University Senate

Retrenchment Committee

There shall be a Faculty Retrenchment Committee consisting of one tenured faculty representative from each college, and two, at large, non-tenured faculty members. The tenured and non-tenured faculty shall serve staggered terms of three years. One half of the faculty representatives shall be elected and one half shall be appointed by the president from nominations made by the Executive Committee of the University Senate. After three years an elected faculty seat shall rotate to an appointed faculty seat and vice versa. The Chairperson of the University Senate shall be responsible for establishing the staggered terms and for supervising the alternation of elected and appointed terms. If faculty decline to elect faculty members in a timely manner, of if faculty decline to serve, the president shall appoint the committee members required to serve, including non-faculty members, if necessary (Faculty Handbook, 6-6).

Name Department College Term Expires
Joanna Basuray Nursing CHP 2016
Barbara Laster Elementary Education COE 2018
Brian Gorman Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice CLA 2017
Jenee Mateer Art + Design, Art History, Art Education COFAC 2016
Chris Oufiero Biological Sciences At Large 2016
Cody Sandifer Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences FCSM 2017
Richard Vatz Instructional Leadership and Professional Development COE 2018


  • To advise the President of the University regarding retrenchment and those conditions both internal and external to the University that might ultimately have a bearing on retrenchment. 
  • To advise the President of the University regarding deployment of human, fiscal, and physical resources on the basis of programmatic, statistical, and budgetary information.
  • To advise the President of the University regarding revising, adding to, or otherwise improving strategies for flexibility and advising departments regarding their situation relative to retrenchment.




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