Office of the President

MEMORANDUM

To: NJIT Faculty, Staff and Students

From: Robert A. Altenkirch

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Subject: Shared Governance Steering Committee

As indicated In my April 11, 2011 message entitled "Toward a Shared Governance Model at NJIT," the NJIT Board of Trustees at it meeting on April 7 authorized the creation of "a University Senate or alternative models of shared governance for NJIT, to report on the design of the University Senate or alternative models of shared governance at the June 2, 2011, meeting of the Board of Trustees, and to implement the University Senate or alternative models of shared governance in the 2011 calendar year." The development of a shared governance model, that is a governance structure that balances “shareholder participation in planning and decision making with administrative responsibility, with clear delineation of responsibility and authority as delegated by the Board of Trustees, the entity that has all legal authority over the governance of the institution” will be led by a Shared Governance Steering Committee mentioned earlier. Members of the Steering Committee, who come from the various shareholder groups, are:
Matthew Anderson Student Senate Senator
Baker Assaf Alumni Association Board of Directors Alumnus
Ed Bishof Budget Associate Vice President
Ray Cassetta Management Adv Board/Board of Trustees Comm on Academic Affairs and Research Alumnus
Reggie Caudill Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty
Dominick Cirillo Student Senate President
Richard Garber Architecture Faculty
Dale Gary Physics Position
Ian Gatley Provost's Office Provost
Gene Golub Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty
Burt Kimmelman Humanities Faculty
Bernard Koplilk Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty
Greg Mass Career Development Services Executive Director
Eliza Michalopoulou Mathematics Faculty
Ali Mili Computer Science Faculty
Manny Perez Mathematics Faculty
Judith Sheft Technology Development Associate Vice President
Richard Sher History Faculty
Joe Stanley Alumni Association Board of Directors President
Cheickna Sylla Management Faculty
Tessy Thomas Student Senate Vice President
John Wiggins Engineering Technology Lecturer
Cindy Wos Chem, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering Assistant to the Chair

Hank Ross, Chief of Staff to the President, will serve as Staff to the Committee. The Steering Committee will be interacting with the campus community as they proceed with the development of a shared governance model for implementation in the 2011 calendar year.

Thanks,

Bob