Cost Savings Suggestions Meeting

As many of you have already heard, the President and Cabinet have asked the Planning & Budget Leadership Committee to solicit ideas from the campus community on possible cost saving measures.  The PBLG is therefore convening a series of meetings on campus.

  • Background: Cuts in state and federal funding are occurring to higher education across all areas throughout the institutions. Before cuts are randomly and indiscriminately imposed upon us, we need the opportunity to manage our own space and provide input, feedback and suggestions as to what may be done across PSU and within our areas to assist with cost savings.
  • The Charge: To collect thoughts, ideas and suggestions related to potential cost savings measures from PSU’s OS, PAT and faculty campus constituencies.
  • The Process: Utilize the mechanisms established within the PBLG strategic planning process to collect the input and feedback. The attendees at each meeting will be divided into smaller groups. The groups will then be asked a few questions to assist in collecting thoughts and suggestions as to potential cost savings measures PSU could utilize.
  • Where: For PATs – Tuesday, March 22, Heritage Commons, 12 noon to 1:00.
  • Details: Please arrive as close to 12:00 as possible so that the meeting can proceed and end by 1:00. There will be refreshments served (drinks and dessert;  you may bring your lunch if you want).
  • Follow-up: The PBLG will be the primary group for retrieving information across constituent groups and be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, analyzing, and prioritizing the ideas and concepts before being submitted to the President's Cabinet by April 1st.

We hope to see you there.

- Scott Mantie & Linda Dauer

Nominations for Distinguished PAT 2011

Request for Nominations for Distinguished PAT 2011


As Spring Break approaches and portions of the campus may be quieter than others, please take some time to reflect on a deserving Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) staff member who you think is worthy of a nomination for this award.

The PATs include a wide and varied group of professionals who support the students and faculty by managing the daily operations of the University.   While there are no set criteria for this award, there are some established guidelines to take into account. The Distinguished P.A.T. should:

  1. Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of his/her office and demonstrates resourcefulness in its operation.
  2. Is involved in campus committees, activities and functions and exhibits leadership qualities.
  3. Is active in regional or national professional organizations and continues on-going professional development.
  4. Cooperates with interdepartmental projects to enhance Plymouth State University programs, policies and procedures.
  5. Performs  the above tasks while maintaining respect and value for all individuals.

To access the list of eligible PATs, click here

The deadline for nominations is Thursday March 31st so please download the form below (in either PDF or .DOCX format) and nominate a dedicated and deserving PAT for this exceptional honor.

Nomination Form (PDF)

Nomination Form (Word Document)

Thank you for your time and consideration in submitting nominations.

- Heather Huckins