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 (see meeting schedule). 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 meet on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building 4310 (see meeting agenda)

Upcoming Changes to Shared Governance at Towson University (Beginning fall semester 2019):

University Senate Membership

UNIVERSITY SENATE Executive committee 2018-2019

  • Jennifer Ballengee, Chair
  • Desiree D. Rowe, Vice Chair
  • Samuel Collins, Secretary
  • Amanda Burnham, Member-at-Large
  • Margot Vandenberghe, TUSC Representative
  • Russhell Ford, Student Representative

Academic 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
Haverback, Heather Secondary and Middle School Education COE 2021
Herzog, Jay Theatre Arts COFAC 2020

Holmes, Claire

Library Library 2021

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

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


Philosophy & Religious Studies

CLA 2020
Liu, Xiaoming Elementary Education COE 2021
Maxwell, Joanna Nursing CHP 2019
McLucas, John Foreign Languages AAUP 2020
Nag, Barin e-Business and Technology Management CBE 2020 
Ross, Doug Management CBE 2019
Rowe, Desiree Communication Studies COFAC 2019
Slotkin, Joel English CLA 2019
Soto, Ana Maria Chemistry FCSM 2022
Todd Diaz, Ashley Library At Large 2020 

VanDenBerghe, Margot

Towson University Staff Council (TUSC) TUSC 2021
Vatz, Richard Instructional Leadership and Professional Development At Large  2020
Yeager, Jenna Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science CHP 2021

Zimmerman, Jay (on sabbatical during the Spring 2019 semester)

Lauderdale, Lindsey-Kay (Member at Large representative during the Spring 2019 semester)



At Large  2019


Name/Role Term Expires
Russhell J. Ford 2019
Alexander Best 2019
Rachel Veslany 2019
Moises Macahia 2019
Adeife Love Adejumo 2019

Ex Officio (Non-voting)

  • Kim Schatzel, President
  • Melanie Perreault, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 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 Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
  • Benjamin Lowenthal, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer
  • Deb Moriarty, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Sara Slaff, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel 
  • Sandy Spitzer, Parliamentarian