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The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) is the official representative body of professional, or exempt, staff employed at UMBC. The PSS provides a forum for discussing issues involving or of interest to exempt staff members, such as academic and administrative policies. PSS works diligently to maintain and contribute to community life at UMBC. Each year, the senators create an action plan for the year. 2019-2020 PSS Action Plan. Senators also serve on campus and PSS committees each year. PSS Committee List.

Want to learn more about being a Senator? Check out this information from the PSS Info Session 3-30-2020.


Executive Board

Bobby Lubaszewski
Division of Professional Studies

Vice President
Jessica Wyatt
Institutional Advancement

Past President
Damian Doyle
Division of Information Technology

Chloe Terrell
Off-Campus Student Services

Carlos Turcios
Campus Life

Ray Soellner Jr.
Information Technology

Communications Officer
Layla Thompson-Koch
Creative Services, Institutional Advancement



Keia Brown
Financial Aid and Scholarships

Jeff Cullen
Student Conduct and Community Standards

Marlayna Demond
Creative Services, Institutional Advancement

Faith Dinh
Professional Studies

Rebecca Dongarra
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Sarah Hansen
Institutional Advancement

Lori Hardesty
Shriver Center

Christine Jenkins
Admissions and Orientation

Justine Johnson
Meyerhoff Graduate Program

Megan Hanks Mastrola
Institutional Advancement

Yarazeth Medina
Graduate School

Vlad Rodriguez
Off-Campus Student Services

Sue Plitt
Career Center

Vlad Rodriguez
Off Campus Student Services

Jennifer Volpe
Registrar’s Office


CUSS Representatives

CUSS Website

Laila Shishineh
Academic Engagement and Transition Programs

Michael Walsh
Sponsored Programs

CUSS Alternates

Kevin Joseph
Division of Information Technology

Tom Penniston
Division of Information Technology