Faculty Senate picks new president as year closes

By Connor Carynski, Campus Reporter

Wesley Herold
Associate Professor in the Dance Department Raquel Monroe will replace Greg Foster-Rice as Faculty Senate President.

Raquel Monroe, associate professor in the Dance Department, was officially elected president of the Faculty Senate for the 2017–18 academic year following the last meeting of the semester on May 5.

During the first call to order, Monroe introduced herself to the new Senate, which changes annually, and expressed her eagerness to act as president of the group.

“I look forward to working with you and other facets of the [college] to better serve our community in its entirety,” Monroe said.

 No official matters were addressed during the first meeting of the Senate, but members were asked to introduce themselves to one another. Once the first meeting adjourned, standing committee members met with one another to elect officers for the year ahead. 

Former Senate President and Associate Professor in the Photography Department Greg Foster-Rice thanked last year’s Senate for their work.

 “This has been a challenging two years for us at the college,” Foster-Rice said. “We all hoped that we would be further along with the Strategic Plan and that the ride to this point would have been a little bit smoother. But I also want to state that I am very emboldened by the progress we have made so far. I am confident that we have a plan, and I’m even more confident that we have a mission and a vision to fulfill.”