Committees

Per the PPFA Bylaws, the current PPFA President serves as an ex officio member of each committee. For details on standing committees, see Bylaws, Article II.

Standing Committees
Academic Committee
Monitor academic issues to identify those that directly affect professionals and professional faculty and their areas of responsibility.
  • Michael Murphy, chair
  • Karen Conner
  • Jonathan Frey
  • Julie Hummel
  • Taylor Locks
  • Shannon White 
Administrative Committee
Monitor university administrative issues of relevance to professionals and professional faculty. 
  • Jacquelyn Ferree, chair
  • Trici Fredrick
  • Mary Lueker
  • David Morales
  • Kathleen Powell
  • Robert Rose
  • Julie Summs
Communications Committee
Manage Assembly website, listservs, and online discussions, polling and voting.
  • Melissa Palacios, chair
  • Suzie Armstrong
  • Marra Austin
  • Joe Wheeless
Membership Committee
Manage elections, including nominations and election procedures.
  • Mariellynn Maurer, chair
  • Marra Austin
  • Taylor Locks
  • Robert Rose
  • Julie Summs
Professional Development Committee
Assess, address, and evaluate the learning needs of professional staff; assist professional staff in creating long-term professional development plans; find creative ways to meet the unique continuing educational needs of professionals and professional faculty.
  • Kathleen Powell, chair
  • Tamekka Davis
  • April Lawrence
  • Sarah Smith
  • Carol Tomlinson