Officers and Ex-Officio Voting Members


Mandy Hilsmier
Phone: 205-726-4047


Robb Hensarling
Phone: 205-726-2312


Tommy Kopec
Phone: 205-726-4713

Immediate Past-Chair

Lisa Gurley
Phone: 205-726-2060

Faculty Senate Email: 

Ex-Officio, Nonvoting Members

Chair of each standing committee of the university as defined in the Faculty Handbook A1.5.9.


LaJuana Davis
Phone: 205-726-4130

Representatives By School

Executive Council At-Large Members

Doug Clapp
Stephen Watson

School of The Arts

Joel Davis
Don Sandley
Stephen Watson
Mark Lackey

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Bernie Ankney
Brad Burckel
Doug Clapp
Carol Ann Vaughn Cross
Angela Ferguson
Shannon Flynt
Ashley George
Andy Montgomery
Josh Reeves
Delane Tew
Paul Wiget
Geoff Wright

Brock School of Business

Art Carden
Robert W. Service
Darin White

Beeson Divinity School

Gerald McDermott
Doug Webster

Orlean Beeson School of Education

Tarsha Bluiett
Jonathan Davis
Mary Yakimowski

School of Health Professions

Chris Ballman
Mallory Marshall
Nick Washmuth

Cumberland School of Law

Mark Baggett
John Carroll

University Libraries

Cheryl Cecil
Ed Craig

Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing

Terri Cahoon
Jennifer Coleman
Lori Harrison
Megan Mileski
Angela Wilson

McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Katie Boyd
Danielle Cruthirds
Bruce Waldrop
Robert Wang

School of Public Health

Christson Adedoyin
Lakesha Kinnerson

Meetings for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Faculty Senate Meetings

September 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 9, 2020
February 8, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 12, 2021

Each meeting will be held in Propst Hall 109 on Mondays at 3 p.m.

Full Faculty Meetings

August 18, 2020, 9:15 a.m. in Brock Forum
November 17, 2020, 10 a.m. in Brock Forum
April 27, 2021, 10 a.m. in Brock Forum

Senate Executive Council Meetings

September 7, 2020, 3 p.m.
October 5, 2020, 3 p.m.
November 2, 2020, 3 p.m.
February 1, 2021, 3 p.m.
March 1, 2021, 3 p.m.
April 5, 2021, 3 p.m.

Basic Parliamentary Procedure for Faculty Senate Meetings

Instructions for Loading Minutes into Sharepoint

1. Go to site:
2. Click on "Minutes of committee meetings of the Faculty Senate" link under Libraries (left hand navigation panel)
3. Select the folder to which you wish to upload document.
4. Choose applicable option below:

If you have an "Add document button":
1. Click on "Add document".
2. Click on "Choose File" button.
3. Select document to upload.
4. Click "OK".

If you don't have an "Add document button":
1. Select "Documents" under the Library Tools tab in the top ribbon
2. Click on "Upload Document" (2nd icon in top ribbon)
3. Click on "Choose File"
4. Select document to upload.
5. Click "OK".

Minutes are loaded into site.

Additional Notes:

  1. The proper format for naming minutes is: Year-Month-Day Minutes—abbreviated committee name, i.e. “2010-02-07 Minutes—Handbook Committee.”
  2. At end of year, a hard copy of minutes must be printed out, signed and dated by the chair of  the committee and forwarded to the office of the provost for permanent safekeeping in the university archives.