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Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of New York Institute of Technology is an assembly of faculty and administrators that advises NYIT’s president and board of trustees on a variety of issues related to the operations of the college. Senators represent each academic major and related administrative offices, and are elected by their colleagues at the beginning of each fall term to serve for the academic year. Senate officers are elected at the first meeting of each academic year.

Officers 2022–2023

President:
Jason Van Nest
Architecture & Design

Vice President:
Raj Tibrewala
School of Management

Recording Secretary:

Sebastien Marion
Library

Corresponding Secretary:
Kevin Park
Architecture & Design

Membership

Constitution of the Academic Senate

2022-23 Academic Senate Team Drive

Past Constitutions

Calendar of the 2022-23 Academic Senate

Date Time Location
Friday, September 30 (Fall, Week 4) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 694 8736 283)
Friday, December 2 (Fall, Week 13) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 694 8736 283)
Friday, February 10 (Spring, Week 3) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 694 8736 283)
Friday, March 31 (Spring, Week 10) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 694 8736 283)
Friday, May 5 (Spring, Week 15) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom (ID: 694 8736 283)

MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE

For the meeting dates of each individual standing committee of the Academic Senate, please refer to their committee page:

Full Meeting Calendar for all of the Academic Senate and Committees, updated August 16, 2021

Academic Senate Calendar of Meetings 2022-2023.pdf

Full Membership of the Academic Senate, Academic Year 2022-2023

Updated: 2022-09-23

Senate President: Jason Van Nest
Senate Vice President: Raj Tibrewela
Recording Secretary: Sebastien Marion
Corresponding Secretary: Kevin Park

A. Administration: Ex Officio with Vote (20)

  1. President: Hank Foley
  2. Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer: Jerry Balentine
  3. Vice President for Academic Affairs: Jerry Balentine (Interim)
  4. Vice President: Enrollment Management: Joseph Posillico
  5. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations: Patrick Minson
  6. Vice President, Information Technology Services & CIO: Pennie Turgeon
  7. Vice President, Chief Architect: Suzanne Musho
  8. Dean of the School of Health Professions: Gordon Schmidt
  9. Dean of the School of Architecture and Design: Maria Perbellini
  10. Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences: Babak Beheshti
  11. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Dan Quigley
  12. Dean of the School of Management: Deborah Cohn (Interim)
  13. Dean, Vancouver: Irene Young
  14. Dean of Students: Felipe Henao
  15. Medical Director: Brian Harper
  16. Associate Provost: Francesca Fiore
  17. Associate Provost: Fran Glazer
  18. Assistant Provost, Student Engagement & Development: Tiffani Hinds
  19. Senior Director, International & Experiential Education: Amy Bravo
  20. Director, Research, Assessment & Decision Support: Shifang Li
  21. Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer: Barabara Holahan

B. Faculty Senators (39)

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)
    1. Nathan Thompson (2023)
    2. Viswanathan Rajagopalan (2024)
  • School of Architecture and Design (6)

    1. Frances Campani (2023)
    2. Hyun-Tae Jung (2024)
    3. Dong-sei Kim (2023)
    4. Kevin Park (2023)
    5. Tom Verebes (2023)
    6. Nader Vossoughian (2023)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (12)

    1. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (2024)
    2. Chinmoy Bhattacharjee (2024)
    3. Nicole Calma-Roddin (2023)
    4. Minaz Fazal (2023)
    5. Amanda Golden (2024)
    6. Jennifer Griffiths (2024)
    7. Melissa Huey (2023)
    8. Michael Izady (2023)
    9. Vitaly Katsnelson (2024)
    10. Jacqueline Keighron (2024)
    11. Nayoung Kim (2023)
    12. John Misak (2023)
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (7)

    1. Chalise Batu (2024)
    2. Steve Billis (2024)
    3. Xueqing Huang (2023)
    4. Ehsan Kamel (2024)
    5. Maryam Raven (2023)
    6. Anand Santhanakrishnan (2024)
    7. Xun Yu (2023)
  • School of Health Professions (5)

    1. Yennie Armand (2023)
    2. Jackie Cotgreave (2023)
    3. Shinu Kuriakose (2024)
    4. Pamela Karp (2024)
    5. Alex Rothstein (2024)
  • School of Management (5)

    1. Diamondo Afxentiou (2023)
    2. Joshua Bienstock (2023)
    3. Rakesh Mittal (2024)
    4. Kevin O'Sullivan (2024)
    5. Amba Sekhar (2024)
    6. Raj Tibrewala (2023)

C. Other Faculty Not Representing Specific Schools (5)

  • At-Large Senators (2)
    1. New York City:
    2. Old Westbury: Chris Douvris
  • Immediate Past President (1)

    1. Niharika Nath
  • AAUP Chapter Presidents (2)

    1. Ellen Katz (MA)
    2. Stan Silverman (OW)

D. Professional Staff Senators (4)

  • Librarians (2)
    1. Sebastien Marion (MA-2023)
    2. Vanessa Viola (OW-2024)
    • Others (2)
      1. Monika Rohde (2023)
      2. Patricia Napolitano (2023)

    E. Student Government Association (SGA) Presidents (2)

    1. Zoya Haq (MA)
    2. Saad Khan (LI)

    F. Non-Voting Invited Guests (16)

    1. Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid: Karen Vahey
    2. Registrar: Ian White
    3. Senior Director, Sponsored Programs & Research: Dawn Grzan
    4. Senior Director, Research, Assessment & Decision Support: Mohammed Moizuddin
    5. Senior Director, UG Admissions: Marcelle Hicks
    6. Director, Academic Technology Services: Laurey Harvey
    7. Director, Student Engagement & Development Admin & Operations: Joanne West
    8. Director, Library Public & Technical Services: Rosemary Burgos-Mira
    9. Senior Director, Communications & PR: Elizabeth Sullivan
    10. Counselor, HEOP: Rachel Morrison
    11. Vancouver: Greg Gerber
    12. Chair, Humanities (LI), College of Arts & Sciences: Elaine Brown
    13. Chair, Humanities (NYC), College of Arts & Sciences: Katherine Williams
    14. Chair, Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences: Maria Lapadula Perez
    15. School of Management: Radoslaw Nowak
    16. General Counsel: Catherine Flickinger

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