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University Coordinating Committee


The University Coordinating Committee (UCC) is the meta committee that makes governance more efficient, effective and responsive.

The charge of the University Coordinating Committee is to:

  1. Coordinate the work of the University Policy Committees (UPCs).
  2. Appoint to each UPC members who are competent to perform the work of that committee.
  3. Guarantee appropriate consultation and efficiency in the overall process of university governance.


  • Justin Boren, Associate Professor of Communication, Chair
  • Kieran Sullivan, Professor of Psychology, Chair-elect
  • Catherine Murphy, Provost Designate, ex officio
  • Laura Nichols, Faculty Senate President, 2021-22, ex officio
  • Joanna Thompson, Staff Senate President, 2020-22, ex officio
  • Andrew Chai, Past Staff Senate President, 2020-22, ex officio
  • Abigail Alvarez, ASG President, 2021-22, ex officio
  • Ixtlac Dueñas (Senior Administrative Assistant for Collaborative Governance, non-voting participant)