The Governance Committee is responsible for ensuring the Professional and Scientific Council’s elections, and related representation duties and opportunities, are managed fairly, efficiently, accurately, and transparently.

Professional and Scientific Council Elections

Professional and Scientific Council elections are conducted each year in April with newly elected Council members taking office in June. Terms are generally for three years, and approximately one-third of the Council is chosen at each election. Learn more about our annual elections and running for council here.


Council members who are unable to attend meetings of the Council are encouraged to send substitutes. The Representation Committee maintains a list of P&S employees willing to serve as substitutes.

Support for Service

If you need information to help persuade your supervisor or unit head to support your service on the Professional and Scientific Council, please share this Letter of Support from Provost Wickert.


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