year, discusses presidential search

September 20, 2011

Deborah Luedtke, 2010-11 CSSAC chair, passes the gavel to Ebony Barrett-Kennedy, 2011-12 chair, at CSSAC's meeting Sept. 13. (Purdue photo/Andrew Hancock)

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Ebony Barrett-Kennedy became chair and six new members began their terms on the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee for 2011-12 on Sept. 13 during the group's meeting.

Deborah Luedtke, completing her year as CSSAC chair, passed the gavel to Barrett-Kennedy during a luncheon ceremony before the meeting. Gary Carter is now vice chair.

Jim Almond, senior vice president for business services and assistant treasurer, spoke at the luncheon, welcoming new members and thanking outgoing members for their service on the committee.

Outgoing members Alan Farrester, Dan Hall, Teri Luce and Luedtke were recognized at the luncheon. Cheryl Files was recognized for completing a one-year replacement term and will now begin a three-year term along with the following new members:

* Betty Kroll, Libraries, District I.
* Madonna Ritter, EM Assess-Reporting, District I.
* Melissa Schwartz, Birck Nanotechnology Center, District I.
* Sharon Williams, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, District I.
* RoseAnn Shirar, Housing and Food Services, District 4.
* Matilda Stokes, African-American Studies and Research Center, District I.

At the regular CSSAC meeting following the luncheon, Mike Berghoff, member of the Purdue Board of Trustees and chair of the presidential search committee, visited CSSAC to gather input for the search.