In its final meeting of the aca­d­emic year, the Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday elected its chair and mem­bers of the Senate Agenda Com­mittee for the fol­lowing year. Richard Day­nard, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law, served as chair this year and was elected to the same role for next year.

Mary Jo Ondrechen, pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Chem­istry and Chem­ical Biology, served as sec­re­tary this year and was also elected to the same posi­tion for the coming year. Carey Rap­pa­port, pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engi­neering and deputy director of ALERT (Center for Aware­ness and Local­iza­tion of Explosives-​​Related Threats, a multi-​​university Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity Center of Excel­lence), was also reelected to the com­mittee. The committee’s newly elected mem­bers are Lori Lefkovitz, Rud­erman Pro­fessor and director of the Jewish Studies pro­gram, and a pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Eng­lish; Javed Aslam, pro­fessor of com­puter and infor­ma­tion sci­ence; and Richard Strasser, asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Music.

Stephen W. Director, provost and senior vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­emic affairs, thanked com­mittee mem­bers for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion over the last year and looked ahead to the Senate returning in the fall.

At the meeting, the Senate also passed sev­eral aca­d­emic degree pro­grams, including a bach­elor of sci­ence in reha­bil­i­ta­tion studies, a bach­elor of sci­ence in archi­tec­tural studies; a Ph.D. in net­work sci­ence; and a doctor of phi­los­ophy in ecology, evo­lu­tion, and marine biology.