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Trustees name faculty to serve on board committees

The University of Toledo Board of Trustees announced this week the names of four faculty members who have accepted invitations to serve as non-voting members on four board committees.

Trustees have been in discussions for several months about the possibility of adding faculty voices to board committee discussions.

Olivia Summons, board chair, announced the appointments. Listed by committee, they are:

• Audit — Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, associate professor of accounting and assistant director of the doctoral program in the College of Business Administration. HassabElnaby’s research areas include corporate governance and effectiveness and oversight responsibilities of audit committees.

• Clinical Affairs — Dr. Roland Skeel, professor of hematology and oncology and chair of the Institutional Review Board. In his more than 35 years at the Medical College of Ohio and UT, he has served in multiple administrative and faculty senate roles, including as acting dean of the College of Medicine earlier this decade.

• External Affairs — Dr. Jamie Barlowe, professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies, who is the immediate past president of Faculty Senate.

• Finance — Dr. Bina Joe, associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the College of Medicine. Joe has expertise in handling finance for multiple federal grant accounts.

The board previously had asked the president of Faculty Senate to join the Academic/Student Affairs Committee and as current president, John Barrett, associate professor of law, has been serving on that committee.

Summons said that after a call for nominations went out to faculty in the fall, she reviewed the list with Bill Fall, vice chair of the board, Susan Gilmore, chair of the Trusteeship and Governance Committee, and Barrett.

Summons said she and Fall reviewed the list with UT President Lloyd Jacobs and both provosts before ultimately arriving at these selections.