Executive Committee membership shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary,
Chairs of the Standing Committees (chosen from the elected Senate membership) and
the past Chair of the Professional Staff Senate who will serve ex officio. This committee
will function as the Committee on Committees and will be responsible for forwarding
names to the appropriate offices to serve on University Committees. This committee
shall also serve as an advisory committee to standing and ad hoc committees.
Chair: Meaghan Bensley
The Communications Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of establishing a positive and visible professional image on campus. Through a variety of activities and working with such offices as Alumni Affairs, Admissions, and Publications, this committee will seek to educate faculty, administration, parents, students, and staff about the contributions professional staff make on this campus. This committee shall be responsible for producing an end-of-year report on the activities of professional staff at Binghamton, working with a staff member from Inside and developing, with the appropriate offices, an effective communications network on campus. The Chair of this committee shall meet with the Binghamton University Office of Communications at the beginning of his/her term for training.
Distinguished Service Award
Chair: Erin Hornbeck
This committee is charged with shining a light on campus professionals who contribute
invaluably to the campus community, and to their profession, through exemplary service.
This is accomplished through the annual solicitation of award nominations and through
the ultimate selection of two of those nominated professionals for receipt of the
Senate's Distinguished Service Award. Eligible award applicants include all Senate
Represented Employees from the Research Foundation, M/C, and UUP. Formal recognition
takes place at the Senate constituency luncheon each fall. It is the pleasure of
the DSA committee to organize and execute this annual event. A DSA nomination form
and further information about the award process is available at: http://pec.binghamton.edu/awards/dsa_announcement2011.pdf
Chair: Abigail Ryan
The initial charge of the Professional Development Committee will be to gather information
on professional development opportunities for professional staff at Binghamton, as
well as to gather information on what activities are currently taking place on other
SUNY campuses. The committee will also gather information from constituents on their
professional development needs. Lastly, the committee is responsible for coordinating
the Spring Networking Event.
Chair: Dale Felix
The Rules Committee shall be responsible for establishing the Standard Operating Procedures, for reviewing them on an annual basis, and for reviewing all changes and making recommendations on the Senate's and Committees' procedures. The Rules Committee is responsible for running elections. Related duties include verification of constituency lists, establishing slates of candidates for general elections, tallying the votes, notifying the elected candidates and their supervisors of the election results. Prior to the final meeting in June, the Rules Committee, in consultation with the Executive Committee, establishes a slate of officers to be voted on for the next year. The Rules Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing, revising, and refining the By-Laws, as needed.
Chair: Brendan McGovern
The Budget Review Committee shall be charged with the evaluation of all institutional budgets prior to the presentation of such budgets to SUNY Central, and prior to implementing campus budgetary policies. The committee will report its findings to the Professional Staff Senate.
Chair: Kevin Boettcher
The Evaluation Coordinating Committee shall be charged with conducting regular evaluations of senior administrators who have significant responsibilities involved with professional staff. These positions include, but are not limited to: the President, the Vice President for each division, and the Chief Diversity Officer.