The Faculty Senate is the faculty governing body for Kent State University.  

It is primarily concerned with matters of university educational policies, curriculum, academic and professional standards, and the establishment, discontinuance and major alteration of academic programs. The senate also possesses shared responsibilities and advisory responsibilities. In addition, the Faculty Senate may consider other matters pertaining to the welfare and mission of the university.

The Faculty Senate is located in the Schwartz Center, Room 227, and can be reached at: (P) 330-672-7822, (F) 330-672-7127, Web:, Email:

Faculty Senate Membership

  • Currently, there are 48 Senators representing 21 different electorates, 27 non-voting Ex-Officio members, and 3 Observers (1 Emeritus Professor, 1 Graduate Student Senate, and 1 Undergraduate Student Senate).
  • Senators are elected each year on a rotating basis for three-year terms.
  • Each year, the Senators elect the Executive Committee, which consists of a Chair, a Vice Chair, a Secretary, and an At-Large member.
  • In addition, 2 appointed members are selected for the Executive Committee.

Meeting Details

Generally, the fall and spring meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month. All Faculty Senate meetings are held at 3:20 pm in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center.

AY19-20 Faculty Senate

Senators for AY19-20  [PDF]
Ex-Officio & Observers for AY19-20  [PDF]

AY19-20 Executive Committee

Pamela E. Grimm,  Chair
Robin S. Vande Zande,  Vice Chair
Edward Dauterich,  Secretary
Tracy Laux,  At-Large
Denice Sheehan,  Appointed member
Zhiqiang "Molly" Wang,  Appointed member
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