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Faculty Senate

2019–20 Faculty Senate Chair message

Saibal MitraIt is my privilege to serve as the Chair of the Faculty Senate at the Missouri State University. This body represents about 800 faculty whose talent and expertise spans a multitude of areas. The primary purpose of the Faculty Senate is to ensure faculty participation at all levels of university governance. This body is the advocate of all issues that faculty consider themselves to be stakeholders and makes recommendation on governance issues that are of concern to faculty. The Faculty Senate ensures that the voice of the faculty is heard during the decision-making process.

In addition, the Senate is also responsible for curricular issues. Much of the work of Senate is accomplished through both standing and ad-hoc committees. These meetings are open to faculty, please follow the “Committees” link on your left for a full list of Senate committees and contact information. The Senate meets monthly during the academic year, follow the “Faculty Senate Calendar” link on your left for meeting times and places.

Dr. Saibal Mitra, Chair of Faculty Senate
Phone: 417-836-8989

Faculty Senate Executive Committee


Chair – Dr. Saibal Mitra
Chair-Elect – Dr. Cameron Wickham
Secretary – Dr. Beth Walker
Parliamentarian – Dr. Michael Hudson
Past Chair – Dr. Tom Dicke


Chair – Dr. Cameron Wickham
Chair-Elect – Dr. Catherine Jolivette
Secretary – Dr. Lanya Lamouria
Parliamentarian – Dr. Michael Hudson
Past Chair – Dr. Saibal Mitra


Faculty Senate Office

Sandra Johnson, CAP
Administrative Specialist III
Office: CARR 310
Phone: 836-5257

Faculty Senate Calendar

August 27 - Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meets

September 8 - College Councils Meet

September 9 - Graduate Council and CGEIP Meet

September 10 - Faculty Senate Meets at 3:30 p.m.

September 15 - Faculty Concerns Committee Meets

September 16 - EPPC Meets

October 1 - Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meets

October 6 - College Councils Meet

October 7 - CGEIP, EPPC and Graduate Council Meet

October 13 - Faculty Concerns Committee Meets

October 15 - Faculty Senate Meets at 3:30 p.m.