Faculty Senate & Governance

Senate Executive Committee

The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) sets Faculty Senate agendas, helps the senate conduct business per the Faculty Code, and facilitates communication between the president and the faculty. SEC coordinates with the university faculty councils, recommends Faculty Senate actions, nominates council and committee members, and responds to the concerns of voting faculty members. (Faculty Code Sections 22-60 to 22-68)

Composition of the Senate Executive Committee

Ex-officio members with vote:

  • Chris Laws, Faculty Senate chair
  • Gautham Reddy, Faculty Senate vice chair
  • Robin Angotti, Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting chair
  • Ana Mari Cauce, President of the university
  • Jason Naranjo, UW Bothell General Faculty Organization chair
  • Turan Kayaoglu, UW Tacoma Faculty Assembly chair

Three faculty council chairs elected by the Faculty Senate:

  • Ronald Kwon/Andrea Otáñez, Faculty Council on Race, Equity, and Justice co-chairs
  • Ann Culligan, Faculty Council on Student Affairs chair
  • Ann Huppert, Faculty Council on Academic Standards chair

Eight elected members of the Faculty Senate:

  • Louisa Mackenzie, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Maya Sonenberg, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dan Schwartz, College of Engineering
  • Jan Whittington, College of Built Environments
  • John Dahl, School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Wheeler, School of Medicine
  • Tania Busch Isaksen, Other Health Sciences representative
  • Vacant, Professional Schools representative

Ex-officio members without vote:

  • Mike Townsend, secretary of the faculty
  • Jacob Vigdor, faculty legislative representative
  • JoAnn Taricani, deputy faculty legislative representative
  • Mark Richards, provost and executive vice president
  • Mustapha Samateh, ASUW president
  • Aaron Yared, GPSS president