Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barald, Kearfott elected to SACUA leadership posts for 2011-12

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs(SACUA) on Monday elected Kate Barald, professor of cell and developmental biology in the Medical School, to chair the university's faculty governance system for the coming year.

  Kate Barald
  Kimberlee Kearfott

Kimberlee Kearfott, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering (CoE), was elected vice chair.

They also will serve as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 74-member Senate Assembly. SACUA is the nine-member executive arm of the Senate Assembly and the University Senate.

The chair and vice chair terms are for one year beginning May 1. Barald and Kearfott had both sought to chair the committee. Kearfott and Rachel Goldman, professor of materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and physics, ran for vice chair.

Barald also is a professor of biomedical engineering in CoE, associate director of the Program in Biomedical Sciences and director of the NIH PREP Program and the Ethics Program in STEM Disciplines. Kearfott also is a professor of radiology in the Medical School.

They will succeed current SACUA Chair Ed Rothman, professor of statistics, adjunct professor of economics and director of the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, and Vice Chair Gina Poe, associate professor of anesthesiology and molecular and integrative physiology. Rothman will remain on SACUA for the last year of a three-year term, while Poe's term on the committee ends April 30.