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Faculty Senate


The Faculty Senate serves as the representative body of the faculty under the provisions of the Faculty Senate Constitution and by-laws as approved by the Board of Governors.  The Senate may initiate deliberations on these issues provided for in the Constitution or respond to requests for its deliberation.  The resulting Senate motions are forwarded as recommendations to the Provost and President of the University for adoption by the Administration. 


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Meeting Information


The Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Committee hold regularly scheduled meetings throughout the academic year.  Here, you will find meeting schedules, agendas and minutes for the Senate and Executive Committee meetings both past and present.

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Open Faculty Meeting Audio with President Best from July 17, 2020


Fall 2020 General Faculty Meeting, November 18, 2020


Spring 2021 General Faculty Meeting, February 24, 2021

Adult learners


The Faculty Senate Office houses information for Faculty Senate and University Administrative committees, advisory committees and ad hoc committees.  Here, you will find the rosters, charges and Procedure and Policy Manuals for those committees. 

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As an organization that follows Robert's Rule of Order, all items decided upon will have a motion associated with them.  Here, you will find links to motions both past and present.

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In 1980, the Faculty Senate was established which took the place of the Faculty Council.  The Archives page will house the scanned copies of the binders that have been a part of the Faculty Senate office since its inception.  These archives also include information from Faculty Council meetings prior to what is now known as the Faculty Senate. 

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Faculty Senate Membership

Executive Committee


Vice President

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Education

College of Health, Science & Technology

Harmon College of Business & Professional Studies

Library Services

Rene Burress

Daniel Wolcott

Michael Bersin

Michelle Conrad

James Loch

Marlys Peck

Maya Kucij

Faculty Senators

A Faculty Senator serves a two year term and is elgible to serve two consecutive terms before being required to rotate off for a minimum of one year.



College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael Bersin

Catherine Burris

Jasmine Cloud

Hannah Marsh

Steve Price

Elisabeth Stimpert

College of Education

Rene Burress

Michelle Conrad

Daniel Gilhooly

Mark Lee

Alex Pagnani

College of Health, Science and Technology

Matthew Garver

Mark Grebe

James Loch

Mohammed Sadi

Jeff Ulmer

Daniel Wolcott

Mahmoud Yousef 

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Jaimee Hartenstein

Adam Horn

Dan Jensen

Shannon McCarthy

Marlys Peck

Bonnie Slavych 

Library Services

Maya Kucij

Faculty Senate Alternates

Faculty Senate Alternates serve a one year term from May to May.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Natasha Hovey

John Malta

Haroon Sattar

College of Education

Krsitina Schuler

College of Health, Science and Technology

Karen Breshears

Bliase Heider

Greg Wiliams

Zhigou Zhou

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Jaclyn Brandhorst

Raja Bouzouita

Greg Turner

Library Services

Anthony Kaiser

Missouri Association of Faculty Senates Representatives

Michael Makara -- 1st Term Expires May 2022

Jaimee Hartenstein - 1st Term Expires May 2023



Faculty Senate Contact

Cheryl Plummer
Office Professional III
Admin 102
Tel: (660) 543-4808


Faculty Senate President

Rene Burress
(660) 543-4910



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