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Ralph Kingston from the History Department has been elected to the position of secretary-elect for the 2020-21 academic year.

For the position of chair-elect, no candidate received a majority of the first ballot. Article 3, Section 2 of the Faculty Constitution states: “Should no nominee receive a majority on the first ballot there shall be a run-off election during the five days following the spring meeting between the two nominees receiving the largest number of votes on the first ballot.”

The run-off candidates for chair-elect are Herbert Jack Rotfeld from the Department of Marketing, Harbert College of Business and Administrative Fellow to the Graduate School and Todd Steury from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Voting in the run-off for chair-elect began Wednesday, April 1, at 8 a.m. and will continue through Monday, April 6, at noon.

To view candidate bios, read their statements and cast a vote in the run-off election, go to the Auburn University Senate website and click the VOTE tab or go to

As with the first ballot, voters will be asked to log in with thier university ID and password to cast a vote. All votes are anonymous. This run-off election will determine the chair-elect position. Voters need not have voted in the first ballot to participate in the run-off.

The new chair-elect and secretary-elect will move into those positions during the annual change of faculty leadership on July 1, when Donald Mulvaney will assume the office of chair of the University Senate and Schmidt will become secretary of the Senate, succeeding Nedret Billor as chair and Adrienne Wilson as secretary. After working with Mulvaney and Schmidt for a year, those elected this time will move into the leadership positions in July 2021.

Any faculty members who have a problem with logging in to the voting site should contact one of the current Senate officers.