Human Resources

Faculty Council

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is a shared governance body for faculty members at Lindenwood University. Principal responsibilities of the Lindenwood Faculty Council are as follows:

  • To evaluate and make recommendations on faculty and administrative personnel matters, including faculty positions, candidates, promotions, hiring, initial ranks, professional responsibilities, and recognitions;
  • To evaluate faculty personnel policies and procedures, and recommend periodic revisions and improvements in those areas;
  • To define and promote scholarly activities;
  • To serve as the representatives of the faculty in regard to review, evaluation, and adoption of academic policies and procedures, including general education structure and advancement;
  • To plan, call, and run all general faculty meetings and regularly scheduled general faculty workshops;
  • To review and recommend policies and/or actions appropriate to address issues of concern submitted by faculty members, faculty committees, or the administration;
  • To maintain the Lindenwood University Guidebook through a collaborative effort involving all Faculty Council, staff Council, human resources, and administration;
  • To support and ensure that academic freedom is maintained and encouraged at Lindenwood University;
  • To play an instrumental role in the development and approval of academic and classroom policies;
  • To participate in the review and planning of University-wide initiative

Faculty Council Members

Chair: Mitch Nasser

Vice Chair: Shelly Meyer

Secretary: Anna Schnellmann

Academic College Representatives:

College of Arts and Humanities
Nichole Torbitzky
Dennis Schmickle
Jennifer Brown

Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Shelly Meyer
James Bosnick
Maryann Townsend

College of Education and Human Services
Holly Karraker
Robbie Hanson
Tanya Vest

College of Science, Technology, and Health
Chad Welsh
Amanda Harrod
Chad Kerksick

Ex Officio Members
Bethany Alden-Rivers
Deb Ayres

Faculty Recognition Awards

The Faculty Council's Faculty Recognition Awards honor the extraordinary contributions and quality service of our faculty and their integral role in advancing Lindenwood University's mission.