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Shirley's appointment as Sr. Co-Convener for WGSS will run through June 2021.
Shirley is an Administrative Assistant II in the Mathematics Department.
Shirley has been at MIT for 31 years, and was a former WGSS Co-Convener.
She is currently the co-chair of the WGSS-Parental sub-committeee; she is also a member of Civility & Respect, Professional Development and Artists Beyond the Desk WGSS-sub-committees.
She joined MITAC (MIT-Activities Committee) in 2002, and is a member of the MITAC Advisory Group.
Shirley's passion is music. In her early years, she was a classical pianist; she was also a contemporary singer and formed two local singing groups, the “Dynamic Pearls of Soul” and the “Sound of Three.
"Being a member of the Working Group for Support staff (WGSS) has been a privilege."
Jim's appointment as Junior Co-Converer runs through June 2021
Jim has been at MIT since 1983. He is an Access Services Associate in the MIT Dewey Library, E53-100.
This is Jim’s second stretch of belonging to the Working Group. In 1993, Jim served on a WG Task Force to research and propose the institution of Domestic Partner Benefits at MIT. The proposal was approved by a vote of WG members, taken to MIT administration by then WG liaison Vice President Constantine Simonides, and enacted.
During his second tour with WG, Jim has served as a Co-chair of Artists Beyond the Desk and is currently the co-chair of the Communications subcommittee.
"I like poetry and write some. I am learning Spanish."