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Each graduate department and each graduate degree-granting area program shall be affiliated with the Graduate Faculty Senate.

Every school or college led by a dean and has graduate programs is represented on the Senate. No more than 3 representatives per unit will be allowed. In addition, one member is elected as an at large member representing Directors of Graduate Studies and one member represents the Graduate and Professional Council. Senators serve a 3-year elected term.

College/School Representatives

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources/Natural Resources (3)

  • Damon Hall (2021-2024)
  • Azlin Mustapha (2021-2024)
  • Corinne Valdivia (2020-2023)

Arts & Science/Visual Studies/Music/Public Affairs/Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (3)

  • Sounak Chakraborty (2020-2023)
  • John Kerns (2022-2025)
  • Marcello Mogetta (2022-2025)

Business/Accountancy (1)

  • Stevie Neuman (2020-2023)

Education and Human Development/Information Science & Learning Technologies (2)

  • Angie Zapata (2021-2024)
  • Matt Easter (2022-2025)

Engineering (2)

  • Yuwen Zhang(2021-2024)
  • Maria Fidalgo (2022-2025)

Nursing (1)

  • Miriam Butler (2020-2023)

Health Professions (1)

  • Dana Martin (2019-2022)

Medicine (2)

  • David Beversdorf (2022-2025)
  • Brian Hensel (2022-2025)

Veterinary Medicine (2)

  • Wenjun Ma (2021-2024)
  • Mick Calcutt (2019-2022)

Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Programs (1)

  • Chi-Ren Shyu (2021-2024)

Journalism (1)

  • Keith Greenwood (2021-2024)

Law (1)

  • Richard Reuben (2022-2025)

Director of Graduate Study (DGS), elected at large (1)

  • Chris Daniggelis (2020-2023)

Graduate Professional Council (1)

  • Parker Owens
Total voting membership = 22

Representatives from the Graduate School, including the dean and associate dean of the graduate school, regularly attend GFS meetings but are non-voting members.

2021-22 Executive Committee Members

Miriam Butler, President
Alan Parrish, Past President
Azlin Mustapha, Vice President
Angie Zapata, Academic Affairs Subcommittee Chair
Chris Daniggelis, Awards Subcommittee Committee Chair
TBD, Member-at-Large

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