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Faculty Senate

Mission Statement

The mission of the Faculty Senate is to ensure faculty participation in the formulation and evaluation of College of Southern Nevada (CSN) policies and goals. The Faculty Senate promotes inclusiveness, tenure, collegiality, academic quality, progressive instructional programs, and the betterment of the institution as a whole by fostering and protecting shared governance. Serving as a liaison between faculty, administration, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and Board of Regents, the Faculty Senate provides a mechanism for the entire faculty and staff to participate in the decision-making process of CSN. The Faculty Senate supports academic freedom and the College's ongoing mission of student success.

FS Leadership & Senators

Leadership

NameTitle
Tracy Sherman Faculty Senate Chair
Patrick Villa Faculty Senate Chair-Elect
Julian Smit - Parliamentarian Faculty Senate Past-Chair

Senators

NameDepartmentTerm
Jacob Bakke
Administrative Faculty
2021-2023
Robb Bay
Business, Hospitality & Public Services
2021-2023
Arnold Bell
Arts & Letters
2021-2023
Rebecca Blunk
Library
2021-2023
Valerie Conner
Counseling
2021-2023
Sondra Cosgrove
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
2021-2023
Phillip Dizon
Arts & Letters
2022-2024
Linda Foreman
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
2021-2023
Evette Fuerniss
Health Sciences
2021-2023
Jeff Fulmer
Administrative Faculty
2022-2024
Joann Gutschick Health Sciences 2021-2023
Kellie Hagewen
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
2021-2023
Valerie Hecht Arts & Letters 2022-2024
Michael Kimball Arts & Letters 2022-2024
Philip Koch Science, Engineering & Mathematics 2021-2023
Joshua Levin
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
2022-2024
La Della Levy
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
2022-2024
Jim Matovina Science, Engineering & Mathematics 2022-2024
Paul McBurnett Science, Engineering & Mathematics 2021-2023
Regina (Gina) McDade Health Sciences 2022-2024
Joe Miller Advanced & Applied Tech 2021-2023
Paul Minto Business, Hospitality & Public Services 2022-2024
Lily Morningstar Advanced & Applied Tech 2021-2023
Chip Rosenblum Business, Hospitality & Public Services 2021-2023
Laura RootsScience, Engineering & Mathematics2022-2024
Andre Scanlon Health Sciences 2021-2023
Richard Sorrentino Science, Engineering & Mathematics 2022-2024
Judy Stewart Science, Engineering & Mathematics 2021-2023
Kirk Talib-Deen Arts & Letters 2021-2023
Margaret Taylor Advanced & Applied Tech 2022-2024
Staci Walters Arts & Letters 2022-2024
Melissa Weinstein - Secretary Arts & Letters 2021-2023
Michael Denman Contingent Senator 1 Fall 2022
Vacant Contingent Senator 2 Fall 2022