Welcome to Professional Administrative Staff Association (PASA)
"Consider the PASAbilities"
To promote communication, cooperation, volunteerism, and unity among PASA members
To provide opportunities for professional development
To provide representation in the shared governance structure
The Professional and Administrative Staff Association (PASA) at the University of
Houston-Clear Lake is an organization of UHCL professional and administrative individuals
engaged in interaction and dialogue within the shared governance structure and with
faculty, staff and students in all matters relating to their common welfare, opportunities
and responsibilities. The association provides increased opportunities for its members
through collective input, networking, scholarship and professional development, inspired
by the experience and participation of its elected officials and committee representatives
and in cooperation with its general membership.
The university's shared governance system evolved from the UHCL Faculty Senate, and
at the time, applied only to faculty. To establish full participation and representation
in shared governance, the support staff and professional and administrative staff
formed a group to provide an identity and sounding block in shared governance. Shortly
thereafter, by mutual agreement, the two constituencies (support staff and professional/administrative
staff) decided to form separate organizations in order to provide distinct representation
for the varying interests of the groups. Thus, PASA was formed in 1990, and within
a year of its inception, obtained voting privileges. The forming of the group allowed
a stronger interaction among the staff and an improved relationship between the departments.