Senate Representatives to University Committees

The Faculty Senate appoints representatives to university-wide committees for the purpose of representing the interests and concerns of faculty and the Faculty Senate and to stay abreast of the activities and decisions being made. A Senator or non-Senator Faculty is nominated by the Senate for appointment by the UAB President to the following University Committees:

University Committee

Senate Representative

Academic Programs Review Committee

Susan Spezzini

Advisory Committee of the Graduate Council

Elizabeth Sztul

Advisory Council to the Center for Teaching & Learning

Malinda Blair O’Leary

Americans with Disabilities Act Committee (ADA)

Lee Moradi

Athletic Advisory Committee

Pam Paustian (Representative)
Jane Roy (Alternate)

Benevolent Fund Council

Imelda Vetter

Bookstore Advisory Committee

Cheryl Robinson

Campus Planning Committee

Vladimir Parpura
  (Senate Curriculum Cmte)
Susanne Fogger
  (Senate Finance Cmte)
Vessela Warner
  (Senate Research Cmte)

Commission on the Status of Women

Jay Jessee

Committee of Academic Advisors

Jeanne Hutchison

Council of Center Directors

Beth Brown

Council for Translational Science

David Chaplin

Dean’s Council

Chad Epps

Diversity Council

Ria Herald

DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee

Chad Epps

Faculty Enhancement & Career Development Committee

Betty Nelson

Fringe Benefits Committee

Jeanne Hutchison & Michelle McNamara

General Education Committee 

Hessam Taherian

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Claudio Busettini

Information Security Advisory Committee

James Worrell

Joint Compliance Committee

Mike Wyss (FPPC Chair)

Online Academic Advisory Council

Sylvia Britt

Radioisotope & Radiation Safety University Safety Committee

Norman Bolus

Retention and Graduation Committee

Susan Spezzini

Sustainability Committee

Hessam Taherian

University Safety Committee

Wes Granger



Other Annual Representative Appointments


(National) Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics and the University 

Pam Paustian



Temporary University Committees

Senate Representative

Library Transition Steering Committee

Chris Kyle

QEP Steering Committee

Chad Epps

Provost’s Purchasing Committee

Chad Epps, Karen Gamble


The representatives to these committees report to the Senate. These reports are recorded in the monthly Faculty Senate meeting minutes. Additionally, separately published reports can be found by following this link and selecting the "Reports" tab.