1. Chair.
    1. There shall be a Chair of the University Faculty Senate. The Chair shall be elected by majority vote through secret ballot for a two-year term at the organizational meeting of the Senate by the voting members of the Senate present at that meeting. A Senator shall be eligible for election as Chair for not more than two successive terms or four consecutive years, whichever is greater. The Chair must be a member of the Senate.
    2. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Senate and of the Executive Committee.
    3. The Chair shall nominate with the approval of the Executive Committee the members and chairs of the standing committees of the Senate. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the Senate. The nominations shall be subject to approval by the Senate. The Chair shall appoint other committees.
  2. Vice Chair. There shall be a Vice Chair of the University Faculty Senate elected by majority vote through secret ballot at the same time and for the same term as the Chair. A Senator shall be eligible for election as Vice Chair for not more than two successive terms or four consecutive years, whichever is greater. The Vice Chair shall not be a Senator from the same college or school as the Chair. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall fulfill the duties of the Chair.
  3. Nominations for all officers shall be made from the floor.
  4. In the event that an officer fails to be re-elected to the Senate from his/her college or school during his/her tenure, a new election shall be held to complete the term of that officer.