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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
Arie Van duijn Planning and Budget Council
Halcyon St. Hill Planning and Budget Council
Molly Venglar Planning and Budget Council
Tom Felke Planning and Budget Council
Arie Van duijn Budget Committee
Carolynne Gischel Budget Committee
Margaret Banyan Safety and Facilities Committee
Marguerite Forest Safety and Facilities Committee
Call for Nominees

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Sasha Wohlpart Environmental Sustainability Committee
Angela Osterman-Meyer Information Resources Committee
Carolynne Gischel Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Jo Stetcher Enrollment and Retention Committee


SPBAC Procedural Guidelines