SACUA is pleased to learn of former Business School dean and Professor B. Joseph Whites selection by the Board of Regents to serve as Interim President to commence after President Bollingers departure at the end of this semester. We are very grateful for Professor Whites willingness to serve the University in this manner and we are grateful to the Regents for their excellent choice.
Based upon our past experience with Professor White, including his participation in a SACUA- sponsored MLK Day event and his role in the academic integrity portion of an Athletic Department self-assessment, we are confident that Professor White, as Interim President, will continue the Universitys tradition of honoring the facultys role in shared governance.
SACUA stands ready to support President Bollinger as he prepares his departure, to be helpful partners with Interim President White during this important transition and to assist the Regents in any manner during their search for the next President of the University.
Mojtaba Navvab, chair of SACUA and Senate Assembly