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Trustees to vote on adding voices
April 11, 1997

Faculty and staff members may soon serve on Board of Trustees committees.

During its meeting today, the board is expected to accept a recommendation from the University Senate Executive Committee that faculty and staff be able to participate on board committees.

The Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. in the United Nations Room of the Student Union.

The following members of the University Senate have been nominated to serve on trustee committees:

  • G. Michael Howard, professor of chemical engineering, Athletic Policy Committee, one-year term.
  • Peter Halvorson, professor of geography, Capital Budget and Facilities Committee, two-year term.
  • Karla Fox, professor of business administration, Institutional Advancement Committee, two-year term.
  • Jacqueline Seide, associate director of residential services, Student Life Committee, one-year term.
  • Peter Barth, professor of economics (two-year term) and Gary English, professor of dramatic arts (one-year term), Academic and Financial Affairs Committee.

In addition, a UConn Health Center faculty member will serve on the Health Affairs Committee.

Faculty and staff members on board committees will not have voting rights. Terms will begin July 1.

In other business, the board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to name the soccer stadium for retired men's soccer coach Joe Morrone.

Trustees also are scheduled to take up the bachelor of science degree in pharmacy studies.

In February trustees approved a four-year Pharm. D. degree program, admission to which required a minimum of two years of specified pre-professional study. In the meantime the state Department of Higher Education has asked that the structure of the program be revamped.

The new proposal would award a bachelor's degree in pharmacy studies after two years of prepharmacy studies and two years of professional study in pharmacy. The Pharm. D. degree would require an additional two years of professional study.

If approved, the proposal will head to the state Board of Governors of Higher Education April 15.

On another matter, Mark Emmert, chancellor and provost for University affairs, will address the Board of Trustees on the status of the University's strategic plan. The plan, addressed by task forces, was approved two years ago. Emmert plans to explain the progress of every goal.

To recognize soon-to-be retired faculty and staff, the board is expected to denote emeritus status to James Baird Jr., director of the Avery Point campus; Ann Huckenbeck, assistant vice president for enrollment management; Richard Stec, director of administrative services for the UConn Computer Center; and Carol Wiggins, vice president for student affairs.


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