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Personnel Services Committee

The Personnel Services Committee counsels and advises working groups and the College community. The committee makes recommendations on matters pertaining to the welfare of the faculty (both instructional and administrative) and classified staff of the College. The committee studies, gathers information, conducts discussions, and otherwise surveys the environment relating to this charge. In addition, the committee discharges other duties as delegated by the College. The committee is also responsible for recommending candidates for the President's Sabbatical Award as well as candidates for the honor of Classified Emeritus to the president.


The Personnel Services Committee consists of the following participants:

  • Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services, Ex-Officio
  • Teaching and Professional Faculty (one from the Extended Learning Institute, at least one from each campus, and at most three from any one campus) (10)
  • Classified Staff (one from each campus, one from the College Human Resources Office and one from the College staff or from the Extended Learning Institute) (8)
  • Administrative Faculty (at most one from any one campus or the Extended Learning Institute) (1)
Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services:
  • Ina Dimkova (Ex-Officio)
Administrative Faculty:
  • Jennifer Daniels (AN)
  • Barbara Hopkins (MA)
  • Matt Todd (AL)
Classified Staff:
  • Kathryn Aimone (ELI)
  • Victor Beltran (MA)
  • John Guszak (College Staff)
  • Candice Kirk (WO - Vice Chair)
  • Abid Mahmood (AL)
  • Debby Melko (LO)
  • Jeffrey Sager (AN)
  • Tonda Shine (MEC)
  • Jack Zegeer (College Staff)
Teaching and Professional Faculty:
  • Lauren Arévalo (LO)
  • Kristin Balbuena (College Staff)
  • George Gonchar (AL)
  • Chalet Jean Baptiste (MA)
  • Jack Lechelt (AL)
  • Jennifer Lerner (ELI)
  • Necmi Mutlu (AN)
  • Kathleen Odigé (MEC)
  • Stephanie Sareeram (AL - Chair)
  • Denise “Dee” Simmons (WO)
  • Kathryn Skibek (MEC)
  • Ashley Wilkins (MA)

Location: Brault Building, Room 276

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • Sep. 8, 2016
  • Oct. 13, 2016
  • Nov. 10, 2016
  • Dec. 8, 2016
  • Jan. 12, 2017
  • Feb. 9, 2017
  • Mar. 16, 2017
  • Apr. 13, 2017
President's Sabbatical Award

The President's Sabbatical Award is designed to foster creative energy by providing faculty with a one-semester sabbatical leave with full pay. Each academic year, a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, can receive the award.

Award proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and specify how the sabbatical leave will uniquely benefit both the individual and the College. The proposal and NVCC Form 105-100 should be sent electronically to the chair of the Personnel Services Committee, by December 1. Faculty members on the Personnel Services Committee (who are not eligible for the award) will evaluate the proposals and recommend up to three names to the President, who selects the award winners. Award recipients will present a lecture on their sabbatical experience to the College community during the year following their leave.

NVCC Form 105-100 is available in the Forms Library. Applicants must be eligible for sabbatical leave and have completed six years of service in the VCCS to qualify for the President's Sabbatical Award. Applicants who have previously won he President's Sabbatical Award must have served the College six years since their last award.

President's Sabbatical Rubric - The Personnel Services Committee will use this rubric to evaluate all applications. Please review the criteria when writing your sabbatical application.

A list of recent award winners and examples of successful Presidential Sabbatical Award proposals are below:

2015-2016 Award Proposals

Questions concerning this professional development opportunity should be directed to Stephanie Sareeram (AL), Chair of the Personnel Services Committee.