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May 1, 2008

Baker wins 3rd term as Senate president

John J. Baker has been re-elected University Senate president for a third term. Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine.

Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was elected vice president, and Lisa Marie Bernardo, associate professor, health and community systems, School of Nursing, was re-elected secretary.

Winners of the recent Senate officer elections were announced last week by the Senate office. Senate officers serve one-year terms that begin July 1.

Also announced were newly elected members to Faculty Assembly for 2008-2011. Assembly members serve the first year of their three-year terms on the Assembly; during their second and third years, they serve on both the faculty-only Assembly and on Senate Council, which includes faculty, staff, students and administrators.

The following were elected to Faculty Assembly:

School of Arts and Sciences

• Humanities: Troy Boone, English; Neepa Majumdar, film studies.

• Natural Sciences: Steve Tonsor, biology.

• Social Sciences: Van Beck Hall, history; Orysia Karapinka, history.

Professional schools

• Business: Chad Zutter.

• Education: Charlene Trovato.

• Engineering: John Barnard.

• Information Sciences: Glenn Ray.

• Law: Sallie Smith.

• Public and International Affairs: Sabina Deitrick.

Schools of the Health Sciences

• Dental Medicine: John Close.

• Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Patrick Sparto.

• Health Sciences Library System: John Siegel.

• Medicine: James Becker; Jean Latimer; L. Dade Lunsford.

• Nursing: Richard Henker.

• Pharmacy: Amy Seybert.

• Public Health: Linda Frank.

Voting for membership on the Senate’s 15 standing committees runs through May 9. The elected members, voted on by Assembly members, will be published in the May 15 University Times.

—Peter Hart

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