Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall have broad responsibility for:

  1. Planning and facilitating the activities of the Senate, including the following functions: assigning Senators to Senate standing committees and subcommittees; creating ad hoc Senate committees and assigning Senators; assigning Senators to such non-Senate university committees, task forces, and search committees as needed; and proposing legislation to the Senate that the Executive Committee may deem appropriate.
  2. Overseeing the election of the officers of the Senate, including receiving nominations, organizing and supervising elections, monitoring compliance, adjudicating challenges, and certifying the results.
  3. Interviewing candidates for university-wide positions and providing evaluations to the appropriate search committees.

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the chairs of the Senate standing committees, the Chair of the Senate, the Past Chair or Chair-Elect of the Senate, the Executive Secretary, the President of the University, and the Provost of the University.

Ex-Officio Members

  • Judy Butler - Chair 
  • Colleen Vasconcellos - Executive Secretary 
  • Angela Insenga - Chair Elect
  • Brendan Kelly - President of the University
  • David Jenks - Interim Provost of the University

Standing Committee Chairs 

  • Nicholas Sterling - Undergraduate Programs Committee
  • Ben Geyer - Graduate Programs Committee
  • Agnieszka Chwialkowska - Academic Policies Committee 
  • Basu Dutt - Faculty Development Committee
  • Felix Tweraser - Institutional Planning Committee
  • Dawn Neely - Student Affairs Committee
  • John Hansen - Facilities and Technology Committee
  • Scott Gordon - Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement Committee
  • Shelly Elman - Budget Committee  
  • Anja Remshagen - Rules Committee
  • Angela Pashia - Diversity and Internationalization Committee
  • Sally Richter - Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Committee