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FACULTY SENATE

Minutes of the Election Meeting of the 2013 - 2014 WSU Faculty Senate
Monday, May 13, 2013
CH 126        4:15 pm


Members Present:  Baker, Barut, Bergman, Brooks, Bryant, Castro, Celsetin, Close, Decker, Horn, Hull, Kagdi, Klunder, Lewis, Liu, Matveyeva, Moore-Jansen, Mosack, Oare, Rillem,a, Rokosz, Ross, Sternfield-Dunn, Yildirim
Members Absent: Alexander, Anderson, Hamdeh, Houseman, Miller, Taher, Trechak, Yu
Member Excused:  Driessen, Johnson, Kreinath, Yeager

Summary of Action:
Elected slate of officers for 2013-14 Faculty Senate


I. Call to Order
President Mosack called the first meeting of the 2013 - 2014 Faculty Senate to order at 4:15 pm

II. Informal Statements and Proposals – President Mosack welcomed Senators Sternfeld-Dunn, Trechak, Castro, Houseman, Taher and Yu, all newly elected members to the Senate. 

III. Election of Officers.  President Mosack distributed a document that contained a slate of officer and Executive Committee member candidates that had been nominated in the process stipulated in the Faculty Senate Election Rules and a detailed procedure (taken from Robert’s Rules of Order) to follow in nominating candidates from the floor. She then proceeded to conduct the election of each officer individually. She asked for nominations from the floor for each position, received none, nominations were closed by motion, second, and vote of the Senate, and the nominee from the slate of candidates was elected unanimously.  The following officers and Executive Committee members were elected:
• President-Elect - Mehmet Barut
• Vice President - Peer Moore-Jansen
• Secretary - Walter Horn
• Members of the Executive Committee - Rhonda Lewis, Daniel Bergman
President Mosack chose Will Klunder as the President’s Appointee to the Executive Committee.

IV. New Business
The Senate elected the following senators to fill the vacancies on the Planning and Budget committee:
• Mehmet Yildrim – Engineering
• Paul Rillema – LAS Math and Natural Sciences
• Amy Baker – Fine Arts
• Ray Hull – Health Professions

V. As May Arise - none

VI. Adjournment
The First meeting of the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate was adjourned at 4:46 pm.
Submitted by Walter Horn