News and Information

The Faculty Senate 2016 election cycle has been completed.


Dr. Vivek Shah, Business Administration (2019)
Dr. Ting Liu, Education (2019)
Ms. Michelle Nance, Fine Arts and Communication (2018)
Dr. Janet Bezner, Health Professions (2019)
Dr. Vince Luizzi, Liberal Arts (2018)

Re-elected Senators
Ms. Michel Conroy, Fine Arts and Communication (2019)
Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Liberal Arts (2019)
Dr. Alex White, Science and Engineering (2019)

The senators-elect, re-elected senators, and the following continuing senators comprise the 58th Texas State University Faculty Senate. Officers will be elected at the May 11 meeting.

Dr. Scott Bowman, Applied Arts (2018)
Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Education (2017)
Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, Fine Arts and Communication (2017)
Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, Liberal Arts (2018)
Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Liberal Arts (2017)
Dr. Dana Garcia, Science and Engineering (2018)
Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman, Science and Engineering (2017)

School Song Lyric Change Recommendation

The Faculty Senate has voted to recommend a resolution initiated by the Department of Psychology to change the word “cheering” in the second line of the last verse of, "Alma Mater" to “aiding.” 

Dr. Trauth has asked the Faculty Senate to contact the following stakeholders to seek their input on this question:  1) Staff Council  2) Student Government 3) Council of Chairs 4) the Council of Academic Deans and 5) the Alumni Board. President Trauth requested that each entity send written notification to her of whether they support or do not support the revision.

Thy spirit urges us to deeds of valor,
Raising the fallen, cheering the oppressed;
Thy call will echo clearly down the ages.
Dear Alma Mater, mother loved and blessed

Welcome to the Faculty Senate

Since 1959, the Faculty Senate has represented members of the Texas State faculty in the formulation of University policy on a broad range of academic and governance issues. The Senate is made up of approximately 15 faculty members, representing proportionally each of the academic colleges across campus, with one member serving as chair, another as vice-chair, and a third as secretary. Each department/school not represented by a senator is represented by a Faculty Senate Liaison who is charged with communicating individual faculty and departmental concerns to the Faculty Senate.

Michel Conroy, Chair:

Senate Meetings

The senate meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm during the academic year and once a month at 3:00 pm during the summer in the Henrietta Avent Faculty Senate Meeting Room (JCK 880).  All meetings are open. Agendas and minutes are posted on the Faculty Senate website and distributed via e-mail. We also request that hard copies be posted in every academic department. Faculty members may request to be added to the senate distribution list.