By DONOVAN HARRELL
Senate Council will be hosting elections for Senate officers and Faculty Assembly positions through April 18.
A full slate of candidates was finalized on March 29, said Lori Molinaro, secretary for the Senate Council.
Full-time faculty are eligible to vote for candidates in their respective academic units, and voters can access ballots through a portal on my.pitt.edu, starting on April 3. Bios for each candidate can be accessed through the portal as well.
The results of the vote will not be known until April 19, Molinaro said, and those elected will begin their new positions on July 1. Senate officers serve a one-year term and can serve for three consecutive years. Faculty Assembly and committee seats have a three-year term.
Following Senate elections, committee elections will run from April 24 through May 6. The slate of candidates is still being assembled, Molinaro said, and there are three openings per committee each year.
Molinaro said the turnout for the Senate votes is usually around 10 percent, with some schools higher than others. She’s hoping faculty recognize the importance of the votes.
“It’s a chance for the faculty to have a seat at the table and have their voices heard,” Molinaro said.
The full list of candidates and available seats for the April 3 election are as follows:
President: Chris Bonneau, Political Science, Arts & Sciences (running unopposed)
Vice president: David Salcido, Emergency Medicine, Schools of Medicine (running unopposed)
Secretary: Gosia Fort, Health Science Library System (running unopposed)
Humanities (two vacancies): Mazviita Chirimuuta, History & Philosophy of Science; Benjamin Gordon, Religious Studies; Scott Kiesling, Linguistics
Natural Sciences (two vacancies): Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences; Lucas Mentch, Statistics; David Nero, Physics & Astronomy; Laurel Roberts, Biological Sciences
Social Sciences (one vacancy): Marc Bermann, Anthropology; Margaret Judd, Anthropology
Business (no vacancy)
Education (one vacancy): Cindy Popovich
Engineering (two vacancies): Andy Bunger, Alex Jones
GSPIA (one vacancy): Jennifer Murtazashvili
Law (no vacancy)
School of Computing and Information (no vacancy)
Social Work (one vacancy): Toya Jones, Mary Rauktis
University Library System (one vacancy): Zach Brodt
Dental Medicine (one vacancy): Alejandro Almarza
Public Health (one vacancy): Jong Jeong
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (one vacancy): Nicole Cecchini, Nicholas (Alex) Cutsumbis, Goeran Fiedler, Barbara Vento
Health Sciences Library System (one vacancy): Mary Lou Klem, Rebekah Miller
Pharmacy (one vacancy): Brian Potoski
Nursing (one vacancy): Rick Henker
Medicine (three vacancies): Carey Balaban, Jim Becker, Abbe De Vallejo, Martica (Tica) Hall, Gary Kohanbash, Iain Scott, Melanie Scott, Alexander Spiess
Donovan Harrell is a writer for the University Times. Reach him at email@example.com or 412-383-9905.