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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013

College Senate Vacancies: Call for Nominations April 1–12

From the Chair of the College Senate Bylaws and Elections Committee
One University Faculty Senate, one alternate University Faculty Senate, and three at-large College Senate positions will become vacant on August 26.

The university faculty senator is a senator within both the College Senate at Buffalo State and the SUNY University Faculty Senate. The alternate attends SUNY University Faculty Senate meetings only in the absence of the university faculty senator. All full-time academic and professional employees (PSC) are eligible to run for these seats.

At-large senators represent the entirety of the college. All full-time faculty and professional employees (PSC) are eligible to seek at-large senator positions provided they meet other eligibility requirements (see below). Please note that two at-large senators will be elected to full three-year terms. The third at-large senator will complete the final two years of a vacated College Senate seat.

A call for nominations and information about candidates’ statements can be found on the College Senate website. The call for nominations for all positions begins on Monday, April 1, and continues through 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 12. Elections for these positions will run from 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 22, to 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 26.

Eligibility: Current College Senate members who are completing two consecutive terms in their respective positions are not eligible for reelection. For additional information on eligibility requirements, please consult the College Senate bylaws.

Campaigning: The College Senate Elections and Bylaws Committee strongly discourages using college e-mail services for campaigning. Please limit campaigning to the candidate statement posted on the College Senate website (available to the college community on Monday, April 15).

Individuals running for a senator position in another election may not also run for at-large senator or university faculty senator positions while the other election is being conducted. If the other election concludes during the period when nominations for at-large or university faculty senators are still being accepted, eligible individuals may self-nominate for either position.

If you are interested in being a candidate, please contact Vince Masci, ext. 5139. We look forward to your participation in the vital process of campus governance.