Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee

Staff Development has become Professional Development

Over the past year, the Staff Development Committee has worked with the Office of People and Culture to discover better ways to serve and support our George Fox community. We determined that one of the first steps toward change was to expand the community of employees we represent to include ALL support staff and administrators.  

We revised our bylaws and updated the name of the committee and association to Professional Development instead of Staff Development. The revised bylaws were sent to the Staff Development Association in December 2022 for a vote, and we are happy to report that they passed with a 95% approval!

The newly renamed Professional Development Committee (PDC), would like to welcome all our new administrative members! 

We are ready to move forward with reimagining new opportunities for professional, spiritual, and personal growth that will be available to ALL staff. 

Join us on this new endeavor

We are looking to add four to six new members to the Professional Development Committee. If you would like to be a part of something new, and have a voice in helping colleagues, this committee is for you!  

Purpose of Committee: To promote personal and professional growth for all staff and to encourage communication, fellowship and unity within the George Fox community.

Committee members will have the opportunity to:

Time commitment: Committee members will on average devote 3-4 hours per month for committee work. Members are asked to serve a 2-year term on the committee.

Eligibility: Employees must be employed at least .5 FTE or above and have been employed for 6 months to be eligible to serve on the Professional Development Committee. 


All support staff and administrators are invited to nominate co-workers (or themselves) to serve on the Professional Development Committee by filling out this form by January 31.

Once the nomination window is closed on January 31, 2023, the PDC will contact those who were nominated to ask if they would be willing to serve on the committee. Names of those who would like to serve on the committee will be added to a ballot and sent to the association members for voting.

Please prayerfully consider joining our team as we embark on this new journey! It will be one of creativity, community, leadership, and relationship building as we broaden the impact of our support organization wide. 

Contact Us

Feel free to email the current Professional Development Committee members at with any questions. 

Current Members: