Retrenchment Committee


There shall be a Faculty Retrenchment Committee consisting of one tenured faculty representative from each college, and two, at large, non-tenured faculty members. The tenured and non-tenured faculty shall serve staggered terms of three years. One half of the faculty representatives shall be elected and one half shall be appointed by the president from nominations made by the Executive Committee of the University Senate. After three years an elected faculty seat shall rotate on an appointed faculty seat and vice versa. The Chairperson of the University Senate shall be responsible for establishing the staggered terms and for supervising the alternation of elected and appointed terms. If faculty decline to elect faculty members in a timely manner, of if faculty decline to serve, the president shall appoint the committee members required to serve, including non-faculty members, if necessary.

The following persons shall serve on the Committee: the provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Fiscal Officer, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs. Ex officio, non-voting members shall be the Fair Practices Officer, the Associate Director of
Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, & Planning, and the President of the AAUP Faculty Association. The chairperson shall be a faculty representative (Faculty Handbook, Chapter 5, Section E).

Name Department College Term Expiration
Aru Rao Accounting  CBE 2018 (appointed)
Miho Iwata Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice At- Large  2018 (appointed)
Richard Vatz Instructional Leadership and Professional Development COE 2018 (elected) 
Alicia Mueller Music COFAC 2019 (elected) 
Hayley Mark Nursing CHP 2019 (appointed) 
Christopher Cicconi  Music COFAC 2020 (appointed) 
Sergiy Borodachav Mathematics FCSM 2020 (elected) 
Christian Koot History  CLA 2020


The responsibilities of the Retrenchment Committee include: 

  1. To advise the President of the University regarding retrenchment and those conditions both internal and external to the University that might ultimately have a bearing on retrenchment. 
  2. To advise the President of the University regarding deployment of human, fiscal, and physical resources on the basis of programmatic, statistical, and budgetary information. 
  3. To advise the President of the University regarding revising, adding to, or otherwise improving strategies for flexibility and advising departments regarding their situation relative to retrenchment.