Philosophy of Pack First: Employee Professional Development

Sul Ross State University puts the Pack First in recognizing that employees are its most valuable resource. The University is committed to developing the talents of its employees. We value our employees and understand that continuous learning benefits the University and our students by developing and maintaining employee skills and supporting successful leaders at all levels. This commitment is realized as a shared responsibility between each employee and the University.

Definition of Professional Development 

Professional development is a program of activities and events that provides for and contributes to the personal and professional improvement of employees. Professional development opportunities are for all employees on all campuses in all job categories.  

Goals of Pack First: Professional Development 

Putting the Pack First will lead to better faculty and staff retention and better relationships with our students and communities.   

  1. to identify needs and develop resources for promoting personal and professional growth on our campuses.  
  2. to coordinate, promote, and assess professional development at SRSU.   

Achieving the goals of the Pack First Professional Development Plan will create a culture of more engaged and informed employees.