Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kearfott, Staller elected to lead SACUA for 2012-13

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) on Monday elected Kimberlee Kearfott, a professor in the College of Engineering and Medical School, to chair the university's faculty governance system for the coming year.


Kimberlee Kearfott

  Karen Staller

Karen Staller, associate professor of social work, was elected vice chair. Both positions carry one-year terms that begin May 1.

Kearfott and Staller 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.

Currently vice chair, Kearfott was unopposed for chair. Also seeking the vice chair position for 2012-13 was Dr. Charles Koopmann, professor of otorhinolaryngology, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.

Kearfott is a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering, and radiology. She will succeed current SACUA Chair Kate Barald, professor of cell and developmental biology and biomedical engineering. Barald will remain on SACUA for the last year of a three-year term.