Nominations Committee

Nominations Committee

Chair: John Straub (
Coordinator: Justin Balog (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Nominations Committee solicits nominations from the membership of the Senate for the Executive Committee, Chair-Elect, the Committee on Committees, and other University committees and councils. This committee meets only a few times during the period of late-January through March, but it serves a significant purpose. The Nominations Committee submits a slate of candidates for the Senate Transition Meeting elections. The Senate relies on the good judgment of the members of the Nominations Committee to present candidates that reflect the quality and diversity of the campus community. Only outgoing Senators may serve on the Nominations Committee, and the term of service is one semester. Committee work is completed by April 1st each year.

The committee consists of four faculty members, one exempt staff member, one non-exempt staff member, one graduate student, and one undergraduate student. The Chair-Elect of the Senate serves as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Nominations Committee. The committee elects its own Chair from within its membership.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
January 30, 2023 2:00pm-3:30pm Zoom Agenda
February 22, 2023 11:30am-1:00pm Zoom Agenda
March 14, 2023 12:30pm-2:00pm Zoom Agenda
March 29, 2023 12:30pm-2:00pm Zoom Agenda

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Estes, ChollyGraduate Student MemberPUAFcestes1@umd.edu2023
Gorski, JudiExempt Staff MemberCMNSjcgorski@umd.edu2023
Jacobs, KassidyUndergraduate Student MemberBSOSkjacobs2@umd.edu2023
Jarzynski, ChristopherSenate Chair-ElectCMNScjarzyns@umd.edu2023
Lin, JingFaculty MemberEDUCjinglin@umd.edu2023
Orlando, ValerieFaculty MemberARHUvorlando@umd.edu2023
Straub, JohnChairBSOSstraub@umd.edu2023
Tikekar, RohanFaculty MemberAGNRrtikekar@umd.edu2023
Wiley, JoannaNon-Exempt Staff MemberLIBRjwiley13@umd.edu2023