Executive Committee

 Faculty attending a workshop in the Humanities Center
 Students in Aimin Wang's statistics class
Jose Burdalo teaching
 Rod Northcutt at a sculpture exhibit


The functions of the Executive Committee are to call University Senate meetings as needed; to set University Senate agendas, establish plans for University Senate generally, and refer matters to appropriate committees of Senate; to track committee work underway; to track final implementation or disposition of Senate actions or recommendations; to receive and review the minutes of all committees; and, except as noted below, to submit nominations for all University Senate committees to University Senate for consideration, additional nominations or deletions, and approval.


  • The Executive Committee of University Senate shall be composed of the Provost; four (4) members of Senate elected by Senate, one (1) of whom shall be elected Chair-elect, one (1) of whom shall be Chair (having served as Chair-elect the previous year); and one (1) of whom is the Past Chair of university senate (having served as chair the previous year); one (1) staff member; one (1) undergraduate student who shall be the Student Body President; and one (1) graduate student who is a member of University Senate. The Secretary of University Senate shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
  • In the event that the Chair or Past Chair of Executive Committee is no longer an elected member of Senate following the year of service as either Chair-Elect or Chair, they shall continue to serve on Executive Committee, but serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Senate.

  • The Chair of the Executive Committee of University Senate shall also serve as Vice-chair of University Senate. Chair of Executive Committee shall prepare a synopsis of University Senate deliberations and actions for transmission to the Board of Trustees on a regular basis as determined by the Senate Executive Committee. The Chair of Executive Committee, or a faculty member of the Executive Committee designated by the Chair, shall attend each public meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  • Further, the Chair of the Executive Committee shall, in collaboration with the Chair of University Senate, moderate discussions in regularly scheduled senate meetings and retreats and motivate further discussion among senators and constituents through university senate committees, work to build community and trust within and between diverse constituencies, and guide the senate in taking necessary and deliberate action.

  • The members shall be elected for one-year terms, except for the Chair-elect who shall serve a three-year term – one as Chair-elect, and one as Chair, and one as Past Chair. If the Chair cannot complete his/her term, the Chair-elect shall assume the Chair's responsibilities. If the Chair-elect or other faculty member of the Executive Committee cannot complete his/her term, Senate shall conduct a special election to fill the position.


Ex-Officio Members