Candidate: Julia Lewis
I served as Senate Secretary this past year after serving on the Faculty Affairs Committee and on the Student Affairs Committee in previous years. I am running for Senate Secretary again because I have come to appreciate the absolutely crucial role the Senate plays on our campus as the governing body devoted to protecting faculty, staff and student interests. As Secretary I make sure the notes from the executive committee meetings and from the Senate plenary meetings are accurate and are submitted in a timely manner. I am aware that these notes become the official record of the actions of the Senate.
My interest in continuing as Secretary also stems from my appreciation of working together with Chair Troi Carleton and Vice Chair Sara Hackenberg, both of whom are candidates for these same positions for AY 16-17. Both the projects that have been started this year- The Teaching Commons and the University Club- as well as those that have been completed were made possible by the hard work of every member of the Senate as well as by effective leadership. All of us have a shared vision about promoting transparency and creating an atmosphere on campus where ideas and concerns can be honestly, openly and safely communicated.
I am honored to be a part of this highly effective team and it would be a privilege to serve again as Secretary of the Senate in AY 16-17. I can be contacted at email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration and support.