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Information Session for Prospective Trustee Candidates Feb. 14

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Staff Senate will host an information session for staff interested in running for the position of staff representative to the UK Board of Trustees from 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the William T. Young Alumni Gallery.

The information session will provide interested candidates with information on campaign rules, obligations of a trustee and expected time commitments. Attendees will also have a chance to speak with Dave Melanson, current staff representative to the Board of Trustees. 

“As staff representative to the UK Board of Trustees, you are the essential voice for your fellow colleagues on the university’s decision-making and priority-setting body," David Melanson said. "It is important that the staff representative understands that charge but, perhaps more important, realizes that you represent all staff — the diverse individuals from across the Commonwealth that make this university such a powerful place.”

This opportunity will provide the elected representative with rewarding experiences and will allow the selected staff member to speak up for what staff across campus truly believe in. 

“I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting with and learning from countless students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky," Melanson said. "UK staff serve our Commonwealth with dedication and unyielding conviction, and it has been both rewarding and inspiring to serve as their representative on the UK Board of Trustees,” 

The staff representative is elected for a three-year term, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. To be eligible to run and serve as staff representative to the Board of Trustees, one must be a regular, full-time, 1.0 FTE staff member with no relatives working at UK and have served for at least one year of continuous employment at the university.

The nomination period for the position will be from April 4-18. Campaigning will take place May 6-24. Voting will be conducted May 10-24. The announcement of election results will be posted June 3.  

For more information on the election guidelines and the nomination form, click here