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October 25, 2011, Volume 58, No. 09

Membership of University Council, 2011–2012

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 Weekly-Paid Penn 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 Weekly-Paid Penn 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

Anthea Butler
Camille Charles, Chair
Faye Cheng
Ben Ediger
Tyler Ernst
Joseph Friedman
Ellis Golub
Amy Gutmann
Robert Hornik, Past-Chair
Steven Kimbrough
Anna Loh
Susan Margulies, Chair-Elect
Holly Marrone
Vincent Price
Linda Satchell
Michelle Wells Lockett
Chi-ming Yang

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 Penn 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 Student 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

Amy Gutmann
William Gipson
Denis Kinane
Anita Mastroieni
Afaf Meleis
Andrew Porter
Vincent Price
Thomas Robertson
Maureen Rush
Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum
Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Elected by Faculty At-large
(Faculty Senate Officers Are Indicated)

Susan Margulies, Chair-Elect
Camille Charles, Chair
Robert Hornik, Past-Chair
Lisa Lewis, Secretary-Elect
Karin McGowan, Secretary

Penn Association for Senior & Emeritus Faculty
Martin Pring, PASEF Representative

Elected by Faculty Constituency
Term Expires May 2012

2.    Robert St. George
4.    Jim Haglund
5.    Mecky Pohlschröder
6.    Ivan Dmochowski
8.    Harold Cole
10.  Susan Suavé Meyer
14.  Russell Epstein
16.  Ellis Golub
18.  Ravi Radhakrishnan
20.  Annette Fierro
22.  John Holmes
23.  Robert Gaiser
26.  Martin Keane
28.  Ian Krantz
30.  Barbra M. Wall
32.  John Wolfe
33.  Raymond Boston
34.  Steve Kimbrough
35.  Philip Nichols

Term Expires May 2013
1.    Carolyn Marvin
3.    Deborah Thomas
7.    TBD
9.    Chi-ming Yang
11.  Anthea Butler
12.  Robert Hollebeek
13.  Anne Norton
15.  Emily Hannum
17.  Shaun Harper
19.  Jonathan Smith
21.  Tobias Wolff
24.  Daniel Langleben
25.  Brian M. Salzberg
27.  Bruce Giantonio
29.  Richard Shlansky-Goldberg
31.  Femida Handy
36.  Sigal Barsade

Assistant Professors

Term Expires 2012

Kristen Harknett, SAS/Sociology

Term Expires 2013
Angela Duckworth
Douglass J. Jerolmack

Junior and Research Faculty Members
Term Expires May 2012
Rebecca Stein

Term Expires May 2013
TBD

Graduate/Professional Students
Joseph Friedman, GAPSA Chair
Scott Ordway
Wes Whitaker
Nina Zhao, GAPSA Vice-Chair
11 TBD

Undergraduate Students
Faye Cheng, UA Vice-President
Angel Contrera, Latino Coalition
Tyler Ernst, UA President
Dan Fine, UA
Victor Galli, Lambda Alliance
Meg Hlousek, PCUW
Cynthia Ip, UA
Nigel Lam, UA
Pallavi Podapati, CHAC
Ian Penkala, PVS
Mo Shahin, PRISM
Jacob Shuster, UA
Spencer Stubbs, UA
Victor Scotti, UMOJA
Lindsay Tsai, UA

Penn Professional Staff Assembly
Anna Loh, Chair
Holly Marrone, Chair-Elect

Librarians Assembly
David Azzolina

Weekly-Paid Penn Professional Staff Assembly
Michelle Wells Lockett, Chair
Linda Satchell, Chair-Elect

United Minorities Council
Juan Carlos Melendez-Torres

ROTC Representative
Colonel Stephen D. Marchioro, USMC*

Moderator
Reed Pyeritz*

Parliamentarian
Marjorie Hassen*

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

University Council Committees, 2011–2012

Standing Committees

Academic & Related Affairs

Chair: Dwight Jaggard
Liaison: Leo Charney
Staff: Ralph Dispigno
Faculty:
Jean Bennett
Paula Henthorn
Martin Keane
Steve Kimbrough
Mecky Pohlschröder
Tim Rommen
Graduate Students:
2 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Adrian McCray
Abe Sutton
PPSA:
Debbi Gilad
Jon Shaw
WPPSA:
Suzanne Oh
Peter Rockett

Campus & Community Life

Chair: Kent Bream
Liaison: Karu Kozuma
Staff: Laura Harcourt
Faculty:
Andrea Doyle
Kathleen Hall
Tsitsi Jaji
Angela Mills
Ben Nathans
Jason Schnittker
Graduate Students:
2 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Nikita Anand
Tiffany Zhu
PPSA:
Chris Pastore
Karima Williams
WPPSA:
Loretta Hauber
Joyce Woodward-Jones

Diversity and Equity

Chair: Nancy Tkacs
Liaison: Lubna Mian
Staff: Gail Oberton
Faculty:
Horace Delisser
Nader Engheta
Lisa Lewis
Julia Lynch
Anna Malykhina
Judy Shea
Chi-ming Yang
Graduate Students:
2 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Angel Contrera
Ivy Epstein
PPSA:
Sharon Bryan
Delores Magobet
WPPSA:
Erin Lemons
Michelle Wells Lockett

Facilities

Chair: Michael McGarvey
Liaison: David Hollenberg
Staff: Taylor Berkowitz
Faculty:
Joshua Klein
Eric Marsh
Janine Remillard
Bernard Shapiro
Diane Spatz
Rachel Weinberger
Stephanie Weirich
Graduate Students:
2 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Lindsay Tsai
1 TBD
PPSA:
Ellen Mueller
Tom Wilson
WPPSA:
Linda Satchell
Marissa Rosen

Personnel Benefits

Chair: David Pope
Liaisons:
Jack Heuer
Susan Sproat
Staff: Amy Chapman
Faculty:
Tom Baker
Ed Boe
Christopher Lance Coleman
Bill Dailey
Nancy Hanrahan
Scott Harrington
Soojin Park
PPSA:
Victoria Mulhern
Eleanor Rupsis
Jared Susco
WPPSA:
Peter Rockett
Joyce Woodward-Jones
1 TBD

Committee on Committees

Chair: Susan Margulies
Staff:
Sue White
Joe Gasiewski
Faculty:
Anthea Butler
Camille Charles
Ellis Golub
Robert Hornik
Stephen Kimbrough
Chi-ming Yang
Graduate Student:
1 TBD
Undergraduate Student:
1 TBD
PPSA:
Holly Marrone
WPPSA:
Loretta Hauber

Independent Committees

Honorary Degrees

Chair: Carol Ann Muller
Liaison: Lynne Sniffen
Faculty:
Terry Adkins
Garret FitzGerald
Larry Gladney
Phil Rea
Harvey Rubin
Amos Smith
Deborah Thomas
Graduate Students:
2 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Stuart Goldberg
Anna Whiteman
PPSA:
David Azzolina
WPPSA:
Erika Dawson

Open Expression

Chair: Matt Hartley
Staff: TBD
Faculty:
Eiichiro Azuma
Cindy Christian
Mary Ersek              
William Ewald
Kurt Hankenson
Gary Hatfield
Claire Mitchell
Graduate Students:
3 TBD
Undergraduate Students:
Ivy Epstein
Ernest Owens
Sachi Sobti
PPSA:
Diana Richie Troy
WPPSA:
Donna Gladstone

2011-2012 Schedule of Council Discussions

October 26, 2011

•   State of the University

November 30, 2011

•   How Penn works with government—on the local, state and federal levels—on behalf of mutual public interest, to engage governmental issues and concerns, while still advancing institutional needs and interests.

•   Open Forum

January 25, 2012

•   CAPS/Mental Health programs and services across the University. How is CAPS responding to the increasing demand for services and what tools are in place to address all mental health needs?

February 22, 2012

•   In light of the recent Title IX complaint from Yale University students, how does the Penn community create an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance and how can this be improved?

•   Open Forum

March 28, 2012

•   Faculty and staff benefits picture: there are strong pressures pushing up these costs, further complicated by the difficult-to-project effects of health care reform and congressional budget conflicts. What is the nature of those pressures, and what can we expect for the future, in terms of sharing of costs and availability of alternatives?

•   Reports on Budgets and Plans for the Next Academic Year

April 18, 2012

•  Presentation of Final Committee Reports

•  Discussion of Potential Focus Issues for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

•  Discussion of Potential Committee Charges for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

University Council Meetings

Following are the dates for meetings of the University Council, which are open to observers who register their intention to attend by calling the Office of the University Secretary in advance at (215) 898-7005.

October 26, 2011

November 30, 2011

January 25, 2012

February 22, 2012

March 28, 2012

April 18, 2012

All meetings are held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. The agenda will be announced in Almanac prior to each meeting.
Council meeting coverage is also published in Almanac in the issue following the meeting.

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