FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University chapter of the American Association of University Professors has elected its officers for 1999-2000.
Duane P. Myers, Ph.D., professor of history, will serve as president; Eddie Harding, Ph.D., associate professor of German, will serve as vice president; Peter King, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, will serve as secretary; and John Rae, Ph.D., professor of biology, will serve as treasurer.
Pamela Rooks, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and John Britton, Ph.D., the Suzanne Lucas and Benjamin Pratt Gasque Professor of History, are members of the executive council.
"The AAUP chapter looks forward with much enthusiasm to working with President (Fred) Carter to advance Francis Marion University," Myers said.
The AAUP is open to college and university faculty members, administrators, graduate students, and the general public. Founded in 1915, the AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process.
There are more than 450 accredited colleges and universities in the United States with AAUP chapters. The chapters are dedicated to promoting principles and programs that affect the quality of professional life and the general well being of higher education.