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Four Beaver faculty, students serve on University Faculty Senate

3/29/2010 —
Two Penn State Beaver faculty members and two students hold positions on the 2010-11 Penn State University Faculty Senate (UFS).

Robin M. Bower, associate professor of Spanish, and Rajen Mookerjee, associate professor of economics, are University Faculty Senators. Claryssa Burroughs, a sophomore liberal arts major from Midland, Pa., and John Meanor, a freshman engineering major from Ambridge, Pa., were recently elected to serve as student senators.

The UFS is the representative body of Penn State's faculty with legislative authority on all matters pertaining to the educational interests of the University and all educational matters that concern the faculties of more than one college. In addition, the Senate is recognized by the University as an advisory and consultative body to the President on all matters that may affect the attainment of the University's educational objectives.

Bower holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Columbia University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese as well as a master's degree in Medieval and Golden Age studies and a master's in Latin American literature from Columbia. She received her bachelor's degree from West Chester University, and studied at St. Louis University in Spain. Mookerjee holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Wittenberg University.

Bower can be contacted at rmb29@psu.edu or 724-773-3886, and Mookerjee can be reached at rxm24@psu.edu or 724-773-3896. Burroughs can be contacted at clc6250@psu.edu, and Meanor can be contacted at jpm5338@psu.edu
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