University Senate | About

The University Senate is composed of 251 elected senators and 26 Senate Consultative Committee members. This includes faculty, civil service and P&A staff, and student representatives from the University of Minnesota Crookston, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Minnesota Morris, University of Minnesota Rochester, and University of Minnesota Twin Cities campuses. The president of the University of Minnesota chairs the University Senate, and the vice chair is a faculty member. All ex officio members are non-voting.


2018-19 University Senate

Eric KalerUniversity/Faculty Senate Chair

President Eric Kaler



Amy PittengerSenate/Faculty Consultative Committee Chair

Professor Amy Pittenger
Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems
College of Pharmacy


Catherine FrenchUniversity/Faculty Senate Vice Chair

Professor Catherine French
Civil, Environmental, & Geo-Engineering
College of Science & Engineering (CSE)


Professor Robert GoldsteinUniversity/Faculty Senate Clerk

Professor Robert Goldstein
Carlson School of Management (CSOM)


Professor Christopher RobertsUniversity/Faculty Senate Parliamentarian

Professor Christopher Roberts
Law School


Amber BathkeStaff

Amber Bathke
Senate Associate
University Senate Office