Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the legislative arm of the faculty. As such, the faculty delegates to the senate its powers and responsibilities as affecting the academic policies and programs, faculty affairs, and the general welfare of the university in accordance with the provisions of Article III.

The Faculty Senate has a dedicated email for agenda items, questions, and other business pertaining to Faculty Senate.  Please send your information or questions to

To post university calendar meeting announcements on behalf of a committee of the Faculty Senate, please use this link



Term Expires 2024

Term Expires 2025

Term expires 2026



  Amber Remble
  Joseph Shakal

Shaheer Burney


  Grace Coggio  
  Karl Peterson

  Alexandru Tupan 
  Magara Maeda

Doug Margolis   Jennifer Willis-Rivera


  Tamara Kincaid 
  Dean Vesperman


Christy Pettis


  Logan Kelly



4th Division

   Alicia Reinke-Tuthill
   Kenneth White

   Ryan Bench
   Cory Clark

Kellen Wells-Mangold

At Large

   Tim Buttles (sr.)
   Brett Kallusky (sr.)
   Lori Nixon (jr.)

   Mialisa Moline (sr.)

Michelle Parkinson (Sr)

Patrick Woolcock (Jr)


David Travis (Provost)


















Alexandru Tupan

Vice Chair

Jennifer Willis-Rivera

Elections Chair

Ryan Bench


Doug Margolis

Faculty Senate Liaison

Logan Kelly


  • Receive and consider suggestions, proposals, and recommendations brought before the senate by the faculty, student body, and the administrative staff.
  • Prepare resolutions, proposals, recommendations, and specific legislation for faculty action.
  • Participate with the chancellor in the establishment and termination of the functions and memberships of all standing committees. There shall be provision for the establishment of faculty committees within the by-laws of the constitution. Specific provisions governing the powers, responsibilities, and procedures of faculty committees and the procedure of their appointment are to be found in the by-laws of the constitution.
  • Serve as coordinating and expediting agency for the work of standing committees and assign responsibility along with the chancellor for the execution of studies and activities of these committees. All recommendations for policy changes in the orientation and direction of all committees must be submitted for approval to both the Faculty Senate and the chancellor.
  • Study and recommend policies designed to improve faculty welfare.
  • Establish general interpretations of academic policy and regulations.
  • Conduct nominations and elections of members of the senate, as defined in Article VI Section C.
  • Inform the general faculty, the administration, and the student body of all senate actions affecting the areas of their respective concerns.
  • Recommend to the chancellor the university calendar, subject to the regulations of the Board of Regents.
  • Provide for and regulate such funds as may be raised and expended by the general faculty.
  • Study and make recommendations concerning any other subjects relative to the general welfare of the university.