Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws

The Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty Senate Of California University of Pennsylvania

It is in the finest tradition of the academy that the faculty gathers together in a formal and democratic fashion to articulate, promote and defend the ideals of a university. It is both fitting and proper that the faculty do so. Those chosen to represent their colleagues shall be known as Senators and the body to which they belong shall be called the Faculty Senate.

As the largest deliberative, representative body of the faculty, the Senate shall, in its public discourse, promote intellectual life at the University and contribute to the academic leadership of the University.

The Faculty Senate shall be concerned with all issues important to the University including academic freedom, scholarship, self-governance, curriculum, and academic and professional standards.

Because the Senate is an independent body, it is free to pursue, without restraint, all issues of importance to the University. The Senate, when exploring these important university issues, may seek counsel from persons and entities both within and without the University.1 In its advocacy role, the Senate may sponsor forums, hold debates, and create committees to deliberate these important issues. Conclusions arrived at through these deliberations may result in recommendations to the University community. 

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Faculty Senate Information


Robert Mehalik
Vice President: Loring Prest
Secretary: Robin Weaver
Member at Large: None Appointed




TRIO & Academic Services 
(Lisa Driscoll)              
Laura Giachetti 
Carol Bocetti
Applied Engineering & Technology
(Joseph Schickel)
Jennifer Wilburn
Aleksandra Prokic
Art & Languages
(Arcides Gonzalez)
Scott Lloyd (Art)
Biological & Envir. Sciences    
(Robert Whyte)
Louise Nicholson
Carol Bocetti
Business & Economics
(Paul Hettler)
Joseph Schwerha
Mark Lennon
Chemistry & Physics
(Matthew Price)
Kausar Yasmin
Childhood Education 
(Diane Nettles)
Peter Cormas
William Hug
Communication Disorders    
(Ralph Belsterling)
Samantha Procaccini
April Wright
Communication, Design & Culture  
(Greg Spicer)                       
Macdonald Kale
Counselor Education 
(Liz Gruber)
Robert Mehalik
Julie Warnick
Criminal Justice  
(Mathilda Spencer)       
Mathilda Spencer  
Earth Science
(Swarn Gill)
Mario Majcen
 Susan Ryan
Elementary Education
Diane Nettles
(Anthony (Todd) Carlisle)
Keat Murray Kimberly Vanderlaan
Exercise Science and Sport Studies
(Jeffrey R. Hatton)
Ellen West
Justin Baronner
Health  Sciences   
(Shelley DeCesaro)  
Ayanna Lyles
History, Politics & Society   
(Michael Slaven)       
Cassandra Kuba
 Libby Larson
Library Services   
(Bill Meloy) 
Ryan Sittler
Loring Prest
Math & Computer Science
& Info. Systems
(Mohamed Benbourenane)
Paul Sible
 Gina Boff
Music & Theater
(Michelle Pagen)
Randy Tillmut (Music)
John (JP) Staszel (Theater)
(Dr. Donna Caruthers)
Robin Weaver Nicole Evanick
(Holiday Adair)  
Kristen Schaffner
Carrie Elkin
Secondary Education &
Admin Leadership
(Connie Monroe)     
Michael Perrotti  
Social Work & Gerontology
(Sheri Boyle) 
Carolyn Wass 
Special Education 
(Jason Kight)
Peter Heh
Student Services
(John Massella)
Karen Hjerpe