MJ Peterson, professor of political science, has been elected secretary of the Faculty Senate beginning July 1. She was elected at the April 9 meeting of the senate and replaces Ernest May, music, who has been secretary since 2000.
Peterson points out she is not the first woman to hold the job. Micheline Dufau of the French and Italian department served as secretary in 1970-71. More recently, Marilyn Billings of the Library served as acting secretary during the spring 2010 term while Ernest May was on leave.