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Non-Senate University Committees

Non-Senate University Committees role and responsibilities are identified in their charge. Faculty representative positions are filled from the Faculty Senate's Annual Committee Preference Poll or by college election. The Faculty Senate recommends appointments of faculty representatives to the President.

Academic Affairs Strategic Planning and Budget Committee

The Committee shall serve the Provost in an advisory capacity on matters regarding the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan and budget. In the conduct of its business, the Committee shall evaluate the Division’s progress related to strategic plan strategies and metrics, make recommendations regarding changes in strategic plan strategies and metrics, seek to foster budgeting transparency, longer-term as well as immediate fiscal planning, a greater understanding of budget complexities within the general membership of the Academic Affairs community, and a clear connection between the Academic Affairs budget and the University’s and Division’s Strategic Plan.

College Faculty Representatives

  • A&L: Robin Fisher, Music - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
  • CBA: Ken Chinen, Strategy and Entrepreneurship - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
  • COE: Rachael Marshell, Graduate and Professional Studies - Fall 2019 - Spring 2021
  • ECS: Saad Merayyan, Civil Engineeirng - Fall 2019 - Spring 2021
  • HHS: Robert Quintana, Kinesiology - Fall 2019 - Spring 2022
  • NSM: Amy Wagner, Geology - Fall 2019 - Spring 2022
  • SSIS: Seunghee Wie, Family and Consumer Sciences - Fall 2019 - Spring 2021
  • Library: Anne Bradley - Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP)

The Council is the advisory body to the CSU Chancellor's Office on CSU System-wide International (Study Abroad) programs.

Faculty Representative

  • Michael Vann, History (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2022

Administrative Review Committee (CAR)

The Committee assists the President in review of the administrative performace of senior level administrators evaluated on a five-year cycle. The goal is to assist administrators to maintain or improve their effectiveness.

Faculty Representatives

  • Chong Choe-Smith, Philosophy (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Undergraduate Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Emily Wickelgren, Psychology (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022

Alcohol Advisory Council

The Council is responsible for reviewing and providing recommendations to the Univeristy on the development and enforcement of campus alcohol and drug-related policies.

Faculty Representatives

  • Daniel Burghart, Economics (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Jessica Moreno, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2020

Anthony J. & Soula Leones Scholarship Committee

The Committee reviews applications for, and selects the scholarship recipients. The Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students who are disadvantaged due to their socioeconomic and educational background.

Faculty Representatives

  • Herman Li, Economics (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Rachel Miller, Art (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2021

ASI Appellate Council

The Council facilitates appeals that are submitted based off the Elections Complaint Committee. The Council makes the final ruling on the situation at hand.

Faculty Representative

  • Charl Mattheus, Public Health (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020

ASI Board - Faculty Representative

The faculty representative is involved with the Faculty Senate and their agenda. The faculty member works alongside the ASI Board of Directors serving as an advisor and mentor; and also works closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs in regards to the knowledge he/she possesses about Faculty Senate legislation.

Faculty Representative

  • Jennifer Lundmark, Biological Sciences (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2020

ASI Elections Complaint Committee

The Committee hears and rules on complaints regarding violations to the ASI Elections code.

Faculty Representative

  • Jessica Moreno, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2020

Campus Educational Equity Committee (CEEC)

The Committee reviews and provides recommendations on Educational Equity programs and activities within the University. The Committee also considers new direcitions and ways to improve the qualitative strength of Educational Equity efforts.

Campus Safety & Environmental Health Committee

The Committee advises the President regarding campus safety and environmental health concerns. The Committee is charged with the task of developing and recommending to the President policy change and other actions related to public and occupational safety and environmental quality withing the campus community.

Faculty Representative

(Division of Criminal Justice faculty representative)

  • Jennie Singer, Criminal Justice (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2021

Capitol Public Radio Board of Directors

Faculty Representatives

  • Lorelei Bayne, Theatre and Dance (A&L)
  • Anne Fuller, Marketing and Supply Chain Management (CBA)

Committee on Internationalization

The Committee is responsible for reviewing existing processes and practices, identifying internationalization initiatives, determining resource requirements, and setting priorities.

