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About the University Senate

Chairpersoned by the President, the University Senate is the chief deliberative body of the University for the discussion of all matters of University policy and practice in cases in which two or more schools have a substantial interest. For example, the Senate is empowered to set each year's academic calendar and discuss certain University-wide policies.

The Senate's membership consists of members of the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council; Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council; Deans Council; Student Senators Council; senators elected by the Administrative Management Council; and designated officers of the University.

AMC Senate representation

The AMC is represented on the University Senate by seven Senators. The constituency of the AMC elects three Senators and four Alternate Senators in May to serve for the following two years. The Chairperson of the AMC holds one Senate seat for the duration of his/her term in office. The Vice-Chairperson holds the alternate position for the Chairperson. Committee assignments are noted with each Senator's name.

Senator Term Committee
Christine Battaglia
2017-2019 Alternate Academic Affairs
Katrina Denney 2017-2018 Organization & Governance
Toni DePena 2017-2018 Alternate University Judicial Board
Regina Drew 2016-2018 Public Affairs
Amy Fair 2016-2018 University Judicial Board
Daniel Holub 2017-2019 Alternate University Judicial Board
Norma Kenigsberg 2017-2019 Alternate Organization & Governance
Michael McCaw
2017-2018 Executive
Carrie Meconis 2017-2019 Financial Affairs
Stevin Azo Michels 2016-2018 Alternate Financial Affairs  
Carolyn Ritter 2017-2019 Public Affairs
Pamela Stewart 2017-2019 Academic Affairs
Juan Tie
2017-2018 Alternate Executive 
Arly Tuysuzian 2017-2018 Alternate Financial Affairs
Denise Upton 2017-2018 Alternate University Judicial Board
Jason Wiker 2017-2019 Alternate   Organization & Governance

Ad hoc and special committee representation

At the invitation of the University, the AMC has appointed representatives to a variety of ad hoc and special University-wide committees.

Committee Representative(s)
Ad Hoc Adivsory Committee on Sexual Misconduct
Daniel Holub
Protection of Minors on Campus Steering Committee

Justine Kelly-Fierro

Diane Sheehan

Security Advisory Committee
Jane DelFavero
Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee
Barbara Albrecht
TFSC Administration & Technology Committee
Norma Kenigsberg
Women's Leadership Forum

Lourdes Olvera-Marshall


Senate Committee on Work Life Balance

Regina Drew

Carrie Meconis

Kristi Schwindt Ramos

University Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Task Force

Juan Tie

Gwynneth Malin

University Task Force on Affordability
Carrie Prendergast
University Task Force on Tuition Remission

Melissa Bonaparte

Danielle Mebert

Stevin Azo Michels