Meet the Faculty Senate

Senators are elected by faculty in their respective colleges or units. As advocates for faculty welfare, senators help make decisions about campus policies and submit recommendations to the President. They communicate with their constituents about the Senate's activities and gather faculty opinions on issues that affect faculty, students and staff. As advocates for faculty welfare, senators provide input to assist the Faculty Senate in approving recommendations to the President regarding campus policies and initiatives. Senator duties outline responsibilities for communicating with and soliciting input from their constituents regarding current issues that may affect not only faculty, but students and staff as well.

Faculty Senate Executive Board

Executive Board
Eric Marchand
Eric Marchand
Faculty Senate Chair
(775) 784-6817
2704
Executive Board
Tom Albright
Tom Albright
College of Science, Parliamentarian Term Expires: 2024
(775) 784-6673
2704
Executive Board
Hanna Damke
Hanna Damke
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, At-Large Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-1830
2704
Executive Board
Lexi  Erwin
Lexi Erwin
Division of Student Services, At-Large Term expires: 2023
(775) 682-5919
2704
Executive Board
Michelle Hritz
Michelle Hritz
Manager, Faculty Senate
(775) 682-7518
2704
Executive Board
Amy Pason
Amy Pason
Past-Chair Term Expires: 2023
(775) 682-8349
2704
Executive Board
Peter Reed
Peter Reed
Chair-Elect Term Expires: 2025
(775) 327-2283
2704

Faculty Senators

Use the drop-down menu or the search bar to find the senator for your college, school or division.

Science
Tom Albright
Tom Albright
College of Science, Parliamentarian Term Expires: 2024
(775) 784-6673
2722
Library
Emily Boss
Emily Boss
University Libraries Term expires: 2024
(775) 682-5007
2716
Cooperative Extension
Sarah Chvilicek
Sarah Chvilicek
Cooperative Extension Term expires: 2023
(775) 336-0236
2709
Engineering
Sesh Commuri
Sesh Commuri
College of Engineering Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-9504
2711
Medicine
Jose Cucalon Calderon
Jose Cucalon Calderon
School of Medicine Term expires: 2025
(775) 982-5292
2717
Liberal Arts
Cari Cunningham
Cari Cunningham
College of Liberal Arts Term expires: 2023
(775) 682-9021
2715
Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
Hanna Damke
Hanna Damke
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, At-Large Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-1830
2707
Engineering
Sergiu Dascalu
Sergiu Dascalu
College of Engineering Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-4613
2711
Research
Michele Dondanville
Michele Dondanville
Research and Innovation Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-6360
2721
Medicine
Danielle Eaton
Danielle Eaton
School of Medicine Term expires: 2024
(775) 784-4125
2717
Student Services
Lexi  Erwin
Lexi Erwin
Division of Student Services, At-Large Term expires: 2023
(775) 682-5919
2723
President
J'Neal Hachquet
J'Neal Hachquet
President's Division Term expires: 2025
(775) 784-4804
2719
Liberal Arts
Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill
College of Liberal Arts Term expires: 2023
(775) 682-7629
2715
Business
Jean Jeon
Jean Jeon
College of Business Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-9166
2708
Medicine
Brian Lauf
Brian Lauf
School of Medicine Term expires: 2024
(775) 682-7991
2717
Provost
Wenzhen Li
Wenzhen Li
Provost's Division Term expires: 2024
(775) 682-6789
2720
Student Services
Catie McKinney
Catie McKinney
Division of Student Services Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-8072
2723
Provost
Alissa Mortensen
Alissa Mortensen
Provost's Division Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-7490
2720
Education
Carrie Murphey
Carrie Murphey
College of Education Term expires: 2024
(775) 682-7716
2710
Administration and Finance
Katie Newman
Katie Newman
Senior Manager, Administration & Finance Term expires: 2024
(775) 682-7046
2706
Liberal Arts
Louis Niebur
Louis Niebur
College of Liberal Arts Term expires: 2024
(775) 784-4061
2715
Social Work
Denise Orpustan-Love
Denise Orpustan-Love
School of Social Work Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-6542
3042
University Advancement
Beth Padovan
Beth Padovan
University Advancement Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-6006
2724
Community Health Sciences
Jennifer Pearson
Jennifer Pearson
School of Public Health Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-4041
2713
Journalism
Vacant Position
Vacant Position
Reynolds School of Journalism Term expires:
2714
Science
Thomas Quint
Thomas Quint
College of Science Term expires: 2025
(775) 784-1366
2722
Nursing
Shannon Richard
Shannon Richard
Orvis School of Nursing Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-7224
2718
Science
Melodi Rodrigue
Melodi Rodrigue
College of Science Term expires: 2023
(775) 784-7049
2722
Liberal Arts
Todd Ruecker
Todd Ruecker
College of Liberal Arts Term expires: 2025
(775) 682-6404
2715
Medicine
Amy Smith
Amy Smith
School of Medicine Term expires: 2025
(775) 784-6703
2717
President
Kirstin Swagman
Kirstin Swagman
President's Division Term expires: 2023
(775) 682-7753
2719