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State University Faculty Senator Committee (SUNY)

Committee Members

  • Debbie Cherney ’21
  • Senator Anthony Hay ’21 Alternate


The senate is composed of the President; Vice President/Secretary; and a Senator from each State-operated unit and Contract College. The immediate past President and immediate past Vice President / Secretary shall be ex officio non-voting members of the Senate for one term of two years. Committee Chairpersons who are not senators shall be ex officio non-voting members of the Senate. The CALS members will be elected by the CALS faculty. The Senate shall meet at least twice a year, at such times and places shall be determined by the Executive Committee. Special meetings of the Senate may be called in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws. All senators in the last year of their terms shall constitute the Nominating Committee. The President shall designate the Chairperson of this committee from among those eligible to serve on the committee. The president shall be ineligible to serve on the Nominating Committee. The committee shall meet at the Winter Meeting of the Senate to nominate at least (2) candidates for the appropriate officer’s position. The Chairperson of the Nominating Committee shall request each candidate prepare and submit for distribution to Members of the Senate a one page vitae and a statement candidacy not to exceed one page. These statements shall arrive at the Senate office at least four weeks prior to the spring meeting of the Senate.

Length of Term

  • 3 years (July 1 – June 30)


The duties and responsibilities of Senators shall include representation of their constituents bringing to the Senate matters of concern from their constituent campuses, and reporting fully and regularly to their constituents on the activities of the Senate.