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Faculty Senate

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In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students and employees, our office staff is currently working from home. Please email or call Cheryl Plummer at 660-543-4808.


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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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.

View Motions


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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

James Loch

Rene Burress

Dan Crews

Michele Conrad

Kurt Dean

Adam  Horn

Joshua Welker

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

Dan Crews

Michael Graves

Michael Makara

Anthony Pursell

Elisabeth Stimpert

Alex Smith

College of Education

Rene Burress

Michelle Conrad

Jenna Kammer

Alex Pagnani

Nicole Nickens

College of Health, Science and Technology

Keshav Bhattarai

Kurt Dean

Dabin Ding

David Ewing

James Loch

Mahmoud Yousef

Daoping Yu

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Greg Etter

Matthew Furedy

Adam Horn

Ray Luechtefeld

Marlys Peck



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

Jessica Cannon

Eric Newsom

Hannah Marsh

Mary Trotter

College of Education

Brandy Lynch

Kristina Schuler

Yuankun Yao

College of Health, Science and Technology

Melissa Abner

Mark Grebe

Daniel Marschalek

Bill McGalliard

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Klaire Brumbaugh

Qingxiong Ma


Library Services

 Sanja Gidakovic


Missouri Association of Faculty Senators Representatives

David Ewing -- 1st Term Expires May 2020

Michelle Conrad -- 1st Term Expires May 2021




Faculty Senate Contact

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


Faculty Senate President

James Loch
Admin 102, Wed. 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tel: (660) 543-8804



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