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May 16, 2013

SAC names new officers

Every nominee for the Staff Association Council’s new offices and committees effectively has been elected — because none of the spots is being contested.

The nominees will be affirmed in their new positions at SAC’s June 12 meeting, according to SAC bylaws.

This was set to be SAC’s first election under the new bylaws, choosing officers for new offices — president, executive vice president, vice president of public relations, vice president of finance and parliamentarian — that replace the previous president, vice president of steering, vice president for marketing and communications and treasurer. It also would have been the first vote for four new committee chairs taking the place of 11 current committee leaders.

J.P. Matychak

J.P. Matychak, incoming SAC president

The three current officers who chose to return will have new offices. Vice President of Steering J.P. Matychak will be president; he works as the director of career services in the College of Business Administration.

Treasurer Monica Costlow, project director and policy analyst for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Core at the Graduate School of Public Health, will be the new executive vice president.

Monika Losagio will be vice president of finance, after serving as the current vice president of marketing and communications. She works as an administrative assistant in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Two other offices will be held by current committee chairs. Incoming vice president of public relations Emma Zink, now the head of the marketing and communications committee, is an academic adviser in admissions for the College of Business Administration, while parliamentarian Lynn Rosen currently is chair of the governance committee and works in CBA’s career services office as assistant director.

Two current committee leaders also are returning, taking the helm of two of the new committees. The chair of the staff relations committee, Tom Waters, has chaired the diversity and inclusion committee for SAC; he is director of information and communication services for the School of Pharmacy. Ken Doty, who will be leading the health, safety, IT and transportation committee, now is the vice chair (but only officer) of the safety and security committee. He works in computer services in the Swanson School of Engineering.

The two newcomers to SAC leadership are Tammeka Banks, department administrator in the Office of Research, who will head the operations committee, and Andrew Stephany, sponsored project assistant in the Department of Medicine, who is the new chair of the external relations committee.

—Marty Levine

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