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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 Faulty Meeting Audio with President Best from July 17, 2020


Fall 2020 General Faculty Meeting, November 18, 2020

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

James Loch

Rene Burress

Alex Smith

Michele Conrad

Mark Grebe

Adam  Horn

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

Catherine Burris

Michael Makara

Hannah Marsh

Anthony Pursell

Alex Smith

Elisabeth Stimpert

College of Education

Rene Burress

Michelle Conrad

Daniel Gilhooly

Mark Lee

Alex Pagnani

College of Health, Science and Technology

Karen Breshears

Matthew Garver

Mark Grebe

James Loch

Mohammed Sadi

Daniel Wolcott

Mahmoud Yousef 

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Mihaela Craioveanu

Greg Etter

Adam Horn

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

Nicole Freeman

Christina Kitson

Marco Rosichelli

College of Education

Michael Pantleo

Lucy Phillips

Scott Norwood

College of Health, Science and Technology

Melissa Abner

Curtis Bradford

Meera Penumetcha

Dana Tucker

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Klaire Brumbaugh

F. Ryan Peterson

Melissa Petkovsek

Library Services

 Sanja Gidakovic

Missouri Association of Faculty Senates Representatives

Bonnie Slayvch -- 1st Term Expires May 2021

Michael Makara -- 1st Term Expires May 2022



Faculty Senate Contact

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


Faculty Senate President

James Loch
(660) 543-8804



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