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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

Michael J. Kennedy

Chair of the Faculty Senate

Associate Professor, Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, School of Education and Human Development
 


James Lambert

Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate

Professor - Department of Engineering Systems and Environment


Patricia (Tish) Jennings

Past - Chair of the Faculty Senate

Professor School of Education and Human Development


Ian B. Baucom

Ex Officio

Executive Vice-President and Provost


Aaron Bloomfield

At-Large

Professor
Department of Computer Science


Amanda Flora

General Faculty Council Chair

Ex-Officio

School of Education and Human Development


Juliet Hatchett

Co-Chair Grievance Committee

Assistant Professor of Law

Director, Innocence Project Clinic


Michelle Kisliuk

At-Large

Associate Professor
Department of Music


Carol Manning

At-Large

Associate Professor
School of Medicine


Kathryn Neeley

Co-Chair Grievance Committee

Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Applied Science


Andrew Pennock

At-Large

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


Brian Pusser

At-Large

Associate Professor
School of Education and Human Developement


James Ryan

Ex-Officio

President

University of Virginia


Sue Saliba

At-Large | Co-Chair Academic Affairs Committee

Professor
School of Education and Human Developement


Jeri Seidman

At-Large

Associate Professor

McIntire School


Brian Wright

Co-Chair Academic Affairs Committee

Assistant Professor
School of Data Science


Eric Ramirez-Weaver

Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Associate Professor
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Jason Druzgal

Chair Finance Committee

Associate Professor
School of Medicine


Alan Beckenstein

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

Distinguished Professor
Darden School


Bradley Kesser

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

Professor
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


Lisa Colosi Peterson

Chair Policy Committee

Professor
School of Engineering


Patrik Sandas

Chair Research, Teaching, & Scholarship Committee

Associate Professor
McIntire School