Faculty Senate

The principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.

Read the welcome back letter from the faculty senate chair

Faculty Senate meetings

The Faculty Senate meets regularly to discuss faculty welfare, campus policies, University activities and develop recommendations for University administration.

Faculty Senate committees

Faculty Senate committees report to the Faculty Senate chair and are active across a range of campus- and system-wide issues, activities and policies.

Faculty Senator profiles

The Faculty Senate is comprised of representatives from each academic and major administrative unit across the University. Learn more about Faculty Senators and Executive Board members.

Faculty Senate resolutions

The Faculty Senate passes resolutions regarding issues that impact not only faculty but the campus community as well. Read more about these resolutions and actions.

About the Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the primary body that represents faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. Comprised of representatives from each academic and administrative unit, the Faculty Senate serves as an advocate for faculty welfare.

Faculty awards

The Faculty Senate coordinates five faculty awards to honor and acknowledge excellence at work, and exemplary leadership and service. The awards are presented at the University's Honor the Best celebration, an annual event to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students. Learn about these awards, selection criteria, the nomination process and deadlines.


Contact us

Please feel free to contact Peter Reed, 2023-24 Faculty Senate Chair, or the Faculty Senate office.

Peter Reed

2023-24 Faculty Senate Chair
Email: facsenchair@unr.edu
Phone: (775) 327-2283

Heather Kemmelmeier

Senate Manager
: hkemmelmeier@unr.edu
Phone: (775) 682-7518

Jen Gomm

Administrative Assistant III
Email: jgomm@unr.edu
Phone: (775) 682-7519