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Approved Constitution by Staff/AAP Advisory Council Goes to President

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December 11, 2012 – The Staff and Academic and Administrative Professional (AAP) Advisory Council unanimously approved a constitution Dec. 4 that now goes to Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and the university’s executive committee for final approval and ratification.

The council also approved bylaws that provide more specific guidelines for the group.

“Working with the committee and then the entire council on these substantial and important documents was a great experience for all of us,” says Peter Luger, chair of the Staff AAP constitution committee. “I believe it created a strong foundation of mutual respect and camaraderie that will be valuable as we move forward with the business of the council.”

Luger, assistant vice president and chief of staff for university research, is joined on the constitution committee by Samuel Aronson, an assistant director of academic affairs in the School of Nursing & Health Studies; Yolande Campbell, office manager for advancement; Margaret Cerrato, director in the School of Foreign Service liaison office; Donna Deardorff, an administrator at the Center for Child and Human Development; Sonia Jacobson, assistant for academic affairs on Main Campus; and Simone Woung, senior associate registrar at the Law Center.

The documents will be posted on the council’s webpage, which is expected to go live at the beginning of next semester.

Next month, the council will replace the interim leadership committee by electing officers to serve out the remainder of the 2012-2013 term. One member from each of Georgetown’s campuses will serve as interim caucus leaders.

“The group has been working to increase visibility,” says Margo Gottesman, a member of the council’s interim leadership committee. “The Law Center caucus made themselves available to its constituents during the annual Staff Summer Picnic and the Main Campus, Medical Center and University Services caucuses had members available during the university’s annual benefits fair.”

Gottesman, special assistant to the vice president of university facilities, says the council is looking forward to staff members and academic administrative professionals bringing up their issues and concerns so they can continue improving the university’s workplace environment.

For a full list of Staff/AAP Advisory Council members visit the website.

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