TO: Eligible OSU Voting Faculty
FROM: Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate
Gordon Matzke, President, OSU Faculty Senate
RE: 1. Election of Senate President-Elect
2. Election of Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Representative
1. SENATE PRESIDENT-ELECT
On October 6, 1977, the Faculty Senate adopted amendments to its Bylaws that provide for the
officers of the Senate — a President and a President-Elect. Their duties are outlined in Section 2,
Article VI of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.
2. INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE REPRESENTATIVE
A brief statement concerning the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate appears in the OSU Faculty
Handbook. Current IFS representatives are: J. Antonio Torres, Food Science and Technology; Gary Tiedeman, Sociology;
and Bruce Sorte, Agricultural Sciences.
Eligibility: Those Faculty determined to be eligible to be elected and to vote in the election of
Senators of the Faculty Senate are also entitled to vote in the election of the Senate President-Elect
and IFS representative.
Method of Voting: As specified in Senate action of June, 1978, the election is to be conducted
through mail ballot. Ballots for those eligible to vote in the election are mailed to individual faculty
members whose names have been provided to the Faculty Senate Office by the University.
Dates of Voting: The election will be conducted November 9–December 5, with signed ballots
returned to the Faculty Senate Office (107 Social Science) no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday,
December 5. Late ballots are not counted.
Election and Ballot Counting Committee: A ballot-counting committee is appointed by the Senate
President. Results of both elections are published in the staff newsletter, OSU THIS WEEK, and
reported at the December Faculty Senate meeting.
Nomination and Election Procedures: The candidates for this election were determined at the
November 2 Faculty Senate meeting. Biographical sketches and candidate statements for each of
the candidates are enclosed. The ballot contains nominees for President-Elect and IFS
Representative on the same card. Any faculty member eligible to vote who has not received a ballot
by November 14 should call the Faculty Senate Office (541-737-4344) to determine inclusion on the
computer-generated list of eligible voters provided by the University.
Candidate Statements: In addition to the enclosed statements, candidates were given questions to
answer regarding their candidacy.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE....