Academic Senate

The Academic 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 – 6 p.m. 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 the . If you have questions regarding the Academic Senate, please contact the

Academic Senate Meeting Dates for AY 2022-2023.

Academic Senate Membership

Academic Senate Executive Committee 2021-2022

  • Desirée D. Rowe, Chair
  • Cole Reilly, Vice Chair
  • Joel Slotkin, Secretary
  • Ellen Hondrogiannis, Member-at-Large
  • Melanie Perreault, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Maggie Reitz, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Academic Senate

Name Department College Term Expires

Abeza, Gashaw

Kinesiology CHP 2022
Badejo, Johannes 

Department of Computer and Information Science

Adjunct Faculty Representative

FCSM 2024
Beck, Harald Biological Sciences FCSM 2023 
Caffrey-Hill, Julia Library Library 2024
Christenson, LeaAnn Early Childhood Education COE 2024
Crusse, Elizabeth Nursing CHP 2023
Debicki, Bart Management CBE 2024
Deng, Min



Esh, John  Library At Large 2023
Gissendanner, Cindy Chair Representative  CLA 2022
Hicken, Laura Music COFAC 2023

Hondrogiannis, Ellen

Chemistry (FCSM) At Large 2024

Hong, Huili

Elementary Education COE 2022

Huang, Jian


CBE 2023
Kreitzer, Keren


Adjunct Faculty Representative

CLA 2022
Liwanag, Maria Perpetua Elementary Education COE 2024

Luchese, Diane

Music COFAC 2022

McGinley, Jared

Psychology CLA 2023
Mullen, Laurie  Deans Representative COE 2022
Murungi, John

Philosophy (CLA)

At Large 2024
Mydlack, Danny Electronic Media and Film (COFAC) At Large 2024
Pampinella, Margherita Languages, Literatures, & Cultures CLA 2022
Reilly, Cole Elementary Education At Large 2023
Romero, Jorge Accounting CBE 2022
Rowe, Desirée Communication Studies COFAC 2024
Siegel, Martha


TURFA Representative 

FCSM 2022
Sinnott, Bria Library At Large 2024
Slotkin, Joel English CLA 2022
Smith, William


TURFA Alternate Representative

CBE 2022
Soto, Ana Maria Chemistry FCSM 2022
Wood, Caroline Health Sciences CHP 2024

Ex Officio (voting)

  • Laurie Mullen, Dean, College of Education (2022)
  • Cindy Gissendanner, Council of Chairs Representative (2022)
  • Elin Lobel, Kinesiology, AAUP Representative (2022)

Ex Officio (non-voting)

  • Kim Schatzel, President
  • Melanie Perreault, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Maggie Reitz, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
    • David Ownby, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
    • Terry Cooney, Rector of the Honors College
    • Heather Sorenson, Chair of TUSS
    • Jordan Deveux, President of the SGA
    • Paige Trzaskawka, Vice President of the SGA
    • David Bauer, President of the GSA
    • Zhu Zhu, Vice President of the GSA