The Faculty Senate is the faculty governing body for Kent State University.  

It is primarily concerned with matters of university educational policies, curriculum, academic and professional standards, and the establishment, discontinuance and major alteration of academic programs. The senate also possesses shared responsibilities and advisory responsibilities. In addition, the Faculty Senate may consider other matters pertaining to the welfare and mission of the university.

The Faculty Senate is located in the Schwartz Center, Room 227, and can be reached at: (P) 330-672-7822, (F) 330-672-7127, Web:, Email:

Faculty Senate Membership

  • Currently, there are 47 Senators representing 21 different electorates, 28 non-voting Ex-Officio members, and 3 Observers (1 Emeritus Professor, 1 Graduate Student Senate, and 1 Undergraduate Student Senate).
  • Senators are elected each year on a rotating basis for three-year terms.
  • Each year, the Senators elect the Executive Committee, which consists of a Chair, a Vice Chair, a Secretary, and an At-Large member.
  • In addition, 2 appointed members are selected for the Executive Committee.

Meeting Details

Generally, the fall and spring meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month. All Faculty Senate meetings are held at 3:20 pm in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center. However, due to the pandemic, meetings are currently being split between Microsoft Teams and the Governance Chambers until further notice.

July 19, 2021               September 13, 2021               October 11, 2021               November 8, 2021               December 13, 2021
February 14, 2022               March 14, 2022               April 11, 2022               May 9, 2022               July 18, 2022

AY21-22 Faculty Senate

Senators for AY21-22  [PDF]
Ex-Officio & Observers for AY21-22  [PDF]

AY22-23 Senators-Elect

Senators-Elect for AY22-23  [PDF]

AY21-22 Executive Committee

Pamela Grimm,  Chair
Tracy Laux,  Vice Chair
Edward Dauterich,  Secretary
Darci Kracht,  At-Large Member
Angela Guercio,  Appointed Member
Denice Sheehan,  Appointed Member