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Miller-Hooks Named Senate Chair-Elect

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Miller-Hooks Named Senate Chair-Elect

Associate Professor Elise Miller-Hooks (civil engineering)
Associate Professor Elise Miller-Hooks (civil engineering)

Civil engineering Associate Professor Elise Miller-Hooks is chair-elect of the University Senate, effective May 8.

The chair-elect is an ex-officio member of the Senate Executive Committee, which sets the agenda for the senate. The chair-elect also meets regularly with the provost's Academic Planning Advisory Committee, the Facilities Council and the University Library Council, reporting back to the Senate Executive Committee.

Miller-Hooks will become chair of the senate during the 2009-2010 term, presiding over the Senate Executive Committee and the senate as a whole. The chair also represents the UM faculty at meetings with legislators in Annapolis.

"I am excited to work with our faculty, staff, and students, along with the administration in my new role as Chair-Elect of our University Senate," said Miller-Hooks. "Through the redevelopment of East Campus and impending implementation of our new University Senate-endorsed strategic plan, among numerous other endeavors, our university will continue to be engaged in a number of activities that will significantly improve our campus environment and support our continued drive for academic excellence.

"I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the Senate and our campus in this role and to facilitate discussion and open debate as we strive to reach our goals," she continued.

The University Senate gives faculty, staff, students, and administrators the opportunity to advise Pres. Mote on matters concerning education, budget, personnel, campus-community, long range plans, facilities, and faculty, staff and student affairs.

May 9, 2008


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"I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the Senate and our campus in this role and to facilitate discussion and open debate as we strive to reach our goals."



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