Kent AAUP elects new representatives

Derek Lenehan

The American Association of University Professors Kent State Chapter completed its non-executive elections. Of the 28 seats, 10 changed hands, while seven were left vacant.

Cheryl Casper, professor of economics and outgoing AAUP president, said she was sure the new representatives would serve excellently.

“I’m very appreciative that people are willing to represent,” she said.

Roger Davis, assistant professor of Library and Media Services at the Stark campus, who facilitated the election, was also enthusiastic.

“They were nominated by their peers,” he said. “I think we have a good group.”

Tish Soper, assistant professor of technology at the Salem campus, was one of the 10 newly elected representatives. She is serving as the Salem campus representative.

“It’s a privilege to serve on the AAUP council,” she said. “It’s important to remain vigilant with regard to shared responsibilities between faculty and the administration.”

Davis said other winners who are new to their seat include:

• Chere Doiron – architecture seat.

• Marilyn Norconk – anthropology seat.

• Shanhu Li – chemistry seat.

• Betsy Page – education/ACHVE seat.

• Wendy Sherman – education/TLCS seat.

• Sarah Rilling – English seat.

• David Kaplan – geography seat.

• Timothy Berard – justice studies seat.

• John Portman – physics seat.

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