Dr. Tracy Hammond, Director of IEEI and professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at Texas A&M University won the election for the Faculty Senate Secretary for 2021-2022.
This position began immediately following the Faculty Senate meeting on May 10th, 2021 and will conclude at the May meeting in 2022.
The Faculty Senate was founded in 1983 by Dr. John J. McDermott, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, and is the voice of the Faculty at Texas A&M University. It is the only body that represents the interests of the entire faculty of TAMU, including the Health Sciences Center, the School of Law, and the Galveston and Qatar campuses. It is composed of 120 faculty members who are elected from every college of the university; the colleges with the most faculty are allocated the most seats in the Senate. The operation of the Senate is overseen by a twelve-member Executive Committee, including three officers (Speaker, Speaker-Elect, and Secretary).
The mission of the Faculty Senate, as stated in its Constitution, is to foster a community of mutual respect and cooperation, to facilitate faculty participation in shared governance of the university, to broaden communication in matters of concern to the university, and to engage faculty skills in the guidance of university programs.