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About the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA)

What is PFLA?

Our Vision

Supporting Professional Faculty to better serve OSU.


Our Mission

Providing OSU Professional Faculty with collaboration, mentoring and leadership opportunities.


Our Hero Award

award ceremony

Allyson Dean, Special Projects Coordinator for the Registrar’s Office, has been named the Professional Faculty Leadership Association’s December 2016 ‘Our Hero.’

She was presented with a plaque and an ‘Our Hero’ mug by PFLA representatives.

Dean’s nominator said that she is a person who embodies a powerful mantra: Be the change that you want to see in the world.

“She works tirelessly to make this world a better place for everyone. Allyson is an educator, advocate, mentor, and friend to all,” her nominators wrote.

“Allyson is an excellent representative of OSU as she encourages everyone to pursue their work in an inclusive and socially just way with humor, empathy, and expertise. In her work in our office she helps staff and faculty navigate the FERPA law that protects student records’ rights and has been pivotal in the implementation of SB 473 for Name in Use rights,” nominators wrote. “Allyson is responsive, engaging, professional, and service-driven. I admire her kindness and compassion for others.”


Do you know someone at OSU who deserves hero status? The individual who makes the extra effort, who steps in to assist without being asked or puts forth the effort in a moment to make your day?  Here is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate their greatness. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award.  PFLA membership is not required by either you (the Nominator) or your Hero (the Nominee).   Let us help you celebrate the everyday Hero in your OSU world. Nominating your hero is easy, so visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage today.

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