Faculty Representatives

  • Brian Lim, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Nikolaos LIzaridis, History (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Seunghee Wie, Familty and Consumer Sciences (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022

Compliance Committee

The Compliance Committee is an interdisciplinary group that provides a forum for the efficient dissemination and discussion of program-related informatin and strategy to and among key stakeholders. The Compliance Committee at Sacramento State will take charge of the University's compliance and ethics program and will be the driving force behind its initiatives, with the help of the compliance office and compliance partners.

Faculty Representative

  • Atousa Yazdani, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ECS) - Term ends Spring 2020

Diversity Awards Committee

The Committee developes guidelines for graduate and professional development programs; coordinates the inplementation of the various diversity programs; recommends participants or proposals; and evaluates the program's effectiveness, making recommendations to the Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Faculty Representatives

  • Yvette Farmer, Criminal Justice (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Mark Oegueda, History (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Ravin Pan, Undergraduate Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Herman Li, Economics (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Heather Thompson, Communications Science and Disorders (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, Mathematics and Statistics (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Margarita Berta-Avila, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021

Diversity Council

The Diversity Council provides advice, recommendations, and participatory support on matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to the Eecutive Diretor of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Faculty Representatives

  • Samantha Blackburn, Nursing (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Tim Fong, Ethnic Studies (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2021

Grade Appeals Panels

Grade Appeal Panels review and render decisions on grade appeals submitted by students each semester in which they are disputing a previous semester's course grade.

Grade Appeal Panel 1

  • Meagan O'Malley, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Kitty Kelly, Nursing (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2022

Grade Appeal Panel 2

  • James Miranda, Chemistry (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Mae Chaplin, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term ends Spring 2022

Grade Appeal Panel 3

  • Mark Ludwig, Communication Studies (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2022
  • Vera Margoniner, Physics and Astronomy (NSM) - Term ends: Spring 2021

Grade Appeal Panel 4

  • Tonia Davis, Communation Sciences & Disorders (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Megan Heinicke, Psychology (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022 (Raul Tadle, Economics (SSIS) will serve Spring 2020)

Grade Appeals Procedural Appeal Board

The Board determines questions of violation of the Grade Appeal Process in the final decisions made by the Grade Appeal Panels, brought forward by either a student or instructor invloved in a grade appeal.

Faculty Representatives

  • Heather Diaz, Public Health (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Kim Roberts, Psychology (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022

Graduate Council

The Counil serves the Dean of Graduate Studies in an advisory, though not policy making, capacity on matters regarding the recommendation and implementation of principles, policies, and procedures affecting graduate and post-baccalaureate education at California State Univeristy, Sacramento. The Council also provides a forum for communication among coordinators of graduate and post-baccalaureate programs at departmental, college, or univeristy wide levels.

Faculty Representative

(A faculty member of the Graduate Studies Policies Committee)

  • Vacant - Term ends Spring 2020

Honorary Degrees Committee

The Committee reviews recommendations of persons nominated to receive a honorary degree and assists in the development and compilatation of materials in support of nominatins to be forwarded to the President.

Faculty Representative

(Faculty Senate Chair or designee)

  • Adam Rechs, Faculty Senate Chair - Term ends Spring 2020

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Board is a body of faculty and staff who review human subject research proposals to ensure they adhere to ethical principles and federal regulations for the protection of human research participants.

