DEBORAH PENCE (at OSU since 1998), Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering.
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Engineering Senator, 2005-present; and Faculty Grievance Committee, 2006-present.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SERVICE: Society of Women Engineers faculty advisor, 1999-04.
Candidate Statement: My interest in serving on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate stems from my desire to serve an institution in which high ethical standards are paramount, academic freedom is encouraged and faculty governance is guaranteed. In the increasing budgetary (as well as other) difficulties encountered by the University, I feel that it is more important than ever that faculty play a key role in decision making processes. When necessary, we must be willing to pose tough questions to the administration. I would be honored to serve the faculty at large in this capacity.