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2005 Executive Committee Member

LANI ROBERTS (at OSU since 1989), Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, College of Liberal Arts.

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Liberal Arts Senator, 2004-present; Graduate Admissions Committee, 2004-present; Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 2001-04; University Honors College Council, 1999-01; and Faculty Grievance Committee, 1996-99.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SERVICE: Master Teacher Program, 2004-05, 1997-99; Budget Committee, 2002-04; Student Review & Appeals Committee, 2000-01, 1999-00, (Chair, 2003-05, 2001-02); and Pauling Peace Lectureship Committee, 1999-01.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Gender & Diversity Task Force, Athletic Department, 2001-02; Student Conduct Committee, 2000-03; Association for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC), 1999-present; Student Activities Committee, 1997-01; and DPD Advisory Committee, 1996-present.

Candidate Statement: Communities cannot exist if at least some of the citizens are not willing to work on behalf of the whole, to serve. One of the most attractive aspects of teaching in a university is that it is self-regulating to a large degree. This means the university is what we make of it, limited primarily by the level of our commitment to being the best university we can imagine. My personal commitment is to a participatory, just and fair community. I am willing to serve on the Executive Committee for these reasons.