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.



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  in the Office of the Provost.

The first meeting of the University Senate for the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in LA 4310. Please review the 2017-2018 University Senate meeting schedule for future meeting dates.

University Senate Membership 2016-2017

University Senate Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Ballengee, Chair
  • Chris Jensen, Vice Chair
  • Jay Zimmerman, Secretary
  • Alex Storrs, Representative at Large
  • Taylor James, 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) 2019
Fewster, Darlene Special Education COE 2018
Katz, Kimberly History CLA 2017
Herbert, Patrick Health Science CHP 2018
Jensen, Chris Towson University Staff Council (TUSC) Representative   2017
Kumchev, Angel Mathematics FCSM 2019
Manasse, Michelle Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice AAUP 2018
Maronick, Tom Marketing CBE 2017
Maxwell, Joanna Nursing CHP 2019
Meyer, Charles Contingent Faculty Representative   2016
Reilly, Cole Elementary Education COE 2018
Ross, Doug Management CBE 2019
Rowe, Desiree Mass Communication & Communication Studies COFAC 2019
Slotkin, Joel English CLA 2019
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) 2019


Name/Role Term Expires
Bacon, Taylor - Student Government Association (SGA) 2017
James, Taylor - Student Government Association (SGA) 2017
McLarty, Breanna - Student Government Association (SGA) 2017
Mileo, James - Student Government Association (SGA) 2017
Orimoloye, Benjamin - Graduate Student Association (GSA) 2017

Ex Officio (Non-voting)

  • Kim Schatzel, President
  • Tim Chandler, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Traevena Byrd, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Human Resources
  • Marina Cooper, Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
  • Leah Cox, Vice President of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
  • Brian DeFilippis, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Daraius Irani, Vice President for Innovation and Applied Research
  • Deb Moriarty, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Joe Oster, Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Matthew Durington, Parliamentarian