Univ. Senate, GC secretary nominations made

The United Methodist General Conference is responsible for electing four of the 25 members of the denomination’s University Senate. Those nominated by the Council of Bishops from a pool of chief executive officers of United Methodist-related educational institutions are Jerry Campbell, Cameron West, Trudie Kibbe Reed, John H. Russell, Nathaniel Bishop and Jan Love. Elected from other education-related positions are Lallene Rector, Tanya Linn Bennett, Jeannie Trevino-Teddle, Robert Hill, Ester Chung-Kim and Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan.

About 20 people were nominated from the floor names were still being collected and verified as the Thursday evening business session came to an end. A full list will be published later.

Fitzgerald Reist was nominated by the Council of Bishops to continue as secretary of the General Conference. There was no nomination from the floor for that position.

Elections will take place Monday morning.

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