Committee Roles

Below, find the specific duties assigned to the members of the Executive Committee. You may nominate a senator (including yourself) to the Executive Committee at any time. Prior to the Senate's yearly election, those individuals are contacted about their willingness to serve and, if willing, are included in the slate of candidates for the next election.

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The Chair of the Faculty Senate oversees all activities of the Senate, including facilitating business meetings of the full Senate and any retreats, setting the agenda for Senate in consultation with the Executive Committee, chairing the Executive Committee, and managing the Senate's administrative assistant.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Communicating directly with the all university faculty regarding Senate accomplishments
  • Serving on the Academic Council
  • Serving on the Committee on Committees
  • Represent the faculty on other committees as required
  • Reporting on the work of the Faculty Senate to The Board of Trustees, as required

Vice Chair

The Vice Chair assumes the duties of chair should the chair be unable to carry out his or her duties. The Vice Chair serves on the Executive Committee, and helps set the Senate agenda for each meeting.


The treasurer is responsible for monitoring the Faculty Senate budget. The treasurer provides a final expenditure report at the end of each academic year to the full Senate. The treasurer serves on the Executive Committee and helps set the Senate agenda for each meeting. The treasurer is also responsible for overseeing the pay of the Senate's administrative assistant.


The secretary is responsible for taking minutes of each meeting and providing finalized draft minutes to the administrative assistant within two weeks of the meeting. The secretary also serves on the Executive Committee and helps set the Senate agenda for each meeting.

Standing Committee Chairs

Chairs of the standing committees are responsible for facilitating the business meetings of their respective committees, and reporting salient points of the discussion and any action items to the full Senate.