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Executive Council

The Executive Council, as specified in the Constitution, has the responsibility for determining and publishing the number of Senate seats to which each school is entitled, setting the agenda for the meetings of the Senate, appointing members and chairs of standing and ad hoc committees, and acting on behalf of the Senate when there is a need for prompt action.

The Executive Council’s activities are central to making the Faculty Senate a substantial partner in University planning. Each spring the Council will organize a meeting to consider major institutional issues and will select a few for consideration by the Senate in the following academic year. Prior to the beginning of each academic year, the Council will meet with the President and Provost to review emerging institutional planning issues and to discuss priorities for the agenda in the year ahead. The Council will report on and/or propose to the Senate action on matters of university planning that affect the academic, physical, and aesthetic resources, issues, and policies of the University. The Council will serve as the coordinator for the Senate’s role in the implementation of the University’s Self-Study and will similarly review the implementation of recommendations of other standing and ad hoc committees. The Council will advise and consult with the President on matters pertaining to the University’s relationship to the Commonwealth and other external bodies. As necessary the Council will appoint ad hoc or standing committees to assist in the performance of its duties. The Council or a subcommittee will annually offer suggestions for nominations to the Board of Visitors.

Members

Peter Brunjes

Chair of the Faculty Senate

Commonwealth Professor of Psychology
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Ellen Bassett

Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate

Associate Professor and Chair
School of Architecture


Alf Weaver

Immediate Past Chair of the Faculty Senate

Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science


Rasheed Balogun

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2021)

Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine


Alan Beckenstein

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Retirement, & Welfare Committee Chair

Professor
Darden School of Business


Aaron Bloomfield

Academic Affairs Committee Chair

Professor School of Engineering and Applied Science


Martin Davidson

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2019)

Johnson and Higgins Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business


Walt Heinecke

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2019)

Associate Professor of Education
Curry School of Education


Natasha Heller

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Associate Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Joel Hockensmith

Policy Committee Chair

Associate Professor
School of Medicine


Kevin Lehmann

Research, Teaching, & Scholarship Committee Co-Chair

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Chemistry
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Carol Manning

Faculty Grievance Committee Chair

Professor
School of Medicine


Kathryn Neeley

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2021)

Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science


Geeta Patel

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2020)

Associate Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Brian Pusser

Finance Committee Chair

Associate Professor
Curry School of Education


James Savage

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2020)

Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Mircea Stan

Research, Teaching, & Scholarship Committee Co-Chair

Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science


James Ryan

Ex Officio

President


Thomas Katsouleas

Ex Officio

Provost


Keith Weimer

Ex Officio

Chair, General Faculty Council