College Senate Vacancies: Call for Nominations April 13 – April 17, 2020
Two (2) At-Large College Senate positions will become vacant on August 31, 2020. At-Large Senators represent the entirety of the college. All full-time faculty and professional staff are eligible to seek these At-Large Senator positions provided they meet other eligibility requirements (see below).
One (1) UFS-University Faculty Senate seat and one (1) UFS-University Faculty Senate Alternate seat will also become vacant on August 31, 2020. All full-time faculty and professional staff are also eligible to seek these seats.
A call for nominations and information about candidates’ statements can be found at www.buffalostate.edu/collegesenate. The Call for Nominations for the positions mentioned above begins on Monday, April 13 at 12:01 a.m. and continues through Friday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. Elections for these positions will run from April 20 at 12:01 a.m. to April 24 at 11:59 p.m.
Senate Elections conducted by the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Education, Natural and Social Science, and Professions, as well as the Professional Staff Caucus (PSC) should be concluded prior to April 20.
Eligibility: Current College Senate members who are completing two consecutive terms in their respective positions are not eligible for re-election. For additional information on eligibility requirements, please consult the By-Laws available at www.buffalostate.edu/collegesenate.
Campaigning: The College Senate By-Laws and Elections Committee strongly recommends against using college email services for campaigning. Please limit campaigning to the candidate statement posted on the College Senate website (available to the university community on Monday, April 20)
Individuals running for a Senator position in another election may not also run for At-Large Senator positions while the other election is being conducted. If the other election concludes during the period when nominations for At-Large Senators are still being accepted, eligible individuals may self-nominate for either position.
If you are interested in being a candidate, please contact Vincent Masci via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to your participation in the vital process of campus governance.
The College Senate By-Laws and Elections Committee
Julian Cole, Senate Committee Chair
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