Dr. Barbara Ann Melzer
Chair, 54th Faculty Senate
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
The Faculty Senate wishes to remember our good friend and valued colleague, Dr. Barbara A. Melzer
(1950 – 2013). During her many years of teaching, scholarship and service at Texas State University, Barbara gained the respect and affection of colleagues and students alike through her consummate professionalism, her encouraging presence, her sense of humor, and her caring thoughtfulness.
The Faculty Senate is grateful for having had the privilege of working closely with Barbara over the past several years, and knows that the entire university has benefited greatly from Barbara’s enormous grace, generosity and unfailing dedication to service. (more)
– you've gone to darks –
and gone: the world that aching always
leaves, beside us slows to speak such drift,
sweet scroll of days. Shallows, cloudbank,
river path – we wanted, waited, with thinking
thought we’d save them. Desire, its need,
is all and all, is sound: its whites are breaths
we dove-like dream as breeze, as songs,
with song to coax you back from harm.
Since 1959, the Faculty Senate has represented members of the Texas State faculty in the formulation of University policy on a broad range of academic and governance issues. The Senate is made up of approximately 15 faculty members, representing proportionally each of the academic colleges across campus, with one member serving as chair, another as vice-chair, and a third as secretary. Each department/school not represented by a senator is represented by a Faculty Senate Liaison who is charged with communicating individual faculty and departmental concerns to the Faculty Senate.
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