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Senate Planning & Budget Advisory Committee


The SPBAC is an affiliated committee of the Faculty Senate. The membership of the SPBAC consists of all in-unit faculty appointed by the President to represent faculty on the Planning and Budget Council (PBC) and its affiliated committees. The facilitator of the SPBAC will be elected by members at the committee’s first meeting of the academic year and serves as a member of the Senate Leadership Team.

The membership of the SPBAC represents the voice and interests of the faculty in institutional planning and budgeting as carried out by the Planning and Budget Council and its affiliated committees (Budget; Safety and Facilities; Enrollment/Retention Management; Environmental Sustainability; Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness). The primary charge of the SPBAC is to provide input to the PBC process that will help ensure budgets and processes that support the mission and focus of the University and ensure the preservation of quality instruction. The SPBAC shall be responsible for:

  • Coordinating regular communication and consultation between its members and the Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Leadership Team;
  • Contacting and consulting with relevant Standing Teams of the Faculty Senate for input, feedback, or other comment when deemed necessary or prudent on issues associated with the University planning and budgeting processes.
  • Identifying from within its membership alternates for fellow members when they are unable to attend requisite meetings of the PBC and/or its affiliated committees.


Shawn Felton Planning and Budget Council. Budget Committee, Strategic Planning
Beth Elliott Planning and Budget Council
Megan McShane Planning and Budget Council
Mollie Venglar Planning and Budget Council
Sulekha Coticone Planning and Budget Council, Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Strategic Planning
Tom Felke Budget Committee
Halcyon St. Hill Budget Committee
Nora Demers Safety and Facilities Committee
Luis Garcia-Fierro Safety and Facilities Committee
Scott Anstadt Environmental Sustainability Committee
Hulya Yazici Environmental Sustainability Committee
Joanna Salapska-Gelleri             Information Resources Committee
Peter Reuter Enrollment and Retention Committee


SPBAC Procedural Guidelines