Resource Planning & Advisory Committee


The Resource Planning and Advisory Committee consists of the following:

  • One full-time faculty member from each college, elected by faculty within his/her college
  • Chair shall be elected from the faculty members elected to committee
  • One Dean selected annually by the Provost
  • One representative from Administration & Finance selected annually by Vice President of Administration & Finance
  • One representative from University Advancement selected annually by Vice President of University Advancement
  • One representative from Student Affairs selected annually by Vice President of Student Affairs
  • One representative from President's staff selected annually
  • One representative from Athletics selected annually by University President
  • One undergraduate student appointed by Student Government Association (SGA) president
  • One graduate student selected annually by Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Chair of University Senate and President of AAUP, ex-officio and voting
  • Provost, ex-officio and non-voting
  • Senior Vice President and CFO, ex-officio and non-voting

Voting Members

Name unit
Babu Baradwaj CBE
Hana Bor CLA
Elizabeth Carbone University Advancement
Marina Cooper University Marketing & Communications 
Bezawit Tenna SGA
Mary Carter CHP
Joyce Garczynski Faculty Salary Review Committee 
Rick Davis Library
Qing Li COE
Bonnie Lingelbach Student Affairs
Jessica Minkove Athletics Representative 
Christina Morgan Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
Natasha Najmi  GSA
David Ownby, Chair FCSM 
Steven Satta COFAC
Shohreh Kaynama Dean Representative
Carol Wettersten Administration and Finance

Ex-Officio Voting

Name Role
John McLucas  AAUP President
Jennifer Ballengee University Senate
Mary Cowles Towson University Staff Council

Ex-Officio Non-Voting

Name Role
Timothy Chandler Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Joe Oster CFO/Vice President for Administration & Finance 
Sameer Sidh Chief of Staff, President
Cassy Bennett President's Office 


The Resource Planning and Advisory Committee will serve as the University Senate’s representative voice into Towson University’s annual resource planning process. The committee will support the university in a consultative manner by reviewing, advising, and recommending on the following:

  1. Annual funding priorities plan;

  2. Annual tuition and fee plan;
  3. Amendments or modification to the ten year capital plan;
  4. Changes to the fiscal policies of the university;
  5. Funding priorities in the event of a financial crisis.