The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has elected Silke-Maria Weineck, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, and comparative literature, to chair the university’s faculty governance system for the coming year.
Weineck’s election was announced at Monday’s SACUA meeting after she was elected via an electronic ballot.
Bill Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and naval architecture and marine engineering, was elected vice chair at Monday’s meeting.
John Lehman, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, also ran for chair. Shultz was unopposed for vice chair. Both positions carry one-year terms that begin May 1.
Weineck and Schulz 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.
Weineck will succeed current SACUA Chair Scott Masten, professor of business economics and public policy, and Schultz will succeed Sally Oey, professor of astronomy. Masten and Oey will leave SACUA when their terms expire April 30.