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.

University Governance Council Statement of Purpose

The UGC maintains its documentation and working resources in the University's D2L learning management system. Members of the UGC and each senate's Cabinet Liaison have acces to this site, and members are encouraged to share relevant information with members of their senates. To request information, contact Ms. Linda Scherer or Ms. Kate Yerkes.

UGC Membership: 2017-18

Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Interim Provost; UGC Convener & UGC Liaison to President's Cabinet
Mr. Steven Browning,* Student Senate
Ms. Gina Butler, Staff Senate
Mr. Matthew Coughlin, Student Senate
Dr. Marian Farrell, Faculty Senate
Dr. David Marx, Faculty Senate
Ms. Amy Driscoll McNulty, Staff Senate 
Ms. Angela McGovern, Student Senate
Dr. Rebecca Mikesell, Faculty Senate
Mr. Daniel Muenkel, Student Senate
Mr. Mark Murphy,* Staff Senate
Dr. Robert Spalletta,* Faculty Senate
Ms. Cynthia Tokash, Staff Senate
Ms. Lauren Tomasic, Student 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 

UGC Meeting Dates: Fall 2017
Friday, September 15
Friday, October 20
Friday, November 17
Friday, December 8
UGC Meeting Dates: Spring 2018
Tuesday, February 20
Thursday, March 22
Thursday, April 19
Thursday, May 10