First FAS Senate elected, executive board members chosen

July 8, 2015

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has elected 22 faculty members to serve on the University’s inaugural FAS Senate, which is scheduled to convene at the start of the coming academic year.

The new governing body, officially established by the FAS in December 2013, held elections in early May before selecting six of the 22 senators to serve on its executive board on June 19. The election had a participation rate of 59.5 percent, with 489 faculty members casting a vote — a turnout “several times higher” than even the best-attended of the current faculty meetings in the FAS, according to political science professor Steven Wilkinson, who chaired the FAS Senate Nomination Committee. Though the structure and membership of the senate has now been determined, professors interviewed said details regarding the substance of its work will be outlined in the coming months.

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