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 Vice President for Planning & CIO, the University administrator with responsibility for coordinating governance activities.  The work of the UGC is supported by the Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, which has responsibility for governance and institutional policy support. 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 VP Planning & CIO serves as a liaison between the UGC and the University's President's Cabinet.

UGC Membership: 2013-14

Dr. Jerome DeSanto, VP Planning & CIO, UGC Convener; UGC Liaison to President's Cabinet

Mr. Donald Castellucci, Student Senate

Ms. Meg Cullen-Brown, Staff Senate

Ms. Gabriela DiPasquale, Student Senate

Dr. Marian Farrell, Faculty Senate

Mr. Bill Halfpenny, Student Senate

Dr. Rebecca Mikesell, Faculty Senate

Mr. Mark Murphy, Staff Senate

Dr. Carol Reinson, Faculty Senate

Mr. Aris Rotella, Student Senate

Ms. Catherine Schneider, Staff Senate

Dr. Robert Spalletta, Faculty Senate

Mr. Joseph Wetherell, Staff Senate 

Support Staff:

Ms. Kate Yerkes, Director Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Ms. Linda Scherer, Office Manager, Planning & Information Resources


University Governance Council Statement of Purpose