Council elects executive officers for 2023-24

At the March 2 meeting, Professional and Scientific (P&S) Council members cast their votes for the 2023-24 elected council officer positions. The selected individuals will begin their terms on July 1.

  • Patrick Wall, extension and outreach – president

  • Jason Follett, software engineering – president-elect

  • Jamie Sass, college of business – past president

  • Sarah Larkin, graduate college – vice president, university community relations

  • Marlene Jacks, college of engineering – vice president, equity and inclusion

  • Steve Couchman, university human resources – vice president, university planning and budget

  • Suzanne Ankerstjerne, geological and atmospheric sciences – secretary-treasurer

Larkin and Jacks were reelected to their roles, while Couchman, Ankerstjerne and Follett are new to their positions.

General business

  • President Jamie Sass thanked the P&S Council Professional Development Conference planning committee for its work on a successful 2023 event with over 300 participants. Sass said the committee will need a new chair next year as longtime chair Tera Lawson steps down. 

  • Larkin reminded council members of upcoming dates for meet-and-greet events, listed below. For more information about council events, visit the P&S Council website.

    • March 24 (3-5 p.m.), CyBowl and Billiards, Memorial Union 

    • April 12 (4:10-5 p.m.), Brew lab tour, Food Sciences Building 

    • May (Time TBA), steam tunnel tour

Policies and procedures committee chair Paul Easker discussed the proposed policy for employment of out-of-state and out-of-country (international) residents and encouraged those interested to submit comments and questions ahead of the March 10 deadline.