ROBERT ILTIS (at OSU since 1991), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Speech Communication, College of Liberal Arts.
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Liberal Arts Senator, 2004-present and Parliamentarian, 1999-03.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SERVICE: Budget Committee, 2004-present; Master Teacher Program, 1999-01; Curriculum Committee, 1993-95; and Environmental Affairs Task Force, 1992-93.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE: : Board Member, Center for the Humanities, 2003-05; Graduate Program Review Committee, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, 2002-03; and Faculty Representative and Advisor for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, 1996-99.
Candidate Statement: It is an honor to be nominated for the Executive Committee. I have been a faculty member since 1991, and am currently chair of the Department Speech Communication. Although I am serving only my first term as a faculty senator, I was the parliamentarian for the faculty Senate from 1998 to 2004. The university is facing critical decisions regarding rebasing the budget, faculty and staff compensation and enrollment management. The Executive Committee should ensure that the interests of the faculty and staff are both voiced and protected as agendas are set for faculty governance in these difficult times. I will work with the other members of the Committee to express those interests clearly.