Faculty Senators

The Faculty Senate at USC Upstate, created by direction of the university faculty to act by and for that body, is endowed with all the powers and responsibilities of the university faculty except for those powers specifically reserved by that body to itself, provided that the University faculty may amend or repeal any actions of the Faculty Senate. Powers specifically reserved by the faculty, include, but are not limited to, election of faculty officers and committee members.

Membership

The Faculty Senate membership is composed of voting members of the university faculty elected from each division, each school, and the library. Representation on the Faculty Senate is one representative for every seven faculty members (or portion thereof) per electoral unit. Representatives of electoral units are elected by secret ballot by the members of that unit. These representatives are elected prior to the September faculty meeting, unless a vacancy occurs in mid-year and a new member is elected.

The Faculty Chair designates terms of one, two, and three years for Senate members so that approximately one-third of the members will be elected each year. This designation will be made so that each electoral unit will have a reasonable balance of members with each of the terms. Thereafter, members of the Senate will have terms of three years, unless chosen to fill unexpired terms.

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Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Motions

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Officers

Lizabeth Zack
Lizabeth Zack
Faculty Chair
SCW

Holly Pae
Holly Pae 
Past Chair 
SOE


Emily Kofoed
Recording Secretary
FACS

Business

 
(21) Hubbard Smalls*
864-503-5585

 

Elise Harvey
(20) Elise Harvey
864-503-5236


(19) Kyle Turner
864-503-5948

 

Education


21 Kela Goodman 
(SOE) 
864-503-5691


21 Karen Lounsbury
(SOE)
864-503-7402


20 Jim Kamla 
(SOE) 
864-503-5851

(19) Lauren Vervaecke
864-503-5507

   
Fine Arts and Communications Studies


(19) Allison Ludwig 
864-503-5307

Carolyn Webber
21 Carolyn Webber 
864-503-5882 

Warren Bareiss
21 Warren Bareiss
864-503-5299

Informatics & Engineering Systems

 
(20) Deshia Leonhirth
864-503-5920

Languages, Literature and Composition


(21) George Williams
864-503-5285

 

Gabrielle Drake
(19) Gabrielle Drake
864-503-5032

Monika Shehi
(19) Monika Shehi 
864-503-5972

 

David Coberly
(20) David Coberly
864-503-5830

Library


(21) Virginia Cononie
864-503-5735


(20) Lola Bradley*
864-503-5006

 

Math and Computer Science

Muhammad Hameed
(21) Muhammad Hameed
864-503-5371


(21) Brett Barwick*
864-503-5206


(20) Amanda Schwartz
864-503-5292

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering


(21) Briget Doyle
864-503-5737


(21) Andrew Leonardi
864-503-5708


(20) Anselm Omoike
864-503-5756

 

Kimberly Shorter
(19) Kimberly Shorter
864-503-5716

Nursing


(21) Ryan Crawford
864-503-5452


(20) Colleen Kilgore*
864-552-4214

 

Dawn Henderson
(19) Dawn Henderson
864-552-4261

 

Darlene Amendolair
(19) Darlene Amendolair
864-552-4246


(19) Tamara Cook
864-503-5482


(19) Dana Davis
864-552-4257

Psychology

James Bunde
(19) James Bunde
864-503-7304

Susan Ruppel
(19) Susan Ruppel*
864-503-5786

 
History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies


(20) Jim Griffis
864-503-5660

 

Richard Combes
(19) Richard Combes*
864-503-5676

Nicole Richardson
(21) Nicole Richardson
864-503-7550

Sociology, Criminal Justice and Women's Studies

Laura Jennings
(20) Laura Jennings 
864-503-5667

Mary Sarver
(19) Mary Sarver
864-503-5889

 
Ex-Officio

Dr. Brendan Kelly
Dr. Brendan Kelly
Chancellor

Clif Flynn
Clif Flynn
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Mary-David Fox
Mary-David Fox
Registrar