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Faculty Council of Community Colleges
State University of New York

The Power of Community Colleges

Governance Committee

Committee Charge

There is a great desire for communication and discussion among governance leaders; and, in some cases, there may be a need for consultation and support in developing or strengthening effective campus governance. Shared governance is central to the mission of the Faculty Council and our commitment to good governance deserves high visibility in our structure and programs. Responsibilities of the Governance Committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. collect and disseminate information on the status of campus governance;
  2. facilitate communication among campus governance leaders and between governance leaders and the Faculty Council;
  3. facilitate system-wide communications through a strong link with the Faculty Senate Governance Committee;
  4. advocate for a strong and appropriate faculty voice in the governance of the Community Colleges and in SUNY;
  5. seek to strengthen Community College governance through contact with faculty organizations in other states;
  6. provide assistance to campuses in resolving governance issues when so requested by the campus;
  7. determine an annual agenda of activities that will, in its judgment, contribute to the study, development, and support of effective governance;
  8. make recommendations to the Council on means of improving governance; and
  9. serve as a Bylaws review committee for the Council.

Goals and Initiatives

2014 - 2015 Goals and Initiatives (Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader)

2014 - 2015 Committee Members

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Committee Member Campus Role
Diane Bliss (Chair) Orange County Community College Alternate
Melanie Klein (Vice-Chair) Dutchess Community College Alternate
Eileen Abrahams Schenectady County Community College Delegate and Campus Governance Leader
Bruce Delfini Rockland Community College Alternate
Thomas Giorgianni Orange Community College Delegate
Ellen Goldstein-Lynch Fashion Institute of Technology Delegate
Ron Labuz Mohawk Valley Community College Delegate
Renee Lathrop Dutchess Community College Delegate
Timothy Stedman Onondaga Community College Alternate
Jeffrey Steele Herkimer County Community College Delegate
Nina Tamrowski Onondaga Community College Delegate
James Truitt Ulster Community College Campus Governance Leader
Kenneth Vennette Fulton Montgomery Community College Delegate
Committee Liaisons Organization Position or Campus
Jim Campbell SUNY System Administration Director of Legislative Relations
Justin Giordano University Faculty Senate Empire State College
Jesse Stewart Student Assembly