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Senate Membership

The voting membership of the Faculty Senate consists of the Elected Senators, the Chairs of the six Standing Committees, and in the case of a tie vote, the Senate President.  Each department elects one senator from its eligible faculty for a three-year term.  Units with more than 25 full-time eligible faculty members shall elect two senators.  Faculty Senate membership eligibility, terms, and duties are outlined in the Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws Section 2: Membership.


2023-2024 Faculty Senators

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Agriculture and Life Sciences
 Animal & Veterinary SciencesKraft, Jana (delegate for Jenny Wilkinson spring 24)2021-2024
 Community Development and Applied EconomicsKostell, Steve2023-2026
 ExtensionHazelrigg, Ann2023-2026
 Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsDiehl, Sean2021-2024
 Nutrition and Food SciencesPope, Lizzy2021-2024
 Plant BiologyBeckage, Brian2022-2025
 Plant and Soil ScienceGorres, Josef2022-2025

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences
 AnthropologyVan Keuren, Scott2022-2025
 BiologyLockwood, Brent (Fall)/May-Collado, Laura (Spring)2023-2026
 ChemistryOu, Yangguang2023-2026
 EconomicsRamirez-Harrington, Donna2021-2024
 English - Rep1Schnell, Lisa2021-2024
 English - Rep2Sisk, Jennifer2023-2026
 Geography & GeosciencesPerdrial, Julia2023-2026
 HistoryPhelps, Nicole2022-2025
 PhilosophydeRosset, Louis2021-2024
 Political ScienceCarlson, Matt (delegate for Ellen Anderson) 2022-2025
 Psychological Science - Rep1Cepeda-Benito, Antonio2022-2025
 Psychological Science - Rep2Burt, Keith (Annie Murray-Close delegate Fall'23)2022-2025
 ReligionFuerst, Ilyse Morgenstein2022-2025
 School of the Arts - Rep1McDowell, Bill2022-2025
 School of the Arts - Rep2Barnett, Julian2022-2025
 School of World Languages & Cultures -Rep1Lopez-Vicuna, Ignacio2022-2025
 School of World Languages & Cultures -Rep2Levine-West, Bridget2023-2026
 SociologyKaelber, Lutz2022-2025

Business (Grossman School)

Business (Grossman School)
 Business - Rep 1Lucas, Marilyn2022-2025
 Business - Rep 2Callery, Patrick2023-2026

Education and Social Services

Education and Social Services
 Education - Rep 1Cowles, Kate2022-2025
 Education - Rep 2vacant2023-2026
 Counseling and Human Development and Family ScienceRouton, Jaz2023-2026
 Social WorkComerford, Susan2021-2024

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
 Civil and Environmental EngineeringBomblies, Arne2021-2024
 Computer ScienceNear, Joe2023-2026
 Electrical and Biomedical EngineeringDuffaut Espinosa, Luis2022-2025
 Mathematics and Statistics - Rep 1Julianelle, Tony2022-2025
 Mathematics and Statistics - Rep 2Bagrow, Jim2023-2026
 Mechanical EngineeringFlorentino, Nic2022-2025
 PhysicsWhite, Matthew2023-2026

Environment and Natural Resources (Rubenstein School)

Environment and Natural Resources (Rubenstein School)
 Environment & Natural Resources - Rep 1

Adair, Carol

 Environment & Natural Resources - Rep 2Danks, Cecilia2021-2024


 Libraries Sobel, Laura2021-2024


 Anesthesiology - Rep 1Hoeft, Mark2021-2024
 Anesthesiology - Rep 2vacant2023-2026
 BiochemistryFrancklyn, Christopher2023-2026
 Emergency MedicinePulcini, Christian2023-2026
 Family Medicine - Rep 1Bamford, Jennifer2022-2025
 Family Medicine - Rep 2Berns, Stephen2023-2026
 Medicine - Rep 1Spees, Jeffrey2021-2024
 Medicine - Rep 2de Jager, Elzerie2023-2026
 Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsTrybus, Kathleen2023-2026
 Neurological Sciences - Rep 1Spear Bishop, Estelle2023-2026
 Neurological Sciences - Rep 2Barry, Jeremy2021-2024
 Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesKenny, Bronwyn2023-2026
 Orthopaedics and RehabilitationKnakal, Roger2021-2024
 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Rep 1Gardner, Juli-Ann2021-2024
 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Rep 2Olson, Nels2023-2026
 Pediatrics - Rep 1Saia, Matthew2021-2024
 Pediatrics - Rep 2Todd, Jennifer2023-2026
 PharmacologyMorielli, Anthony2023-2026
 Psychiatry - Rep 1Hall, Jennifer2022-2025
 Psychiatry - Rep 2Dickerson, Jeremiah2021-2024
 Radiology - Rep 1Tsai, Erin2023-2026
 Radiology - Rep 2Brennan, Christopher2023-2026
 Surgery - Rep 1Cockrell, Chase2022-2025
 Surgery - Rep 2vacant2022-2025

Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing and Health Sciences
 Communication Sciences and DisordersCote, Sharon2021-2024
 Biomedical and Health SciencesAllen, Ken2023-2026
 Nursing (Rep 1)Brown, Brandon2023-2026
 Nursing (Rep 2)Manacek, Sarah2022-2025
 Rehabilitation and Movement SciencesSmith, Paula2022-2025

Retired Faculty

Retired Faculty
 Retired Faculty RepresentativeSaule, Mara2023-2026

Chairs of the Senate Standing Committees

Chairs of the Senate Standing Committees
 Curricular Affairs CommitteeKervick, Colby and Everse, Stephen2023-2024
 Educational and Research Technologies CommitteeRead, Helen2023-2024
 Financial and Physical Planning CommitteeRodriguez, Guillermo2023-2024
 Professional Standards CommitteeBonifield, Carolyn2023-2024
 Research, Scholarship & The Creative Arts Committee 2023-2024
 Student Affairs Committee

Prue, Jennifer and Gove, Steven


Officers of the Faculty Senate

Officers of the Faculty Senate
 PresidentBorchert, Thomas

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025

 Vice President

Eyler, Evan

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025

 SecretaryEddy, Laurie 


Executive Council

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The activities of the Faculty Senate are overseen by an Executive Council.  Members of the Executive Council include the Senate President, Vice President, the chairs of the six standing committees, and four members-at-large elected from among the Elected Senators.  Executive Council

2023-2024 Senate Meetings

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The Faculty Senate meetings are generally held on the 4th Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  Due to Monday holidays, the September and December meetings are shifted to the 3rd Monday. The December meeting will begin one hour earlier at 3:00 - 4:30 PM.    The May meeting is held on the Thursday before Commencement at 3:00 - 4:30 PM.  Degrees will be conferred in August, September, October, January and May. 2023-2024 Senate Meeting Schedule and Materials

Faculty Senate Bylaws: Section 2. Membership

Section 2. Membership.

2.1 Eligible Faculty. University faculty members eligible for membership in the Faculty Senate (“eligible faculty”) are those at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Research Associate, Clinical Educator, Clinical Practice Physician, or Faculty Scientist with a full-time equivalent of at least 0.10 and who may also be Chairperson, Directors, or Associate Deans.

2.2 Faculty Senate Membership. The membership of the Faculty Senate shall consist of the Elected Senators, a President and a Vice-President (see 3. below), and the elected members of the Senate Standing Committees (see 7. below). The voting membership of the Faculty Senate shall consist of the Elected Senators, the Chairs of Standing Committees whether or not they are also Elected Senators, and, in the case of a tie vote, the Senate President.

2.3 Elected Senators.
Apportionment and Term. Each department or comparable budgetary unit of the University shall elect one senator from its eligible faculty to the Faculty Senate for a three- year term beginning on July 1; units with more than 25 full-time eligible faculty members shall elect two senators. Units may merge their members; the resulting merged group of faculty should be promptly reported to the Senate President and will be considered as a single unit for the purposes of apportionment and eligibility of elected senators. One senator shall be elected by and from the ranks of retired faculty. Senators shall be eligible for re-election, except that a member who has completed two consecutive three-year terms shall be ineligible for re-election to serve during the year that immediately follows the period of consecutive service.

2.3.2 Elections. Elections for senators shall be held no later than April of each year by each department having a senator whose term is due to expire on June 30, and shall be conducted by secret ballot distributed to all eligible faculty members whose primary appointment is in the department. At least one week shall be allowed for receipt of marked ballots. All eligible faculty members must be provided an opportunity to stand for election to the Faculty Senate as an Elected Senator. Terms shall be staggered so that approximately one-third of senators are elected each year. The Faculty Senate shall supervise the elections of Senate representatives; concerns regarding election irregularities must be communicated to the Senate President by May 1.

2.3.3 Vacancies. If an Elected Senator must vacate his or her seat, the vacancy shall be filled by a special election within the unit from which s/he was elected. The term of a member under these circumstances shall commence immediately and shall be for the duration of the absence or the unexpired term of the regularly elected member. If an Elected Senator is granted leave for one year or less a replacement shall be elected by a special election within the unit from which s/he was elected to take the absent Senator’s seat for the period of the leave.

2.3.4 Attendance. Elected Senators are expected to regard attendance at all meetings as a fundamental obligation to their colleagues and to the University. When conflicting professional duties, imperative personal affairs, or illness make attendance at a given meeting impossible, Elected Senators may send an alternate, who shall have the same voting privileges as the Elected Senator. Alternates should present themselves to the Secretary of the Senate prior to assuming the seat of the Elected Senator. If neither the Elected Senator nor his/her chosen alternate is present, the Elected Senator will be indicated as absent from the meeting. A senator indicated as absent from two regular or special meetings of the Faculty Senate in an academic year will be considered to have vacated his/her seat.