PPRG Return to Campus Planning Work Group

Pandemic Planning and Response Group (PPRG) Return to Campus Work Group – Faculty and Staff

The University has targeted Monday, August 2 as the date when staff and faculty will be authorized to return to campus. As we head into this transition period, work is underway at the University and FAS levels to prepare for our return to campus, from updating all HR-related polices to determining density requirements, to establishing vaccine protocols. The FAS has convened the PPRG Return to Campus Working Group – Faculty and Staff to develop an FAS-wide approach for campus return.

In developing an FAS-wide approach, the working group will seek to:

  • Gather staff perspectives from across FAS in an effort to inform the development of this work
  • Develop a framework that FAS leaders and managers can use to prepare for return to campus
  • Ensure that critical work is accomplished effectively and efficiently based on situational needs
  • Ensure equity
  • Look for opportunities to create community, collaboration and camaraderie for returning staff 
  • Provide visibility to the process and the outcomes

This work will continue to be guided by the same core principles the FAS established at the outset of this crisis: to put health and safety first, protect the academic enterprise, leverage our breadth and diversity, and preserve access and affordability.


Members of the working group include:


Mary Ann Bradley, Administration and Finance
Chris Ciotti, Human Resources
Nina Zipser, Faculty Affairs


Gillian Beecher Pierce, Office of Undergraduate Education
Christian Bray, Harvard Athletics
Rachael Dane, HPAC/FAS Communications
Sarah Elwell, Division of Science
Jennifer Flynn, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Zoe Fonseca Kelly, Faculty Affairs
Katherine Gates, Administrative Operations
Audrey Harmon, Human Resources
Andrea Kelton Harris, Human Resources
Pamela Landis, Division of Continuing Education
John Langridge, Division of Continuing Education
Sheree Ohen, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Kaitlyn Santa Lucia, Harvard College
Jennifer Shepard, Division of Social Sciences
Matt Stec, Office of Physical Resources and Planning