Faculty Governance

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All faculty members are part of the Faculty Assembly. The Faculty Assembly as a whole usually meets 1-2 times per academic year. A representative group known as the Representative Assembly meets monthly during the academic year. The Representative Assembly consists of the elected officers of the Faculty Assembly, elected Faculty Council representatives, elected representatives from each of the colleges and the library, the chairs of all standing committees, and at-large members elected by the Faculty Assembly.

All members of the faculty are also part of the Faculty Senate which is a system-wide group. Meetings of the Faculty Senate are usually held twice during the academic year. The university wide Faculty Council is a representative group of the Senate group that meets monthly. This group is similar to our Representative Assembly. Our campus has three elected members to the Council. Our Assembly president also serves as a member of the Council. Basically the working groups are our own Representative Assembly and the system-wide Faculty Council. Our Assembly president is a member of the Deans’ Council. Opportunities to serve on campus and university wide committees are numerous.

The Faculty Assembly President receives numerous requests throughout the year for faculty representatives for committees. Please don’t hesitate to respond to a call for volunteers!

2014-2015  Officers and Representatives


President: Michele Companion 
President-Elect: Monique French
Past President: Amanda Elder
Secretary: Joe Postell
Admin Assistant: Sue Myers


Faculty Council

Barbara Frye, EDUC
Carmen Stavrositu, LAS
Erik Hanson, LAS

Committee Chairs

Mark Malone, EPUS
Tom Zwirlein, Personnel & Benefits
Rhonda Glazier, Budget
Jeff Montez de Oca, Faculty Minority Affairs
Minette Church, Women's Committee
Norah Mazel, NTTF
Dave Anderson, Teaching With Technology
Ken Lauderbaugh, Library
Jackie Berning, Athletics
David Havlick, Sustainability
Dena R. Samuels, PRIDE


Elected Representatives

Margaret Harris, Beth-El
Vicki Brownrigg, Beth-El
Peggy Beranek, BUS
Morgan Shepherd, BUS
Bita Rivas, EDU
Monica Yoo, EDU
Rebecca Webb, EAS
Pam Carter, EAS
Josh Dunn, LAS
Suzanne Cook, LAS
Lisa Hines, LAS
Cerian Gibbes, LAS
Curt Holder, LAS
Allen Schoffstall, LAS
Karen Livesey, LAS
Stephanie Spratt, LIB
Anna Kosloski, SPA