Faculty Governance

Governance Structure of the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing's governance is vested in the Faculty and Professional Staff Assembly. This body, which meets a minimum of four times during each academic year, elects the Presiding Officer, the Presiding Officer-elect and the members of the College's Standing Committees, all of whom have a two year term of office.

Each of the Standing Committees of the College of Nursing elects its own committee chairperson at the first committee meeting of each academic year. Committee Chairpersons serve a one year term of office and may be re-elected by the members. There are no term limits to the office of committee chairperson. Provision is made for student representation on the Admissions and Recruitment Committee, Curriculum Committee, Educational Policies Committee, Technology Committee and Faculty and Professional Staff Assembly.

College of Nursing Governance & Standing Committees

College of Nursing Bylaws Proviso


Article III: Faculty & Professional Staff Assembly of College of Nursing (FPACN) Yvonne Nathan, EdD RN (Presiding Officer and Representative to Center-wide Committee of Faculty and Professional Staff)
Article IV/Item 2: Educational Policy Committee Sheryl Zang, EdD FNP CNS
Article IV/Item 3: Curriculum Committee Mary Hickey, EdD WHNP-BC FNP-BC
Article IV/Item 4: Program Evaluation Committee Annie Rohan, PhD RN FAANP FAAN
Article IV/Item 5: Committee on Academic and Professional Qualifications (CAPQ) Veronica Arikian, PhD RN
Article IV/Item 6: Nominations, Elections, Ballots and By-Laws Committee Trish DiFusco, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Article IV/Item 7: Faculty Development Committee Barbara Messina, PhD ANP RN
Article IV/Item 8: Admissions and Recruitment Committee Kathy Bratby, EdD RN
Article IV/Item 9: College of Nursing Simulation Committee Barbara Messina, PhD ANP RN