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Faculty Senate is composed of 21 members elected by the faculty who have the sole authority and responsibility to act for and on behalf of the faculty. 

Listed below are the 2023-2024 Faculty Senate Members, committee assignments, constituencies and terms are listed. 


2023-24 Faculty Senate Membership


Faculty Senators 2023-2024 School Term Term Ends Committees
Alma Rosa Alvarez ELHH First 2023-2024 EC
Jackie Apodaca A&C Second 2023-2024 Chair, AC
Brandon Ashley S&B First 2025-2026 AC (Spring)
Teresa Coker At-large First 2024-2025 Chair-elect, AC
Anne Connor ELHH First 2023-2024  
Brian Fedorek SS Second 2023-2024 Past chair, AC, ConC, Const
Holly Gabriel ULUS First 2025-2026  
Sam Hayes-Hicks A&C First 2024-2025 Const
Kristin Hocevar A&C First 2023-2024  
Bill Hughes SS First 2025-2026  
Rachel Jochem SS First 2023-2024 AC
Erica Knotts At-large First 2024-2025 Const
Melissa LaBonty S&B First 2024-2025 EC
Christopher Lucas At-large First 2023-2024 AC
Pavlina McGrady S&B First 2024-2025  
Matt Moreali ULUS Second 2024-2025  
Michael Paddack ELHH First 2025-2026  
Michael Parker A&C First 2023-2024 EC
Jessica Piekielek SS First 2023-2024 ConC
Nigel Waterton ELHH First 2024-2025 AC
Lisa Wileman S&B First 2023-2024 AC (Fall, Winter)


2023-2024 Faculty Senate Advisory Council




Senate Chair Jackie Apodaca
Chair-elect Teresa Coker
Secretary Christopher Lucas
Past Chair Brian Fedorek
Senator Nigel Waterton
Senator Rachel Jochem
Senator Brandon Ashley

2023-2024 Other Faculty Representation

Position Name
IFS Jesse Longhurst Moon, Donna Lane
Policy Council Brian Fedorek



Key to Committee Abbreviations:

AC = Advisory Council

AOF = Association of Oregon Faculty

BC = Budget Committee

ConC = Committee on Committees

Const = Constitution Committee

EC = Election Committee

HP = Hearing Panel and Committees

IFS = Interinstitutional Faculty Senate


Faculty Senate
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-6506


Updated: 07.19.2023