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Volume 7, Issue 3                                    University of Houston

Faculty Senate elects officers

Craig will head Senate in 2006; secretary, Committee on Committee members also chosen

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Faculty Senate members elected economics professor Steven Craig to lead the Senate in 2006 and filled empty seats during a meeting Dec. 8.

Craig, who serves on the Senate's Budget and Facilities Committee and its Task Force on Compensation and Retention, will be president-elect through 2005 and will be sworn in as president in January 2006.

"I ran for the office because I am optimistic about UH's future," Craig said in a release. "I look forward to working with the Senate to help UH President Jay Gogue and the provost provide students with a superior education, especially through rebuilding the size and quality of our faculty."

Education professor Allen Warner, the current president-elect, will take office Jan. 26.

Also during the Dec. 8 meeting, professor of curriculum and instruction Sara McNeil was re-elected secretary of the Senate. Taking at-large positions in the Senate were Wynne Chin, professor of decision and information sciences, and social work professor Howard Karger.

Selected for the Committee on Committees were biology and biochemistry professor Joseph Eichberg, education professor Jerome Freiberg, law professor Stephen Huber, accounting associate professor Saleha Khumawala, mechanical engineering associate professor Stanley Kleis, associate pharmacology professor Carlos Pedemonte and associate English professor Roberta Weldon.

The Senate's first meeting of the spring will be at 12:15 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Farish Hall Kiva.

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