The Rutgers University Senate currently has seven active standing committees, and one Executive Committee. Senators are usually appointed to the standing committee of their choice. The Executive Committee general functions as a steering committee, and its members are elected each year by the full Senate. Senators (other than Executive Committee members) may serve on only one standing committee at a time. As a Senator, your attendance at committee meetings, and participation in committee activities, are vital to Senate effectiveness. Standing committees ordinarily meet on the mornings of Senate meeting days.


2016-2017 Executive Committee

Chairperson: Peter Gillett, RBS:UNB, Faculty

Vice Chairperson: Robert Puhak, FAS-N, Faculty

Balance of the Executive Committee

  • New Brunswick Full-time Faculty: Robert Boikess, SAS-NB, Faculty
  • Newark Full-time Faculty: Natalie Borisovets, Libraries, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty At-Large: Martha Cotter, At-Large NB, Faculty
  • Staff: Adrienne Esposito, New Brunswick Staff
  • Ex-officio: Ann Gould, SEBS, Faculty
  • Newark Student: Edmund Janniger, SPAA, Student
  • New Brunswick Student: Viktor Krapivin, SAS-NB, Student
  • RBHS Student: Artem Krutyansky, RSDM, Student
  • RBHS Full-time Faculty: M. Maral Mouradian, RBHS At-Large, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty At-Large: Jane Otto, Libraries, Faculty
  • Alumnus: Helen Pirrello, Alumni Association
  • Part-time Lecturer/Annual Appointee: Karen Thompson, PTL-NB, Faculty
  • Camden Student: Michael Van Stine, GS-C, Student
  • Camden Full-time Faculty: Yuchung Wang, GS-C, Faculty
Standing Committees and Committee Rosters:

Budget and Finance - Budget priorites, allocations and general planning

University Structure and Governance - relationships among units at Rutgers, relationships among student and faculty governing bodies, and the structure of the Senate itself

Faculty Affairs and Personnel - matters directly concerning faculty and other personnel as they affect the academic mission of Rutgers, with the exception of matters included under the collective bargaining agreements

Student Affairs - matters directly concerning students

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising - matters directly concerning these areas

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions - matters directly concerning these areas

Research, and Graduate and Professional Education - matters directly concerning these areas

You can find more detailed information regarding the individual Senate Committees' Charges here:
Standing Charges

Pending Charges and their Due Dates



University Senate