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Minutes for May 5, 2014 (Organizational Meeting)

The Faculty Senate of Eastern Kentucky University met on Monday, May 5, 2014, in the South Ballroom of the Keen Johnson Building. Senator Pressley called the organizational meeting of the academic year to order at approximately 4:55 p.m.


Senate Chair Election.  Senators Day and O'Brien were nominated for chair at the April meeting.  At the organizational meeting Senator O'Brien withdrew her name for Senate chair because  of prior commitments to her department.  Senator Day was elected to serve as chair for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Senator Pressley officially turned the meeting over to Senator Day once his appointment was confirmed.

Senate Vice-Chair Election.  Senator O'Brien was elected to serve as vice chair for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Committee Elections

  • Elections & University Nominations Committee (1 vacancy)
    Senator Givens was elected.
  • Academic Quality Committee (2 vacancies)
    Senators G. Hunter and Howell were elected.
  • Budget Committee (3 vacancies)
    Senators Ciocca, Fitch, and Higginbotham were elected.
  • Executive Committee (3 vacancies)
    Senators Given, Hatcher, and Palmer were elected.
  • Rights and Responsibilities Committee (3 vacancies)
    Senators Lamb, Turner and Whalen were elected.
  • Information Technology Committee (1 vacancy)
    Senators S. Hunter, Huffman, and Smith were nominated.  Senator Smith was elected.
  • Rules Committee (3 vacancies)
    Senators S. Hunter, Neugebauer and Skubik-Paplaski were elected.
  • Welfare Committee (1 vacancy)
    Senators Ciocca, Nowak, and Zhang were nominated.  Senator Zhang was elected.
  • COSFL (1 rep & 2 alternates needed)
    Senators Allen, Kopacz, and Scarambone were nominated. Senator Scarambone was elected to serve as the COSFL representative, with Senators Kopacz and Allen elected to serve as alternates.


The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:45 p.m.

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