Welcome to the University Senate

Established in 1964, the University Senate is the governing body of the faculty, and it exercises the legislative and policy-making powers assigned to the faculty. Subject to the authority of the Board of Trustees, and in consultation with the President, it has the power and responsibility to propose or to adopt policies, regulations, and procedures intended to achieve the educational objectives of Purdue University and the general welfare of those involved in these educational processes.

The Purdue University Senate acknowledges the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers.

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University Senate Leadership

Position Name
Senate Chair Brian Leung
Senate Vice-Chair Susan South
Secretary of Faculties Manushag N. Powell
Steering Committee Chair Libby Richards
Nominating Committee Chair Richard D. Mattes
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Brian Dilkes
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Geraldine Friedman
Student Affairs Committee Chair David Sanders
Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair Anish Vanaik
Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair Françoise Brousseau-Lapré
Educational Policy Committee Chair Eric Kvam
University Resources Policy Committee Chair Lori Hoagland
Advisory Committee Chair Brian Leung
Immediate Past Senate Chair Colleen Brady