Three CFAES faculty members elected to Faculty Council/University Senate


Three CFAES faculty members were elected to The Ohio State University Faculty Council for the 2019-2021 term: Enrico Bonello, Gregory LaBarge, and Ken Lee.

They join other CFAES faculty: Judy Villard, Peggy Hall, and Julie Fox’s terms end in 2018. Brent Sohngen and Michael Hogan’s terms end in 2019. Jeff McCutcheon and Chris Penrose’s terms end in 2020.

The Faculty Council is a part of the University Senate. 

The Senate is a body of 137 members representing three constituencies: faculty, administration, and students. The 70 faculty members represent faculty of the 18 colleges, the University Libraries, the Military Sciences, and the four regional campuses.

The 26 members of the administration include the president, who serves as presiding officer of the Senate, the 18 college deans, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, the senior vice president for business and finance, the senior vice president for research, the executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the executive dean of the regional campuses, the dean of the Graduate School, and the director of libraries.

The 41 student representatives include 26 from the Undergraduate Student Government, 10 from the Council of Graduate Students, and five from the Inter-Professional Council.

The University Senate, subject to the authority of the Board of Trustees, has the power:

  • to establish the educational and academic policies of the university
  • to recommend the establishment, abolition, and alteration of educational units and programs of study
  • to recommend candidates for honorary degrees to the Board of Trustees
  • to recommend candidates for degrees and certificates (reserved for the faculty and administrative members of the university senate)
  • to consider, to make recommendations concerning, to act upon matters relating to the rights, responsibilities, and concerns of students, faculty, administrators, and staff