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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)

Current Members:

  • Kathryn Aimone/CL  ELI
  • Lauren Arévalo/TF  LO
  • Kristin Balbuena/PF  AN
  • Victor Beltran/CL  MA
  • Jean Baptiste Chalet/TF  MA
  • Jennifer Daniels/AF  AN
  • Johanna Debrecht/TF  LO
  • Ina Dimkova/CS, Ex Officio
  • George Gonchar/TF  AL
  • Barbara Hopkins/AF  MA
  • Candice Kirk/CL  WO – Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Lerner/PF  ELI
  • Jack Lechelt/TF  AL
  • Abid Mahmood/CL  AL
  • Jimmie McClellan/AF  AL
  • Debbie Melko/CL  LO
  • Necmi Mutlu/TF  AN
  • Kathleen Odige/PF  MEC
  • Joan Osborne/CL  ELI
  • Jeffrey Sager/CL  AN
  • Tonda Shine/CL  MEC
  • Denise (Dee) Simmons/TF  WO
  • Kathryn Skibek/TF  MEC
  • Donna Smiley/CS
  • Stephanie Sareeram/TF  AL - Chair
  • John Zegeer/CL  LO
  • Matt Todd/AF  AN
  • Ashley Wilkins/TF  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 five years of service in the VCCS to qualify for the President's Sabbatical 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:

2014-2015 Award Proposals

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