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College Senate

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.

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.

NOVA Senate Membership 2020-2021
Name Role Representing
Chevella Wilson Professional Faculty Alexandria
Rebeccah Carrier Professional Faculty Alexandria
Elizabeth Lanthier Teaching Faculty Alexandria
Teba Aljumaili Administrative Faculty Alexandria
Marilyn Odaka Classified Staff Alexandria
Regina Sanders Professional Faculty Annandale
Manori Nadesalingam Teaching Faculty Annandale
Trish Kurban Teaching Faculty Annandale
Andrew Goldstein Administrative Faculty  Annandale 
Dr. Felicia Blakeney Classified Staff  Annandale
Julie Combs Professional Faculty Loudoun
Karen Doheney Teaching Faculty Loudoun
Mike Polcen Teaching Faculty Loudoun
Barbara Canfield Administrative Faculty Loudoun
Rachna Prakash Classified Staff  Loudoun
Dr. Donna Minnich Senate Chair Administrative Faculty Manassas
Ashlie Warnick Secretary Teaching Faculty Manassas
Aldous McCory Parliamentarian Teaching Faculty Manassas
Chris Hafen Teaching Faculty Manassas
Cari Dresser Classified Staff  Manassas
Mary Moseley Vice Chair Teaching Faculty MEC
Marina McGraw Teaching Faculty MEC
Kathleen Deal Teaching Faculty MEC
Beatrice McKeithen Administrative Faculty MEC
Mark Plaugher Classified Staff  MEC
Stephanie Dupal Teaching Faculty Woodbridge
Kerry Cotter Professional Faculty Woodbridge
Breana Bayraktar Teaching Faculty Woodbridge
Stephanie Harm Administrative Faculty Woodbridge
Negina Noorzada Classified Staff  Woodbridge
Nicole Evans Classified Staff College Staff 
Mike Blackwell Classified Staff  College Staff 
Ghul Zadran Classified Staff College Staff
Joan Elrich Administrative Faculty College Staff 
Kristin Balbuena Professional Faculty  College Staff 
Santwana Das Presidential Appointee
Dr. Katherine Hitchcock Presidential Appointee
Dr. Jack Lechelt Presidential Appointee
Rakene Lee Presidential Appointee
Tykesha Myrick Presidential Appointee
Dr. Nicole Reaves Presidential Appointee
Maxine Tolliver Presidential Appointee
  • August 20, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • March 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021

For the 2020-2021 academic year, meetings are held via Zoom.  Contact College Senate Chair Ashlie Warnick (awarnick@nvcc.edu) for more information about attending a meeting.