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October 28, 2008, Volume 55, No. 10

Council: State of the University

Membership of University Council, 2008–2009

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee shall consist of the president of the University, the provost, the chair, the chair-elect and the past chair of the Faculty Senate, the chair of the Undergraduate Assembly, the chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the chair of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and the chair of the Penn Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly. Drawn from the Council membership there shall be in addition four faculty members, one graduate/professional student, and one undergraduate student elected by the respective governing bodies, as well as one additional member of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and one additional member of the Penn Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly, each elected by their representative assemblies. The chair of the Faculty Senate shall be the chair of the Steering Committee. In the absence of the chair, or at the request of the chair, the chair-elect shall serve as chair of the Steering Committee. The Council moderator will be an official observer at meetings of the Steering Committee. The secretary of the Council shall serve as secretary of the Steering Committee. Members of the Steering Committee may attend the meetings of Council committees.

–Council Bylaws

Members of Steering Committee

Mat Abramsky
Sherrill Adams, Chair
Eric Bradlow
Zac Byer
Ron Daniels
Larry Gladney, Past Chair
Amy Gutmann
Steven Hauber
Lawrence Levin
Laurie McCall
Nancy McCue
Reed Pyeritz
Andrew Rennekamp
Therese Richmond
Harvey Rubin, Chair-Elect
Wilson Tong
Michelle Wells Lockett

Members of Council

Faculty: Forty-five members of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate shall insure that each faculty is represented and that at least three assistant professors serve on the Council. The members of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee who are members of the Council shall otherwise be chosen in accordance with the rules of the Faculty Senate.

One full-time lecturer and one full-time member of the research faculty to be selected to serve two-year terms by vote facilitated by the Office of the Secretary in consultation with the Steering Committee of the full-time lecturers and research faculty, respectively, from a slate consisting of the five lecturers, and the five members of the research faculty receiving the largest number of nominations by lecturers and members of the research faculty. If the Steering Committee receives fewer than five nominations for either group, additional nominations shall be solicited from the constituency representatives of the Senate Executive Committee.

Administrative and Staff: Eleven administrative officers, including the president, the provost, and nine members of the administration to be appointed annually by the president, at least five of whom shall be deans of faculties.

Two elected representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly. One elected representative of the Librarians Assembly. Two elected representatives of the Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly.

Students: Fifteen graduate and professional students elected as members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly shall insure that, to the extent possible, each school is represented. The members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly who are members of the Council shall otherwise be chosen in accordance with the rules of the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly.

Fifteen undergraduate students elected as members of the Undergraduate Assembly. The Undergraduate Assembly shall insure that, to the extent possible, each undergraduate school is represented. The members of the Undergraduate Assembly who are members of the Council shall otherwise be chosen in accordance with the rules of the Undergraduate Assembly.

One elected representative of the United Minorities Council.

–Council Bylaws

Members of the Administration
Rebecca Bushnell
Ron Daniels
William Gipson
Eduardo Glandt
Amy Gutmann
Charles Howard
Joan Hendricks
Andrew Porter
Thomas Robertson
Maureen Rush
Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum

Elected by the Faculty At Large
(Faculty Senate Officers Are Indicated)
Harvey Rubin, Chair-Elect
Sherrill Adams, Chair
Larry Gladney, Past Chair
Gary Molander, Secretary-Elect
Therese Richmond, Secretary
Lawrence Levin, Past Secretary

Elected by Faculty Constituency
Term Expires May 2009
1. Marwan Kraidy
3. Robert Preucel
7. Ignacio Javier Lopez
9. Toni Bowers
11. Paul Goldin
12. Bhuvnesh Jain
13. Robert Vitalis
15. Janice Madden
17. Jonathan Supovitz
19. Barry Silverman
21. Kermit Roosevelt
24. Jim McKay
25. Kevin Judy
27. Reed Pyeritz
29. Laurie Loevner
31. Irene Wong
35. Phil Nichols
36. Eric Bradlow

Term Expires May 2010
2. Julia Rudolph
4. Jonathan Block
5. Mechthild Pohlschroder
6. Jeffrey Winkler
8. Steve Matthews
10. Charles Yang
14. Robert Kurzban
16. Ellis Golub
18. John C. Schotland
20. Anuradha Mathur
22. Nina Luning Prak
23. Kieran Slevin
26. Martin Keane
28. Phyllis Dennery
30. Jennifer Pinto-Martin
32. Bernard Shapiro
33. Raymond Boston
34. Steve Kimbrough

Assistant Professors
Term Expires May 2009
Christine Bradway
William Burke-White

Term Expires May 2010
Tulia Falleti

Junior and Research Faculty Members
Term Expires May 2009
Maria Magro-Vassilakis

Term Expires May 2010
Ellen Giarelli

Graduate/Professional Students
Kamila Alexander
Mat Abramsky
Tom Byrne
Carla Cue
Heather Curl
Susan Haas
Alejandro Hagan
Christa Heyward
Omar Khan
Jason Parris
Andrew Rennekamp
Peter Sizgoric
Lee Solomon
Nikki Thorpe
David Vafek

Undergraduate Students
Benjamin Alisuag
Zac Byer
Ben Coulter
Malka Fleischman
Mayra Garza 
Joseph Luchtan
Jordan Mendel
Mark Pan
Jay Patel
Cornelius Range
Josh Roberts 
Yana Sigal
Ashley Templeton 
Wilson Tong
Dennie Zastrow

Penn Professional Staff Assembly
Nancy McCue, Chair
Laurie McCall

Librarians Assembly
David Azzolina

Penn Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly
Steven Hauber, Chair
Michelle Wells Lockett

United Minorities Council
Lisa Zhu

ROTC Representative
Colonel Brian Manthe*

Moderator
Paul Guyer*

Parliamentarian
Mark Lloyd*

Secretary
Leslie Laird Kruhly *

Faculty Senate officers are italicized. Asterisk [*] indicates observer status.

For more information regarding University Council, including Status Reports and Resolutions, see the Council website:
www.upenn.edu/secretary/council/index.html

Related: University Council Committees, 2008-2009

Almanac - October 28, 2008, Volume 55, No. 10