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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.

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Ashley Waters
Shady Grove

Vice President
Emily Moroney
Off-Campus Student Services

Past President
Damian Doyle
Division of Information Technology

Bobby Lubaszewski
Division of Professional Studies

Greg Saba
Student Business Services

Communications Officer
Layla Thompson-Koch
Office of Institutional Advancement



Mark Cather
Division of Information Technology

David Clurman
Residential Life

Susan Han
Counseling Center

Sarah Hansen
Office of Institutional Advancement

Christine Jenkins
Undergraduate Admissions

Jodi Kelber-Kaye
Honors College

Sue Plitt
Career Services

Hannah Schmitz
Shriver Center

Victoria Skinner
Learning Resources Center

Ki So
The Hilltop Institute

Pat Toliver

Michael Walsh
Sponsored Programs
(CUSS Alternate)

Beth Wells
Office of the Provost


CUSS Representatives

Tom Penniston
Division of Information Technology
(CUSS Alternate)

Laila Shishineh
Office of Undergraduate Education

Pheng Xiong