Ranelle Maltas
Ranelle Maltas

President's Letter

Welcome, Spring! We will soon have flowers in bloom after all of this rain. It has me looking to a future where we can get out more and socialize. If you have not yet read Chancellor Green’s message about what to expect this fall, please do so. Here is how you can expect UAAD to look based on the university’s plan.

• We are planning based on the assumption that those of you who choose to be vaccinated will have been able to take advantage of that critically important opportunity.
• We plan to hold in-person board meetings and programs provided they are in line with current directed health measures and university policies and will meet requirements in university facilities where we may be meeting. We will offer a Zoom link for those not able to attend in-person.
• We will support university recommended personal protective measures, including the use of face coverings, as to be determined in the fall following local and university health measures.

In the meantime, your UAAD Board has determined it is best to meet virtually via Zoom for the rest of this fiscal year. Our May picnic is being re-imagined and will include the Oldt and Donaldson awards that have been presented at our Founder’s Day celebration in the past.


UAAD Nominations / Interest Inventory, due TODAY

It is that time of the year to solicit nominations for the three (3) UAAD officers listed below.  Any UAAD member may nominate themselves or another member for one of the positions below; however, no member's name will be listed on the official ballot without that person's consent.  The Nominating Committee will make every effort to ensure that there are at least two (2) people nominated for each office.  In the event two (2) candidates are not available, a nominee will be allowed to run unopposed.

Vice-President/President Elect
Secretary – one-year term
Treasurer – one-year term

The Secretary and Treasurer may be reelected for a second term but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Please visit by March 24, 2021 to complete the UAAD Officer Nomination (fill in your name or nominate a UAAD member) and Committee Member or UAAD Representative Interest Inventory (check all areas in which you would be willing to serve).  Please consider volunteering your time and experience to UAAD by nominating yourself for an officer position or by expressing interest in a UAAD or campus-wide committee.

More details at:

Learn & Grow with Nebraska Bridge, April 15, noon - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Ranelle Maltas

UAAD and UNOPA invite you to learn about Nebraska Bridge. This new learning platform provides on-demand, accessible opportunities for NU employees to sharpen their professional skills. UNL-focused courses feature topics in Business and Finance, IT & Security, Sponsored Programs, Search Seminars, Microsoft Excel and Teams, Benefits, and Pre-Retirement. The site also offers courses on Diversity and Equity, Conflict Management, Presentations Skills, Management Basics, Goal-Setting, Wellness, and much more. Some offerings are self-paced, some are live, and many provide a certificate of completion. New materials are added all the time. Join us to cross the Bridge to learning and growth! Presented by Ranelle Maltas, Technology Training Services Associate, Human Resources.

Registration Link:


UAAD Article Club, April 16, noon - 1 p.m.

The next UAAD Article Club will be on Friday, February 19 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Please send an email to Marnie Nelson at if you are interested.


Save the Dates - Upcoming Meetings and Events

- April 21 U2 Meeting: Whatever Happened to the Idea of a Staff Council?
What’s in the N2025 Plan? Who’s already talking about it on campus? How can I be a part of the conversation? Join us to get an update on past and current discussions and learn how you can join in.

- May 19 U2 Meeting

Originally published March 24, 2021 - Submit an Item