Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Staller, Holland elected to lead SACUA for 2013-14


Karen Staller

  Rex Holland

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday elected Karen Staller, associate professor of social work, to chair the university's faculty governance system for the coming year.

Rex Holland, professor of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics, was elected vice chair. Both positions carry one-year terms that begin May 1.

Staller and Holland 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, Staller was unopposed for chair. Also seeking the vice chair position for 2013-14 was Dr. Charles Koopmann, professor of otorhinolaryngology, and pediatrics and communicable diseases.

Staller will succeed current SACUA Chair Kimberlee Kearfott, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering, and radiology. Kearfott's term on SACUA expires April 30.