History of Senate Service

2015 Spring

UT Brownsville/Texas Southmost College and UT Pan American members of their respective Faculty Senate Executive Committees met several times as the Joint UTRGV Faculty Senate Constitution Committee.

UTB/TSC Members: Chris Ledingham; Elizabeth Heise; Bobbette Morgan; Heather Alexander

UTPA Members: Fuat Firat; Timothy Brush; Janette Garcia; Dora Saavedra; Dumitru (Micky) Caruntu; Marie Mora


2015 August

The Joint Constitution Committee sent out Versions A and B of a Faculty Senate Draft Constitution for the UTB/TSC and UTPA faculty to vote on for UTRGV.

  1. Version A was the Departmental Model of Senate representation
  2. Version B was the College Model of Senate representation

*Version A, the departmental model of representation was selected by the faculty.


2015 September - October

Departments were charged with electing their departmental representatives.


2015 October 23

The newly elected UTRGV Faculty Senators met for an Orientation Session.


2015 November 6

The 2015-2016 UTRGV Faculty Senate Executive Committee members elected:

President: Dora E. Saavedra, CLA
Vice-President: Bobbette Morgan, CEP (Past UTB/TSC Chair)
Secretary: Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, CECS
Parliamentarian: Volker Quetschke, COS

College Representatives:
Wilma Mealer, COHA
James Boudreau, COBE
Brian Warren, CFA (Replaced by Britt Haraway)
Kelly Leu, University Library
Michelle Alvarado, University College
Fuat Firat, Ex-Officio (Past UTPA Chair)

Senators for 2015-2016


2016 April 29

The 2016-2017 Faculty Senate Executive Committee members were elected.

President: Bobbette Morgan, CEP
President-Elect: Dora E. Saavedra, CLA
Secretary: Michelle Alvarado, University College
Parliamentarian: Volker Quetschke, COS

College Representatives:
Wilma Mealer, COHA
James Boudreau, COBE
Britt Haraway, CFA
Kelly Leu, University Library
Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, CECS

Senators for 2016-2017