UB to hold Shared Governance Day

Published February 26, 2020

UB will hold its fifth Shared Governance Day on March 3 with a joint meeting of the Faculty Senate and the Professional Staff Senate.

The meeting, which is open to all members of the UB community, will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 1225 of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Downtown Campus. Attendees should enter at the building entrance at Main and High streets.

After brief business meetings led by Robert Miletich, chair of the Faculty Senate, and Tim Tryjankowski, chair of the Professional Staff Senate, speakers representing the other three pillars of shared governance will address the meeting. They are Mike Montoro; student representative to the UB Council and COAL (Council of Advocacy and Leadership) student leader, representing students; Dharshan Jayasinghe, UB Alumni Association president-elect, representing council and alumni associations; and Robert Granfield, vice provost for faculty affairs, representing the administration.

The final speaker will be Gwen Kay, president of the SUNY University Faculty Senate.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP.

Following the meeting, participants may take a tour of the Jacobs School. Space is limited, so indicate with your RSVP if you would like to participate in the tour.

UB’s Shared governance Day was established in 2015 by resolutions of the Faculty Senate and the Professional Staff Senate. Observed on the first Tuesday in March, it is designated as a day that “shall be observed together by all five pillars of shared governance, including faculty, staff, students, administration and councils, through a series of informative, collegial and celebratory events.”

For more information, call the Office of Shared Governance at 645-2003.