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Faculty & Institutional Affairs Committee (FIAC)

Chair: Kelly Charlton
Secretary: Porter Lillis


The Faculty and Institutional Affairs Committee considers all matters relating to faculty, economic aspects of matters of concern to the Senate and its other committees; recommendations in areas of University business affairs as they affect educational policies, long-range projections and planning for the total development of the University; issues of environmental concern for the campus community including those related to health and sustainability. The Committee has three Sub-Committees: Faculty Development and Welfare, Faculty Evaluation Review, and Health, Safety and Environment.

Committee Members

  • Kelly Charlton, Senator and Chair
  • Porter Lillis, Senator and Secretary
  • Gerald Neal, Senator
  • Jennifer Whittington, Senator
  • Timothy Anderson, Senator
  • TBD, Senator
  • Mary Ann Jacobs, Chair of Faculty Evaluation Review Subcommittee
  • Dennis Edgell, Chair of Faculty Development & Welfare Subcommittee
  • Gaye Acikdilli, Chair of  Health, Safety & Environment Subcommittee
  • Scott Billingsley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Steve Varley, Vice Chancellor for Advancement
  • Gabriel Eszterhas, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration


The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month of the regular academic year.

Click here for Academic Year 2022-2023 Agendas and Minutes.