DEBORAH PENCE (at OSU since 1998), Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering.
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Engineering Senator, 2005-present; Baccalaureate Core Committee, 2007 (ad hoc member); and Faculty Grievance Committee, 2006-present chair 2007-present).
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SERVICE: Society of Women Engineers faculty advisor, 1999-04.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Arts and Science Review Committee (2007-present).
Candidate Statement: It would be an honor for me to serve the faculty of Oregon State University as a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. A strong university requires a faculty with a strong involvement, and voice, in university affairs. This is best achieved through academic freedom and faculty governance. If elected, I will encourage open and honest dialog between the faculty and administration on all important issues. I will also strive to ensure that both positive and negative aspects of an issue are always considered, including financial implications and the potential impact on university students, faculty and all other stakeholders.