Faculty Senate


With full recognition that the ultimate legal responsibility for the operation of La Salle University resides in the Board of Trustees, but with equal recognition that in an academic community the faculty must have a prominent role in the formulation of basic policy, this Constitution is enacted to implement the mutual desire of Administration and faculty that the teaching staff formally participate in the development of University policy.


Section 1. The Faculty Senate shall be the formal and official voice of the Faculty and, as a deliberative body, shall have the power to initiate, formulate, and recommend proposals affecting University policy to the Administration and, through the office of the President, to the Board of Trustees.

Section 2. The Faculty Senate shall be the channel through which the Board of Trustees, the President, any Administrative Officer or official representatives of the student body shall obtain a representative faculty view on any subject affecting University policy.

Section 3. The Faculty Senate shall provide a forum for the formulation and expression of faculty opinion, and for orderly and constructive comment on any matter of concern to the Faculty.

Section 4. The Faculty Senate shall appoint faculty members to all University committees.

Section 5. The Faculty Senate shall choose four of its members to represent the faculty on University Council, one of whom shall be the President of the Faculty Senate.

Section 6. The President of the Faculty Senate shall represent the Senate and the faculty at large in those administrative meetings of the principal academic planning group.


The Faculty Senate shall consist of twenty-one members of the faculty, six of whom shall be Professors, six of whom shall be Associate Professors, six of whom shall be Assistant Professors or Instructors, and three of whom shall be at-large members from any of the above ranks at the time of seating. Any full-time faculty member in the above ranks shall be eligible for seating on the Faculty Senate.

Current Officers


Swee-Lim Chia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Marketing

Vice President

Victoria Ketz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Global Languages, Literatures, and Perspectives


Joel Garver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Executive Committee

Kathleen Bogle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Mey-Yen Moriuchi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art

Meghan Pierce, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Marketing

Mary Wilby, Ph.D., MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, R.N.
Assistant Professor, Nursing

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