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 – 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  in the Office of the Provost.

The University Senate will resume its monthly meetings for the 2018-2019 academic year in September. A full meeting schedule will be posted this summer. 

University Senate Membership 2017-2018

University Senate Executive Committee 

  • Jennifer Ballengee, Chair
  • Cole Reilly, Vice Chair
  • Ashley Todd-Diaz, Secretary
  • Desiree Rowe, Member at Large
  • James Mileo, Student Representative
  • Margot VanDenBerghe, TUSC Representative

University Senate

Name Department College Term Expires
Ballengee, Jennifer English At Large  2021
Beck, Harald Biological Sciences FCSM 2020 
Brown, Cheryl T.

Computer & Information Sciences

Contingent Faculty Representative



Burnham, Amanda Art + Design, Art History, Art Education At Large  2021
Collins, Samuel Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice At Large  2019
Fewster, Darlene Special Education COE 2018
Herbert, Patrick Health Science CHP 2018

Katz, Kimberly (on leave for academic year 2018-2019)

Steve Scales (CLA representative for academic year 2018-2019)


Philosophy & Religious Studies

CLA 2020
Kumchev, Angel Mathematics FCSM 2019
Maxwell, Joanna Nursing CHP 2019
McLucas, John Foreign Languages AAUP 2020
Nag, Barin e-Business and Technology Management CBE 2020 
Reilly, Cole Elementary Education COE 2018
Ross, Doug Management CBE 2019
Rowe, Desiree Mass Communication & Communication Studies COFAC 2019
Slotkin, Joel English CLA 2019
Sullivan, Tim Economics At Large  2018
Todd Diaz, Ashley Library At Large 2020 

Tomlinson, Carissa

Library Library  2018

VanDenBerghe, Margot

Towson University Staff Council (TUSC) TUSC 2018 
Vatz, Richard Instructional Leadership and Professional Development At Large  2020
Zimmerman, Jay Mathematics At Large  2019


Name/Role Term Expires
Mileo, James - Student Government Association (SGA) 2018
Bollinger, Luke - Student Government Association (SGA) 2018
Celebrado-Royer, Danvic - Student Government Association (SGA) 2018
Best, Alexander - Student Government Association (SGA) 2018 
Fuller, Kent - Graduate Student Association (GSA) 2018 

Ex Officio (Non-voting)

  • Kim Schatzel, President
  • Tim Chandler, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Robert Campbell, Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer
  • 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
  • Ben Walker, Interim Vice President for Legal Affairs and Human Resources
  • Eden Parks, Parliamentarian