Committees and Councils

Executive Committee of the Senate

  • Jeffrey C. King – President of the Faculty Senate, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Cristian Ciobanu – Secretary of the Faculty Senate; Mechanical Engineering
  • Brandon Dugan – Undergraduate Council Chair; Geophysics
  • Bettina M. Voelker – Graduate Council Chair; Chemistry
  • Sid Saleh – Research Council Chair; Engineering, Design, and Society

Leadership Nomination Committee

  • Cristian Ciobanu – Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Senate Committees

Graduate Council

  •  Bettina M. Voelker – Chair, Chemistry

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Christine Morrison – Chemistry
  • Gabriel Walton – Underground Construction and Tunneling 
  • Lori Tunstall – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan Lucena – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Jim Ranville – Geochemistry
  • Danica Roth – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Ebru Bozdag – Geophysics
  • Eric Anderson – Hydrological Science & Engineering
  • Christine Baker – Library
  • Geoff Brennecka – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Sabbatical for AY 2022-2023)
  • Kester Clarke – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Andy Osborne – Nuclear Engineering
  • Luis Zerpa – Petroleum Engineering
  • Uwe Greife – Physics

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Karin Leiderman – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dave Marr – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Bo Wu – Computer Science
  • Michael Heeley – Economics and Business
  • Jay Straker – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Owen Hildreth – Mechanical Engineering
  • Jamal Rostami – Mining Engineering
  • Salman Mohagheghi – Electrical Engineering

Annual Elections

  • Liam Witteman – Graduate Student Government Representative

Undergraduate Council

  • Brandon Dugan – Chair, Geophysics

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Mike Nicholas – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Michael Barankin – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Dylan Domaille – Chemistry
  • Hongyan Liu – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chelsea Salinas – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Brianna Buljung – Library
  • Mark Miller – Petroleum Engineering
  • Chuck Stone – Physics

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Rob Thompson – Computer Science
  • Andrew Pederson – Economics and Business
  • Bruce Trudgill – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Ge Jin – Geophysics
  • Cortney Holles – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Oyvind Nilsen – Mechanical Engineering
  • Corinne Packard – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Nicole Smith – Mining Engineering
  • TBD – Electrical Engineering

Annual Elections

  • Emmelia Ashton– Undergraduate Student Government Representative

Research Council

  • Sid Saleh – Chair, Engineering, Design, and Society

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Kenneth “Xerxes” Steirer – EREP RF
  • Svitlana Pylypenko – Chemistry
  • John Spear – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tulay Flamand – Economics and Business
  • Elizabeth Reddy – Engineering, Design and Society
  • Jim Ranville – Geochemistry
  • Jeffrey Shragge – Geophysics
  • Seth Vuletich – Library
  • Eric Toberer – Materials Science, Physics
  • Andrew Petruska – Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Deinert – Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Erdal Ozkan – Petroleum Engineering
  • Adrianne Kroepsch – Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Stephen Pankavich – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sumit Agarwal – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Mehmet Belviranli – Computer Science
  • Randy Haupt – Electrical Engineering
  • James Simmons – ESP
  • Thomas Monecke – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Elizabeth Davis – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Emmanuel De Moor – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Jamal Rostami – Underground Construction and Tunneling

Annual Elections

  • Stephen Thoemmes – Graduate Student Government Representative (GSG)
  • Emmelia Ashton – Undergraduate Student Government Representative (USG)
  • Research Advisory Board Representative – TBD

Non-voting members

  • Barb O’Kane – Director for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
  • Johanna Eagan – Office of Research Administration Representative (ORA)
  • Lisa Kinzel – Director of Research Development; Research and Technology Transfer

Academic Standards Committee

  • Debra Carney, Chair – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Michael Barankin – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Leslie Lamberson – Mechanical Engineering
  • Susan Reynolds – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Stephen Geer – Mechanical Engineering
  • Paul Santi – Geology and Geological Engineering

Library Committee

  • Brandon Dugan, Senate – Geophysics

Membership Details Coming Soon!

Faculty Oversight Committee on Sports and Athletics

  • Brian Trewyn, Chair – Chemistry
  • Joel Bach – Mechanical Engineering
  • Chris Bellona – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Paula Farca – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Alan Sellinger – Chemistry
  • Leslie Wood – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Peter Aaen – Electrical Engineering

Faculty Survey Committee

  • Ebru Bozdag, Chair – Geophysics

Membership Details Coming Soon!

