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IFC and MU Faculty Councils Vote Unanimous Support for UM President Elson S. Floyd

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Feb 28, 2005

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IFC and MU Faculty Councils Vote Unanimous Support for UM President Elson S. Floyd

The University of Missouri Intercampus Faculty Council and the MU faculty councils have both unanimously approved resolutions of support for University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd.

Popularly known as the ‘IFC,’ the Intercampus Faculty Council is the highest level of faculty governance in the University of Missouri System. Faculty from each of the four UM campuses elect representatives to sit on the council. The IFC approved a resolution of “unanimous and unqualified support” for President Elson Floyd on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.

On Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, the MU Faculty Council also unanimously endorsed a resolution of support for President Floyd. The MU Faculty Council is the highest level of faculty governance at MU and is composed of elected representatives from each of the academic units within MU.

The Chair of the MU Faculty Council Dr. Gordon Christensen commented on the significance of these events. “I believe these twin votes demonstrate an unprecedented support for a University of Missouri president,” Gordon said.

UM-St. Louis professor and UM IFC Chair Dr. Rocco Cottone said, “The IFC members feel President Floyd is providing a new vision for the University that will take us beyond the problems associated with governmental financial retrenchment. President Floyd has set a course for shared governance, and he is known as someone who will make a tough decision when necessary. We take pride in his willingness to listen to our concerns and to consult us with his concerns.”

To see the IFC resolution, please visit the following Web address:

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/releases/news05022802.shtml