Executive Committee

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is made up of the senate’s three executive officers (the president, president-elect and past-president) and the chair of the Nominating Committee. The senate president presides over the Executive Committee.


Executive Committee Members

Gustavo Rodriguez
Gustavo Jose Rodriguez, M.D.

Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neurology

Clarissa Silva
Clarissa Silva, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor
Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

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Heidi Lyn, M.D.

Past President 
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Richard McCallum
Richard W. McCallum, M.D., FACP, FRACP (AUST), FACG

Chair of the Nominating Committee
Division of Gastroenterology


  • Set the agenda for senate meetings.
  • Advise and monitor all standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Review all institutional operating policies that are referred to the senate.
  • Appoint an ad hoc committee to review the bylaws every two years.
  • Draft the annual budget for the senate.