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Academic Affairs Committee || Athletic Committee || Faculty Affairs Committee || Faculty Research Committee || Financial Planning Committee || Grievance & Conciliation Committee || Instructional Technology Committee || International Education Committee || Library Committee || Outcomes Assessment Committee || Student Affairs Committee || Pino || Ballen || Student Evaluations || Faculty Activities || Center for Teaching Excellence Board || Graduate Council

2022-2023 Committee Membership

Academic Affairs Committee

One member from each college department, plus two members from each school, one librarian. Two-year terms, only two consecutive terms, elected by department or school.

Chair: Gloria Gadsden
Secretary: Luke Ritter

Art & Music: André García-Nuthmann
Biology: Maureen Romine
Business Administration: Rodney Sanchez
Chemistry: open
Computer and Mathematical Sciences: John Jeffries
Education; Counseling: Geri Glover
Education; Curriculum and Instruction: Daniel Olufemi
Education; Educational Leadership: Sheree Jederberg
Education; Special Education: Mariana Ulibarri-Haron
Education; Teacher Education: Elisabeth Valenzuela
English and Philosophy: Ben Villarreal
Exercise and Sport Science: Katherine Jenkins
Forestry: Blanca Cespedes
History and Political Science: Luke Ritter
Languages and Culture: open
Library: Kevin Corcoran
Media Arts and Technology: Miriam Langer
Natural Resources Management: Mike Petronis
Nursing: Kristen Munyan
Psychology: David Pan
Social Work: Benjamin Bencomo
Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: Gloria Gadsden

Ex-Officio Members:
Provost/VPAA: Roxanne Gonzales
Registrar: Henrietta Romero

Faculty Senate Representative: April Kent

Meeting Minutes

Athletic Committee
Five at-large members elected by Faculty Senate, three year terms.
Limited to 2 terms, no school or department with more than 1 member.

Chair: Melanie Zollner
Secretary: Kristin Bogda

Social Work: Frances Ortega
CAS; Exercise and Sport Sciences : Kristin Bogda
CAS; Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice: Erika Derkas
Business : Melanie Zollner

Ex-Officio Members:
Faculty Athletic Representative: Ben Bencomo
Athletic Director: Andrew Ehling

Faculty Affairs Committee
Ten committee members elected by College or School, two from Business, two from Education, four from College (two from Math & Sciences, two from Humanities and Fine Arts).

Co- Chair: Taik Kim
Co- Chair: Lori Rudolph

College/Arts & Humanities: Peter Buchanan
College/Arts & Humanities: Todd Christensen
College/Math & Science: Jesus Rivas
College/Math & Science: Vacant
Business: Emmanuel Nkwenti-Zamcho
Business: Vacant
Education; Counseling: Lori Rudolph
Education; Teacher Education: Taik Kim
Social Work: Rey Martinez
Social Work: Vacant

Faculty Research Committee
One member from each College department, plus two members from each School, one librarian. 

Biology: Sebastian Medina
Chemistry: Vacant
Computer and Mathematical Sciences: Vacant
English and Philosophy: Juan Gallegos
Exercise and Sports Science: Bill Hayward
History and Political Science: Vacant
Languages and Culture: Norma Valenzuela
Library: Katie Gray
Natural Resources Department: Michael Petronis
Nursing: Sandra Gardner
Psychology: David Pan
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice: Jacob Avery
Visual and Performing Arts: David Lobdell
Business: Ali Arshad
Forestry:  Vacant
Education: Lori Rudolph
Education: Seonsook Park
Social Work: Kim Knox
Social Work: Vacant

Financial Planning Committee
Six members elected by the Faculty senate, no school or department may have more than one member.

Social Work:  Erika Derkas (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice)
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant

Ex-Officio Members:
VP of Finance: Max Baca
Provost/VPAA: Roxanne Gonzales

International Education Committee
One Faculty Member from each School and College plus at least two-at-large faculty members.

