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

Heidi Lyn portrait picture
Heidi Lyn, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gustavo Rodriguez
Gustavo Jose Rodriguez, M.D.

President Elect 
Associate  Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neurology

Laxman Gangwani portrait picture
Laxman Gangwani, M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D.

Past President
Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences

Diego de la Mora
Diego de la Mora, M.D. 

Chair of the Nominating Committee
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine 


  • 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.