Faculty Representatives

  • Darla Hagge, Communication Sciences and Disorders (HHS) - Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
  • Reiko Komiyama, English (A&L) - Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
  • Katrin Mattern-Baxter, Physical Therapy (HHS) - Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
  • Kitty Kelly, Nursing (HHS) - Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
  • Ryan Getty, Criminal Justice (HHS) - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
  • Paolo Taboga, Kinesiology and Health Scienes (HHS) - Term: Fall 2017 - Spring 2020
  • Shawna Malvini Redden, Communications Studies (A&L) - Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
  • Albert Lozano, Graduate and Professional Studies (COE) - Term: Fall 2017 - Spring 2020
  • Sharon Flicker, Psychology - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring 2022
  • Toran MacLeod, Physical Therapy (HHS) - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring Spring 2022
  • Gwenaelle Begue, Kinesiology and Health Sciences - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring 2022
  • Eric Claravall, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring 2022
  • Danielle Martin, Political Science - Term: Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Institutional Scholarship Committee

The Committee reviews scholarship applications and selects recipients for the Institutional Scholarships administed through the Financial Aid Office.

Facuity Represenatatives

  • Amir Motlagh, Civil Engineeirng (ECS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Molly Dugan, Communication Studies (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Brian Moore, Physical Therapy (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Vacant - Term ends Spring 2021

The Committee acts as the advising body to the President for the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) student fee allocation. The IRA fees are paid by students to provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental educational mission of the University.

Faculty Representatives

  • Jenna Porter, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Bernard Brown, Theatre & Dance (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2021

Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC)

The Committee provides guidance to the President on all matters of policy related to Intercollegiate Athletics, with particular reference to the academic and personal well-being of student athletes and the accountability of the Athletic Department to the educational values, mission, and goals of the Sacramento State Campus. The Committee also serves as a resource for the campus community regaridng matters pertaining to instructional contral and compliance with NCAA legislations, financial integrity, facilities, gender equity, and non-discimination and diversity.

Faculty Representatives

  • Patrick Ettinger, History (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Antonia Peigahi, LIbrary - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Joshua Moss, Physics and Astronomy (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Elizabeth Catlin, Accounting (CBA) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • James Miranda, Chemistry (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2022
  • Caey Knifsend, Psychology (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022
  • Matthew Krauel, Mathematics & Statistics (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2022
  • Julian Heilig, Doctorate in Educational Leadership (COE) - Term ends Spring 2022

IT Advisory Board

The IT Advisory Board provides special consultation to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer and will help prioritize divisional IT projects based on alignment with campus strategic goals and other needs.

Faculty Representative

  • Dennis Dahlquist, Electronic & Electrical Engineering (ECS) - Term Fall 2019 through Spring 2020

Sabbatical Leave Committee

The Committee reviews sabbatical applications and makes recommendations to the President.

Faculty Representatives

  • David Zeigler, Mathematics and Statistics (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • David Rolloff, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Tim Marbach, Mechanical Engineering (ECS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Anna Vygodina, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy (CBA) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Vacant (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Hui-Ju Huang, Teaching Credentials (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • George Paganelis, Library - Term ends Spring 2022
  • Cheryl Osborne, Gerontology - SSIS - Term ends Spring 2022

Sacramento State Alumni Association - Board of Directors

The Board is a group of alumni volunteers who lead the organization in its service to Sacramento State and its alumni. The Board's mission is to connect, engage and celerate alumni, students and friends of Sacramento State while building lifelong relationships that support the future of the University.

Faculty Representative

  • De-Laine Cyrenne, Psychology (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2020

Student Fee Advisory Committee

The Committee reviews Category II and III fee proposals, and the annual audit of all fees. The Committee evaluates all existing fees anually, provides a detailed review of selected fees for possible consolidation or elimination.

Faculty Representatives

  • Adam Rechs, Faculty Senate Chair - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Hogan Hayes, English - President's Faculty Appointee - Term ends Spring 2021

Student Grievances Review Committee

The role of this Committee, within the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, is to review the process used by the school or division when making a final decision about the grievance, and then determine whether or not there was procedural fairness or a violation that may have impacted the final decision. If there was not procedural fairness, the committee, the college, or the divisional committee will be instructed to conduct a new hearing or review.

Faculty Representatives

  • Rachel Miller, Art (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • James Mrianda, Chemistry (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2021

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Committee advises the Executive Director of Student Health and Counseling Services and the Vice President for Student Affairs on helath-related issues from a student's perspective, covering such topics as accessibility, hours of operation, scope of services, student fees, quality of care, and satisfaciton. SHAC serves as the voice between the students and administration to ensure the health concerns of students are being addressed.

