Faculty Senate

Faculty Governance

Faculty governance at Florida Gulf Coast University safeguards academic quality, promotes effective and open communication, insists upon academic  integrity, emphasizes rights and shared responsibilities of students, staff, community,  faculty, and administration, and sustains a dynamic learning environment.

Next Meeting:
Friday, October 6, 2023 9:30AM - 11:45AM

2023-24 Senate Meeting Schedule

Submit a Question or Comment

The Faculty Senate Officers welcome your comments or questions.

Standing Teams

 Faculty Senate oversees 13 standing teams that perform important work reviewing and advising numerous areas of the university.


Faculty Awards

FGCU Faculty are eligible for awards in teaching, service, scholarship, mentoring, advising, and department leadership.

Explore Faculty Awards


Explore the past work of the Faculty Senate and find important documents regarding the faculty experience.

Explore Faculty Resources

Faculty Senate Officers

Lyndsay Rhodes
Dr. Lyndsay Rhodes
2023-2024 President
Office: WH 247
Phone: (239) 590-7244
Dr. Senthil Girimurugan
2023-2024 Vice President
Office: SH 204
Phone: (239) 745-4322
Arie van Duijn
Dr. Arie van Duijn
2023-2024 Parliamentarian
Office: MAR 421
Phone: (239) 590-7537
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Dr. Tammy Sadighi
2023-2024 Secretary
Office: MAR 330
Phone:  (239) 745-4309
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Dr. Hootan Shambayati
2023-2024 Communications Officer
Office: MH 136
Phone: (239) 590-7867
Kristin Toth
Kristin Toth
Administrative Support
Office: EH 314
Phone: (239) 590-7017
E-mail: ktoth@fgcu.edu 
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