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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 2016-17
NameRoleRepresentingYear service term ends
Maggie Emblom Callahan (Senate Chair) Teaching Faculty Alexandria 2018
Alka Gandhi Teaching Faculty Alexandria 2017
John Sound Teaching Faculty Alexandria 2018
Kirstin Riddick Classified Staff Alexandria 2017
Frances Villagran-Glover Administrative Faculty Alexandria 2017
Jill Caporale (Senate Vice Chair) Teaching Faculty Annandale 2018
Rashmi Chilka Teaching Faculty Annandale 2018
Jen Sayasithsena Teaching Faculty Annandale 2018
Howie Treichler Classified Staff Annandale 2018
Hemchand Gossai Administrative Faculty Annandale 2017
Kim Grewe (Senate Secretary) Professional Faculty College Staff TBD
Shannon Nieves Professional Faculty College Staff TBD
Michelle Gee Classified Staff College Staff TBD
Rob Johnson Classified Staff College Staff TBD
Marlene Schulz Classified Staff College Staff TBD
Jennifer Horton Classified Staff Loudoun 2018
Lisa Stelle Professional Faculty Loudoun 2018
Michael Polcen Teaching Faculty Loudoun 2018
Deborah Wyne Administrative Faculty Loudoun TBD
Tim Eichers Teaching Faculty Loudoun 2018
Corey Esparza Professional Faculty Manassas 2017
Susan Givens Teaching Faculty Manassas 2018
Alias Smith Teaching Faculty Manassas 2018
Marcie Schreibman Classified Staff Manassas 2018
Heidi Adamson Administrative Faculty Manassas 2017
Patty Otavio Teaching Faculty MEC TBD
Karen Gordon Teaching Faculty MEC TBD
Lisbeth Shewmaker Teaching Faculty MEC TBD
Imran Kukdawala Classified Staff MEC TBD
Andy Cornell Administrative Faculty MEC TBD
Patrick Dawes (Parliamentarian) Teaching Faculty Woodbridge 2018
Charles (Chuck) Taylor Teaching Faculty Woodbridge 2017
Susan (Sue) G. Thompson Teaching Faculty Woodbridge 2017
Bo Yang Classified Staff Woodbridge 2018
Alison Thimblin Administrative Faculty Woodbridge 2017
Charlotte Calobrisi Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD
David Epstein Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee 2017
Pamela Hilbert Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD
Kerin Hilker Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD
Chad Knights Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD
Beatrice Veney Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD
Joan Zanders Administrative Faculty Presidential Appointee TBD

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

  • Sept. 15, 2016
  • Oct. 20, 2016
  • Nov. 17, 2016
  • Dec. 15, 2016
  • Jan. 19, 2017
  • Feb. 16, 2017
  • Mar. 16, 2017
  • Apr. 20, 2017