Faculty Senate 2022-2023

Faculty Senate acts as the official voice of the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Through parliamentary deliberation and action, Faculty Senate:

  • strives to protect academic freedom
  • addresses academic matters that affect more than one college
  • advises and consults with the university community on matters of general concern
  • reviews existing academic programs and all new departments and academic programs with University-wide impact, including majors and minors
  • recommends candidates for honorary degrees and acts on other business specifically delegated to it by the Administration
  • provides a means of appeal to the Board of Regents when normal administrative channels are exhausted

Representatives from all undergraduate colleges, the library, and senators-at-large comprise the 35 members. Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month of the regular school year, except January and May (the "May" meeting is held on the last Thursday of April). Meetings are open to all members of the UNK academic community and the general public.

Executive Committee

Derek Boeckner

Derek Boeckner

President

boecknerdc@unk.edu
(308) 865-8558

Chris Exstrom

Chris Exstrom

President-Elect

exstromc@unk.edu
(308) 865-8565

Christina Sogar

Christina Sogar

Secretary

sogarca@unk.edu
(308) 865-8220

Martonia Gaskill

Martonia Gaskill

Past President

gaskillmc@unk.edu
(308) 865-8813

Dawn Mollenkopf

Dawn Mollenkopf

Parliamentarian

mollenkopfdl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8362

Alejandro Cahis

Alejandro Cahis

Senate Representative

cahisam@unk.edu
(308) 865-8733


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