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May 2019
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May is here and it is time for the Professional Staff Association Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 21st. Please RSVP and plan to enjoy lunch with colleagues and friends while raising money for our PSA scholarship fund by participating in the silent auction or purchasing a ticket for the 50/50 raffle. Special guests include President Gaber who will open our meeting, and Dr. Jenell Wittmer, who will present on wellness.

Professional Staff Council Elections are upon us as well. With 5 seats open this year, please nominate a fellow PSA member or you can self-nominate by using the online nomination form. Nomination period ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. All questions should be directed to

Jamie L. Fager
Join us for our Annual Meeting on May 21
PSA Annual Meeting flyer: Tuesday, May 21 Noon-1:30 p.m. Main Campus, The Lancelot Thompson Student Union Ingman Room Lunch will be provided. Fundraiser for The Bridge This student organization feeds the hungry. Bring supplies: brown paper bags, zip lock bags, peanut butter and jelly. Plus, Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle with proceeds to the PSA Scholarship Fund. Cash and checks accepted.
Nick Mignogna, Success Coach

Nick Mignogna

Success Coach
Center for Success Coaching

Mission: to empower UToledo students to thrive academically, personally, and professionally from orientation to graduation through a holistic, student-centered approach.

How long have you been a Rocket and in what capacity?

I have been a success coach since June 2015.  Prior to working as a success coach, I worked in our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  I started in that office in December 2010.

How would you describe your job?

I am incredibly lucky to work with high school students who are starting their college journey.  We help students who are taking classes in-person, online or even at their high school.  I am here to help them be successful.

What distinguishes UT from other workplaces?

I have been in higher education for almost 20 years. The University of Toledo is a wonderful place to work!  We work together as a team. I am often reaching out to different academic departments, faculty or support services on campus.  I feel that I am part of a great team!  I also used to travel to local high schools and try to recruit students to UT. This is when I was an admission coordinator in our Office of Undergraduate Admission.  UT is really an easy sell to families and it’s a great destination for some many students.  I’m excited that so many of our College Credit Plus students continue at UT after they graduate from high school.

What resources from UT are your “must-haves” to perform your job?

UT has an admission processing office. It’s called Enrollment Operations. Their director is Adam Bohland.  Adam, Stephanie Gorshoff, Carol Sukalo, and Nancy Lawrence are the gears that run the machine.  They make sure our students are admitted accurately and in a timely fashion.  I consider them a hidden secret to UT.  They are behind the scenes and so important!

What is your favorite thing about UT?

Naturally, my favorite thing at UT is the students.  They are why I’m here.  Like all of us, I will stay late for phone calls, emails and more.  We serve others.  Our place at UT is more than a job, it’s a career/a vocation, a passion.  We try to help students transform their lives.

Can you tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know or would be surprised to learn?

Finally, I was asked if there is anything surprising about me.  People would be surprised that I used to write short comedy stories.  I used to do this during my free time in high school and I continued doing that into my early adulthood.  I am reserved and shy, but writing is an outlet for me.  I don’t write that much anymore, but I think creative writing and reading are some great hobbies to have.
Want to be in the Spotlight, or know someone who should?
Nominate yourself or a colleague for a Spotlight feature
in an upcoming newsletter with our web nomination form.
Staff Discovered How to Invest in their Future
On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, professional staff were invited to "Invest in Your Future" with account Representative Brent Tabler. Ohio Deferred Compensation is available to UT staff as they are also Ohio public employees. The 457(b) retirement plan will help individuals supplement their pension plans to provide what will be necessary for retirement. If you were unable to attend this session or would like to know more, you may watch this video to learn why investing with Ohio Deferred Compensation can help you reach your retirement goals and also reach out to Brent directly.
Brent Tabler, Ohio Deferred Compensation  
Brent Tabler ChFC®, CRC® | Account Executive
Ohio Deferred Compensation
W 614-579-9817 | F 614-222-9457
Service Center: 877-644-6457
Brent Tabler presents to PSA staff members
Brent Tabler, account executive with Ohio Deferred Compensation presents "Invest in Your Future" to PSA staff members on April 23, 2019. Debbie Arbogast, Accessibility Specialist with Student Disability Services, is busy taking notes.
Logo of The University of Toledo Medical Center. Healthcare that benefits you.
Family Medicine Clinic at Glendale Medical East features evening hours
The UTMC Family Medicine Clinic at Glendale Medical East now has additional evening hours to better serve patients. The clinic hours are:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon
The providers at the Family Medicine Clinic care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. They diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, as well as offer preventive health screenings and lifestyle counseling. To schedule an appointment, call 419.383.5555.
Directions to Glendale Medical East

The Professional Staff Association (PSA) of The University of Toledo consists of all classified exempt, classified salaried, and unclassified administrative and professional employees who do not belong to a bargaining unit and do not have faculty rank. The group of approximately 1,200 employees
was officially recognized by the University in 1992.

The Professional Staff Council (PSC) is the elected body that represents PSA to the administration on topics such as the past PSA compensation study, changes in health benefits, assisting with the Outstanding Staff Awards and other various issues.

Please contact PSC with any questions, concerns and ideas.
There is also an anonymous feedback form.
PSA Committees

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