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 aces 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. Jeffrey Gingerich, Provost; UGC Convener & UGC Liaison to President's Cabinet
Fahad Ashraf, Student Sente
Kimberley Barr, Student Senate
Dr. Bryan Burnham, Faculty Senate
Gina Butler, Staff Senate
Mr. Matthew Coughlin,* Student Senate
Dr. Marian Farrell,* Faculty Senate
Brian Kilner, Student Senate
Ms. Amy Driscoll McNulty,* Staff Senate 
Dr. Rebecca Mikesell, Faculty Senate
Kristi Klien, Staff Senate
Zoe Rothrock, Staff Senate
Dr. Robert Spalletta, Faculty Senate
  * indicates individual is president/chair of their respective senate.
UGC Meeting Dates: Fall 2018
Friday, September 28
Friday, November 2
Friday, December 7