Administrative Staff Group Making an Impact on Campus

  Standing (l-r): Linda Brophy, Jorge Lugo, Chris Wynschenk, Chris Orde, Bernadine Franco, Lisa Corson, and Paula Russo.  Seated (l-r): Bob DeVito, Carol Darr, Joan Murphy, and Kristina Cavalieri. Not present: Holly Colantonio.    

Members of the Improved Personnel Advisory Committee at Trinity, or IMPACT, are moving ahead with an agenda for the spring semester that includes developing a network through which College employees might be able to establish car-pooling arrangements and an initiative to examine policies and procedures at other institutions relative to flex-time work schedules for staff members. In addition, there are plans to investigate how other colleges handle the position review process. The committee, which functions in the interest of Trinity administrative staff employees on the bi-weekly payroll, is also continuing its popular Lunch & Learn series.  

A December 6 Lunch & Learn event featured Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter delivering a lecture and slide presentation to staff members about her Mount Everest expedition. Plans are in the works for a January 25 session, open to all College employees, during which President Jones, Vice President for College Advancement Ron Joyce, and Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Early Reese will offer their thoughts on the state of the College. The event is being sponsored by IMPACT and coordinated by Vice President for Planning, Administration, and Affirmative Action Paula Russo, who has been appointed by President Jones to serve as senior officer liaison to IMPACT.   

IMPACT is chaired by Joan Murphy, administrative assistant to the dean of students, with Carol Darr, administrative assistant to the vice president for planning, administration, and affirmative action, serving as vice chair. Lisa Corson, visual resources collection manager, is the groupís secretary. Committee members serve two-year terms, which are staggered among members to ensure continuity. In order to keep staff members informed about College decisions and future initiatives, a representative from IMPACT serves on the Financial Affairs Committee as well as the Planning and Budget Council.  

IMPACT reminds administrative staff members on the bi-weekly payroll to contact any member of the committee with suggestions, questions, or concerns. The group also has a mailbox at the campus post office. Confidential comments and/or concerns can be sent to the Trinity College Post Office, Box #702613. 

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