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Faculty Senate's new leadership team takes over

June 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Ralph Tanner, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, who in February was elected as president of the WMU Faculty Senate, officially took the reigns of the senate at its annual meeting and dinner May 11.

Thomas Amos, associate professor, University libraries, also took office as vice president. Both will serve two-year terms. Other Faculty Senate executive board members were elected at the annual meeting. They include Barbara Brotherton, art; Peter Krawutschke, foreign languages and literatures; and Mary Lagerwey, nursing, who will serve two-year terms as directors. Raymond Alie, management, will serve one year on the board as past president.

Members of the various councils of the Faculty Senate also were elected at the meeting. Those elected and the councils on which they will serve are:

Several new senators from various departments also were elected during the general election in February and took office at the May meeting. They are Robert Trenary, computer science; Chansheng He, geography; Duane Hampton, geosciences; Yuanlong Liu, health, physical education and recreation; Johnny Pherigo, music; Delores Gauthier, music; Ben Atchison, occupational therapy; Robert Hafner, science studies; Timothy Diamond, sociology; and Yvette Hyter, speech pathology and audiology.

New representatives-at-large on the senate will be Dasha Nisula, foreign languages and literatures; Subhash Sonnad, sociology; and Tanner.

Also at the annual meeting, the senate said good-bye to Trudy Stauffer, who retired April 30, having served for nine years as senate administrator. She has been replaced by Penelope J. Wood.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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