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09/06/94

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Marlene Wine named to academic secretary post

STANFORD -- Marlene Wine, a veteran of 23 years' service in the President's Office, has been named academic secretary, effective Sept. 1. She succeeds Marion Lewenstein, who is returning to full-time teaching following three years in the post. The academic secretary independently coordinates the faculty's role in university governance, organizing the work of the Academic Council, which includes 1,400 members of the Stanford professoriate, and the Faculty Senate, its 55-member elected governing body. The senate approves degrees and sets university policy on curriculum, academic programs, research, grading and admissions. The secretary serves as senate parliamentarian and is responsible for the senate minutes and the historical record on academic legislation. The appointment was jointly announced by President Gerhard Casper and Provost Condoleezza Rice. Rice said that Wine "will bring energy and extraordinary competence to this job at a time of tremendous change in the university. I look forward to drawing on her counsel and experience." Wine has worked for Presidents Richard W. Lyman, Donald Kennedy and Casper, most recently in the position of secretary of the Board of Trustees. This summer, that slot was consolidated with the cabinet secretary's post. Wine will be the 17th academic secretary in Stanford history, and the sixth to serve since the Faculty Senate was formed in 1968. Wine's husband, Jeffrey, is a faculty member in psychology. They have two daughters, Nina, 13, and Jenny, 8. -kb-

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