Conway, Manera elected to lead faculty governance in 2020-21


The University of Michigan’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has elected new leadership for 2020-21.

Colleen Conway, professor of music education in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will serve as chair, moving up from her current role as vice chair. She succeeds Joy Beatty, associate professor of management studies at UM-Dearborn.

Annalisa Manera, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences in the College of Engineering, will serve as vice chair.

Their terms will start May 1 and last for one year.

SACUA is the nine-member executive arm of the university’s central faculty governance system, which includes the Senate Assembly and the Faculty Senate.

The Senate Assembly consists of 74 elected faculty members from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The Faculty Senate is made up of all professorial faculty, librarians, full-time research faculty, executive officers and deans.

Conway ran unopposed for chair in an election that was conducted electronically April 13 and 14.

There were two candidates for vice chair, Manera and Deirdre Spencer, librarian in library research — arts and humanities, University Library.


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