Smith elected SACUA chair
Dr. Charles B. Smith, professor of pharmacology, has been elected chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) for 2006-07. Smith, who has been a current member the committee since 2005, will assume his post May 1.
Current chair Bruno Giordani, associate professor of psychiatry in the Medical School and associate professor of psychology in LSA, will be vice-chair.
"I am extremely pleased that my colleagues on SACUA made me their unanimous choice to lead the Faculty Senate, Senate Assembly and its executive committee for the next year," says Smith, who is serving his second term on the committee after sitting on SACUA from 1992-95. "The range of issues now facing the faculty and their importance to the well-being of our University has rarely been so compelling.
"I invite all the faculty to join in affirming our common commitment to strengthening shared governance, preserving academic freedom, and maintaining high standards of academic and intellectual performance that make our University one of the world's most outstanding institutions of higher education."