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PROFS Annual Report

PROFS president Dorothy Farrar Edwards will present the PROFS Annual Report for 2016-17 (below) to the Faculty Senate Monday, December 4. The senate meets in Room 272 Bascom Hall at 3:30 pm. A full agenda of the meeting is here.

Faculty senators and visitors are invited to join PROFS for refreshments in the rotunda area outside Room 272 Bascom Hall beginning at 3 pm.

PROFS Welcomes Dorothy Farrar Edwards as President

Dorothy Farrar Edwards

PROFS welcomes Kinesiology Professor Dorothy Farrar Edwards as president and extends much gratitude to Chemistry Professor Judith Burstyn for her service as president for the past two years. Burstyn remains a member of the steering committee.

Farrar Edwards, a former member of the University Committee, has served on the PROFS Steering Committee since 2013. She also serves in the Departments of Medicine and Neurology in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

PROFS would also like to thank Murray Clayton (Plant Pathology), Mark Cook (Animal Science) and Irwin Goldman (Horticulture) as they step down from the PROFS Steering Committee after many years of service.

PROFS Asks Speaker Vos for Transparency and Inclusive Process on UW Colleges/Wisconsin Technical College System Discussion

PROFS is deeply concerned about the private discussion among Assembly Republicans on the possible realignment of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension and the Wisconsin Technical College System.

The following letter was hand delivered to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) today.

PROFS Welcomes Burstyn as President

burstyn head shotPROFS welcomes Chemistry Professor Judith Burstyn as president and offers many thanks to Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Grant Petty for his service as president in 2014-15. Petty remains a member of the steering committee.

Burstyn, former chair of the University Committee, has served on the PROFS steering committee since 2011. She was an instrumental participant in the lobbying effort that helped secure state bonding for a new Chemistry Building.


PROFS Welcomes New President Grant Petty

Grant Petty

Grant Petty

PROFS welcomes Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) Professor Grant Petty as president and offers many thanks to Agronomy Professor Bill Tracy for his hard work as president the past three years. Tracy remains a member of the steering committee.

Petty, chair of AOS,  is currently serving his third and final year as a member of the University Committee, the PROFS Board of Directors. He joined the faculty in 2000 and became a member of the PROFS Steering Committee in 2012. Two years ago Petty’s thoughts on public higher education were featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.