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University Senate

The USD University Senate is the faculty representative body for the University of South Dakota. The Senate has the responsibility to act as the voice of the faculty and helps to oversee university curriculum, student organizations and provides recommendations for graduation among other duties.

The senate and its leadership are in regular contact with representatives of the administration and serve on numerous university committees. These duties are performed within the scope of state law and Board of Regents policy.

Composition of the Faculty

The president, the academic deans, professors, professors emeriti, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, senior lecturers, assistant librarians, associate librarians and librarians shall constitute the faculty of the University of South Dakota. Any person having academic tenure, not otherwise qualified, shall be considered a member of the faculty.

The university senate represents the faculty with one representative for each 15 faculty members who teach 50% or more, with at least one seat allotted to each college and school as well as the university library.

Faculty Senators

Get to know the faculty who serve as Faculty Senators.
Bio Image for Faculty Member Carole South-Winter

Carole South-Winter

Assoc Prof HSAD
Bio Image for Faculty Member Shane Nordyke

Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chiesman Center
Bio Image for Faculty Member Sara Lampert

Sara Lampert

Associate Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Bess Vlaisavljevich

Bess Vlaisavljevich

Assistant Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Pere Miro

Pere Miro

Assistant Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Yuhlong Lio

Yuhlong Lio

Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Hugh Britten

Hugh Britten

Associate Chair/Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Travis Loof

Travis Loof

Assistant Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams

Associate Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Paul Lombardi

Paul Lombardi

Associate Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Amy Laursen

Amy Laursen

Assistant Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member John Dudley

John Dudley

Dean, Col of A&S
Bio Image for Faculty Member Timmi Johnson

Timmi Johnson

Health Science Librarian
Bio Image for Faculty Member Kurt Hackemer

Kurt Hackemer

Provost/VPAA
Bio Image for Faculty Member Mike Allgrunn

Mike Allgrunn

Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Klaus Beckmann

Klaus Beckmann

Chair, Accounting & Finance
Bio Image for Faculty Member Shana Cerny

Shana Cerny

Associate Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Regan Luken

Regan Luken

Student Services Director
Bio Image for Faculty Member Ranelle Nissen

Ranelle Nissen

Interim Associate Dean, SHS
Bio Image for Faculty Member Kory Zimney

Kory Zimney

PhD HS Program Director
Bio Image for Faculty Member Gary Cheeseman

Gary Cheeseman

Associate Professor
Bio Image for Faculty Member Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

Assistant Professor
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Christine Pocha

Associate Professor
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Victoria Walker

Clinical Professor

Our work

Learn more about the work of the Faculty Senate below.

Scheduled Senate Meetings

All of University Senate meetings are held in MUC 216, unless otherwise noted. These are our current meeting dates:

  • September 7, 2022 4 p.m.
  • October 5, 2022 4 p.m.
  • November 2, 2022 4 p.m.
  • December 7, 2022 4 p.m.
  • January 18, 2023 4 p.m.
  • February 1, 2023 4 p.m.
  • March 1, 2023 4 p.m.
  • April 5, 2023 4 p.m. (Meeting at Farber Hall)
  • May 3, 2023 4 p.m.

  

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