University Governance Council
The University Governance Council (UGC) is one of the representative groups involved in University governance. The group is formed by representatives from each of the University's three senates - Student Senate, Faculty Senate, and Staff Senate - and is convened by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University administrator with responsibility for coordinating governance activities. The work of the UGC is supported by the Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness. The UGC reviews and makes recommendations regarding institutional policies, and serves as a communication venue for broader governance issues and a venue for collaboration between the three representative senates. The Provost serves as a liaison between the UGC and the University's President's Cabinet.
The UGC maintains its documentation and working resources in the University's D2L learning management system.
UGC Membership: 2016-17Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Interim Provost; UGC Convener & UGC Liaison to President's Cabinet
Dr. Yaodong Bi, Faculty Senate
Mr. David Bigley,* Student Senate
Ms. Gina Butler, Staff Senate
Dr. Marian Farrell, Faculty Senate
Dr. David Marx, Faculty Senate
Ms. Laura Manrique, Student Senate
Mr. Mark Murphy,* Staff Senate
Ms. Amy Driscoll McNulty, Staff Senate
Mr. Liam Reeves, Student Senate
Ms. Gretchen Selinski, Student Senate
Dr. Robert Spalletta,* Faculty Senate
Ms. Cynthia Tokash, Staff Senate
* indicates individual is president/chair of their respective senate.
UGC Support Staff:
Ms. Kate Yerkes, Assistant Vice Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Ms. Linda Scherer, Administrative Assistant for Institutional Effectiveness
University Governance Council Statement of Purpose