Chair: Youngseek Kim

College/Math & Science:  Youngseek Kim
College/Arts & Humanities:  Donna Woodford-Gormley
School of Business:  Emmanuel Nkweni-Zamcho
Social of Education: Seonsook Park
School of Social Work: Dolores Ortega
At Large: Sandra Gardner
At Large: Jacob Avery 

Ex-Officio Member
Director of International Education, Tina Clayton

Library Committee
One elected member from each school and five from the College, no more than 2 from the same discipline, at least one from Arts and Humanities and one from Math and Science, One librarian a voting member.

Chair: Melanie Zollner

College/Arts & Humanities: Steve Williams
College/Arts & Humanities: Juan Gallegos
College/Arts & Humanities: Shereen Lobdell
College/Arts & Humanities: Rebecca Alvarez
College/Math & Science: Vacant
Business: Melanie Zolner
Education: Doug Main
Social Work: Jeanette Baca

Outcomes Assessment Committee
One from each school, three from college, at least one from Arts and Humanities and one from Sciences and Mathematics.
College/Arts & Humanities: Lauren Fath, Chair (English & Philosophy)
College/Arts & Humanities: Victoria Evans (Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice)
College: Vacant
Business: Heath Anderson
Education: Sarah Santillanes
Social Work: Judith Barnstone
Ex-Officio Members:
Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Lee Allard

Student Affairs Committee
Twelve faculty members elected by the Faculty Senate; no school or department shall have more than two members; One member from the Faculty Senate.

College/Math & Science: Joseph Sabutis (Mathematics and Computer Science)
College/Arts & Humanities: Juan Gallegos (English & Philosophy)
College/Arts & Humanities: Edward Harrington (Visual & Performing Arts)
College/Arts & Humanities: Mario Gonzales (Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice)
College/Arts & Humanities: Peter Buchanan, Chair (English & Philosophy)
College/Math & Science: Kyle Rose (Natural Resources Management)
Business: Emmanuel Nkwenti-Zmacho
Education: Doug Main
Social Work: Valerie Valles-Pedroza (non-voting)
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant
At Large: Vacant

Ex-Officio Members:
Director of Admissions
Director of Financial Assistance
Assistant Director of Registration
Dean of Students

Technology Committee
One from each school, two from the college, one librarian.

College/Math & Sciences): Richard Medina (Math & Computer Science)
College/Math & Science: Jeanie Flood (Nursing)
Business: Carla Romero (non-voting)
Education: Geri Glover, Chair
Social Work: Vacant
Library: Josephine Sena

Ex-Officio Members
Information Technology Services: Joe Gieri
EOS: Eddie DesChamps
EOS: John DesChamps
CTE: Dianna Mars

Pino Committee

Faculty Activities
April Kent
Angela Meron
Patricia Cruz

Center for Teaching Excellence Board
Arts and Science: Jason McIntosh, Chair (English & Philosophy)
Arts and Science: Sarah Corey-Rivas (Biology)
Business: Charles Swim
Education: Michael Immerman
Social Work: Amy Messex

Graduate Council
All departmental, program, or professional school Graduate Coordinators.
Business: Chien-Chung Chen
Chemistry: Chris Stead
Computer Science:  Gill Gallegos
Education; Curriculum & Instruction:  Seonsook Park
Education; Educational Leadership:  Patricia Cruz
English: Helen Blythe
History:  Peter Linder
Media Arts: Mariah Fox Hausman
Media Arts/SSD:  Jonathan Lee
Natural Sciences-Biology: Jesus Rivas
Natural Sciences-Environmental Science & Management: Julie Tsatsaros
Natural Sciences-Geology: Michael Petronis
Physical Education: Joseph Schmaldfeldt
Psychology:  David Pan, Chair
Public Affairs, Applied Sociology:  Gloria Gadsden
Social Work: Sam Terrazas
Southwest Studies-Anthropology:  Mario Gonzales
Ex-Officio Member
Registrar:  Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos

Committee lists are subject to change.