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Senate Membership

Elections for Faculty Senate (as well as Advisory Council and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate) are held each spring term, after an opt-in process for candidates.  Senators are elected for three-year terms (except for interim positions).  Representation is apportioned according to the number of faculty in each of the Senate divisions:  the three divisions of CLAS (Arts & Letters, Sciences, Social Sciences); each of the the other colleges/schools (COTA, CUPA, GSE, MCECS, SBA, SPH, SSW); Other Instructional Faculty; Library; and All Other Faculty.

The Senate Presiding Officer Elect (POE) and Steering Committee members are elected at the June meeting of the PSU Faculty Senate. The POE serves for one year, and then becomes Presiding Officer (PO); the PO serves for one year and then becomes Past Presiding Officer for one year.  Steering Committee members serve two-year terms.  The Chair of the Committee on Committees is elected by the Committee on Committees at their last meeting before the June meeting of the Faculty Senate, and serves for one year. One IFS representative is elected to a three-year term each spring. Members of the Board of Trustees, including the faculty member, are appointed by the Governor. The Secretary to the Faculty is appointed by the President.

2017-18 Faculty Senate Roster

2017-18 Steering Committee
Presiding Officer: Michael Clark
Presiding Officer Elect: Thomas Luckett
Past Presiding Officer: Brad Hansen
Committee Members: Annabelle Dolidon (2017-19), Steve Harmon (2016-18), Karen Kennedy (2017-19), David Raffo (2016-18)
Secretary to the Faculty (ex officio): Richard Beyler
Faculty Member of Board of Trustees (ex officio): Maude Hines
Chair of Committee on Committees (ex officio): Liane O'Banion
Senior IFS Representative (ex officio): José Padín (to December 2017), Candyce Reynolds (from January 2018)

2016-17 Faculty Senate Roster

2016-17 Steering Committee
Presiding Officer: Brad Hansen
Presiding Officer Elect: Michael Clark
Past Presiding Officer: Gina Greco
Committee Members: Michele Gamburd (interim, 2016-17), Steve Harmon (2016-18), Alan MacCormack (2015-17) David Raffo (2016-18)
Secretary to the Faculty (ex officio): Richard Beyler
Chair of Committee on Committees (ex officio): Catherine de Rivera
Faculty Member of Board of Trustees (ex officio): Maude Hines
Senior IFS Representative (ex officio): Maude Hines (to December 2016), José Padín (from January 2017)

2015-16 Faculty Senate Roster

2015-16 Steering Committee

Presiding Officer: Gina Greco
Presiding Officer Elect: Brad Hansen
Past Presiding Officer: Robert Liebman
Committee Members: Paula Carder (2015-17), Linda George (2014-16), Alan MacCormack (2015-2017), David Maier (interim, 2015-56)
Secretary to the Faculty (ex officio): Richard Beyler
Chair of Committee on Committees (ex officio): Sharon Carstens
Senior IFS Representative (ex officio): Maude Hines