On May 7, 1997, Interim Dean Ted Alter established the Staff Advisory Committee to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. The 11 original members of the committee were appointed by the dean. Included in the committee's charge was the task of developing a process to select future members. The committee felt that it was important to ensure the committee remains gender balanced and includes members from various professional backgrounds. The committee also felt it was important that the selection of new members should involve staff from all units through an electoral process, combined with appointments by the dean when necessary to preserve balance and diversity.

May 1997

Operational Procedures