Serving Officers

President - Hans Robinson, Physics

Vice President - John Ferris, Mechanical Engineering

Secretary-Treasurer -  Bob Hicok, English

Immediate Past President - Montasir Abbas, Civil and Environmental Engineering


The members of the cabinet are the president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer of the Faculty Senate, and one senator from each college and the library not represented by the officers. Senate cabinet members who are not senate officers are elected for a term of one year by caucus of the senators of the respective colleges. A senator may not be elected to the cabinet for more than two consecutive terms. 

Members of the 2017-18 Faculty Senate cabinet are:

  • Faculty Senate President and College of Science - Hans Robinson
  • Faculty Senate Vice President and College of Engineering - John Ferris 
  • Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer and College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences - Bob Hicok
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ben Tracy (Crop & Soil Environmental Science)
  • College of Architecture and Urban Studies - Todd Schenk (School of Public and International Affairs)
  • Pamplin College of Business - Alan Abrahams (Business Information Technology)
  • College of Engineering -Montasir Abbas 
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment - vacant
  • College of Veterinary Medicine - vacant
  • Library - Tracy Gilmore