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Faculty Senate elects 2019-20 leadership

The Faculty Senate elected leadership for 2019-20 on Wednesday, April 24. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

The Faculty Senate re-elected Susan Powers-Lee, professor of biology and director of the biochemistry program in the College of Science, as chair of the Senate Agenda Committee on Wednesday at the first official meeting of the 2019-20 session.

Powers-Lee will also serve again as vice chair of the Faculty Senate.

The Faculty Senate re-elected Susan Powers Lee as chair of the Senate Agenda Committee. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Deniz Erdogmus, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, was re-elected secretary of the Faculty Senate. He will also serve as secretary of the Senate Agenda Committee.

The Faculty Senate elected four other members to the Senate Agenda Committee: Lorna Hayward, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences; Michael Gonyeau, clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences; Thomas Wahl, associate professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences; and Joseph McNabb, professor of the practice in the College of Professional Studies.

James C. Bean, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, attended the final meeting of the Faculty Senate for the 2018-19 year. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

The responsibilities of the Senate Agenda Committee include maintaining an open channel of communication between faculty and university administration, setting meeting agendas, and assigning senators to committees.

The Faculty Senate represents the interests of faculty across all nine of Northeastern’s colleges and maintains communication with university administrators. It is also consulted on the creation of new policies and proposals of faculty interest, such as the creation of new colleges, campuses, departments, and degree programs.

Also on Wednesday, the Faculty Senate held its final meeting of the 2018-19 session.

Molly Callahan contributed to this report.

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