Council of University System Faculty (CUSF)

Contact: Sarah Hughes (

The Council of University System Faculty (CUSF) advises the Chancellor and reports regularly to the Board of Regents. It is responsible for considering and making recommendations on matters of System wide professional and educational concern to the faculty and matters to which faculty bring special expertise. 

The University of Maryland, College Park has six Faculty delegates. Meetings take place approximately once per month and the location rotates among the University System of Maryland (USM) campuses. All USM campuses have representation on CUSF. Additional information about CUSF can be found on the main CUSF website

Elections for the Senate-elected seats are typically conducted at the Annual Transition Meeting of the Senate in early May. If you are a Faculty member interested in running for a position on CUSF, please contact the Senate Office at for more information.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Dugan, LauraChair-Elect of the SenateBSOSldugan@umd.edu2020
Evers, PhilipCUSF MemberBMGTpevers@umd.edu2020
Falvey, DanielAlternate MemberCMNSfalvey@umd.edu2022
Geary, JasonCUSF MemberARHUgeary@umd.edu2021
Lanford, PamelaChair of the SenateVPRplanford@umd.edu2020
Pound, MarcCUSF MemberCMNSmpound@umd.edu2022
Shofner, MarciaCUSF MemberCMNSmshofner@umd.edu2021
Titus, MarvinAlternate MemberEDUCmtitus@umd.edu2020
Walsh, ChristopherCUSF MemberINELcswalsh@umd.edu2022
Zhu, JianhuaCUSF MemberAGNRjhzhu@umd.edu2020