Unclassified, University Support Staff senates elect new senators, officers

KU governance bodies have elected new senators and officers to represent employees for the 2011-12 academic year. Unclassified Senate and University Support Staff Senate have held elections, and Faculty Senate will elect senators and officers later this semester. All will take office after the completion of the 2010-11 academic year.


Easan Selvan, Information Technology Service, is president-elect. Senators elected in the academic category are: Chris Claussen, business; Kristi Henderson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Jennifer Kinnard, journalism; Brian Hanabury, design; Jonathon Perkins, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center; Amanda Ostreko, engineering; and Roberta Woods, libraries. Administrative senators are: Jake Coffman, Information Technology Service; and Feloniz Lovato-Winston, Audio-Reader. Research senators are Susan Mercer, Institute for Policy and Social Research; Michelle Ginavan Hayes, Research and Graduate Studies; Claudia Bode, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis; Megan Gannon, Research and Graduate Studies; Angela B. Richmond, Research and Graduate Studies; Greg Smith, Biodiversity Institute; and Amy Smith, graduate studies. Renee Wiesner, Student Financial Aid; and Preston Nicholson, University Advising Center, were elected in the Student Success category.


Officers are: Dennis Constance, Facilities Operations custodial services, president; Chris Wallace, housing maintenance, vice president; Lea Chaffin, admissions, secretary; Teri Chambers, economics, treasurer. New senators are Darlene Secondine, Kansas Geological Survey; Alecia Gray, civil, environmental and architectural engineering; and Susan Shaw, Parking and Transit. Employment and Equal Opportunity representatives are Peggy Palmer, Student Success; Margaret Mahoney; Dole Institute of Politics; Karen Schoor; Facilites Operations special services; and Pat Argueta, Student Success. Committee chairs are: Tammy Barta, business, communications and public relations; Jeannie Doering, Student Success, personnel; Chaffin, legislative.

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