To serve on the PFLA Board, you must be or become a member of PFLA and you must hold professional faculty/staff status. The position descriptions are available here.

The terms of office are September 1 to August 31 annually. All terms are for one year excluding President Elect which is part of a 3-year term which includes President and Past President.

Service on the PFLA Board is an exciting and rewarding activity where you can make a difference and provide input on issues of interest to professional faculty at Oregon State University. Think about where you might be able to contribute to the Board and volunteer to run for a position. Perhaps you know a colleague you would like to nominate.

Executive Board Members:


Patrice Dragon
College of Business
(541) 737-3716

Past President

Susan Emerson
Research Office
(541) 737-1755

President Elect



Cyndy Kelchner
College of Engineering


Susan Emerson
Research Office
(541) 737-1755

Marketing Director

Cindy Draper
Finance & Administration
(541) 737-1197

Membership Director

Donita Godwin
College of Liberal Arts
(541) 737-6270

Web Services Director

Victor Villegas
Extension Computing Technology Services
(541) 737-8255

Professional Development Co-Directors

Gretchen Dursch
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
(541) 737-2689

Members at large (non-voting)

Meddie Sims
Professional & Continuing Education (PACE)
(541) 737-5744

PFLA Bylaws