Two new Senate Council officers elected; Bonneau to remain president


The results for the Senate Council elections are in.

Each officer position ran uncontested this year, but there are a few changes to Senate leadership and Faculty Assembly.

Chris Bonneau will remain president, while David Salcido, a research assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will become vice president. Gosia Fort, head of digital resources development at the Health Sciences Library System, will become secretary.

Senate officers serve a one year-term and can serve for three consecutive years. Faculty Assembly and committee seats have a three-year term. The Faculty Assembly positions are split between different schools. Full-time faculty are eligible to vote for candidates in their respective academic units

Committee elections will run through May 6.

Those elected will officially take on their new roles on July 1. Here are the election results:

Senate officers

President: Chris Bonneau, Political Science, A&S

Vice President: David Salcido, Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

Secretary: Gosia Fort, HSLS   

Faculty Assembly

Humanities: Mazviita Chirimuuta, History & Philosophy of Science; Scott Kiesling, Linguistics

Natural Sciences: Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences; Laurel Roberts, Biological Sciences

Social Sciences: Margaret Judd, Anthropology

Business (no vacancy)

Education: Cindy Popovich

Engineering: Andy Bunger, Alex Jones

GSPIA: Jennifer Murtazashvili

Law (no vacancy)

School of Computing and Information (No vacancy)

Social Work: Mary Rauktis

University Library System: Zach Brodt

Dental Medicine: Alejandro Almarza

Public Health: Jong Jeong

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Barbara Vento

Health Sciences Library System: Mary Lou Klem

Pharmacy: Brian Potoski

Nursing: Rick Henker

Medicine: Abbe De Vallejo, Martica (Tica) Hall, Melanie Scott,

Donovan Harrell is a writer for the University Times. Reach him at or 412-383-9905.