PEC Newsletter

Professional Development Grant

Professional Development Committee of PEC is pleased to announce the availability of the Professional Development Grant and is now accepting application for expenses incurred during the 2014 calendar year. The Professional Development Grant offers financial reimbursement opportunities for the efforts of campus professionals in the area of development, growth and or advancement.

Eligible applicants include PEC represented employees from the areas of Research Foundation, M/C and UUP. Eligibility period is January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Hard copy deadline for applications is April 30, 2015 and should be sent to Elise Thornley, Professional Development Committee Chair, Libraries. To download application and for more information, please visit: For questions, please contact Elise F. Thornley:

2/25/2015 Meeting - BU Professional Employee Tuition Assistance Panel

For the PEC Meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in AD-148) there will be a panel to discuss and answer questions about the options available for tuition assistance for employees interested in attending classes.  The panel members will be Deborah Slattery, Business Manager for the Division of Operations; Paige Benware, Assistant Financial Analyst for Physical Facilities; Kathleen M Brunt, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Advising; and Luanne DiRico, Personnel Assistant - Benefits and Professional Employment.  


Upcoming PEC Meetings

Meetings are scheduled every other Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:30 pm in AD148, Couper Administration Building unless otherwise noted.

February 25, 2015 - Lawrence Roma, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
March 11, 2015 - Distinguished Professor David Sloan Wilson, Biological Sciences will be speaking on the PROSOCIAL framework.
March 25, 2015 - BU Professional Tuition Assistance Panel
April 8, 2015 - Brian Rose, Vice President of Student Affairs
April 22, 2015 - Dean Gloria Meredith, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
May 6, 2015 -  Jo Ann Navarro, Vice President of Operations
June 10, 2015 - Tour of the Nature Preserve (Rain date June 24) 

To submit items for the PEC Newsletter, please send an e-mail to Janette Hicks at

Last Updated: 3/18/15