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The Faculty Senate is composed of seventy-five elected members from the general faculty. Eligible members are those persons employed by the University of Central Florida during the regular academic year and whose primary assignment is to carry out the academic mission of the university, namely, teaching, research and academic service. Titles of these persons are set forth in the Senate Bylaws.

2024-2025 Senate Officers

As the first order of business at the first meeting of the new Senate in April, the Senators elect from its voting membership by majority vote a chair, vice chair and secretary. Each officer has a one-year term beginning immediately following the annual election. For a list of prior leaders, go to Leaders of the Faculty Senate.

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Business Administration

College of Community Innovation and Education

  • Daniel Seigler
    Faculty Senate Secretary; College of Community Innovation and Education-School of Public Administration; Senate Representative
  • L. Trenton Marsh
    College of Community Innovation and Education- Learning Sciences & Educational Research; Alternate Senate Representative
  • Elsie Olan
    College of Community Innovation and Education-School of Teacher Education; Senate Representative
  • Gulnora Hundley
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Counselor Education & School Psychology; Senate Representative
  • Bobby Hoffman
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Learning Sciences & Educational Research; Senate Representative
  • Karol Lucken
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Criminal Justice; Senate Representative; Chair, Personnel Committee
  • Brett Meltzer
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Legal Studies; Senate Representative
  • Reid Oetjen
    College of Community Innovation and Education - Health Management & Informatics; Senate Representative; Chair, Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Aman Behal
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Electrical & Computer Engineering; Senate Representative
  • Ladislau Bölöni
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Computer Science; Senate Representative
  • Steven Duranceau
    College of Engineering- Civil, Environmental, and Construction; Senate Representative
  • Kurt Stresau
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Mechanical &Aerospace Engineering; Senate Representative
  • Ivan Garibay
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative
  • David Mohaisen
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Computer Science; Senate Representative
  • Ahmad Elshennawy
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative
  • Dennis Filler
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering; Senate Representative
  • Jeffrey Kauffman
    Faculty Senate Vice Chair; College of Engineering and Computer Science-Mechanical Aerospace Engineering; Senate Representative; Chair, Committee on Committee; Chair, Undergraduate Council and Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee
  • Michael Proctor
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Industrial Engineering & Management Systems; Senate Representative

College of Graduate Studies

  • Crystal Maraj
    College of Graduate Studies-School of Modeling Simulation & Training; Senate Representative; Vice Chair, Graduate Appeals Committee
  • Joseph Kider
    College of Graduate Studies-School of Modeling, Simulation & Training; Senate Representative

College of Health Professions and Sciences

  • Christina Kuchman
    College of Health Professions and Sciences- School of Social Work; Senate Representative
  • Humberto Lopez Castillo
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-Health Sciences; Senate Representative
  • Nicole Dawson
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-School of Kinesiology & Physical Therapy; Senate Representative
  • Martine Vanryckeghem
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-School of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Senate Representative; Chair, Commencement, Convocations and Recognitions Committee

College of Medicine

  • Tina Chiarelli
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative; Vice Chair, Undergraduate Council; Co-Chair, Undergraduate Course Review Committee
  • Karl Chai
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative
  • David Harris
    College of Medicine-Medical Education; Senate Representative
  • Herve Roy
    College of Medicine-Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative
  • Denise Kay
    College of Medicine-Medical Education; Senate Representative; Chair, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
  • Stephen King
    Faculty Senate Chair; Steering Committee Chair; College of Medicine- Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Senate Representative

College of Nursing

College of Optics and Photonics

College of Sciences

College of Undergraduate Studies

Division of Digital Learning

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

University Libraries