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The Academic Senate is a complete, functioning University Senate. The Senate’s responsibilities are to develop policies and serve as a communications link between faculty and the university administration. Voting members include faculty, staff, students, student services and the administration. The Academic Senate meets twice a month during the academic year.

There are five (5) staff academic senator positions on the Senate. The staff academic senators are elected at-large by the staff electorate for a three (3) year term.

Next Academic Senate Elections for Staff will be in 2021.

Current Staff Academic Senators are:

  • Terri Armstrong, Career Development Center (2021)
  • Kristin Bonetati, Chair of Staff Council (2020)
  • Diandra Porter, College of Liberal Arts (2022)
  • Mary Ann Rose, College of Education (2021)
  • Colleen Ryan, Acad Res & Strategic Plng (2022)

CSULB Staff Academic Senate Official Alternates:

  • La'Shea English (2022)
  • Mary Nguyen (2021)
  • Sharon Olson (2022)

To qualify, nominees must be full-time and permanent in any staff classification at CSULB. Nominees may not have academic retreat rights.

The Staff Academic Senator Elections will immediately follow the nominations.

The candidates must receive a majority of the valid votes cast in order to be seated.

You must have your manager’s permission to serve.


If you have any questions, please contact Ann Kinsey

Mission Statement for the Academic Senate of California State University, Long Beach

The Academic Senate of California State University, Long Beach insures effective exercise of the rights, duties, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship within the University and is the official representative body responsible to and acting for its constituents. As such, it is the mechanism for orderly participation in the protection of academic freedom, in policy formation, in collegial governance, in the application of "joint responsibility," and in defining the role and mission of the University. It upholds protects, and enhances all the traditional rights of faculty, staff, students, and administration. It formulates educational and academic personnel policies and participates in the resource planning process and in the determination of administrative regulations and practices. It reviews policies, practices, and procedures in matters of academic and professional concern and makes recommendations for implementing change. It acts as a consultative body to other constituencies on all matters it or the President deems pertinent to the welfare of the University. The Academic Senate structures itself to support the mission of the University and to achieve an optimal degree of communication and cooperation among the elements of the University.