Senate Officers

Sam Sweitz - Senator

Sam Sweitz - Senator

  • Academic - Social Sciences
  • Senate President
  • Senate Term Ends - 2022
Steve Knudstrup - Senator

Steve Knudstrup - Senator

  • Professional Staff - Technology
  • Senate Vice President
  • Senate Term Ends 2024
Kette Thomas - Senator

Kette Thomas - Senator

  • Academic - Humanities
  • Senate Secretary
  • Senate Term Ends 2022
Ashley Buchanan

Ashley Buchanan

  • Senate Assistant

Duties of Senate Assistant

  • Provide administrative support to the University Senate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive, open, and route mail.
  • Receive and route telephone calls.
  • Answer routine questions and provide information on University Senate activities.
  • Compose routine correspondence, perform data entry and word processing functions, and maintain the database of Senate constituents.
  • Coordinate room schedules for Senate activities.
  • Assist the Senate Secretary in transcribing, interpreting, and summarizing Senate minutes from audio and video tapes.
  • Maintain Senate Committee written and computerized files.
  • Organize and prepare minutes of the Senate Executive Committee meetings.
  • Prepare Senate meeting agendas and distribute as appropriate.
  • Monitor Senate budget.
  • Maintain Senate library and archives.
  • Maintain the Senate website.
  • Assist in technical preparation of Senate proposals.
  • Attend and assist at evening Senate meetings.
  • Provide advice on interpretation of Senate constitution and by-laws to Senate officers.
  • Purchase office supplies as needed.