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College Senate

The College Senate forms their opinions on any subject relevant to the College's interests and makes suggestions or recommendations to the appropriate College committee, officer, or Campus Council for further consideration.

The College Senate seeks advice from and makes policy recommendations to the President of the College, the appropriate College Committee, and/or Campus Council for further consideration, and in all areas of College activity. It may establish standing and special committees to deal with specific issues. The College Senate may also elect to submit recommendations to the NOVA Board of Directors through the President of the College.

The College Senate nominates representatives for appointment to College Standing committees and elects members to the College Forum Committees.

NOVA Senate Membership 2018-19
Name Role Representing
Janet Giannotti Teaching Faculty Alexandria
Mike Waguespack Teaching Faculty Alexandria
Kelly Hebron Teaching Faculty Alexandria
Ivy Beringer Administrative Faculty Alexandria
Patricia Gordon  Classified Staff Alexandria
Jill Caporale Teaching Faculty Annandale
Christina Wells Teaching Faculty Annandale
Mary Vander Maten Professional Faculty Annandale
Kelly L. DeSenti Administrative Faculty Annandale
Sarah Bogdewiecz Classified Staff  Annandale
Lisa Fitzpatrick Teaching Faculty Loudoun
Chrystie Gerges Professional Faculty Loudoun
Lisa Stelle (Senate Chair) Professional Faculty Loudoun
Debbie Wyne Administrative Faculty Loudoun
Jenny Horton  Classified Staff  Loudoun
Chris Hafen Teaching Faculty Manassas
Ashlie Warnick (Senate Secretary) Teaching Faculty Manassas
Donna Minnich (Senate Vice Chair) Professional Faculty Manassas
Diane Mucci Administrative Faculty Manassas
Maureen Townsend Classified Staff  Manassas
Mary Moseley Teaching Faculty MEC
Mary Pat O'Brien Teaching Faculty MEC
Lisbeth Shewmaker  Teaching Faculty MEC
Imran Kudawala Classified Staff  MEC
VACANT Administrative Faculty MEC
Takesha McMiller Professional Faculty College Staff 
Joan Zanders Administrative Faculty College Staff 
Christiane Silva  Classified Staff  College Staff 
Rob Johnson  Classified Staff  College Staff 
Mary Bramley  Classified Staff  College Staff 
Patrick Dawes (Senate Parliamentarian) Teaching Faculty Woodbridge
Tamara Warren Teaching Faculty Woodbridge
Kerry Cotter Professional Faculty Woodbridge
Allison Thimblin Administrative Faculty Woodbridge
Rachel Overbey Classified Staff  Woodbridge
Tyson Beale Presidential Appointee Alexandria
Charlotte Calobrisi Presidential Appointee College Staff 
Pamela Hilbert Presidential Appointee Annandale 
Barbara Canfield Presidential Appointee Loudoun 
Santwana Das Presidential Appointee Manassas
Tykesha Myrick Presidential Appointee Woodbridge 

Third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Brault 321 

  • Sept. 20, 2018
  • Oct. 18, 2018
  • Nov. 15, 2018
  • Jan. 17, 2019
  • Feb. 21, 2019
  • Mar. 21, 2019
  • Apr. 18, 2019