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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

Joel Hockensmith

Chair of the Faculty Senate

Associate Professor
School of Medicine


Susan Kirk

Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate

Professor 
School of Medicine


Ellen Bassett

Immediate Past Chair of the Faculty Senate

Professor
School of Architecture


Handi Al-Samman

Grievance Committee Co-Chair

Associate Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


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 Co-Chair

Professor
Darden School of Business


Aaron Bloomfield

Academic Affairs Committee Chair

Professor

School of Engineering and Applied Science


Aniko Bodroghkozy

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2023)

Professor

College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Linda Duska

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2022)

Professor
School of Medicine


Jim Fitz-Gerald

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2023)

Associate Professor
School of Engineering 


Peter Hallowell

Finance Committee Chair

Professor
School of Medicine


Robert Hirosky

Research, Teaching, & Scholarship Committee Co-Chair

Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Patricia (Tish) Jennings

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee Co-Chair

Professor
Curry School of Education


Kathryn Laughon

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2022)

Associate Professor
School of Nursing


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 Co-Chair

Professor
School of Medicine


Susan Modesitt

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Retirement, & Welfare Committee Co-Chair

Professor
School of Medicine


Peter Norton

Policy Committee Chair

Associate Professor

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Rob Patterson

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2022)

Associate Professor
McIntire School of Commerce


James Savage

At-Large Member of the Executive Council (until 2024)

Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


James Ryan

Ex Officio

President


M. Elizabeth  Magill

Ex Officio

Provost


Derick J. Williams

Ex Officio

Chair, General Faculty Council

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