V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair Elect Alan Friedman (English) invited the other FCEC members to join him at the podium to express their gratitude to Chair Neikirk for his outstanding leadership during the past year. Chair Elect Friedman said Chair Neikirk had “set us an extraordinary pace and example this year of fearless and peerless leadership.” The FCEC members presented Chair Neikirk with a framed certificate acknowledging a donation in his honor made to Habitat for Humanity as well as an owl house for his backyard. The Council members thanked Chair Neikirk with a hearty round of applause. He expressed his appreciation to everyone and gave special thanks to the members of the FCEC for their excellent work throughout the year.
Chair Elect Friedman announced the 2011-12 Faculty Council election results and congratulated Professor Alba Ortiz (special education), the new chair elect, and Professors Mark Alpert (marketing administration), Karen Rascati (pharmacy), and Stan Roux (molecular cell and developmental biology), the three new members of the FCEC.