The Professional Employees Assembly (PEA) of the University of Maine at Augusta represents over 140 employees working on the two UMA campuses (Augusta and Bangor) and at many locations throughout the state. The PEA provides a forum for the University of Maine at Augusta’s (UMA) professional employees to meet and share information for the development of our members and the education of our students. A Senate comprised of 9 Senators governs the PEA.
|Laura Rodas||Chair, 2017|
|Alyra Donisvitch||Vice-Chair, 2018|
|Chip Curry||Secretary, 2017|
|Don Osier||Treasurer, 2017|
|Terri Reiter||Professional Development Funds Chair, 2018|
|Katherine Trask||Liaison to Classified Employee Assembly (CEA), 2018|
|Vacant||Liaison to Student Government Association (SGA), 2017|
|Terry Lawson||Liaison to Faculty Senate, 2017|
|Shelley Taylor||Senator at Large, 2018|
Funding Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development
The PEA has funds to support personal and professional development. The funds can be used for workshops and training fees or to pay for books and course fees. The current grant limit is $250 per fiscal year per professional employee. To request funds, the appropriate form needs to be downloaded, completed, and mailed to Terri Reiter, Development Fund Coordinator.
First Fridays with PEA!
Please join us on the first Friday of every month for an open forum with PEA from noon to 1 PM. You are welcome to bring your lunch to this one-hour event, though please note that attendance is considered work time.
We anticipate covering several topics at each forum, including providing an opportunity for departments to provide updates to new initiatives and the work they are doing, individuals who have received PEA Professional Development Funding sharing what they’ve used their funding for, and open discussion of current issues/events. As needed, we will bring in system or campus resources to cover relevant topical areas for the group.
Senate Meeting Minutes
Please click here to access previous PEA meeting minutes.
Meritorious Service Award
The Meritorious Service Award is given anually to an outstanding Professional Employee. PEA members may nominate any professional staff member (not limited to the professional bargaining unit). Voting occurs in late July with the winner announced at the Welcome Back Breakfast.
2016 – Dennis Unger
2015 – Michael Clements
2014 – Sheila Crowley
2013 – Bob Stewart
2012 – Peter St. Michel
2011 – Tricia Dyer
2010 – Sheri Stevens
2009 – Marcia Mower
2008 – Emily Johnston
2007 – Sheri Fraser
2006 – Dick Randall
2005 – Priscilla Costello
2004 – Dave Beaulieu
2003 – Warren Newton
2002 – Kathleen Dexter