Senate Executive Committee (SEC)

Senate Executive Committee (SEC)

Chair: Laura Dugan (ldugan@umd.edu)
Coordinator: Reka Montfort (reka@umd.edu)
Materials (for committee members only)

The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) is responsible for carrying into effect the actions of the Senate. When the Senate receives a new idea or proposal, the SEC is the first body to review it. The SEC will typically charge one of the Senate standing committees to research the issue further and offer a report and recommendations to the full Senate. The major responsibilities of the SEC include acting as an initiating body suggesting possible action by the Senate, reporting to the Senate on administrative implementation of policies adopted by the Senate, and serving as a channel through which any member of the campus community may introduce matters for consideration by the Senate or its committees.

Nearly all items that come before the Senate are first discussed and debated in one of the standing committees. The standing committees report back to the SEC, which considers whether the committee has met all of the required elements of its charge and whether the report and recommendations are clear and precise before placing it on the Senate agenda for consideration.

The members of the Executive Committee include the Chair and Chair-Elect of the Senate, and thirteen members elected from the voting membership of the Senate: two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt), two undergraduate students, two graduate students and seven faculty members. Non-voting ex-officio members of the Executive Committee include the President and the Senior Vice President and Provost or their representatives, the Executive Secretary & Director of the Senate, and the Senate Parliamentarian.

^ President's Breakfasts

Fall 2020
Date Time Location
Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ZOOM
Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ZOOM
Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. TBD
Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. TBD
Spring 2021
Date Time Location
TBD 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. University House
TBD 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. University House
TBD 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. University House
TBD 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. University House

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Wednesday, August, 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom* Agenda
Friday, September 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Zoom* Agenda
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m Zoom* Agenda
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom* Agenda
*Non-committee members may contact the Committee Coordinator for the Zoom link to attend the meeting.
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
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Past Committee Work

Committee Members

NameSeatCollegeEmailTerm
Beise, ElizabethProvost's RepSVPAAPbeise@umd.edu2021
Berry, EmilyUndergraduate Student MemberBSOSeberry@umd.edu2021
Bond, JamesExempt Staff MemberVPSAjebond@umd.edu2021
De La Paz, SusanFaculty MemberEDUCsdelapaz@umd.edu2021
Dugan, LauraSenate ChairBSOSldugan@umd.edu2021
Eastman, MichelePresident's RepPRESmeastman@umd.edu2021
Henry, StephenParliamentarianLIBRshenry@umd.edu
Jones, AngelaFaculty MemberENGRajones21@umd.edu2021
Kleman, HanGraduate Student MemberBSOShkleman@terpmail.umd.edu2021
Lanford, PamelaPast Senate ChairVPRplanford@umd.edu2021
Lea-Cox, JohnFaculty MemberAGNRjlc@umd.edu2021
Montfort, RekaExecutive Secretary & DirectorSVPAAPreka@umd.edu
Owusu, NadiaUndergraduate Student MemberBSOSowusun17@gmail.com2021
Reed, WilliamFaculty MemberBSOSwlr@umd.edu2021
Sehgal, NeilFaculty MemberSPHLsehgal@umd.edu2021
Simon, MadlenFaculty MemberARCHmgsimon@umd.edu2021
Soltan, KarolFaculty MemberBSOSksoltan@umd.edu2021
Spangler, EmilyNon-Exempt Staff MemberLIBRespangl1@umd.edu2021
Wanjala, EmmanuelGraduate Student MemberEDUCewanjala@umd.edu2021
Williams, EllenSenate Chair-ElectCMNSedw@umd.edu2021