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Faculty Senate is composed of 24 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 2022-23 Faculty Senate Members, committee assignments, constituencies and terms are listed. 


2022-23 Faculty Senate Membership


Faculty Senators 2022-2023 Division Term Term Ends Committees
Alma Rosa Alvarez DEHL Second 2023-2024  
Melissa Anderson Library Second 2022-2023 Past Chair, ConC
Jackie Apodaca OCA Second 2023-2024 Chair-elect
Chris Babayco STEM First 2024-2025  
Amy Belcastro DEHL Second 2022-2023  
Teresa Coker At-Large
First 2024-2025  
Anne Connor DEHL Second 2023-2024  
Brian Fedorek SS Second 2023-2024 Chair, AC
Sam Hayes-Hicks OCA First 2025-2026 Const
Kristin Hocevar SS Second 2023-2024 Elect
Rachel Jochem SS Second 2023-2024 Secretary, AC
Erica Knotts At-Large (BCE) First 2024-2025  
Melissa LaBonty STEM First 2024-2025  
Christopher Lucas At-large (BCE) Second 2023-2024 AC
Merrilyne Lundahl DEHL Second 2022-2023 ConC
Pavlina McGrady BCE First 2024-2025 Const
Matt Moreali US Second 2022-2023 Const
Anna Oliveri STEM Second 2022-2023 Elect
Michael Parker OCA Second 2023-2024  
Jessica Piekielek SS Second 2023-2024  
Mark Siders BCE Second 2022-2023 AC
Chad Thatcher DEHL Second 2022-2023 Elect
Nigel Waterton DEHL First 2024-2025  
LIsa Wileman At-large (STEM) Second 2024-2025 AC


2022-2023 Faculty Senate Advisory Council




Senate Chair Brian Fedorek
Chair-elect Jackie Apodaca
Secretary Rachel Jochem
Past Chair Melissa Anderson
Senator Christopher Lucas
Senator Mark Siders
Senator Lisa Wileman

2022-2023 Other Faculty Representation

Position Name
Budget Mark Siders
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

UPB = University Planning Board


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


Updated: 03.10.2023