In fall 2011, a working group was tasked with making recommendations to the Senate regarding the existing standing committees. The recommendations, approved by the Senate in April 2012, were for most of the standing committees to be dissolved and for issues/concerns raised to be assigned to working groups or ad hoc committees that would be convened to address those specific issues/concerns.


Elections Committee (oversees elections for Senate Officers and At-Large Executive Committee Members)

Randy Byington

Jerry Taylor

Virginia Foley

Executive Committee (Meets each Monday Full Senate doesn't Meet)

President-Virginia Foley

Vice President-Susan Epps

Past President-Randy Byington

Chief Operating Officer- Patrick Brown

Secretary-Melissa Shafer

Treasurer-Taylor Stevenson

TBR Faculty SubCouncil Rep-Tom Schacht

Webmaster-Doug Burgess/Susan Epps

At-large members:

Cathy Campbell

Karin Keith

Ken Kellogg 

Faculty Concerns and Grievances (hears and makes recommendations regarding faculty concerns and grievances)

Doug Burgess, Chair


Jerome Mwinyelle


Faculty Handbook Committee

Tom Schacht, Chair

Health Sciences Faculty Rep-Tom Schacht

Health Sciences Faculty Rep-

Academic Affairs Faculty Rep-

Academic Affairs Faculty Rep-Kathryn Sharp

Committee on Committees
(selects members to fill vacancies on University committees)

Randy Byington, Chair

Sally Blowers

Kathryn Sharp


updated 8/27/14