Executive Committee

2015-16 Meeting Dates:

September 29, 2015: 3:00 - 4:00pm in H Edward Phillips (KC), Great Plains Room (WI), Room 210 (Salina)

October 22, 2015: 10:00 - 11:00am in 3020 Murphy (KC), Great Plains Room (WI), Room 210 (Salina)

December 17, 2015:  3:00 - 4:00pm in 3020 Murphy (KC), Great Plains Room (WI), Board Room (Salina)

February 11, 2016 - 4:00 - 5:00pm in 3020 Murphy (KC) Great Plains Room (WI) Board Room (SA)

April 21, 2016 - 4:00 - 5:00pm in 3020 Murphy (KC) Great Plains Room (WI) Board Room (SA)

Contact Krista Wimberly with questions or email Faculty Council.

The Executive Committee conducts the day to day business of the faculty.


  • Departmental chairs (3 Kansas City, 1 Wichita)
  • Leaders of the Faculty Council (chair, chair-elect, vice chair & vice chair elect)
  • Chairs of standing committees
  • The four elected members-at-large of the Faculty Council
  • Executive Dean (ex officio)
  • Dean of the Wichita Campus (ex officio)
  • Director of the Salina Campus (ex officio)


The broad scope of the Executive Committee includes:

  • Serve through the Executive Dean as liaison between the faculty and the administration of the Medical Center;
  • Be responsible for overseeing the implementation of recommendations of the Faculty Council;
  • Present recommendations of the Executive Committee to the Faculty Council for action;
  • Distribute minutes of the Executive Committee to the Faculty Council in a timely fashion;
  • Advise the Executive Dean on matters concerning the welfare and function of the School of Medicine;
  • Receive and consider reports of the Standing Committees;
  • Recommend to the Executive Dean names of faculty members and qualified individuals from outside the University who might serve on search committees or on ad hoc committees;
  • Participate in the selection of the Executive Dean in accordance with the Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff;
  • Receive from the Executive Dean the report of the review of each academic department (including a summary of the recommendations and actions taken) which shall be done at least every five years; and
  • Call meetings of the Faculty Council.

The Executive Committee meets every other month. The agenda is prepared by Executive Dean in consultation with Chair of Faculty Council. Ten voting members are required for a quorum.

Committee Members 2015 - 16

Member's Name Member's Role term ends
Robert Simari, MD          Executive Committee Chair
Garold Minns, MD Dean SOM Wichita Campus
William Cathcart-Rake, MD Dean Salina Campus
Leland Graves, MD Faculty Council Chair 08/31/16
David Duchene, MD Faculty Council Vice-Chair 08/31/16
Michael Parmely, PhD KC BS Chair Representative 08/31/16
John Sutphin, MD KC CS Chair Representative 08/31/17
KC CS Chair Representative 08/31/18
Jon Schrage, MD Wichita Chair Representative 08/31/17
Nancy Davis, MD At-Large Member (Wichita) 08/31/16
Beth Levant, PhD At-Large Member (BS) 08/31/17
Joseph Fontes, PhD At-Large Member (BS)  08/31/17
Joshua Mammen, MD, PhD At-Large Member (CS) 08/31/18
David Becker, MD Chair, Academic Committee 08/31/16
Gerald Carlson, PhD Chair, Election Committee 08/31/16
Joseph Fontes, PhD Chair, Education Council 08/31/16
Brenda Rongish, PhD  Chair, SOM Research Committee 08/31/16
Doug Wright, PhD Chair, KC APT Committee 08/31/16
Donna Sweet, MD Chair, Wichita APT Committee 08/31/16


School of Medicine Executive Committee of the Faculty Council Agendas and Minutes



Committee Reports



Committee Reports




For Additional Information:
Krista Wimberly
Faculty Affairs and Development

For more detailed information regarding the Executive Committee, view the Bylaws (page 22).

This page last updated September 2015.

Last modified: Oct 22, 2015