Committee Description Committee Chair(s) committee members
Professional Development Committee Responsible for reviewing and selecting applicants for the APAC Professional Development Reimbursement Program, which provides funding for APs to pursue advancement in their field. VACANT

Chris Gast

Sean Kramer-Lazar

Jack Roberts

Membership Committee The Membership Committee's goals include recruiting new members; ensuring relevant membership policies are well maintained; ensuring that APAC members feel connected and have a network to call upon; and maintaining an active and knowledgeable APAC member base that is representative of the AP population on campus. Melanie Madden

Michelle Mixer


Communications Committee The APAC Communications Committee works to project a positive image of APAC within the University. The committee is responsible for keeping members up to date through the website and other channels.

Brian Berrellez

Rebecca Ballenger

Suzy Brown

Paul Tumarkin

Alan Ziegler

Policy Committee This committee responds to changes, questions or issues regarding employment policies at the University of Arizona that have an effect upon appointed professionals. We provide feedback to upper administration, and work to influence outcomes favorably for APs.

Shana McClelland

Carol Beltran

Ashley Kerna Bickel

Claudia Duran (CSC)

Susanna Eden

Richard Edmiston

Amanda Leinberger

Jennifer Mewes

Susan Richards

Mark Trommer

Recognition and Awards As one of the newest committees we hope to grow recognition of Appointed Professionals through programs such as the University Awards for Excellence which we now co-chair with the Staff Advisory Council. The committee governs the Eugene Sander Award for Shared Governance.

Jennifer Lawrence

Brian Berrellez

Carolyne Greeno

Sara Knepper

Amy McClure

Kyle Mittan

Sylvia Quintero

Bridget Radcliff

Susan Richards

Ad Hoc Future of Shared Governance Committee This temporary committee is dedicated to determining what shared governance looks like after UCAP when Appointed Professionals and Classified Staff combine to one employment group. Shannon Jones


Jeff Jones (CSC)

Sean Kramer-Lazar

Jennifer Lawrence

Melanie Madden

Christina Rocha