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Ex Officio Voting Rights


Who has ex officio voting rights in the University Senate?

Most faculty administrators at or above the level of college dean are ex officio members of the Senate. Many non-faculty administrators are also ex officio members. Some ex officio members are always voting, some are always non-voting, and some have voting rights that depend on the year. SC staff will send an email to ex officio members prior to the first Senate meeting to document which ex officio members have voting rights in that particular academic year.


Ex Officio Members Who have Voting Rights in Academic Years Beginning with an Even Number

NOTE: ex officio members who have voting rights in years beginning with an even number are non-voting members in years beginning with an odd number.

  • Provost
  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Student member of the Board of Trustees
  • Two (2) faculty members of the Board of Trustees
  • Dean of Libraries
  • Dean of the College of Communication and Information
  • Dean of the College of Dentistry
  • Dean of the College of Design
  • Dean of the College of Education
  • Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Dean of the College of Health Sciences
  • Dean of the College of Law
  • Dean of the College of Social Work


Ex Officio Members Who have Voting Rights in Academic Years Beginning with an Odd Number

NOTE: ex officio members who have voting rights in years beginning with an odd number are non-voting members in years beginning with an even number.

  • Provost
  • Student member of the Board of Trustees
  • Two (2) faculty members of the Board of Trustees
  • Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Dean of the Graduate School
  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dean of the College of Business and Economics
  • Dean of the College of Fine Arts
  • Dean of the College of Medicine
  • Dean of the College of Nursing
  • Dean of the College of Public Health
  • Dean of the College of Pharmacy


Ex Officio Senate Members Who are Always Non-Voting Members

  • President
  • All other vice presidents
  • Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Academic Ombud
  • Director of the Honors Program
  • Chair of the Staff Senate
  • Chairs of the University Senate Committees, including University Senate Advisory Committees