P&S Council Elections

Consider Joining Professional and Scientific Council

Nominations are now open for the 2016 P&S Council Elections

You are looking for a way to build your network here at ISU.
You are looking for a place to volunteer and make a difference.
You are looking for a way to move from just developing work relationships to
making friends.
You are looking for new challenges in your work.
You are looking for targeted career advancement.

These are some of the reasons your Professional and Scientific Employee Council members ran for their position on the council.

The good news? They found what they were looking for.
The better news? We have a spot for you and your goals.

Members of the Professional and Scientific staff have the opportunity to join council via an election process which is conducted each year in March with newly elected council members being seated at the end of the June meeting. 

Nominations for the 2016 election will be taken until February 29. Interested parties may nominate themselves or a colleague by submitting the nomination form to pands-r@iastate.eduThis year the following seats are up for election within each division: nine from Academic Affairs, three from Business & Finance, two from Student Affairs, and two from the President's Office. Nominees will be voted on by employees within their division. 

Nominees for council must hold a P-base employment status. Council terms are generally for three years, and approximately one-third of the council is chosen at each election. Elected councilors attend regular council meetings and are appointed to serve on a standing committee. The total time commitment is approximately 4 - 8 hours a month. This varies on the amount of involvement, elections to office, etc. Browse the activities and responsibilities page find out more about P&S councilor commitments.

The council consists of approximately 40 members, including seven officers. Councilors are elected from and by four divisions within the university: Academic Affairs, Business & Finance, President’s Office, and Student Affairs (1 representative for every 75 P&S employees). Within the division of Academic Affairs, each college or unit has designated representatives based on the number of employees in that unit. Every effort is made to ensure that each college or unit has direct representation on council; however if a college or unit has no employeeswho are elected to council, that college or unit will be represented by an elected councilor who is appointed to represent that college or unit. Please see our current table of councilors and the areas which they represent.

As Provost Wickert said “Councilors develop knowledge that is used to educate fellow employees, and encourage collaboration between departments through their new connections. This communication, collaboration and sharing of information benefits the entire University.” See more in his letter of support here.


The 2015 Elections were from March 9-27 with 16 open seats.

The 2014 Elections were from April 28-May 1 with 14 open seats.