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Assembly Chair Resigns

Brooke Burger

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New Chair of Assembly - Marsha Clayton, associate professor of business, stepped as chair after Nordeen resigned.

   Professor of Biology Russell Nordeen announced his resignation as Assembly chair Aug. 28, stating personal reasons as the cause. The Assembly tapped Nordeen as chair when it elected new officers during the final meeting of the spring semester in April.

   According to Article 4, Section 2 of the University of Arkansas-Monticello Constitution, Assembly Vice Chair Marsha Clayton, associate professor in the School of Business, will assume the duties of the chair.

   "I am sure she will do a fine job (as chair)," Nordeen said.  "I wish her and the University community all the best."

   The change in positions will not affect the overall business of the Assembly. According to Clayton, on-going committees, such as the Ad-Hoc Committee, will continue with normal duties and review issues of interest of the Assembly and the University community.

   "We will go ahead with the usual workload," Clayton said.

   The Assembly will schedule a meeting in the near future to elect a new vice chair and conduct regular business. Clayton said that while she looked forward to working as vice chair with Nordeen, she looks forward to working as Assembly chair this year.

   "I hope to work with the campus and the Assembly in moving us through another successful academic year," she said.

   Nordeen will continue his normal duties on campus and instructing his courses.  He left encouraging words for Clayton and the Assembly in the announcement of his resignation.

   "I hope this is a productive and satisfying year for all," he said. "I hope we can continue to make progress towards a fairer faculty salary schedule and improved academic integrity."

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ŠThe Voice 2007
01/13/2008 03:13:53 PM —