Dan J Bye, UNISON Branch Secretary, has been re-elected to professional services staff seat on the University Board of Governors. Dan was supported by UNISON, and his term of office is for four years until 31 July 2020.
Dan received 58.3% of first preference votes. As this was a clear majority over the three other candidates, Dan was duly elected without second or subsequent preferences needing to be counted. He thanks everyone who voted for him, and everyone who participated in the election.
Turnout in the election remained disappointingly low, at 16.3% of eligible staff. However, this was an improvement on the vote in 2014, when only 14.9% of eligible voters participated. Improving understanding and awareness of the work of the Board, and therefore hopefully participation in Board elections, is something that Dan is committed to during his term in office.
The Board of Governors intranet site can be found here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/?sc_itemid=764A54D7-2D6E-4CD6-9F0C-34B976E7F34F