Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh
Print This Page Print this pages

July 25, 2013

SAC plans 2nd presidential election

sac2The Staff Association Council (SAC) is making plans to replace President J.P. Matychak, who resigned last week after 19 days in office because he was leaving the University.

The deadline for nominations was July 19 but SAC would not release the nominees’ names because they have until 5 p.m. July 26 to confirm their candidacies. Paper balloting will take place at SAC’s Aug. 14 meeting, followed by an on-site ballot count and the announcement of the winner, who will immediately take office.

At its July 10 meeting, SAC discussed setting the procedure for absentee balloting, since there were no rules pertaining to this contingency in SAC’s new bylaws, but at press time, no decision had been made.

Plans for the group’s committee reorganization — reducing 11 committees to four — also were underway, with former committee chairs passing their most recent agendas to new committee chairs. SAC members currently are sending their committee assignment requests to the chairs.

In Matychak’s first and final president’s report, he noted the impact of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s resignation announcement: “The chancellor has really been a champion of the staff and a champion of the community,” Matychak said, “and I feel that his legacy will be felt for many generations to come.”

He also expressed his confidence in SAC’s future, adding: “I’ve never met staff who have been more dedicated to the job and our institution.”

—Marty Levine

Leave a Reply