Readmissions Committee

  • Cynthia Norrgran – Faculty Senate, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Cristian Ciobanu – Faculty Senate, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Jonathan Miorelli – Chemistry
  • Luis Tenorio – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Svitlana Pylypenko – Chemistry
  • Kelly Rickey – Mechanical Engineering
  • Jennifer Strong – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Scott Strong – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Jeffrey Holley – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Amanda Jameer – Chemistry
  • Becky LaFrancois – Economics and Business

Online Standards Committee

  • Ventzi Karaivanov, Chair – Faculty Senate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Rebeca Swanson – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Brianna Buljung – Library
  • Gabe Walton – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Tolga Can – Computer Science
  • Soutir Bandyopadhyay – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Tony Petrella – Mechanical Engineering, Director of ME Online Programs
  • Oyvind Nilsen – Mechanical Engineering
  • Kevin Cannon – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Terry Bridgman – Applied Mathematics and Statistics

University Committee Faculty Representatives

Assessment Committee Representative(s)

Joseph Horan* – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Budget Committee Representative(s)

Cristian Ciobanu* – Mechanical Engineering
Tzahi Cath – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yaoguo Li – Geophysics

Calendar Committee

Representative(s)

Linda Figueroa* – Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Grievance Committee Representative(s)

Brian Treywn – Chemistry
Elizabeth Davis – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Ian Lange – Economics and Business
Jason Ganley – Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kelly Rickey – Mechanical Engineering
Ray Zhang – Mechanical Engineering
Terry Bridgman – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Wendy Bohrson – Geology

Teaching Faculty Promotion Committee Representative(s)

Abd Arkadan – Electrical Engineering
Alina Handoredan – Engineering, Design, and Society
Jeff Paone – Computer Science
Kristine Callan – Physics
Kristy Csavina – Mechanical Engineering
Mike Nicholas – Applied Math and Science

Faculty Handbook Committee Representative(s)

Amelia Read – Computer Science
Ilya Tsvankin – Geophysics
Paul Martin – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Joseph Horan* – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Promotion and Tenure Committee Representative(s)

Allan Sellinger – Chemistry
Greg Jackson – Mechanical Engineering
Jessica Smith – Engineering, Design and Society
Piret Plink-Bjorklund – Geology
Qi Han – Computer Science
Sumit Agarwal – Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ryan Richards – Chemistry
Timothy Strathmann – Civil and Environmental Engineering

Student Media Board Representative(s)

Eliza Buhrer – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
joel Bach – Mechanical Engineering
Joseph Kraus – Library
Scott Strong – Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Colorado Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC) Representative

TBD

Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the Athletic Board

Brian Trewyn – Chemistry

Tech Fee Committee Representative(s)

Cynthia Norrgran* – Chemical & Biological Engineering
Geoff Brennecka – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Meenakshi Singh – Physics
Oyvind Nilsen – Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committees

Core Curriculum Committee

  • Vibhuti Dave, Co-Chair – Academic Affairs
  • Joe Horan, Co-Chair – Faculty Senate; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Pat Kohl – Faculty Senate, Physics
  • Iris Bahar – Computer Science
  • Scott Houser – Economics and Business
  • Yosef Allam – Engineering, Design, and Society
  • Mike Nicholas – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Alexis Sitchler – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Kristy Csavina – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Toni Lefton – University Honors
  • Mark Jensen – Chemistry
  • Colin Terry – Student Life

Instruction Effectiveness implementation Committee

  • Deb Carney, Chair – Faculty Senate, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Megan Sanders – Senior Assessment Associate, Trefny Center
  • Justin Shaffer – Chemical and Biological Engineering

Faculty Signature Experience Steering Committee

  • Jeff King, Chair – Faculty Senate, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Student signature experience committee

Membership Details Coming Soon!

Bylaws and Rules Committee

 Membership Details Coming Soon!

Information technology Advisory Committee

Membership Details Coming Soon!

Faculty Contracts Committee

  • Tod Ruskell, Chair – Physics

Membership Details Coming Soon!