University Senate

The University Senate is the primary policy-making body of the university as well as the academic community's primary advisory body to the president.

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Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and are open to anyone who would like to attend them. 

If you would like to be added to the monthly email distribution list, please contact Hillary Giddings () in the Office of the Provost.

The first meeting of the University Senate for the 2016-2017 Academic Year will be held in September.


Senate Membership 2015-2016

Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Ballengee, Chair
  • Jay Zimmerman, Vice Chair
  • Carissa Tomlinson, Secretary
  • Alex Storrs, Representative at Large
  • Rachael Bensley, Student Representative

University Senate

Name Department College Term Expires
Ballengee, Jennifer English At Large (CLA) 2018
Burnham, Amanda Art + Design, Art History, Art Education COFAC 2018
Cox, Donna Health Science At Large (CHP) 2016
Fewster, Darlene Special Education COE 2018
Katz, Kimberly History CLA 2017
Gorman, Brian Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice CLA 2018
Herbert, Patrick Health Science CHP 2018
Jensen, Chris Towson University Staff Council (TUSC) Representative   2016
Knutson, Jaye Dance COFAC 2016
Manasse, Michelle Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice AAUP 2018
Maronick, Tom Marketing CBE 2017
Metz, Jennifer Kinesiology CHP 2016
Meyer, Charles Contingent Faculty Representative   2016
Nag, Barin e-Business and Technology Management CBE 2016
Pampinella-Cropper, Margherita Foreign Languages At Large (CLA) 2016
Reilly, Cole Elementary Education COE 2018
Storrs, Alex Physics Astronomy and Geosciences FCSM 2017
Sullivan, Tim Economics At Large (CBE) 2018
Thompson, Virginia Geography and Environmental Planning At Large (CLA) 2017
Tomlinson, Carissa Library Library 2018
Vatz, Richard Instructional Leadership and Professional Development At Large (COE) 2017
Zimmerman, Jay Mathematics At Large (FCSM) 2016


name major role term expires
Anderson, Kurt Information Technology SGA President 2016
Haynes, Lisa Business Administration and Information Technology SGA, Student at Large 2016
James, Taylor Business Administration and Sport Management SGA, Student at Large 2016
King, Gabrielle Biology and Psychology SGA, Student at Large 2016
Bensley, Rachael Graduate Student Graduate Student Association 2016

Ex Officio (Non-voting)

  • Kim Schatzel, President
  • Tim Chandler, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Daraius Irani, Interim Vice President for Innovation and Applied Research
  • Deb Moriarty, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Joe Oster, Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Josianne Pennington, Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
  • Gary Rubin, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Matthew Durington, Parliamentarian