Q&A with P&S Council president David Orman

David Orman

Photo by Bob Elbert.

The basics

Orman's council service

P&S Council representative (2009-12); president-elect (2011-12); representation committee (2009-11)

Position at ISU:

Information technology manager, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Arrived at ISU:


Orman's priorities this year:

  • Salary compression, equity and fairness issues
  • Cultivating successful relationships with new senior leadership

Council priorities this year:

  • Professional development program for P&S staff
  • Salary issues
  • Supervisor training
  • RMM (Resource Management Model) inequities

Council's biggest challenge:

"Keeping P&S staff in the minds of the new university leadership, despite all of the changes and record enrollment issues."

Orman's thoughts on the year ahead:

"This is a very exciting time. We have new leadership, record enrollment and the budget situation finally seems to be settling down. There is a lot of positive energy and fresh ideas throughout ISU. I'm glad I've been granted this opportunity to serve P&S staff and I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage others to take up the mantle, join council and be part of the adventure!"