For seven College of Engineering staff members, their involvement with Iowa State goes beyond their regular job duties. All are currently serving their fellow employees on the university’s Professional and Scientific Council.
College employees who are members of the 2022-23 council are:
- John Burnett-Larkins, communication specialist, engineering communications and marketing, council Communications Committee
- Paul Easker, systems analyst, Virtual Reality Applications Center/Student Innovation Center, chair of council Policies and Procedures Committee
- Jason Follett, academic advisor, software engineering, chair of council Representation Committee
- Marlene Jacks, associate director, engineering student services, council Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, chair of council Equity and Inclusion Committee
- Judy Knoblock, grants specialist, engineering research institute, council Awards Committee
- Tina Prouty, academic advisor, electrical and computer engineering, council Compensation and Benefits Committee
- David Welshhons, graduate student and data coordinator, chemical and biological engineering, council Awards Committee
Professional and Scientific Council serves as a resource and advocate for Iowa State P&S employees university-wide, covering all of Iowa. Council provides many services to its constituents, including professional development and resources; assisting in answering questions and concerns; informing and educating through communication; awards and honors; and gathering constituent feedback to help influence university policy. Recent efforts include lobbying for establishment of flexible work arrangements; conducting a WorkFlex employee satisfaction survey; and increased supervisor training.
Learn more about council and how you can join.