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New senators

Recent campus elections have determined a new slate of representatives for campus governance. Faculty senate has elected new members to the senate, senate executive committee and to two president-elect positions. Unclassified Senate has elected new senators, and approved changes to its by-laws.

Fourteen new members have been elected to the Faculty Senate. Serving 3-year terms expiring in May 2010 are: Ben Eggleston, philosophy; Susanne Clement, libraries; Jean Phillips, law; Sara Rosen, linguistics; Nancy Kinnersley, electrical engineering and computer science; John Staniunas, theatre and film; Mark Ezell, social welfare; Gitti Salami, history of art; Karen Multon, psychology and research in education; Doug Huffman, curriculum and teaching; Robert Corser, architecture, and David Brackett, design. Elected to 1-year terms were Jonathan C.D. Clark, history, and Rodolfo Torres, mathematics. A complete list of members along with other information about governance activities and policies under consideration can be found at the governance Web site: www2.ku.edu/~unigov/.

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee provides leadership for the Faculty Senate, and joins with members of the other senates to form the University Senate Executive Committee. At the initial meeting of the newly formed Faculty Senate on May 3, it elected the following members to 1-year terms to the body known as FacEx: Richard Levy, law; Nancy Kinnersley, electrical engineering and computer science; Jack Brown, molecular bioscience; Liz Kowalchuk, design; Sara Rosen, linguistics; and Prakash Shenoy, business.

The incoming Faculty Senate President for 2007-2008 is Richard Levy, and the president-elect is Nancy Kinnersley. The President of the University Senate is William Crowe, libraries and the president-elect is Marianne Berry, social welfare. Both will be ex-officio members of the Faculty Executive Committee.

Unclassified Senate has elected new senators as well.

New senators are:

Academic

  • Abby Coffin, School of Business
  • Rebecca Mayer, chemistry
  • Lisa Shaw, fine arts
  • Rick Whitmore, KU Continuing Education

Administrative

  • Mike Krings, University Relations

Information Services

  • Kathy Pribbenow, KU Libraries

Research

  • Dan Coonfield, office of Vice Provost for Research
  • Noelle Kurth, Center for Research on Learning
  • Xinkun Wang, Higuchi Bioscience Center

Student Success

  • Paul Farran, Academic Technology Services
  • Aaron Quisenberry, Student Involvement and Leadership Center

Approved changes to Unclassified Senate by-laws will be posted at www.unclassifiedsenate.ku.edu.

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