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Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

Welcome to the McNeese State University Faculty Senate


The Faculty Senate, as representative body for the Faculty of McNeese State University, exercises responsibility for advising administration in matters of academic freedom and standards, curriculum, long-range planning, budgetary planning, University organization and administration, and general faculty welfare. The senate shall promote the academic and ancillary affairs of the institution and shall improve communications throughout the University, while at the same time seeking to further the professional, scholarly, and financial interests of the faculty. In order to promote maximum participation of the faculty in university governance, the Faculty Senate will be empowered to have a representative on all university-wide standing committees.
The Faculty Senate consists of faculty members elected by the faculties of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Science, Nursing and Health Professions, and the Frazer Memorial Library. Each College shall select the appropriate number of members as designated by the Senate By‑Laws.

BY-LAWS OF THE FACULTY SENATE - Revised May 2016.pdf

Executive Committee Officers

Dr. Matthew A. Butkus
College of Liberal Arts

Vice President
Dr. Jeffery Stevens
College of Business

Dr. Kathlene Williams
College of Nursing and Health Professions

Record Keeper
Mr. David Archer
College of Science



Immediate Past President (non-voting member)
Dr. Vipin Menon
College of Engineering and Computer Science

A special election will be held in September for the Member-at-Large positions.  
More information will be provided soon for Faculty Senate members who are interested in running for these appointments.