Faculty Representative

  • Michael Mink, Public Health (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020

Student Housing Advisory Committee

The Committee developes a comprehensive student housing proposal and process for each student housing project, including reports and materials, which will facilitate the movement of projects throuogh the campus and Chancellor's Ofifce approval process. The Committee, in collaboration with stakeholders, will serve as the core committee on all projects that require approval by the CSU Housing Proposal Review Committee and the Chancellor's Office. The committee is dormant when there are no new campus housing projects.

Faculty Representative

  • Corey Shanbrom, Mathematics and Statistics (NSM) - Term ends Spring 2020

Transportation Advisory Committee

The Committee addresses issues related to campus transportation matters. The Committee makes recommendations to the Vice President for Administraiton/CFO on issues related to parking, traffic managemenet, shuttle services and alternative transportation.

Faculty Representative

  • Thomas Pyne, Philosophy (A&L) - Term ends Spring 2022

University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC)

The Committee serves as the main advisory group on budgetary matters for the General Operating Fund.

Faculty Representatives

  • Elvia Ramirez, Ethnic Studies (SsiS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Jay Lee, Marketing and Supply Chain Management (CBA) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Sharyn Gardner, Management (CBA) - Term ends Spring 2022

University Committee for Persons with Disabilities (UCPD)

The Committee advises the University, through the Provost and Vice President for Academic Afairs, in achieving its mission to reflect the diverse characteristics of the region with regards to employees and students with disabilities, to foster in all campus members a sense of inclusiveness, respect for human differenes, and concern for others, and to encourage the participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of University life.

Faculty Representative

  • Kyle Carter, Social Work (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) Board of Directors

University Enterprises, Inc. is the business arm of the University. It provides legacy services for students and for the campus community; and developes and nurtures projects and progams that further the vision and values of the insitution. The Board oversees and guides University Enterprises, Inc. in fulfilling its mission to California State University, Sacramento.

Faculty Representatives

  • Jamie Hoffman, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (HHS) - Term ends June 2020
  • Jai-Joon "Jay" Lee, Marketing and Supply Chain Management (CBA) - Term ends June 2020
  • Kelly Thompson, Family and Consumer Sciences (SSIS) - Term ends June 2021

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) Bookstore Advisory Group

The UEI Bookstore Advisory Group provides a means of ubilding relationships wiht different campus groups of better serving the campus and surrounding community.

Faculty Representatives

  • Ann Moylan, Family and Consumer Sciences (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2020
  • Sedah Song That, Undergraduate Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021

University Sustainability Steering Committee

The Committee assesses current sustainability practices for incorporation of best technology; recommends new methods/techniques for incorporating sustainability into operational activities and facilities design; partners with the community we serve; and identifies and tracks critical performance indicators to keep sustainability practices and strategies on course.

Faculty Representatives

  • Julian Fulton, Environmental Studies (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2021
  • Deidre Sessoms, Undergraduate Studies in Education (COE) - Term ends Spring 2021

University Union Well Inc. Board of Directors

The Board ensures that the organization accomplishes its mission and remains financially viable. The Board focuses on developing and implementing broad-based organizational policies, such as the organizaiton's strategic agenda, operating budgets and long-range financial plan. The Board also monitors the organization's performance and directs corrective actions when necessary.

Faculty Representative

  • David Rolloff, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (HHS) - Term ends Spring 2020

Well Advisory Group

The WELL is part of the Union WELL, Inc. non-profit 501c3 auxilaiary organiztion that supports the Sacramento State community. The Advisory Group recommends policies, strategic prioriteis, and an operational budge to the Union WELL, Inc. Board of Directors. The Advisory Group also provides feedback and guidance to WELL staff as it pertains to overall operations.

Faculty Representative

  • Nadine Braunstein, Family and Consumer Sciences (SSIS) - Term ends Spring 2022