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Faculty Senate


Faculty Senate Members


Faculty Senate Committees
Appointed by the Senate



Graduation Review Board
Student Conduct Committee
Scholastic Review Committee
Faculty Excellence Award
Campus Safety Committee

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Faculty Senate Members


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
Chair 2019 – 2021:                      Sam Alkhalili
Vice Chair 2019 – 2021:            Lonnie Somer
Secretary 2018-2020:                 Stephanie Ojeda Ponce
Senator-at-Large:                         Khoi Nguyen Nguyen 2019 - 2021
Senator-at-Large:                         Kate Skelton 2018-2020

Pure & Applied Sciences:          Aaron Moehlig2018-2020
Pure & Applied Sciences:          Unfilled 2019-2021
Social Sciences:                             Theresa Pan 2018 - 2020
Social Sciences:
                            Laurie Stusser-McNeil 2019-2021
Business:                                         Shelly Page 2019-2020
                                                (completing term for Lonnie Somer)
Business:                                         Jessica Nielsen 2019-2020
                                                            Laurel Lunden serving as proxy Fall 2019

Health, Education, & PE:          Nicole Wilson2018-2020
Health, Education, & PE:          Ikran Ismail-Daad 2019-2021
Arts & Humanities:                     Sangeeta Sangha 2018-2020
Arts & Humanities:                     Laura Soracco2019-2021

Ex- officio Members
Dr. John Mosby: HC President
      Ay Saechao: Designee for President Mosby
Raegan Copeland:  Interim Dean of Academic Transfer
and Pre-College Studies





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Faculty Senate Committee Membership

Professional Rights and Responsibilities

Comprised of all current Senators, convened on an ad hoc basis


Advisory Committee on Curriculum

No standing membership. Staffed on an ad hoc basis


Scholastic Review Committee -- The Scholastic Review Committee meets during the first week of each academic quarter to hear reinstatement appeals of students suspended from HCC for lack of academic achievement. To learn more about this committee read this description.

*Please contact your division chair and/or senate secretary, Stephanie Ojeda Ponce if you would like to run for an available position.

Position Representative Term (3 years)
1. Counseling Tom Humphreys Winter 2018 through Fall 2020
2. Mathematics Aaron Warnock (Chair) Winter 2017 through Fall 2019
3.Reading Lijun Shen Winter 2017 through Fall 2019
 4. English Avery Viehmann Winter 2017 through Fall 2019
5. Business Division Marcia Welch Winter 2017 through Fall 2019
 6.Health, Ed, and PE Division Cory Martin Winter 2016 through Fall 2018
7. At-large Michele Manber Winter 2017 through Fall 2019
8. At-large Chris Gan Winter 2016 through Fall 2018
9. Administration Jennifer Scanlon ongoing

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Commencement Committee -- The Commencement Committee meets monthly. The committee is responsible for planning the events surrounding graduation and communicating these plans to the campus. The faculty members elected to the Commencement Committee will be responsible for soliciting faculty suggestions, concerns, and other feedback regarding the commencement ceremony and bringing those to the committee.  They will also provide reports on changes to the commencement that are relevant to faculty.  In addition, both elected faculty members will serve during the ceremony as marshals and/or in other capacities that the commencement committee may need.

Syeda Nizami Seat 1 F2018 through S2020
Anthony Newton Seat 2 F2019 through S2021


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  Graduation Review Board-- The Graduation Review Board meets about once a quarter to hear student appeals concerning the degree granting process. The board makes recommendations to the office of Vice President for Students.. More information ......

Cisco Orozco Seat 1 F2018 through S2020

Yay-Hyung Cho

Seat 2 F2019through S2021
Chris Gan Seat 3 F2019through S2021

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Faculty Excellence Award Committee- The Faculty Excellence Award committee consists of the director of the Highline Fund Development, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and three faculty members. Once a year the committee considers applications for the award. Details about the award are available in the HCEA contract, section 614 . 3 year terms.

Christie Knighton Seat 1 F2017 through S2020
Tarisa Matsumoto-Maxfield Seat 2 F2018 through S2021
Patricia McDonald Seat 3 F2019 through S2022


Student Conduct Committee -- for a full description of this committee read the Washington Academic Code.
 WAC 1321-120-435

Chris Gan Seat 1 F2019through S2021
Joshua Magallanes Seat 2 F2019through S2021


Campus Safety Committee -- for a full description, contact Sue Williamson.

Sangeeta Sangha Seat 1 F2018 through S2020
Marcia Welch Seat 2 F2018 through S2020


Click here for a list of other campus committees that faculty serve on.


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