KATE HALISCHAK (at OSU since 2006), Professional Faculty and Director, Academics for Student Athletes, Academic Success and Engagement
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Associated Faculty Senator, 2007-present
UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Academic Affairs & International Program Review Committee 2008, NCAA Division I Athletics Certification Steering Committee 2008-present
Candidate Statement: Depending upon your perspective, I’m either the cannibal among the missionaries or the missionary among the cannibals. As a trained academic (my degrees are in English) and as a Director in Academic Affairs, I’m someone who lives her life in athletics. This unusual position has given me the opportunity to engage the campus community in discussions about the perceived gap between academics and athletics. Serving on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee would provide an opportunity to explore meaningful, long-lasting, and positive relationships. I believe in bi-partisan collaboration, but I’m not maverick-y and I don’t wink.