Faculty Senate


The BSU Faculty Senate represents faculty interests in the shared governance arena at Bowie State University. There are two faculty organizations, the Senate and the Association.

The Faculty Senate meets each month during the academic year. Its membership is comprised of one elected and appointed representatives from every department and two at-large members from each college. Any faculty member is welcome to attend and participate in discussions. However, voting is limited to Senators. A quorum  of 50 percepnt of the Senate membership is required for all voting activitiee: 

The meetings of the Faculty Association are held at least once per semester and are open to all faculty members. Please contact your departmental or at-large faculty senator with any issues or concerns you would like addressed by the faculty body. A quorum  of fifty 25 percent of the Faculty Association membership is required for all voting activities: 

According to the current version of the Constitution of the Bowie State University Faculty, the Faculty Assocation, all full-time (tensure track, non-tensure track and contractual) faculty members and full-time professional librarians are considered core faculty and thus, members of the Faculty Association, with the right to each of the following:

  • speak and vote in all meetings of the Faculty Association
  • introduce and second motions
  • run for office
  • vote in all elections and 
  • represented the faculty on any faculty or University committee for which they are eligible.

Part-time faculty and part-time professional librarians of Bowie State University are considered associate members of the Faculty Association and are thus, eligible to do each of the following:

  • attend and speak in Faculty Association meetings
  • serve on thos Faculty or University committess for which they are eligible

Association members do not have the rightt to vote, run for or hold offices of the Faculty Senate.

Meeting Schedule

The Faculty Senate meets at 3:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the 2nd Floor Library Conference Room (unless otherwise announced). Items for Senate consideration should be shared with you department or college Senator or the Senate Chair at facultysenate@bowiestate.edu.

Meeting minutes from the current year are available on the Faculty Senate Blackboard Site. This site can be found within the My Communities section on the lower right side of the Blackboard Home page. If you are a faculty member and do not have access to the Faculty Senate Blackboard site, please send an email to facultysenate@boweistate.edu.

2018-2020 Faculty Senate Executive Officers

Chair - George Ude, Department of Natural Sciences (gude@bowiestate.edu)

Vice Chair - Ayanna Lynch, Department of Psychology (alynch@bowiestate.edu)

Secretary - Makeba Green, Department of Social Work (mkthomas@bowiestate.edu)

At Large Member - Charles Adams, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Human Services (cadams@bowiestate.edu)

Graduate Assistant - Ms. Breanna Johnson, Human Resource Development Graduate Program (johnsonb0709@students.bowiestate.edu)

Faculty Senate 2019–2020

Colleges are represented by one senator elected from each department and two at-large senators.

Faculty Senators 2019-2020