Human Resources

PSS Development Committee


The PSS Development Committee provides workshops that will assist in many training and learning opportunities to enhance professional development.  The workshops consist of two different types:  Technical (i.e. Spreadsheets, Access, Powerpoint, SIS Training, Specialized Departmental Training) and Non-Technical (i.e. Conflict Management, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Diversity).  The committee also mentors new PSS Staff members by being a source of information and another campus contact.  

The Mission Statement
The mission of the PSS Development Committee is to create workshops and seminars for PSS staff to enhance professional development, personal growth and promote good will among each other.

PSS Development Committee Members
Cheryl Bronner (Co-Chair) Records
Jennifer Palm (Co-Chair) Graduate Studies
Beth Evans - Human Resources
Jennifer Forshey (Vice-Chair) Admissions

Julia Brothers - Admissions
Susan Naber - Continuing Education
Sara Pokorski - University Counsel

Mary VanPopering - Engineering Dean's Office
Sue Dix - Financial Aid

Janice Ponstein - Records
Janet Potgeter - Geology                                                                                                          

Pam DeGlopper - Records                                                                                                   
Kay Hart - Human Resources                                                                                              
Sue Peterson - Records                                                                      
Tracy London - Records


Workshop Instructions and Information      
1.  You must register for workshops online.  PSS Development Workshop Registration
2.  After attending the workshop, you must complete the program development course application in order to receive PSS Development credit.   Development Course Application
   3.  All IT, Excellence Series and PSSD seminars are approved. 


April 2014 - SASC-Student Success Collaborative   
May 2014 - Supporting Part-Time Faculty at GVSU

We Value You
We value your ideas and input.  You are encouraged to contact any of the PSS Development Committee members listed above with questions, comments, feedback and workshop suggestions.  In addition, we encourage suggestions and ideas for the PSS Appreciation Luncheon held in March.

If you have workshop ideas or are interested in becoming a committee member or simply a mentor for new PSSs, please email Cheryl Bronner at or Jennifer Palm at


Page last modified March 24, 2014