The Northern Arizona University Faculty Senate met May 1 and elected Gioia Woods, associate professor in the Department of Comparative and Cultural Studies, as the Faculty Senate president for 2016-2017. Woods replaces Bruce Fox, who stepped down after serving in this capacity since 2015.

Other members of the executive team are Dan Eadens as vice president; Kate Ellis as secretary; Ishmael Munene as parliamentarian; Dorothy Dunn as treasurer; and Benning Tieke and Laura Blocher as senators at large.

The Faculty Senate is the highest legislative assembly of faculty, with representatives from each college across campus. The senate operates under policies set by the Arizona Board of Regents.

The Faculty Senate meeting calendar and policies are online.