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2011 Executive Committee Candidate


YVETTE SPITZ (at OSU since 1995), Professor, Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry – College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Senator, 2011 – present and Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Senator, 2006 – 11

COLLEGE OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES SERVICE: CEOAS Strategic Planning Committee, 2011 – present; Interdisciplinary Graduate Admission Committee, 2010 – 11; Peer Review of Teaching Committee, 2010 – 11, 2006 – 07; Dean Advisory Committee, 2008 – 10; Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2009 – 10, 2001 – 02; Instructional Programs Committee, 2005 – 06; and Faculty Advisory Committee, 1999 – 02

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Time and Attendance Steering Committee, 2011-present

Candidate Statement: The state of Oregon and OSU lately faced several economic challenges, which remain at the forefront of concerns for the OSU community (students, classified and non-classified staff, and faculty alike). We, as members and leaders of OSU, have to ensure that this difficult time does not compromise the quality of education, research, and campus life, particularly as the University population continues to grow. It is through shared governance and creative problem solving that we can achieve that goal. I pledge to promote OSU’s leadership in education, research and outreach missions and continue efforts to enhance the well-being of our community.