Faculty Assembly Steering Committee

Faculty Assembly Steering Committee (FASC)

As outlined in the bylaws for faculty governance at KUMC (p. 15-16 in the Faculty Handbook), the Faculty Affairs Steering Committee shall be composed of 10 members. The committee will consist of three elected tenured or tenure-track members of the assembly (one from each school), the chairperson of the Faculty Council of the School of Medicine, the chairpersons of the Steering Committees of the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, and the chairpersons of other standing committees of the assembly: Election, Faculty Concerns, Information Resources, and Research. The Executive Vice Chancellor or designee and the Steering Committee Representative to the Executive Vice Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet will be ex officio members (non-voting). A chair and chairelect will serve the committee; the chair will serve for one year and the chair-elect will serve as chair in the following term. The chair and chair-elect positions will rotate sequentially from the elected at-large representatives of the School of Medicine to the School of Nursing to the School of Health Professions.

The FASC committee members for 2017-2018 are outlined below.



Term Ends

Past FASC Chair

Ellen McCarthy (SOM)


Current FASC Chair

David Martin (SON)


FASC Chair-Elect

Debra Sullivan (SHP)


Elections Chair

Beth Levant (SOM)


Research Chair

Lisa Mische-Lawson (SHP)


Information Resources Chair

Jennifer Klemp (SOM)


Faculty Concerns Chair

Jeanne Schott (SON)


SHP Steering Chair

Stephen Jernigan (SHP)


SON Steering Chair

Kelly Bosak (SON)


SOM Steering Chair

Joshua Mammen (SOM)


Representative from EVC Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet

Irina Smirnova (SHP)


Standing Committees

Additional information on the Standing Committees (membership, reports, minutes, etc.) can be found via the links on the right side of the page.

Contact Us

Questions or concerns may be emailed to us by clicking here or by submitting a comment using the online form.

David Martin
Faculty Assembly Committee Chair
Office: (913) 588-1672

Janelle Sweeney
Executive Assistant for the Office of Academic and Student Services
Office: (913) 588-0146

Last modified: Aug 18, 2017
Faculty Assembly

Faculty Assembly

  • Fall meeting: November 14, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm, G013 SON
  • Spring meeting: April 24, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm, G013 SON
  • Agendas/Minutes

Standing Committees

Questions or concerns may be emailed to us by clicking here or by submitting a comment using the online form.

KUMC Handbook for Faculty (PDF)