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Attend the next CNRE Faculty Association meeting!

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Get engaged with your faculty association

The purpose of the CNRE Faculty Association is to create an effective faculty organization that can enter into partnership for shared responsibility and cooperative action between and among the faculty, administration, and students in order to promote the general welfare of the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

As your CNRE Faculty Association representatives, the officers and committee members will work to:

  • Facilitate effective communication between faculty and the college administration
  • Organize semiannual faculty association meetings
  • Share important information from University Governance with college faculty
  • Represent CNRE in University Governance

Meet your faculty association officers and committee members    

CNRE Faculty Association officers

  • President: Laszlo Horvath (SBIO)
  • Vice President: Young Kim (SBIO)
  • Officer: Anamaria Bukvic (GEOG)
  • Officer: Francesco Ferretti (FWC)

CNRE Faculty Association committees and members

  • Luke Juran (at large), term ends 2025
  • Keith Goyne (ex officio by dean), dean’s office, term does not end
  • Yan Jiao, FWC, term ends 2024
  • Eric Wiseman, FREC, term ends 2026
  • Yang Shao, GEOG, term ends 2024
  • Eduardo Molina (chair), SBIO, term ends 2024
  • Jennifer Russel (at large), SBIO, term ends 2024
  • John Gray Williams (ex officio), CNRE, term does not end
  • Ashley Dayer (co-chair), FWC, term ends 2024
  • Amy Brunner (co-chair), FREC, term ends 2026
  • Stephanie Zick, GEOG, term ends 2024
  • Maren Roman, SBIO, term ends 2026
  • Arlice Banks (ex officio), staff, term does not end
  • Cathy Barker (ex officio), staff, term does not end
  • Francesco Ferretti, FWC, term ends 2024
  • Carolyn Copenheaver, FREC, term ends 2024
  • Timothy Baird, GEOG, term ends 2024
  • Maren Roman, SBIO, term ends 2024
  • Maren Roman (at large), SBIO, term ends 2025
  • Candice Albert (ex officio by dean and chair), dean’s office, term does not end
  • Eric Hallerman, FWC, term ends 2024
  • John McGee, FREC, term ends 2025
  • Drew Ellis, GEOG, term ends 2024
  • Urs Buehlmann, SBIO, term ends 2026
  • Scot Barrett (at large), FREC, term ends 2024
  • Brian Bond (ex officio by dean), dean’s office, term does not end
  • Jim Parkhurst, FWC, term ends 2024
  • Jennifer Gagnon, FREC, term ends 2026
  • Luke Juran, GEOG, term ends 2026
  • Tom Hammett, SBIO, term ends 2026
  • J.P. Ganon (at large), FREC, term ends 2024
  • Keith Goyne (ex officio by dean), dean’s office, term does not end
  • Sarah Karpanthy (chair), FWC, term ends 2026
  • Carolyn Copenheaver, FREC, term ends 2025
  • Bob Oliver, GEOG, term ends 2026
  • Audrey Zink-Sharp, SBIO, term ends 2024
  • Keith Goyne (ex officio), CNRE, term does not end
  • Marcella Kelly, FWC, term does not end
  • Marc Stern, FREC, term does not end
  • Bob Oliver, GEOG, term does not end
  • Audrey Zink-Sharp, SBIO, term does not end

University committees

  • Faculty Senate:
    • Ashley Dayer, FWC, term ends 2024
    • Randy Wynne, FREC, term ends 2024
    • Tom Pingle, GEOG, term ends 2024
    • Dan Hindman, SBIO, term ends 2026
  • University Council:
    • Paul Winistorfer, dean, term does not end
    • Dan Hindman (SBIO), term ends 2025
  • Academic Support Committee: Francesco Feretti (FWC), term ends 2024
  • Athletics Committee: Kenneth Stiles (GEOG), term ends 2026
  • Commencement Committee: Stewart Scales (GEOG), term ends 2026
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee: Jason Holliday (FREC), term ends 2024
  • Library Committee: Lisa Kennedy (GEOG), term ends 2024
  • Pathway General Education Curriculum Review Committee: Tom Hammet (SBIO), term ends 2024
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: Lynn Resler (GEOG), term ends 2025
  • University Curriculum Committee for General Education: Earl Kline (SBIO), term ends 2024
  • Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies: Chip Frazier (SBIO), term ends 2024
  • Commission on Outreach and International Affairs: Lynn Resler (GEOG), term ends 2026
  • Commission on Research: Quinn Thomas (FREC), term ends 2026
  • Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies:
    • Keith Goyne, dean designee, term does not end
    • Audrey Zink-Sharp (SBIO), term ends 2024
  • University Advisory Council on Strategic Budget and Planning: John McGee (FREC), term ends 2026
  • Faculty Ethics Committee: Robert Bush (SBIO), term ends 2024
  • Faculty Review Committee: Chad Bolding (FREC), term ends 2024

We'd like your feedback

Do you have suggestions or comments that you would like to bring to the CNRE Faculty Association officers? Please contact Laszlo Horvath at lhorvat@vt.edu.